01/09/2015 5:30PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 1/12 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: BURNING SHORE (6th)

Race 1

(4) LITTLE QUICK looks like a good option to put on top to kick-off the card with his recent efforts. (7) P L GYRO moves back onto this circuit after competing at Flamboro and has the speed to go with this group. (5) SWEET COLT OF MINE put together a fine campaign last season and will look for a positive start to 2015.

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Race 2

(4) RANDOM MAJORITY raises a few question marks, but I'm still going to give him the benefit of the doubt and select him on top. (5) THE MUSCLER hasn't been on form as of late, but draws in the middle of the gate and was timed in 1:55 4/5 last week. (3) SUMMER MISCHIEF put together a credible campaign last season and the gelding draws inside this week and comes from the Richard Moreau barn.

Race 3

(5) MUSCLE BOYTOY has been the picture of consistency as of late for trainer Richard Moreau and the gelding has been a top threat at this level for many weeks. (7) SORRENTO HALL has hit the board in four of his last five starts and comes from the Rick Zeron barn. (6) LOVE DETECTIVE has been racing very well for trainer Robert Mackenzie as the daughter of Ken Warkentin has been finishing off her miles very well and will have Jody Jamieson back in the bike.

Race 4

(6) EARTHQUAKE MADNESS comes one of the top conditioners on the WEG Circuit in Jack Darling and the pacing son of Shadow Play enjoyed his first career win two starts back and still fits into this maiden class on the circuit. (5) KILLER MARTINI also has been competing at Flamboro and will offer a short price based on the connections he hails from with trainer Dave Menary. (3) TERROR OF THE NITE overcame the outside post 10 last week and paced home very strong to finish fourth.

Race 5

(5) NOWUCIT NOWUDONT can't be overlooked in this dash with his recent performances and connections he hails from. (3) STANDING MY GROUND draws inside again this week and has found a new gear as of late for trainer Rob Fellows. (8) SLIP INTO GLIDE has been racing as high as the Preferred event three and four starts back and since then has been a beaten favourite in each of his last two.

Race 6

(1) BURNING SHORE is a price option in this wide-open dash and terrific betting race that is a part of the Early Pick 4. (5) ALWAYS THERE draws in the middle of the gate this week and made a good account of himself last week. (7) HAIL THE TAXI is coming off a 1:51 4/5 individual time and that type of effort makes him a top threat in this class.

Race 7

(4) OZZY OZZY was pulled up last week by driver Jody Jamieson and I'm willing to overlook that raceline as the veteran is back on a regular rotation. (3) KINETIC KING drops down in class this week and that should result in a better effort for trainer/driver Roger Mayotte. (5) RECKON IM READY draws in the middle of the gate and the gelding has been racing very consistently for trainer Ben Baillargeon.

Race 8

(8) SKY DESPERADO has been well known on this circuit for his quick gate-speed and he will need it with a post eight start. (9) COWBOY CODY draws outside for a third straight week, but has been racing very strong considering for trainer Joe Cirasuola. (5) LOST IN PANSLATION draws in the middle of the gate this week and is a good option to include in the triactor with his recent performances.

Race 9

(7) CHARLIE IS A JOKER drops out of the Preferred Trot after finishing third last week and into this softer group. (6) FEARLESS MAN was a winner in this class two starts back and is another main threat again tonight. (5) CATCH THE DREAM rallied to finish fourth last week in the Preferred Trot as the veteran closed from well off-the-pace.

Race 10

(6) EVASIVE CARD SHARK comes out of the Valedictory Series and into this more suitable level for trainer Richard Moreau. (10) DRAGON WAVE will need to overcome the outside post 10, but his form as of late has been very good for trainer John Pentland. (5) WHOS IN THE MIST has hit the board in each of his last three starts and four of his last five.

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