03/30/2016 3:48PM

Woodbine Harness: Friday 4/1 Analysis


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,5/2,6,7/1,4,8/3/1,3,5,6,7,9 = $21,60

EARLY PICK 4: 3/1,3,5,6,7,9/1,2,7/2,6,7 = $54

LATE PICK 4: 2,6,7/1,2,7/3,4,5/5,7 = $54

MEET STATS: 318 - 1018 / $1669.70  BEST BETS: 52 - 95 / $186.40

SPOT PLAYS: 21 - 95 / $218.00

Best Bet: PARTY IN ROME (4th)


Race 1

(1) MISSYS GA GA fell just short of chasing down a sharp winner last week. There are no Hillsonators in here, though. This mare is the one to beat in the opener. (5) LADY PING was first up in the same mile as the choice and hung in well while the pace accelerated. That was a good performance and she's in with a shot here. (4) DOMITIAN HALL trotted a 28 flat third 1/4 last time which softened him up late. He should share from close range here.

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Race 2

(7) WHISTYS PARADISE ran out of racetrack again last week. The short field should be to her benefit here; top call. (2) I C ANASTRO hasn't lost when sent out for Moreau so far and is the one to beat again but may face more early heat here. (6) OSTINATO is another closer in with a shot and another that can benefit from some early battling here.

Race 3

(8) JUSTCALLMERONALD was flying late last time but ran out of real estate. He can leave and will likely be more forwardly placed early here. (1) GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE drops to the lowest conditioned level and looks like the one to beat. (4) FASHION GODDESS has faced some tough non-winner of three foes recently and should find this group easier. She is an exacta factor here at a price.

Race 4

(3) PARTY IN ROME was an impressive winner last time despite having to work hard early from an outer post in the slop while coming off a three-week break. She should be tough to beat here if she comes close to duplicating that effort. (1) SPORTS EXPERT has faced the same streaking rival in her last two starts and should find this task easier. (2) TERRORCAM goes for Moreau off the claim sporting five easy wins in a row on her card while racing in Ottawa. These are tougher but she's not out of it.

Race 5

(6) ROCK HER WORLD got stung to the tune of a 27 flat third 1/4 last time and still kept coming. She is sharp and due for a better trip; slight nod. (9) INVEST IN ART is another that is also very sharp now and could offer a good price starting from the outside. She is another to use in a race that demands wide Pick 4 and 5 coverage. (3) KISS ME OR NOT drops to the level where she last won and should be sent for position early here.

Race 6

(1) PISCEAN has worked out two great trips in a row and it looks like there's no reason she can't three-peat here facing similar. (2) WALK THE PLANK took a shuffle last time then re-rallied for third. He is racing better than he ever has and is a threat here. (7) ELDORADO OF GOLD S is a speed threat if he stays flat.

Race 7

(6) GREYSTONE LADYLIKE should get a good trip on or near the lead here. Slight nod over (7) WITCH DALI, who will likely be on the engine early and (2) LIGHTS GO OUT who is the best closer in the race. All three should be used on Pick 4 tickets.

Race 8

(2) DONICUS started his move as the pace was picking up last time and couldn't reach the leader. Expect more aggression here and a better result. (7) KADDY was overtaken by a pocket rocket last time and while she is a contender, her habit of tiring late makes her vulnerable. (1) HURRICANE HAZEL scored a big upset three months ago and hasn't been seen since which is a bit of a head scratcher although her qualifier over a heavy track was decent enough.

Race 9

(3) POPGOESTHEWEASEL has been sensational since shipping in to Woodbine and will be tough to beat here again. (4) AMAZING CONTROL returns to a 7-day rotation and gets a positive driver change. She should be the main threat here. (5) SOUTHWIND GEISHA has the ability to beat these and may be returning to top form now; beware.

Race 10

(5) NINETTE B paced her back 1/2 in a sharp 55 3/5 last week but was just too far back to threaten the leaders. She has a much better shot here moving to the middle of the starting gate. (7) YOURE MY SECRET faces much easier here and is likely to be put into the race early. (1) DOCS HOLLYWOOD hung late last time. She is more effective when making one ate charge from the back and can share here. (4) MARY CELESTE should be able to get position early here and stick around for a share. (9) ARRIVISTA HANOVER was closing quickly late last time. She can take a minor share here off a similar trip.

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