04/30/2014 2:58PM

Woodbine Harness: Friday 5/2 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ROCK N ROLL XAMPLE (2nd)


Race 1

(9) DUKESTER is fresh off a win at this level in impressive fashion. (2) HOLY MOLIE MAGGIE gets the rail, comes out of Menary's barn and has a good record this season. (3) INITIAL STRIKE draws well, has a good record and should offer a fair price in here.

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Race 2

(1) ROCK N ROLL XAMPLE has won eight of 13 starts this season including four straight. (7) GRACEFUL MELODY makes her 2014 debut and comes from Moore's barn. He'll have her well prepared. (3) ARTFUL IMPULSE comes out of the McIntosh barn, draws inside and has hit the board in two of her last three.

Race 3

(3) WINDSONG GEANT recovered well last week after his miscue. If he minds his manners, he's the best in here on the class drop. (9) MAGIC LINDY is a quality mare with excellent gate-speed and may offer a price in here in her season debut. (6) TALBOTCREEK JEWELY comes out of the Lifetime Dream final, shows the speed and faces a much easier bunch.

Race 4

(10) ALIBI SEELSTER got the job done last week at this level and can only be better in her second start of the season. (3) RAVISHNMASTERPIECE shows speedy miles over Pocono and proves to be capable in here. (2) ABS TO ENVY draws inside, has won two straight and has a terrific 2014 record.

Race 5

(3) PARLIA HANOVER won at this level last week and Montini's barn is heating up. (8) LAUGHING KING has the speed to advance to this level, but may need a trip for Baillargeon. (6) STRIKER ACE got roughed up last start, but finished a strong second the week prior. Jamieson gets the call once again, which is a plus.

Race 6

(5) BULLET POINT is fresh off a convincing win at Flamboro, has some back class to her, and I'm hoping for a price. (9) RUB N TUG has the speed and back class in her favour; she drops in class and gets MacDonald in the bike. (10) PLAY AT WYNN has gate-speed when needed and drops in class after finishing third at a higher level.

Race 7

(7) WARRAWEE LIMELIGHT drops into the bottom class and will aim for her first win of the season. (8) I GOT TO BOOGIE also gets class relief, is versatile and gets Drury in the bike. (2) LIFETIME JEWEL draws inside and put in a sub-par effort last week. She's capable of a turnaround performance and gets post relief.

Race 8

(4) SHADOWS WONDER has a credible rookie season last year, qualified strong in both attempts and appears ready at first asking. (3) TAKE THAT HANOVER draws well once again, comes out of Darling's barn and can only improve off last week’s effort. (8) POLK DOT HANOVER qualified very strong with a :27 final frame. Menary always has his troops ready in their initial starts of the season.

Race 9

(9) DELCREST JULIAN enters the Auciello barn, has a good record in his favour and will offer a low price. (10) RECKON IM READY's record this season speaks for itself and is always a threat at this level. (7) JOSEPH GERARD has been racing at his best and is fresh off a winning effort against many of the same rivals.

Race 10

(5) LIGHTS GO OUT scored an effortless win last week at this very level. (1) NEFERTITI BLUECHIP gets the rail, made $130K last season as a rookie and appears ready at first asking. (8) MACHO CHICK has hit the board in two of her last three starts at this class, comes from Auciello's barn and has terrific gate-speed.

Race 11

(1) ONE LAST BONO has won two straight at this level and Tackoor's barn has been terrific in recent weeks. (4) OLIVE THOMPSON has hit the board in each of her last two in this class and once again proves to be a threat. (10) DING has also been racing at her best, but will have to overcome the outside. She has gate-speed which will likely be used with Davis, Jr. in the bike.


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