04/16/2014 3:17PM

Woodbine Harness: Friday 4/18 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: PARLIA HANOVER (2nd)

Spot Play: JOSEPH GERARD (5th)

Race 1

(1) ARTFUL IMPULSE went a big mile in her seasonal debut last week. She remains at the same level, begins from the same post and comes from a top barn. (4) BAHAMA BLUE should be better in her second start of the season now that she's settled in from the ship from Florida. Seven-day rotation will be a plus for her. (6) ABS TO ENVY has been racing consistently all season, comes from Moreau's barn and is a good option in here.

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Race 2

(2) PARLIA HANOVER moves into the Montini barn after winning three straight. (9) STRIKER ACE has terrific gate-speed along with a good record this season. He has the speed and likely will be put into play early. (1) TYSON BAMBINO gets the rail, comes from a high percentage trainer and enjoys racing on or near the front.

Race 3

(7) PRIVATE PERFORMANC raced very well in her season debut last start. She has the speed, comes from McIntosh's barn and can only improve off last week's effort. (5) VILLAGE JESSICA raced well in the Blossom final and drops into a level where she should be much more competitive. (6) A FILLY AFFAIR raced very well at high odds with a good final frame. She'll likely offer a price once again and is a good option.

Race 4

(1) MACHO CHICK proved to be an excellent claim two back. She draws well once again and remains at the same level after her win last week. (10) LIGHTS GO OUT is an obvious choice for the exactor. She's versatile, has a good record this season and a top candidate. (6) TRUE REFLECTION races at her best when she's put in the race. She's been a top threat in this class for several weeks.

Race 5

(3) JOSEPH GERARD might offer a price in this race and closed very well last week at a higher level. (9) O U GUS is fresh off a win, has versatility and comes from a high percentage trainer. He remains at the same level with the same driver. (2) OUT OF THE HAT draws inside has won four straight and is in top form heading to this circuit.

Race 6

(1) BURLESQUE gets the rail and is due for a win at this level. She has the speed, but lacks the knockout punch late in the mile. (8) HONI MAKER comes out of the Puddy barn and closed very well last week to just miss. (2) WINTER TERROR has won her last two of three, draws inside and comes from a high percentage barn.

Race 7

(3) RUBIS PRESCOTT was won two straight, draws inside and remains at the same level. (6) ONE NIGHT DANCE went a tough trip last week, but draws better this week and shows the speed required at Dover. (1) WILDCAT HANNA closed very well last start in the debut of lasix. She draws better this week and should be better positioned.

Race 8

(3) LYONSAURA draws well, comes out of the Johnson barn and has been racing much better in her last two. (8) ONE LAST BONO has been knocking on the door in her last two and enjoys racing near the front. (9) DING is fresh off a win at this level last week and will have to overcome the outside.

Race 9

(1) WINDSONG GEANT looks like the best in here if he minds his manners. (7) LEXUS HELIOS raced very well last week despite an outside post and drops in class this week. (4) ZUKAV put forth a turnaround effort in his latest. He draws well again this week and will look for a repeat effort.

Race 10

(3) MARQUISE DE SARAH has been racing at her best in recent weeks, draws inside and has been the picture of consistency. (2) LANESIDE LEXUS draws inside and has been much better in recent weeks for high percentage trainer Johnson. (5) ITS NO SECRET was too far back last week and will look for a closer trip. She has the speed and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 11

(2) BAROCKEY was the heavy favourite last week in this class and failed to win. I'll try her again from the inside post. (6) PLAY AT WYNN went a big trip in her latest. She draws better in here and remains at the same class. (4) LIVE TO DREAM finished third last week at high odds. She has some back class to her, is versatile and draws well.


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