USTA Play of the Day
by Michael Carter
Northfield Park Race 13 (Pick 5)
Date: 10/23/2018 Carryover: $0 Guarantee: $10,000
Ticket: 3,7/3,4,7/2,3,4,7/2,3,4,7,9/ALL– Cost: $19.20 ($.20 base)
Yesterday’s Recap – We went two-for-four in a Pick 4 that provided a decent amount of value. Our single, Mustang Tom, scored in the 13th race and while he didn’t pay much could have set someone up for a nice payday. The Pick 4 of 4/2/1/3 returned $316.70
Race 13: #3 INSTANT THRILL takes a pretty big drop in class this week and gets another good post draw with Wrenn back in the sulky. He is a speedier gelding and looks to improve with a big effort tonight.
#7 CENOVIS could spice things up this week with a move up in class. He picks up Lems who has gotten along with this stud over the past couple of weeks and his last start was visually one of the more impressive wins. I expect more improvement this week against some of the top horses.
#4 AUTOCORRECT HANOVER is another longshot play that I like who draws the inside following a game effort against a softer company. While he doesn’t normally win when he moves up in class, he does hit the board at a 10% clip. Don’t leave out of the exotics.
#2 RYCROFT N moves from PA back to Ohio this week for the first time following a couple of decent efforts at The Meadows. He faces a little tougher tonight and should hit the ticket with the driver change to Merriman.
#9 STROTHER doesn’t have a ton of tactical speed but is a horse that has been known to come from off the pace a time or two. The second tier shouldn’t bother him too much here and the drop in class should also benefit him.