02/01/2017 5:03PM

Woodbine Harness: Friday 2/3 Analysis


Race 1 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

PICK 5: 8/7/1,6/1,2,4,5/1,4,5 = $4.80

EARLY PICK 4: 1,2,4,5/1,4,5/3,4,10/1,3 = $72

LATE PICK 4: 1,3/1,5,7/4,8/2,3 = $24

MEET STATS: 100 - 395 / $548.40  BEST BETS: 16 - 36 / $59.70

SPOT PLAYS: 15 - 35 / $59.40

Best Bet: AWESOMENESS (2nd)

Spot Play: REGALLY READY (5th)

Race 1

(8) MARQUISE DE SARAH made a menacing middle move last week that she couldn't sustain. She should be plenty tight enough now and she faces a field she should beat here. (7) BETTYS BAY was uncovered while pacing a :27 2/5 third 1/4 last week. A better trip gives her an upset chance here. (6) SHOW SOME LEG should contend from close range here. (1) UP FRONT ELIZABETH should be part of the early pace here, but she may need one.

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Race 2

(7) AWESOMENESS is quite simply the best horse in this series. Only a really bad trip gets him beat here. (1) SENIOR K could trip out then come on late for 2nd here. (8) LYONS SANDS has been very good in the preliminary legs, but, he is sure to get challenged earlier here. (5) BIG YELLOW is racing well and he should be closing for a piece here.

Race 3

(6) VICS ROYAL LADY faces much easier here and she will be tough to catch if she makes front leaving the gate. (1) DARK ROAST should improve after showing some late interest in his first start over the track. (7) TOTALLY RIPPED will be closing late. He's worth a look for the exotics at a price. (4) LADY CATERINA is another that makes sense for the bottom rungs of vertical wagers.

Race 4

(2) JORDIES HOPE couldn't keep pace with a very sharp winner last week, but she raced well and fits here; slight nod. (5) TEMPUS SEELSTER couldn't get a breather last week. She fits well here too and she projects to get a better trip. (4) PHEONICIAN GAL is worth a look for a stable that has been doing well; using. (1) A PLUS figures here, but she has missed a month; your call.

Race 5

(4) REGALLY READY last raced in this class in late October and she was an easy winner that night. I'm thinking history repeats here. (1) SHES A MANIAC is on a tremendous roll and she will have to be chased down here. (5) CASE DISMISSED could go much better leaving from the middle of the gate here. (9) ONYOURMARKNATAVA was very impressive last week, but the outer post could be her undoing here.

Race 6

(3) JUSTICE JET drops, gets Roy back and he is due for some better luck trip-wise. I'll give him the nod here. (4) AMITYVILLE LINDY always seems to do well in this class; using. (10) OUR MOJO drops and he can take this if he clears quickly; beware. (6) CROWN CLASSIC figures for a smaller share here.

Race 7

I keep expecting an explosive performance from (3) XELENE BAYAMA. With lots of pace to chase here in this stakes final, maybe tonight's the night. (1) I DEAL IN KISSES was all business last week and getting roughed up early didn't hurt her a bit; must-use. (4) KLOOF STREET could benefit from some front-end battling here. (9) SENSELESS BEAUTY rates highly but her post likely hurts.

Race 8

(7) DAZZLING ROCKETTE is as sharp as they come and if she is in striking range at the head of the lane here, she can roll by these late. (1) BERNADETTE swung very wide turning home last week but not even that ground loss could stop her furious rally. Toss her in the late Pick 4. (5) KIWI FOCUS N should be out closer to the front here early which puts her in the mix. (3) HOT SPOT HANOVER can close for a smaller share.

Race 9

(4) SATITALL BB fell just short last week after grinding out a tough trip. She can turn the tables here with a slightly easier journey. (8) SANDBETWEENURTOES is obviously the one to beat but she may get stung a bit early here this time. (5) REQUEST FOR PAROLE is in top shape for a hot barn. She should share here. (2) MS MAC N CHEESE figures to grab a smaller slice off a better trip here.

Race 10

(2) DIXIE LULLABY was loaded in the stretch on Monday at Flamboro with nowhere to go. She returns quickly and gets Filion and she could pop at a price here. (3) LIGHTS GO OUT tipped her hand by showing early speed last week vs. better; using. (8) BRING ME DIAMONDS should improve here in her 2nd start for Zeron. (6) THREE DREAMS always seems to grab a smaller share. (1) NINETTE B is another that can close late for a slice.

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