03/22/2014 2:49PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/24 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: IDEAL SHADOW (8th)

Spot Play: TWIN B LEGEND (4th)

Race 1

(1) BOOGIE WOOGIE drops out of the Preferred, gets the rail and finished a strong second at this level two back. (8) MOPEY COREY has excellent gate-speed and will be put into play early. He moves up in class, but is very capable. (3) COLD CERTIFIED raced very well in his first start back. He can only be better this week from a better post.

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Race 2

(1) DRAGON SEELSTER gets the rail and hasn't missed the board yet this season. He put forth a strong mile last week. (5) GLORY BEACH finally draws better and should be better positioned. He has a strong closing kick and shouldn't be too far back. (7) MACHIN MONEY raced very well last week at high odds. He's been knocking on the door in his last two starts and may offer a fair price.

Race 3

(1) WEST SIDE STORY gets the rail and has been racing at his best. He'll likely be the favourite and comes from a top barn. (3) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY draws inside and made an uncharacteristic break last week. Prior to last week, she won three straight. (8) PHOTO MASS comes out of the Preferred and into a more competitive field. He's a major player at this level.

Race 4

(10) TWIN B LEGEND will have to overcome post 10, but he's a much better horse than he's been showing. He drops in class and may offer a price. (5) RAVE ON enters the Puddy barn, gets Jamieson in the bike and is capable of stepping up. (1) WHIPPET GOOD draws the rail and has tons of back class to him.

Race 5

(3) ALL CHILL NO FILL did all the work last start before fading to second. He draws well this week at the same level. (1) NOBLE FLIGHT is lightly raced in his career, but has always showed the speed needed. He qualified very well both times and it wouldn't surprise me to see him hit the ticket. (7) FRIEND OR FOE raced very well last week with Jamieson aboard. He's versatile and likely will offer a price.

Race 6

(4) REGAL SON comes out of the McIntosh barn and has finished second in each of his three starts this season. He's ready for a win. (7) KUCHAR raced very well last week for Jamieson and Austin. He closed very well into an honest pace and continues to improve. (6) NEW PATROL was terrific in his first start of the season last week. He qualified very impressively two back and certainly appears capable of the class jump.

Race 7

(6) RECKON IM READY is always a threat at this level and continues to race very consistently. (2) MOONTAN draws inside and drops into a claimer. This class is a better fit for him and I expect to see a top effort from him. (10) DUKESTER will have to overcome post 10, but he has gate-speed and debuts for trainer Cirasuola. He's a good option for the triactor.

Race 8

(1) IDEAL SHADOW draws the rail and certainly looks like the horse to beat in this group after his impressive resume this season. (7) ACCOUNT ROLLOVER looks like the main threat for IDEAL SHADOW after failing to miss the board yet this season. He comes from the McIntosh camp, closes very well and enjoys being put in the race. (2) HOPIESDRAGINTHEDO draws inside and has hit the board in two of his last three. He's versatile and likely will offer a price.

Race 9

(5) CABS R HERE qualified impressively both times this season and appears ready at first asking. (7) ROYAL RECEPTION has been knocking on the door in his last two starts and comes from top connections. He went a tough trip in his latest and likely will offer a low price. (4) PASSIONATE KISSER raced well in both career appearances and continues to drop time. He should be even better this week and in the hunt.

Race 10

(6) AMIGO DE GRANDE got the trip he needed last week to score. He was put on the front and failing to go the distance. Perhaps a similar trip to last week is in store. (8) SLIP INTO GLIDE has been racing at his best and enjoys coming off a helmet. A short field only helps his chances from an outside post. (5) COOL GUY will likely be your first leader with his excellent gate-speed. He's a good option for the traictor with his form and Davis, Jr. aboard.

Race 11

(4) ROCK N GO enters the Nixon barn and that's the main reason for my selection. He has the speed, but has failed to find the winners circle at this level. (9) MATTS DELIVERY will have to overcome the outside, but comes from a high percentage barn and raced very well last week at this class. (6) ZARK drops into a claimer and is classified accordingly. He enters the Adams barn and is a better fit in this class.


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