04/27/2014 6:05PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 4/28 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: EINSTEINS BEST (11th)

Spot Play: BETTOR THAN YOU (4th)

Race 1

(7) SO NOT COOL went a big mile in his season debut last week. He trotted home strong and a repeat effort should make him the winner. (4) THE MUSCLER made a costly break last week, but shows the speed and comes out of a top trotting barn. (1) TYRONE HAGI gets the rail, comes out of the McIntosh barn and trotted home in :28 last week.

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Race 2

(2) ENTRANCED set a national season's record last week with his 1:54 2/5 win last week. He's the horse to beat after that performance. (1) VERDI hasn't missed the board yet this season in three starts despite going winless. (4) MUSICAL SPELL has won both his starts this season, draws well and scored both wins in comfortable fashion.

Race 3

(3) RAISE THE CURTAIN won his qualifier in fine form, draws inside and raced in the Grand Circuit last season. (1) GLIDE ON trotted home in :27 3/5 in her lone qualifier. She comes from a top barn and may offer a fair price. (5) SUPER ALL DAY has the speed, closed very well in his latest qualifier and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 4

(6) BETTOR THAN YOU qualified well after a short break, comes out of the O'Sullivan barn and has a license to improve. (3) MANCHESTER went a speedy mile in his return to this circuit last week. He draws much better and drops in class. (4) SPEED AGAIN has back class in his favour along with class relief.

Race 5

(3) PETER PUMPINEATER has been at his best in his last two starts, draws inside and gets McNair back in the bike. (2) DUKE DID IT posted a strong final frame last week to hit the board. He draws inside this week and remains at the same level. (7) DOCS HOSS got the monkey off his back last week with a win. He's always a top threat in this class.

Race 6

(9) ROSE RUN ORIANA went a big trip last week despite finishing second. She comes from a top barn and has a winning record this season. (8) FORK is always a top threat at this level if he minds his manners. He'll get a lot of attention in here. (1) DESIGNER GENES gets the rail to work with and faces a tough test. She's versatile, has the speed and will need an inside trip.

Race 7

(7) COOL ROCK has a terrific late kick, draws better and if he's in prime position turning for home, he's a top candidate. (5) MAJOR HOTTIE returns after a layoff and has tons of back class in his favour. (3) KINDLY POET recently achieved millionaire status. He draws well and failed as the favourite last week.

Race 8

(2) WHISKEY N PIE posted a winning qualifier in his latest and appears ready to make his first career start. (1) WARP FACTOR THREE draws inside for O'Sullivan and was recently timed in 1:54 in his latest qualifier at The Meadows. (8) BETTOR ON TOP will make his third start of the campaign and should receive an easier trip than last week.

Race 9

(1) THANKYOUKESSEL put forth a terrific effort last week to finish third in his season debut. He trotted home in :27 and remains at the same level. He's ready to improve. (2) SMARTY PANTS draws inside, is fresh off two second-place finishes and comes from Moreau's barn. (6) WHEELING N DEALIN raced well in his first start of the season, trotted home strong and can only improve in his second start.

Race 10

(7) ANDREIOS KARDIA went sideways last start in the Youthful final and still recovered to finish second. If he's on his game tonight, he's a major player. (8) BUDDHA BLUE CHIP's record speaks for itself and remains at the same class. (3) MARCO DE VIE recovered very well last week to finish third after a break at the start. He draws well in here and will offer a low price.

Race 11

(8) EINSTEINS BEST likely will be the faovurite in here and hopefully is better placed off the start this week. (7) CLUSTER HANOVER had a productive campaign last season, comes out of the Darling barn and gets Jamieson in the bike. (1) FORTUNE PLAYBOY has won four of five career starts, makes his debut on this circuit and comes from a high percentage trainer.


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