02/09/2018 3:30PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 2/12 Analysis


Best Bet: A BOY NAMED SUUZZ (5th)

Spot Play: POP I (6th)

Race 1 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

PICK 5: 3,4,9/3,4,6/1,2,5/1,8/1,8 = $21.60

EARLY PICK: 1,8/1,8/1,2,6,8/3,5,6 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 3,5,6/1,5/1,6/1,4,6 = $36

MEET STATS: 175 - 577 / $1,032.40 BEST BETS: 25 - 56 / $101.30

SPOT PLAYS: 20 - 56 / $179.90

Race 1

(9) FRENCH BASTILLE was picked off late by a rival that came back Thursday night to race well again. He is the one to catch. (4) I JASMIN always seems to get tough trips. One of these times she will trip out and score at a price. (3) ONE OF THE FEW should show more early speed starting from a better post. He can hit the ticket. (7) P C FOREIGN AFFAIR improved with McClure driving, but he chose a rival over this gelding here; small share predicted.

Race 2

(3) CRESURREY beat non-winners of five when last seen on a racetrack in December, now he faces non-winners of four here and adds Lasix. The Gillis barn is also going well lately; top call. (4) HIGHLAND TOP HILL has been sharp for several weeks and with her good late speed, she will be the one to fend off down the lane. (6) WARAWEE SHIPSHAPE set some big fractions and it took a sharp rival trotting a sub-28 kicker to nail him. He's another that you need to consider for Pick 5 tickets. (1) MYSTICAL MISSION was on a roll until his last two starts. If he stays flat, he can hit the ticket here.

Race 3

(5) KUIL DEVA seems like one who never gets there, but she was unlucky losing to a class-dropper last week that tripped out and got the jump on her. Maybe tonight's the night for her second win. (2) CARSON HILL showed late interest last time which makes me think he might get sent for better position early this time which is when he does best; using. (1) KENDRAS COCO stopped in the lane last week, but she should do better here starting from the inside. (7) LEGEND WITHIN is one-for-one, but all but one rival broke in that race. A minor award is likely here.

Race 4

(1) SENOR GRANDE tired late last time, but he had more success sitting a trip in the past. Maybe he wins as a pocket rocket here. (8) CROCODILE CANYON is razor-sharp and flies home every week. His main enemy is potential traffic, but he is live for sure. (4) HIGHPOINT CHIP could easily set the table for the choice by setting the pace, but he should stick around for a share. (6) PLAY IT AGAIN SAM is always around the money at this class level and he should be on the ticket again here.

Race 5

(1) A BOY NAMED SUUZZ moves in nine posts while making his first start off the claim here after a narrow defeat last week. He should be tough in here. (8) CHARMBO ORBIT improved sharply off the claim last time and he should be coming late again. (5) WALTZKING HANOVER didn't show much in his first start out of the Auciello barn, but, a wakeup performance here racing for a tag wouldn't be a shock. (10) PRINCE GIOVANNI is a solid contender for a share, despite his post.

Race 6

(8) POP I showed marked improvement racing out of the Harris barn for the first time and Macdonald is one of the best at leaving with on from the outside of the gate. Call to repeat. (1) JANGONE has hit her best stride and she is sharp and dangerous. (6) ETRUSCAN HANOVER is talented, but erratic. Usually when I leave him out he beats me, so I'll include him on this Pick 4 ticket as protection. (2) MUSCLES FOR LIFE was 2nd to the choice now he gets McNair back; using.

Race 7

(6) E L WILD SPIRIT gets back into a claimer here and draws a better post; top call. (5) KINGSLEY B should be formidable racing for a tag here. He's the main threat. (3) EUCHRED raced great from the 10-hole last time and stepping up here will boost his price. He isn't out of this. (4) WESTERN TYRANT was a solid winner last time, but some of these appear tougher. I'll use him underneath.

Race 8

(5) DUNBAR HALL was sensational last week, and it looks like he straightened out some issues during his five-week break. If he produces a similar effort, he will be very tough to fend off here. (1) B YOYO raced well in the top class and he could be even better here having had a race over the track. (3) CATCH THE DREAM can close for a piece of this. (4) IL SOGNO DREAM will likely get over bet on the class drop here, but he hasn't impressed me of late and I'll play to beat him.

Race 9

(6) GRANA PADANNO drops several classes here and he won at a higher class six starts back. Expect an aggressive try here. (1) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS has been racing well in the top class at Flamboro and he fits here; using. (2) MEADOWBRANCH MEMO flew home to beat easier, but a smaller share is likely here. (7) TOUCHDOWN AS was picked off only late last time and he should pepper the early pace then stick around for a slice here.

Race 10

(6) JEFFERSON TARE was used up early last time from an outer post, but he stayed for a share. He should trip better here so he gets the nod. (1) MYBROTHERGEORGE is coming around and he'll pass them all late one of these nights soon. (4) LIVELY FREDDIE fits at this level and he should get an aggressive steer from Jamieson here; using. (3) CLEVER TIME and (7) ROCKIN RONNIE are good options to use on the bottom of exotic tickets.

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