Longshots create big prices on Tuesday at MGM Northfield ParkMarch 22, 2023,
Northfield, OH — There were fireworks on Tuesday (March 21) at MGM Northfield Park as many of the post-time favorites on the program struggled to win, creating some monster payoffs throughout the program.
The madness began in the opening leg of the Early Pick-4, as the Renae Loney trainee Snow Burn (Aaron Merriman) closed from off the pace to upend favorite Checkin In (Lube Ebersole) in the shadow of the wire.
While Snow Burn ($59.00) was the only massive upset in the sequence, Print Media ($6.60), Dunkin’ ($7.80), and Leonardo Hanover ($15.80) all managed to score against favorites in their respective legs of the sequence with the Pick-4 paying $14,965 to one lucky patron.
The 50-cent non-jackpot Pick-6 featured a single ticket winner, with no one in the sequence paying more than $11.40 to win. The wager, which has gained some traction recently when it sports a carryover, paid a whopping $5,473.50.
Dragon Purplechips (Keith Kash Jr.) continued his recent success in the late Super High-5, saving ground through most of the mile to win going away in 1:54.1. The massive $8,450.78 payoff (three tickets) ensued as favorite Ilusionist Hanover (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) was disqualified for not losing ground while on a break. It was the third win of the year for the Ohio-bred son of Dragon Again, who has now earned $140,121 lifetime.
Live racing resumes on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. MGM Northfield Park currently races on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. For more information on live racing and promotions, visit www.northfieldpark.com.