05/04/2014 8:05PM

Woodbine Harness: Monday 5/5 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: SAMIRA HANOVER (3rd)


Race 1

(1) LADY AND THE CASH gets the rail, won her qualifier in a good effort and comes out of McIntosh's barn. (6) SAS WARKENTIN qualified well to finish second, beaten by a head, with a solid final frame. (8) WINDSUN COBA comes out of the Tie Silk and faces an easier bunch. He has the speed and continues to improve.

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Race 2

(3) BILBO HANOVER draws inside, has the speed and gets a big drop in class. (2) BETTER THAN YOU put forth a much better effort last week despite finishing second. He was game at the wire in a good time and should improve with a better post. (4) SPEED AGAIN will get a lot of attention again, but doesn't like to win. He's an obvious candidate for the triactor with his recent times.

Race 3

(7) SAMIRA HANOVER has posted back-to-back wins and looks like the one to beat in here. (8) FORK has had a terrific season so far. He has the speed, enjoys leaving the gate and won at this level two back. (4) FLIGHT OF THE KIWI comes out of the Don Mills and faces an easier bunch. He has terrific gate-speed and should offer a fair price.

Race 4

(1) CATALEA SEELSTER comes out of the Adams barn, gets the rail and posted an encouraging qualifier in her latest. (8) HAPPILY EVER AFTER qualified well, showed talent last season at two and comes out of the O'Sullivan barn. (5) PRIVATE PERFOMANC has hit the board in two of her last three, draws well and will look for a bounceback effort.

Race 5

(7) MAJOR HOMER scored a convincing qualifier with a solid final quarter that is convincing enough to use him on top first stat back. (10) ROYAL ASHTON hasn't missed the board in all three starts this season, has gate-speed and is certainly able to overcome post 10. (5) MAJOR DEAGAN comes out of the Brethour barn and raced very well last week in his season debut. He should improve off that effort.

Race 6

(4) ENTRANCED has won two of three this season and was a shut-down winner in last weeks division. (9) THE MUSCLER enjoys leaving the gate, has the speed and Jones' barn has been terrific this season. (3) TYRONE HAJI raced very strong last week in his division, comes out of the McIntosh barn and has been improving with each start.

Race 7

(7) SHADOWBRIAND just missed last week in his season debut. He can only improve off that effort for trainer Darling at this same level. (1) APOLLO SEELSTER gets the rail and put forth an unexpected effort last week. He went a terrific mile, closed strong and will get a lot more attention this week. (8) WARP FACTOR THREE got a great trip last week to win at first asking. He moves up in class and certainly proves worthy of the triactor.

Race 8

(4) KENNAIRN BUCKWHEAT drops in class once again and won the last time he was at this level. (2) PETER PUMPKINEATER draws inside and has been racing at his best in his last three starts in this class. (5) LUIGI posted the 20-1 upset last week, draws well and once again poses a threat.

Race 9

(6) SECRETSOFTHEKNIGHT has some back class to him, gets post relief and is due for his first win of the season. (2) SPARTACUS JIM draws inside and finished a game second in this class last week. A repeat effort makes him a top threat. (4) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE comes out of Moreau's barn and finished third at a higher level last week.

Race 10

(6) ANDREIOS KARDIA draws slightly better this week and shouldn't be too far back. He certainly has the speed along with a sizzling final quarter in him. (2) BUDDHA BLUE CHIP draws inside, has terrific gate-speed and gets Jameison back in the bike. (8) FALCON JUSTICE went a big trip last week to win in his season debut. He posted a strong final quarter and moves up in class.

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