04/04/2012 10:37AM

Woodbine Harness: Horses To Watch for Mar. 29 - Apr. 2


Thursday, March 29

MIA SEELSTER (NW1FM) Finished well from back of the pack. Did not appear to be able to catch the heavily favored winner but had aim on second only to lose her chance by running in nearing the wire.

LIFE DREAM HANOVER (NW2) Was hiding in the clouds until early stretch, slipped out, finished fast for second best to favorite.

ALLURING SHARK (NW1FM) Sat behind a wall of horses in early stretch, searched for room, flattened once clear having lost her momentum. Deserved a better fate so ignore the eighth place finish.

ROCK AND ROLLING (CLMHCP15/20000FM) Followed wide a long way clearing a stalled uncovered horse, hit the stretch and stepped it up once she found a route.

Friday, March 30

WARRAWEE LIMELIGHT (NW5000FM) Left well, took the top, yielded, retook, yielded a second time, sat pocket to the winner, chased her home keeping pace but could not gain when it counted. She has to be respected in next race or two.

BETTERLUVNEXTTIME (NW4FM) Was behind a breaker in the early going, took up, settled. Had a long way to come (almost 20 back at the half). Rallied well and this beaten favorite could bet there in next.

CATMAN (CLMHCP12/15000) Came uncovered, battled, took the lead, looked beaten in deep stretch as he tired. Dug in bravely and warded off the late challenger. Gameness is always appreciated when you put your dollars down.

MISS SAND CREEK (NW13000FM) Went down the road and was a wrapped up winner. Can step up and notch another.

Saturday, March 31

SOUTHWIND TURBO (NW5000) Was nowhere until the lane, followed wide and closed fastest of all but had much too much to make up.

MELVYN (SPRING) Nailed the favorite in the last steps in the fastest of two Spring Pacing Championship divisions last time and will be hard to deny.

DARK PRINCE (NW8000) Was in a tight pocket and bullied his way out last time in the late stages. Closed willingly and just missed only to be taken down. Cannot be disregarded.

WINDSONG GEANT (GLORYS) Went down the road determinedly in second leg action. Skipped some steps in the early going while refusing to yield. Set a steady clip and dug in gamely but the winner was too much.

Monday, April 2

MISSISSIPPI NIPPY (NW1/3YO) Left, tucked, sat pocket, pulled to the third panel, challenged, had aim in the late stages but faltered. Has to be given another look or two facing this kind.

CLIC K (NW3) Was wrapped up tight in last winning as he pleased. He can go down the road again.

WINBAK MAYA (CELIAS) Beaten favorite in her division last week closed well but could not gain in the last steps. Might be able to turn the tables in next.

UNDERCOVER STRIKER (GENERAL BROCK) Had all the worst of it in the final. He left, faced stern early pressure, put that challenger in the hole past the quarter, faced a new challenger the last three-eighths, dug in gamely but could not stop the rocket on the rail.

ACHILLES BLUE CHIP (NW2) Came flying through the stretch to score gamely from way back and can do it again stepping up and getting a better trip.