02/07/2016 1:59AM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 2/8 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 1,2,6/6/1,3,7,8/5,6/3,5,6 = $14.40

EARLY PICK 4: 5,6/3,5,6/1,3,9/2,4,7 = $54

LATE PICK 4: 2,4,7/2/3,6,7/2,4,8 = $27

MEET STATS: 228 - 717 / $1223.40  BEST BETS: 38 - 66 / $136.80

SPOT PLAYS: 17 - 66 / $191.30

Best Bet: MUSICAL RHYTHM (8th)

Spot Play: SIR MACHALOT (5th)

Race 1

(6) VELOCITY HEADLIGHT drops back to the lowest class where he has dominated recently and will take some beating here. (1) JUST HENRY gamely held on last week when claimed and he should get a good trip here. (2) BROADIES SONG fits this class like a glove and should be right there again.

Race 2

(6) HILLSONATOR has been a different horse this year and likely dominates here as a very short-priced favorite. (7) GRAND PREMIERE looked good when winning off a break last time and looks like the only real threat to the choice - if there is one. (2) BETTER TO BE LUCKY ships in and races out of trotting specialist Bax's barn. Keep an eye on him as the series progresses. He might be worth a shot at a price in the final.

Race 3

(1) MIAMI MAGIC closed a big gap late last time when she motored home. She can beat these if asked for more speed early. (3) TRUMPETS finished quickly racing in the snow and looks faster than she was at two. She can contend right away vs. these. (8) CROWN CLASSIC just missed last time, extending her futility record to 25 races. She's not impossible here considering her recent improving form.

Race 4

(5) TRISUN raced well last time and finished quickly. Jamieson quite often moves horses up the second time he drives as is the case with this gelding. (6) MACH POWER has won his first two starts easily at London for his Hall of Fame trainer and can be expected to drop several seconds here. (3) WINDSONG LEOPOLD closed mildly here Thursday night and the move to an inside post should help him get out a bit closer to the leaders here.

Race 5

(5) SIR MACHALOT beat a better field than this one here on December 19 and has some darkened form since. I would expect Macarthur to send him at the outset for good position here. (3) SUNNY BEACH DAY typically races well at this bottom level and tonight should be no different. (6) PRINCE SHARKA has shown high speed racing in the Maritimes and can't be dismissed here making his Woodbine debut.

Race 6

(1) JUSTICE JET drops and should get lots of early action to set up his late charge; top call. (9) DOMEDOMEDOME will likely take a closing approach here and the pace scenario could also work to her advantage. (3) MUSCLE MATTERS raced decently a class higher and could trip out near the lead here.

Race 7

(4) CHICAGO HANOVER was flying late last week and has been solid in this class for several weeks. He should be dangerous from close range. (7) UFDRAGONS ROCKET drops back to a class he fits much better and is sure to be heard from. (2) WOGGY ROCKS debuts for Montini and is also in great form. He's not out of this.

Race 8

(2) MUSICAL RHYTHM lays over this group and need only stay trotting to get the job done. (8) LOVE HUNTER has raced solidly for several weeks and the rival that beat him his past two starts does nothing but win races. He looks next best. (6) FLEET BUMBLEBEE has good closing power and can tale air. He's a good one for the bottom of Tris and Supers.

Race 9

(7) FEARLESS MAN was dead game last week when edged by a streaking rival. He will be tough on the front end here. (3) CASH FOR GOLD won with no urging whatsoever last week and can contend here at a price. (6) ZEUS LIGHTNING continues to race well but is a bit win-shy.

Race 10

(4) HE IS RISEN got hung the mile last time and raced evenly. He can be expected to go forward in his second start in the new barn. (2) KABLOOIE debuts for Menary and should be a top contender. (8) CROWN ISLE has raced well on this circuit previously and is worth including at a price. (7) PRINCE ADAM has raced okay since shipping west and might be able to get on the High-5 ticket here. (9) LOST IN PANSLATION closed for a slice last time and could do the same here in a generally weak field.

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