Goldsheet Bob's Monday Night Northfield Park Selections

Monday 2/18/19

$1 Pick 5 (R2)---  234/1/2459/27/25                 ($48)    
$1 Pick 4 (R7)---  238/17/2357/29                    ($48)   
$1 Pick 4 (R11)--  139/8/2457/2569                 ($48)
20 cent Pick 6 (R9)-- 2357/29/19/8/2457/256     ($38.40)
20 cent Super Hi Five (R13)--  57/2457/2457/23457/1234579   ($14.40)

Best Bet: Race 7--#8 JD's Macca Lodge
2019 Best Bet Stats:     3/8         37.5%            2018--47.6%
2019 Top Selections:  31/120     25.8%            2018--40.5%

Race 1:
#4 Top Dollar--Always at major player at NW levels. P4 should have him in a good late striking position. Outkicks field for the win.
#5 BB Tinkerbelle--Added Lasix, Wrenn and dropped in class to get the win. Will be a contender but will need to show more here.
#9 BloodstockShallTab--Has been strong late in miles. If Lems can find some live cover, he can land on the ticket at big odds. 

Race 2:
#4 E R Michael--Fights hard to the finish. Gets Wrenn tonight. With a well time, second over move, he can surge by them all.
#3 Cuz I'm Happy--Can leave or close, giving Goodell nice options from P3. Popular in claim box. Should be in the mix at 3/4.
#2 Dateline Hanover--Quick fractions on an off track, up by open lengths and had enough to hold on. Fav I try to beat. Bottom.
Race 3:  
#1 Y S Joe--Was winning at 10CL level from all posts back in November. Gets the rail and should have no excuses tonight.
#8 Mustang Tom--Has been charging hard from the back. If the pace is hot, he could circle up and shock the field. One to include.
#5 SlzburgerSlzburger--Recent claim into Schillaci barn. Rode the rail with little chance, last wk. More aggressive=contender.

Race 4:
#4 Four Card Major--First time Nfld. Finishing strong at Meadows. Faced a couple that raced at Open at Nfld, last wk. Like his chances.
#5 On The Virg--3rd race off a layoff. Was a beast on the lead, when sharp, last yr. Improved last wk. Almost ready to roll. 
#9 Gorgeous View--10x winner in 2018. He is better than recent lines indicate. With live cover he surely can hit the board at big odds.

Race 5:
#2 Fashion Chocolate--Trainer gave up the reigns and he is not back in good form. Capable of wiring most fields and definitely this one.
#7 Mesmerized--Upgrade to Page. Capable of a big mile when driven aggressively. If excess/dead cover is avoided, upset potential.
#5 Annie's Rocketman--Races his best from the lead/pocket. If Thompson finds it, he will be a player and likely hit the board.

Race 6:
#5 Montana Pablo--Racing better than it appears. Finishing strong but has been caught in some big miles. Looks to overpower the field.
#2 V I P Bayama--4th race in Rhoades barn. Dominating performance at nfld, last out. Rhoades has been on fire. One you must respect.
#4 Lexington Avenue--Was the strongest at the wire and has been consistently finishing strong. Longshot worth including on bottom.

Race 7:
#8 JD's Macca Lodge--Raced at Open levels at nfld last yr. Capable of a big mile. If Aaron does not get hung out, he surely can upset.
#2 RoyaltyHasArrived--Racing tough foes at Meadows. Has been a major player when drawing inside at Nfld. Appears the one to beat.
#3 Lucan Hanover--First time Nfld but has often raced at half mile track, Yonkers. 9yr old has made over a million. Should be a player.

Race 8:
#1 Pop I--Has won 2of5 at Open level and has been a factor in all of them. Gets the rail and field lacks a heavy hitter. One to beat.
#7 Grana Padanno--Was mowing down fields at end of 2018. Sold 2nd in his last two but was not visually as impressive. More?
#2 Eyes Cool--Lightly raced 5 yr old has shown he can rip off a huge mile but breaking issues tempers optimism. Hard to not use.

Race 9: 
#5 Prairie Jaguar--When sharp he keeps coming and is hard to beat. Impressive mile last wk. A similar effort would get a repeat win.
#7 Bully Pulpit--Impressive win, off a 2 month layoff, from almost last at 3/4 pole. Moves up but he'll be a factor w/similar effort here.
#2 Brooklynite--Won two straight muscling up to the front but was caught first over, last wk. Needs a good trip to challenge down lane.

Race 10:
#9 Island Jet--Has a big late move. If Aaron can get a 2nd over trip, he can tip wide and fly by them all down the lane for the upset.
#2 Steve's Hot Rod--5 yr old has really upped his game the last few months. Strong late in miles, even when pace is fast. Player.
#1 Lord Of Winterfell--Moves up after wiring the field, last wk. Was facing tough Preferred level at Meadows. Factor from the rail.

Race 11:
#1 Youda Shark--Has been strong late in miles. Trainer driving makes him questionable but horse is racing too good. Big effort likely.
#9 J C OnTheBeach--Hit the board in 4of5 and keeps coming late in the mile. Starting behind the Fav should aid him in his chances.
#3 South Wind Monty--Can leave or close giving Page nice options from P3. Likely gets overlooked in this spot but use on bottom.

Race 12:
#8 Southwind Amazon--Used hard to get the lead and was outkicked by the pocket sitter. It likely takes another big mile to beat him.
#4 Anoche--Hit the board in 5of6 at Open1. Fights hard to the finish but will need a good trip to challenge Amazon. Start is key.
#2 Hawk's Red Chief--Sat a perfect pocket and was able to wait until lane to use his move. Will need a similar trip to have a shot.
Race 13: 
#7 Uncle Reimus--Picking a closer from P7 in a 10 horse race is not normally wise but I think Reimus can circle the field at this level.
#5 Octane Blue Chip--Teamed with Aaron they have raced a couple of nice mile on the lead. Big shot if he gets the lead quickly
#2 ReadySetLetsRoll--Racing better than it appears in program. P2 is the perfect starting spot for him in 10 horse field. In the mix.

Race 14: 
#2 World Of Gaming--Slight drop in class plus gets a good draw. Burke horse has done well in Sherman barn. Expect a big mile.
#6 Panimal Kingdom--Very good effort off a layoff to start off his 4 yr old campaign. With any improvement he'll be a win threat.
#5 Yankee Osborne--Racing better than it appears. Has had some good late pace but has had traffic issues often. Include.

Race 15:
#8 Dance Life Well--Won 4 of 5 and surged late for the win, in his Nfld debut. Faces a similar field but gets P8. Still a big shot.
#3 Silver Spir--Won 2o3, from on the lead and off the pace. Should be a contender with another sharp effort likely.
#7 Two Beat--Won 3of5 and has looked real good since coming to Nfld. Retains Allard. Longshot to include on bottom.