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Ratliff's Picks: July 3 Nfld
Monday, July 01, 2013 - by Ayers Ratliff, Northfield Park Publicity Department

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Ayers Ratliff offers his picks for the $10,000 Pick-4 at Northfield Park on July 3, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.

Northfield Park Pick-4, races 8-11, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

On Wednesday (July 3), Northfield Park will be offering a $10,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick-4. The Pick-4 has a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent and starts in the eighth race.

$1 play: 12/234/124/12 = $36

Analysis:

Race 8: (1) Feelin Speedy had tough circumstances to overcome in his debut; should be a force to contend with from the rail. (2) Chance I Might finished second in his career debut; makes his second lifetime start and has reason to improve.

Race 9: (2) Go Cowboy Go should not be overlooked as a legitimate contender. (3) Mor Than Desire draws into an easier division than he has been facing and should do well against this competition. (4) Goin Home Ray was successful the last time Wrenn was in the bike; Ronnie returns to drive and could win again.

Race 10: (1) Sharp Returns draws the inside advantage and that advantage may be key to doing well tonight. (2) Melvin’s Dream makes regular appearances on the ticket but looks to lead the ticket tonight. (4) DVC Easy Does It won last time from post eight and should do well again tonight.

Race 11: (1) Mr Lucky Luciano could do well in his Northfield debut. (2) Lima Lucky has been second three straight races; could step up and win tonight.


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