02/19/2016 5:32PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 2/22 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 3,5/6,7/6,8/3,5,7,8/1,3,4 = $19.20

EARLY PICK 4: 3,5,7,8/1,3,4/2,4,9/1 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 1/ALL/1,7/1,2,6 = $60

MEET STATS: 250 - 788 / $1326.00  BEST BETS: 41 - 73 / $146.80

SPOT PLAYS: 17 - 73 / $191.30

Best Bet: PRINCE CLYDE (7th)

Spot Play: FOREVER JUST (10th)

Race 1

(5) WARAWEE PROTON qualified well on a track rated three seconds slow for new trainer Moreau. If he has him straightened out, he can take this bunch. (3) GIRL DRAMA continues to race well in this class and will be passing horses late, as usual. (7) FORTUNES FRIEND raced decently first time in this class and can take a share here.

Race 2

(7) IDOLE DUHARAS should be able to carve out a trip similar to last week's here and is the one to beat. (6) UF BETTORS HANOVER continues to rocket home but is often too far back at the 3/4 pole. The short field should help him here. (5) TWIN B WRANGLER has been showing improvement in his last few starts and will score an upset one of these weeks.

Race 3

(6) CROWN CLASSIC seems to have put it all together in his last couple of starts and can double here stepping up into non-winners of two. (8) TRUMPETS lost to the choice two back in her season's debut then blew away a field of maidens last week. She is obviously on the rapid improve and has to be considered here. (7) PISCEAN can contend here with a better drive and a less taxing trip.

Race 4

(5) STORMONT KATE faced a trio of other rapid leavers last time which forced her to take back early. She should have a much better chance of making front or sitting the pocket here which is when she is toughest. (3) WINE PHOTO moves into a high % barn off the claim and looks like the only competition the choice will have for the lead. (8) DOMEDOMEDOME is one of the best in here on paper but will need to work out a trip from out there.

Race 5

(3) INTENDED STYLE roared to an easy win off the claim for a barn that had success with him previously. Call to repeat. (1) JUST HENRY was hung the mile vs. the choice and hung in very well, considering. He could turn the tables here. (4) VELOCITY HEADLIGHT is always tough at this level and is another that must be considered for early Pick 4 tickets.

Race 6

(9) MUSICAL RHYTHM has proven his superiority in this series. He will be very tough to beat here if he stays flat and clears to the front by the end of the first 1/4. (2) HILLSONATOR couldn't stay with the choice late last week but is the obvious alternative and he may try different tactics here and make the choice work harder early; using. (4) FLEET BUMBLEBEE is the “'closer” alternative if you think the top two may trot each other into the ground, which is a possibility with the big cash on the line here.

Race 7

(1) PRINCE CLYDE drops to a level where he dominated on Dec. 21 when last racing this low. He should handle this field. (5) HIT AND GIGGLE A improved last week and should be closing for a good piece of this. (3) TOMITTA BAYAMA is another that will be passing horses late that can offer some value in exacta and trifecta wagers.

Race 8

(3) MIAMI MAGIC looks best of a very inexperienced group. If you were ever going to go “all” in a Pick 4 race, this is the one. (9) J N RYDER looks fast enough to compete here, but is also 0 for 30 lifetime. (6) NORTHERN BRUISER qualified okay and is bred to be much better than he showed last year. He would be no surprise vs. this group.

Race 9

(7) CHARLIE IS A JOKER drops to face much easier and should be formidable here. (1) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS was leading between the stretch call and the finish last week only to be chased down by a class-dropper. He looks like the main danger to the choice here. (6) HUBBY NUMBER ONE scored a big win vs. much weaker last week but can take a minor share here.

Race 10

(2) FOREVER JUST finally draws a good post and should be sent on a speed mission here; top call. (6) PRINCE SHARKA is the one the choice will need to contend with early for the front. He is in good form and a worthy contender. (1) ALEXIE MATTOSIE is another that gets post relief and he may work out a great trip here; beware. (3) THE OPTIMIST can follow along and take a share same as he did last week. (8) LIVE AND LEARN is sent out by a trainer that can bring in long bombs and is one to consider on deeper Pick 4 tickets.

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