02/22/2014 3:47PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 2/24 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: BIG BAY POINT (10th)

Spot Play: WOODRICK NATION (4th)

Race 1

(1) WEST SIDE STORY came out of the clouds last week to capture the win. He gets post relief and should get a better trip. (5) PHOTO MASS will get a lot of money in here. He's been racing very consistently at this level. (3) QUIT SMOKING NOW gets post relief and has the speed. He should offer a price and is capable.

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Race 2

(1) ROCK N ROLL LEGACY draws the rail and has finished second in his last two. He's due for his maiden-breaking win. (7) PASSIONATE KISSER put forth a solid qualifier in a good time and good final quarter. It looks like he's ready for a big effort. (4) STAR MESSENGER draws inside and gets post relief. He shows the speed and should be better placed this week.

Race 3

(3) NOWUCIT NOWUDONT is my minor upset play in here. He gets Jamieson back and just missed last week. (7) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS has won three straight and captured the victory last week by a nose. If he's put on the front again, I like NOWUCIT NOWUDONT for the win. (8) AMIGO DE GRANDE raced terrific last week and once again is very capable. He's been terrific since arriving in the Auciello barn.

Race 4

(1) WOODROCK NATION came first-over last week and that trip didn't work out. He draws the rail in here and will look for a cleaner trip. (5) RED MAGICIAN likely will be put on the engine again and remains in the same level. He has the speed and draws well. (2) THE KOP is fresh off a win, draws inside and is very capable of stepping up on the bigger track.

Race 5

(9) SO BAD IM GOOD comes out of the Hudon barn, which has been terrific this season. He's got a good record this season and won at this level four back. (10) TEX is a good option if Mayotte's elects to leave the gate with him. He's a top threat in here if positioned well off the start. (7) SANATTLE SLEW won two back, comes out of the Gillis barn and gets Davis, Jr. back in the bike.

Race 6

(2) NORTHERN SPARK moves into the Johnson barn and that's the main reason for my selection. His value will only drop on the barn change. (10) RECKON IM READY will have to overcome post 10, but won at this level last start. He has gate-speed and likely will be involved early. (9) DUKESTER hasn't been worse than third in each of his last four starts. He remains at the same level and will offer a low price.

Race 7

(1) MEETYOUATMIDNIGHT draws inside, comes out of the Gillis barn and won at this level two back. (8) ZARK raced very well last week and finished his mile very strong. A repeat effort makes him a prime contender. (4) ACCOUNT ROLLOVER moves up in class, but comes out of the McIntosh barn, has gate-speed and raced very well last week in his Woodbine debut.

Race 8

(5) LIBERTYS BEST STAR has won five straight, moves into the Menary barn and remains at the same class. (1) RAVE ON exploded in deep stretch last week en route to victory. He draws the rail, gets Jamieson in the bike and will offer a low price. (8) KENNAIRN BUCKWHEAT has hit the board in three of his last four and moves into the Riley stable.

Race 9

(7) SLIP INTO GLIDE drops out of the Preferred and comes out of the Baillargeon barn. He's a top contender in here and is very versatile. (3) ZEUS LIGHTNING also comes out of the Preferred, has a lot of back class and draws well. (2) STAR RUFFNREADY draws inside, won two starts back and will offer a price.

Race 10

(5) BIG BAY POINT comes out of the Menary barn and drops in class. He should be able to handle this group. (6) JDS CALEB MAN has hit the board in two of his last three and is a top threat at this level. (2) HOOSIER KING draws inside and will debut for new trainer Riley. His barn has been terrific so far in 2014.

Race 11

(1) HONI MAKER draws the rail and will debut for Puddy. She has the speed and likely will offer a low price. (9) FIRSTCLASSFLIGHT has hit the board in two of her last three starts at this level and comes from top trainer Menary. (6) BURLESQUE has finished third in each of her last two starts and comes out of the Johnson barn. She's a good option for the triactor.


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