05/11/2014 8:07PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 5/12 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: BUDDHA BLUE CHIP (10th)

Spot Play: SWISS BANK HANOVE R (4th)

Race 1

(8) BAMBINO SUPREME qualified strong, took a good record last year at two and appears ready at first asking. (5) MARIA BI comes out of the Tie Silk series and faces a much easier bunch. (6) OLE JACK MAGIC posted an open-length winning qualifier and recorded a nice final quarter. He raced in the Champlain and Gold last season, which is encouraging.

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Race 2

(5) DREAMINGOFWICHITA comes out of the Jamieson barn, drops out of the Princess series and should be much more competitive in here. (7) VILLAGE JESSICA just missed last week, by a nose, at this level and once again proves a threat. (8) SAM qualified strong in Florida and looks like a good option to use for the triactor.

Race 3

(8) SPECKLED DOOR has won three straight and moves into the McNair barn. He'll debut on this circuit and has excellent gate-speed. (6) IDEAL JET qualified impressively, raced in the Gold series last year and can only improve off that effort. (4) KUCHAR draws well, gets Jamieson back in the bike and comes out of Austin's barn.

Race 4

(3) SWISS BANK HANOVER qualified very well after making a miscue the week before. This is just his second start of the campaign and he shows the speed for this maiden class. (8) SURPRISE HANOVER shipped north after qualifying and wintering in Florida. He appears ready as well. (10) WEATHERLY had a credible 2013 campaign as a rookie, qualified strong and comes out of Brethour's barn.

Race 5

(2) TOSCA drops out of the Celias Counsel, faces an easier bunch and comes out of Henriksen's barn. (3) DANICA raced very strong last week at this level. She comes out of Jones' barn, which has been very strong this season and remains at the same class. (5) R CHOOCHOO CHARLIE won both qualifiers, enjoyed a very credible rookie campaign and certainly appears ready.

Race 6

(7) SHADOWBRIAND just missed in her last two at this level and likely will be the favourite. (1) HUNCH MAN looked strong in his lone qualifier in excellent time and gets the rail. (8) MAJOR HOMER scored an open-length win in his season debut and can handle the class hike.

Race 7

(8) BAX OF LIFE is due for a win after finishing second in a higher level last week. (9) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY hasn't missed the board in each of her last five starts. (3) WINDSONG GEANT put his game face on last week with an impressive victory. He draws inside and will aim for the same tactics.

Race 8

(4) CATALEA SEELSTER did most of the work on the front end last week, but had to settle for second. It's just her second start back, she remains at this level and proves a threat once again. (7) CAN ART had a credible rookie campaign, posted a winning qualifier last week and comes out of the McNair barn. (10) POLK DOT HANOVER drops out of the Princess Series, comes out of Menary's barn and should offer a fair price.

Race 9

(7) SLIP INTO GLIDE has won back-to-back races at this level and is hard to overlook for top spot. (4) WHEELING N DEALIN draws well, posted two straight wins and looks ready for the class jump. (8) SAN PAIL hasn't given the best body language so far this season, but it's hard to leave the $3 million winner off the top three.

Race 10

(1) BUDDHA BLUE CHIP has an exceptional record this season and won last week at this level. (3) REASONABLE FORCE draws well once again, has posted two straight wins and Montini's barn is heating up. (4) DREDYL HANOVER doesn't like to win, but has been racing very consistently and is certainly capable of hitting the triactor.

Race 11

(9) DOCS HOSS won last week at this level, comes from a high percentage trailer and is able to overcome the outside. (4) DUKE DID IT draws well and will look for a turnaround effort after failing to deliver last week as the favourite. (10) THE UNSUB will have to overcome post 10, but went a sizzling mile over Flamboro in his latest.


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