03/29/2014 4:11PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/31 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: J C ONTHEBEACH (9th)

Spot Play: LEXUS HELIOS (3rd)

Race 1

(7) TAKE MY PICTURE gets significant class relief and should be able to handle this bunch. (2) COLD CERTIFIED raced very well in his second start back and hasn't missed the board since his return. (1) BURNIN MONEY drops in class, is versatile and is a top candidate at this level.

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Race 2

(5) BURLESQUE comes from a high percentage trainer, has excellent gate-speed and returns to a level where she's very competitive at. (2) NO TEASING ME draws inside and hasn't missed the board in each of her last four starts. (1) FOREVER LA NIGH gets the rail and is fresh off a win. She may offer a price and appears ready to step up.

Race 3

(2) LEXUS HELIOS has the speed for this level, but may need a trip. I'm hoping for a price and glad McNair is aboard. (1) O U GUS gets much needed post relief and has been a constant threat at this class. (6) HOUSE OF CASH comes from a top trotting barn, has the speed and has a patented closing kick.

Race 4

(5) SI SEMALU was my top selection last week and he clicked at 2-1. He remains at the same level from the same post. (1) BESTOFTHEBUNCH ships in from Dover, shows the speed needed and enjoys being put in the race. (6) SOLAR SURPRISE qualified very well and showed last year the speed needed despite limited starts.

Race 5

(7) ANDREIOS KARDIA had issues with her mouth last week which caused the break in stride. I'll try him again based on his effort two back. (10) REGAL SON comes out of the McIntosh barn and has finished second in each of his four starts this season. (1) ROYAL RECEPTION is the other McIntosh pupil that gets the rail and hasn't missed the board in each of his last three.

Race 6

(7) MEGO MOSS has been excellent since arriving in the Auciello barn two starts ago and he's hard not to like in here especially with Jamieson aboard. (5) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY has won three of her last five, draws well and comes from Team Baillargeon. (4) UNABATING is very lightly-raced over the past few seasons and was claimed last week. He draws well, has gate-speed and moves into the Puddy barn.

Race 7

(2) ACCOUNT ROLLOVER draws inside and went a big mile last week. He'll offer a low price and appears like the horse to beat. (3) AMERICAN ISLAND won last week after a patented late kick. He got a terrific trip from McNair and will look for much of the same. (7) HIGHLAND TARTAN has shown quick speed in his career starts and enjoys being put in the race. He has the speed and gets Jamieson in the bike.

Race 8

(3) PARTY DONT STOP scoped sick last start and had a reasonable excuse for his performance as the favourite. I'll try him again. (2) WARRAWEE PHOENIX draws inside, comes out of Menary's barn and showed terrific final quarter speed in his latest. (7) A CUT ABOVE qualified well for trainer/driver MacDonell. He shows versatility and is capable of dropping multiple seconds.

Race 9

(5) J C ONTHEBEACH was a convincing winner in his latest and moves slightly up in class. He draws well, enjoys being put in the race and gets the return services of MacDonald. (8) YUCATAN posted two strong qualifiers and had a successful campaign last year. He appears ready at first asking. (1) ADVERSARY SEELSTER draws inside, comes out of the Moreau barn and finished a strong second last week.

Race 10

(5) RAVE ON was an open-length winner in his latest for new trainer Puddy. He remains at the same level and will once again offer a low price. (2) SANTANNA BLUE CHIP has over $1 million in earnings to his credit and should be competitive in this bottom class. (3) SOUTHWIND WHISKI drops in class, draws much better and is much more competitive in this bottom class. He may offer a price and is capable of an upset.

 

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