11/10/2016 3:44PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/12 Analysis


Race 1 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


PICK 5: 1,6/3,6/2,5/3,4,5,8/1,3,7,8 = $25.60

EARLY PICK 4: 3,4,5,8/1,3,7,8/3/2,9 = $32

LATE PICK 4: 2,3,6/1,6/3,5,7/1,4,6 = $54

MEET STATS: 0 - 0 / $0.00  BEST BETS: 0 – 0 / $0.00

SPOT PLAYS: 0 – 0 / $0.00

Best Bet: CATCH THE DREAM (6th)

Spot Play: SASS (8th)

Race 1

(1) CASIMIR OVERDRIVE powered down the lane in an impressive score last time out. He could bring a decent price here on the class rise and is worth a play in his current razor-sharp condition. (6) THUNDER STEELER debuts for Menary here off a sharp qualifying effort and he is the class of the field by far; using. (2) DIALAMARA fell just short in a very good effort last time and he should make the ticket here. (3) HOUSE OF TERROR disappointed as chalk first time out for Moreau. He can rebound with a better effort here, but the top two may be too tough for him here.

Race 2

(6) NICKLE BAG races best in the cold winter months and he does well at Woodbine; slight nod. (3) ANDREIOS KARDIA is the one to beat off two straight Preferred wins and the short field is good for him. (2) JINS SHARK should improve returning to a 7-day cycle here. (5) EVENIN OF PLEASURE is always dangerous from close range but others look more likely here.

Race 3

(2) MUSCLE AVE raced okay first up against a good colt last time and that one does not show up here. A more aggressive drive is likely; top call. (5) WALK TO FOLSOM beat the choice off a better trip but he is a top contender again here. (9) SMASH HIT is likely to be closing from far back for a smaller share. (3) TYMAL TEMPEST returns to a 7-day cycle and is one to consider at a price as her racing style can play well here.

Race 4

(3) ST LADS PENNY LANE just failed while racing on the rim a long way last time. She races better off a helmet and she could be a good price stepping up slightly here. (5) RIDE AWAY SHARK is likely to show more early speed here and she is a threat to go all the way. (8) REGALLY READY drops and she should be a threat here despite her outer post. (4) REGAL LUCK should sit a good following trip here and she could pounce late for a win under the right circumstances.

Race 5

(7) COOL ROCK was impressive in victory last time and he has been known to string a few good ones together; top call. (8) PRESCOTTS HOPE had a comeback race in which he did okay. He is a Woodbine specialist that could wire these if sent hard early. (1) DARCEE N could get a rapid pace to chase here; using. (3) ASAP HANOVER drops slightly and is another to consider for Pick 4 and Pick 5 bets in a contentious dash.

Race 6

(3) CATCH THE DREAM takes a substantial drop here. He should handle this group. (7) STAN THE MAN keeps racing well showing big early speed and he never gets bet. He can offer some exotics value here. (6) ODDS ON AMETHYST is one of the better closers here and is another that can spice the exotics off his last couple of lines. (8) BURNIN MONEY steps up off a narrow win and he is likely to be a fringe player here. Use him on the bottom of vertical wagers.

Race 7

(9) HOT SPOT HANOVER is on a roll right now and should prove hard to beat, even from out there. (2) JUMP JIVE AND JAM should be blasting early here and she could sit a great trip near the front; using. (7) STYLISH BEACHWHERE requalified well and she should make the ticket here if she stays flat. (3) MISTY DE VIE has one of the best closing kicks in here and she's not out of this.

Race 8

(6) SASS qualified nicely with the addition of trotting hopples. He has the speed to beat these and he may offer a good price here. (3) HONOR ABOVE ALL was too far back when the pace accelerated last time. He should get put into action earlier here leaving from a better post. (2) MANOFMANYIMAGES is always around the money and he is another that will be a threat from close range here. (7) A ROD HALL fired his best effort in many weeks last time. Consider him for vertical wagers.

Race 9

(6) EASY LOVER HANOVER is quite simply the sharpest horse on the grounds right now; I'll stick with him here. (1) MACH CODE has returned from a break in great form and he looks like the only real threat to the choice here. (7) NIRVANA SEELSTER has been second to the choice in two straight and he will be a speed threat again, at least early. (3) HEZA THRILL N should be closing for a piece as always.

Race 10

(3) PERFECT VISTA was very game in defeat last week despite going a long trip. I'll give him the nod here off that sharp mile. (7) FLAHERTY showed late interest after getting shuffled. He can be a bigger threat here if sent early, which is quite possible. (5) IMKEEPNTHISGUY wasn't far behind the choice last time and trainer Brealey excels at this meet typically; using. (6) DAYLIGHT RUSH should be prominent ealry then stick around for a slice.

Race 11

(4) BLISSFUL YEARS goes for the potent Adams barn here shipping in from Leamington. He's won here before and could be a price; trainer angle play. (1) LATE NIGHT comes off a sharp win in a claimer and I don't think these are that much tougher. He should be there at the wire. (6) ZINGERS LAUGH couldn't fish out any cover last time. He may get a much better trip here; beware. (5) SINGLE WHITE SOCK fits this class well. He could better this prediction. (3) BOOMBOOM BALLYKEEL is a tough one to bet because he rarely leaves the rail, but he should take at least a smaller share here.

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