Carl Milstein Memorial – Grand Circuit $1 Million Challenge

The Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park this Friday continues your hunt in the Grand Circuit $1 Million Challenge and we’ve assembled a crackerjack group of experts to help you as you make your pick in the contest.

Reminder: If you’ve picked a few horses that didn’t win so far, you can still be eligible for $10,000 so keep voting!

Collateral'14_USTA_Ayers Ratliff Ayers Ratliff: 1-2-5-4

1-MCWICKED – An absolute monster; looks to add to his 5-race winning streak. Was not originally staked to this event and connections have posted the $34,000 supplemental payment to enter. Coleman does not have owners pay $34,000 unless they are ready to rock the house. The rail is never a bad thing.

2-ALL BETS OFF – Broke the track record at Batavia in his most recent race; appears to be this field’s best shot of beating #1. Ron Burke has a history of coming up big for the major events at Northfield Park. This horse has not missed the ticket this year.

5-LUCK BE WITHYOU– Has three wins in a row against lesser, but is facing the “big boys” tonight. This is a very talented colt but has come up empty in every major event this year. However, he does look to be in peak form.

4-TELLITLIKEITIS – Has as good of a shot as any to complete the Superfecta. This is a very good field of horses and once you get past the top selection or two – any of them could be picked to complete the ticket.


pandolfo Bob Pandolfo: 1-2-4-5

1. MCWICKED – He won the Hempt and the Adios and it’s hard to go past him from the rail over a half mile track. This could be a line up speed number 1-2 all around the track.

2. ALL BETS OFF – Has been freshened up for this for Burke. He had post 8 in the Hempt and raced a big mile going first over against McWicked.

4. TELLITLIKEITIS – Finished well in the Meadowlands pace. Does he leave for go first over here? If he leaves and gets the two hole his chances go way up.

5. LUCK BE WITHYOU – Has been leaving every week but you have to wonder if David Miller, who drives McWicked, will let anyone go here. If Tellitlikeitis leaves and gets a two hole, Luck Be Withyou may be used hard first over or leaving.


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