11/12/2015 4:37PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/14 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

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

EARLY PICK 4: 1,4,5,7/2,3,6,8/4,6,9/5 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 1,5/1,3/1,3,6,8/2,3,6,9 = $64

MEET STATS: 69 - 251 / 318.50  BEST BETS: 12 - 22 / $41.90

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 22 / 54.10

Best Bet: MARQUIS VOLO (2nd)

Spot Play: HIS BOY ELROY (4th)

Race 1

We won't get $17 on (5) PRESCOTTS HOPE again this week, but if he repeats anything close to his sensational mile last Saturday he will be a repeater. (2) EVENIN OF PLEASURE almost surely will sit in the choice's pocket and is the one that will benefit if that one falters late. (4) ELLIS PARK was driven aggressively to no avail vs. the choice last week. He can contend here but needs a trip probably.

Race 2

(3) MARQUIS VOLO is on quite a roll and a good bet to take his sixth straight here. (8) STORMONT WIZARD fires home quickly in every start and could threaten the choice if put into the race early enough. (7) THE MURMURING PAN can be sensational when he behaves but the breaks in his past two starts are very concerning.

Race 3

(1) KADABRASNEWRECRUIT seems to hold a class edge on this NW 3 group and should be prominent throughout. (6) GRONK went a big trip last week to win for the second time this year. A repeat of that effort puts him right there on the wire. (5) TAROT raced okay vs. a very hot horse last time and retains the leading driver. He should make the ticket.

Race 4

(1) HIS BOY ELROY had no shot of winning racing against a massive speed bias a week ago but appears to have a favorable pace setup here providing the track is playing somewhat fair. (4) HUNCH MAN was no match for a very sharp winner but has been racing well and fits here. (7) CHUCARO ACERO BC ships in and doesn't need to knock her time down much to compete. Trainer Menary should have her ready to roll.

Race 5

(6) MONTEZUMA BLUE CHIP unleashed an impressive late charge to win in his first start for leading trainer Moreau last week; call to repeat. (8) CAJON LIGHTNING has hit the board for several starts in a row and can be raced effectively from anywhere; using. (3) FRANKIE BOY ships in sporting some fast miles but may need one considering he hasn't raced in 4 1/2 weeks.

Race 6

(6) MR LOVER couldn't get to a leader that had too easy of a time of it in the first 5/8ths of a mile last week. The speed-biased track did him no favors, either. He should get a great pace setup here. (9) MYSTERY BET is another that will be flying late if he stays flat. (4) BIG RICH ships in and goes for Moreau, who is deadly with new acquisitions. Toss him on your early Pick 4 tickets.

Race 7

(5) CHEYENNE REIDER was compromised by the speed-favoring track last week. He has a much better shot here as does (1) CRAFTY MASTER, who raced great considering closers weren't closing much that entire card. (9) TRACK MASTER D returns from a break and looks sharp. He has to be considered with those connections.

Race 8

(5) NOWUCIT NOWUDONT raced great in his comeback race and it's logical that he will get more aggressive here. This 21-time winner looks ready to add to that total here. (1) J CS JAKE continues to race great and is the one to knock off. (2) STAN THE MAN took a lot of money last week and almost lasted on the front end. He needs to find a quicker final 1/4 to get home first.

Race 9

(3) DRACHAN HANOVER raced very well against a distant winner last week and now drops and could pop here. (1) BILBO HANOVER blew by the leaders like they were standing still on his way to a big win and is the one to beat here, likely as the odds-on choice. (6) CHAMPAGNE PHIL looks best of the rest.

Race 10

(6) DAZZLING ROCKETTE unleashed a wild rally down the lane last time out and could take this group despite the class rise. (1) INVEST IN ART drops slightly and picks up Lasix after setting a quick pace and fading from the 10-hole. She should be better here. (3) RIDE AWAY SHARK easily won two straight and set quicker fractions the 2nd time. She's another contender in a field with many.

Race 11

(2) C L ART MAGIC had his win streak snapped last week when he was engaged in an all-out war in the back half. He can rebound racing back on a 7-day cycle. (6) AMERICAN ROCK debuts for the top barn and is the main threat. (3) JAKE LOEWEN has been closing well every week and could win this if there is some mid-race action up front. (9) SPORTS LIGHTNING was a strong first-up winner last time and will likely be closing off cover here. (10) SENIOR MARKET is in great form and could share at what will be a big price from out there.

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