10/23/2014 11:21PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 10/25 analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: JK SHE’SALADY (9th)

Spot Play: REGAL SON (1st)

Race 1

(3) REGAL SON was an impressive winner last week for new trainer Lindsey. He has the speed, draws well and will look for back-to-back scores. (6) NAKED CITY draws better this week and is very versatile. He gets Saftic aboard again and has a good record. (8) HOPE FOR BADLANDS was an upset winner last week at 14-1 in this class.

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Race 2

(2) RECKON IM READY draws inside, comes from the Baillargeon barn and has seven wins to his credit this season. (10) LETS LEAVEM finished second, by a nose, in his latest and perhaps is rounding into form. (6) SANTO DOMINGO raced very well last week at 20-1. He may offer another nice price again in here.

Race 3

(4) MISSION BRIEF is tons the best in here on paper. If she doesn't self destruct, she's likely a winner. (1) JOLENE JOLENE was a beaten favourite last week in the other elim, but gets Sears along with the rail. (3) GATKA HANOVER comes from the Burke barn and was a comfortable winner last week. Perhaps she's blooming late in the year.

Race 4

(5) THEPANINSULAHOTEL is a classy veteran who receives class relief and draws much better this week. (6) MIRAMONTMAN was beaten less than two lengths last week, draws well and gets Filion back aboard. He may offer a price. (8) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY comes from the Johnson barn and is down in class once again. He doesn't have the best win record this season, but is a logical choice for the triactor.

Race 5

(4) HABITAT is the horse to beat following his six wins this season from nine starts and dominant victory in last week's elim. (2) UNCLE LASSE just missed last week as the favourite, but draws inside for Pierce/Takter. (1) PINKMAN has a terrific record this season and always appears to be in the hunt. Filion picks up a very live catch drive.

Race 6

(1) RESISTANCE FUTILE gets the rail and is down in class. Jamieson is also back aboard which will influence the price. (9) NICKLE BAG gets Sears again this week and has hit the board in each of his last five starts. (6) COUGAR HALL has posted back-to-back scores in effortless fashion. He draws well and Gillis' barn has been better as of late.

Race 7

(6) ARTSPEAK has posted back-to-back breaks, but has recovered nicely. If he's on his game, he's the best horse in this race. Minding his manners will be key! (3) LYONS AGAIN posted the 14-1 upset win last week for his first victory of the season. Gingras is aboard and will offer a low price. (7) GO DADDY GO raced tremendous last week to finish fourth from a post 10 start. Callahan is back aboard for the final with a better starting spot.

Race 8

(5) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP doesn't have the best winning record this season, but he's down in class and hard to overlook at this level. (1) MACHAPELO has posted back-to-back third place finishes in this class and gets Gingras back aboard. (8) MONTE CRISTO debuts for Larocque, gets Filion and may offer a nice return.

Race 9

(3) JK SHESALADY is a perfect nine-for-nine and is the filly to beat in this division. (2) THE SHOW RETURNS has found her best stride late in the season and won last weeks other elim. (8) BAND OF ANGELS comes from the Burke barn and just missed last week. She's been a solid filly all season and can't be counted out.

Race 10

(1) MODERN LEGEND gets the rail and returns home to this circuit. He gets Pierce aboard and faces an easier group. (8) DUVOTO HANOVER has been the picture of consistency for many weeks for O'Sullivan and is a logical option. (5) PISTON BROKE got an aggressive steer last week for Filion and he retains the drive. He's a factor again with a good post.

Race 11

(4) UFDRAGONS ROCKET just missed last week for trainer Fine and draws better this week. Jamieson is aboard and the veteran is very versatile and will likely offer a low price. (8) PRINCE CLYDE comes from the Montini barn, shows the speed and comes out of the OSS Super Final. (1) IN COMMANDO draws the rail, comes from a high percentage barn and is fresh coming into this contest following time off.

Race 12

(9) HIGH FLIER gets Jamieson again this week, which is key. He has terrific gate-speed and just missed last week. (7) SOMEWHERE FANCY has been knocking on the door for many weeks and is overdue for a win. (3) WATERSIDE LIGHT comes from the Moreau barn, draws inside and was a game second last week.

Race 13

(3) SHADIOS has terrific gate-speed, draws inside and comes from the Alagna barn. (2) BOOMBOOM BALLYKEEL comes out of the Super Final, draws inside and may offer a nice price. (10) BUGGER BRUISER has been much better in his last two and capable of overcoming post 10 with his gate-speed. He has some upside in the finale.

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