03/02/2016 5:30PM

Woodbine Harness: Friday 3/4 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 2,5/7/2,5/4,5,6/4,5,8,9 = $9.60

EARLY PICK 4: 4,5,6/4,5,8,9/3,5,7/2,8 = $72

LATE PICK 4: 2,8/4,7,8,9/7/3,5,6,7 = $32

MEET STATS: 273 - 858 / $1433.20  BEST BETS: 44 - 80 / $156.40

SPOT PLAYS: 19 - 80 / $205.60

Best Bet: OLIVIAS WAY (9th)

Spot Play: BET YA (5th)

Race 1

(2) MISSYS GA GA was such a powerful winner last week that she is hard to go against here but be mindful that she will be odds-on and has had gait issues in the past. (5) ALL B OVER escapes the sensational Musical Rhythm here and looks most likely to benefit if the choice falters. (1) LOVE HUNTER can use a covered following trip to take a good share here.

Race 2

(7) OUR HOT MAJORETTE beat Preferred type mares last time and stands out here but is another that will be a very low price on the board. (2) YES YOU CAN had a useful tightener last week and seems like the one most likely to register an upset if there is one. (3) MISCHIEVOUS GIRLS can close for a piece of this but is unlikely to threaten for the win.

Race 3

(5) WANDA BAYAMA dominated the Niagara series then took a break. There is no doubt she is best here and will take this if cranked up to offer close to her best. (2) MUCH ADOO is on a roll but will need to deal with a rival that handled her easily several times in December. (7) DOUBLE OLIVES was motoring late last time but had too much to do. A similar scenario is likely here, but she will be passing many of these at the end of the mile.

Race 4

(5) PONDER THE DREAM made two moves last time and finished well. She looks best of a weak group here. (4) INEXPLICABLE RUBY left, dropped back, then came on again late. She should break her string of 5th-place finishes here. (6) DOCS DIVA seemed to stop to a walk once passed after the 1/2 last week. Expect different tactics here.

Race 5

(4) BET YA makes her second start back and gets post relief. She is quite capable of beating these if ready to produce her best; price play. (5) GREYSTONE LADYLIKE steps up off a sharp win and has beaten better in the past; using. (9) MOONLIT DANCE is obviously a top-class mare but she may need one - especially starting from an outer post in her seasonal debut.

Race 6

(7) MERCURY FASHION closed well chasing a dominant winner in his 2016 debut and improvement - and perhaps a more aggressive steer - can be expected here. (3) FLEET BUMBLEBEE raced okay in the General Brock series and these are easier. Toss him in your Pick 4 tickets. (5) JOHNNY RIDGE moves to a cagey trainer; notice the quick final 1/4 in the qualifier.

Race 7

(2) MISS COCO LUCK plunges to a class where she should be prominent throughout and could easily work out her preferred pocket trip her; top call. (8) RUBIS PRESCOTT is another that plunges to a class where she fits and she should be blasting early. (4) DAZZLE N DELIGHT went the longest trip possible last time and paid the price. With a better post expect an improved trip; upset chance.

Race 8

(7) JETPEDIA was visibly flying at the end of his mile last week. Perhaps third time over Woodbine will be the charm here. (8) PRETTY BOY has produced better late speed in the new barn and is a major threat here again. (4) HERBIES WILDFOLOWER goes for three straight here but looked tired at the end of her most recent win; your call.

Race 9

(7) OLIVIAS WAY meets mostly a very weak group here and could dominate from start to finish. (2) JENNA CASIMIR finished just behind the choice last time and looks like the only real threat - if there is one. (3) CARSONS CASHIN gets a new barn and adds Lasix. She could take a minor share here.

Race 10

(5) CHEEKIE was out a long way yet kept coming last week. Filion may roll the dice earlier with this mare tonight; top call. (6) WAR FILLY faces easier and is a contender here but needs a trip. (3) NINETTE B could work out a similar trip as last time and take a good share here. (7) CALL IT COURAGE fits in this class but needs to avoid the kind of trip she had last week to threaten for the top spot. (10) FLIGHT OF AN ANGEL has been racing well and could make one of the lower exotic rungs here at a big price.

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