11/06/2014 3:48PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/8 analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: BUCKEROO (3rd)

Spot Play: LEAFS AND WINGS (4th)

Race 1

(5) MONTE CRISTO will make his third start for his new connections and drops down into the bottom class. (2) ROCK ME AMASTREOS draws inside and returns to this circuit. He shows the speed and is reunited with MacDonell. (6) BILBO HANOVER will add lasix for the second straight start and drops in class. He draws well and was timed in 1:51 4/5 just two back.

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Race 2

(1) DOUBLEDOWN GASS draws inside this week and drops out of the Preferred level. He has terrific gate-speed and likely will be the favourite. (7) FORK dropped and popped last week and shouldn't get overlooked in here. (2) SAMIRA HANOVER finished second last week as the favourite and is a logical play for the triactor.

Race 3

(3) BUCKEROO was a beaten favourite last week in this class, but I'll try him again from another good post. (1) SOMEWHERE FANCY draws inside and has been knocking on the door in recent weeks. He's been very consistent with Waples aboard. (4) SURPRISE HANOVER was timed in 1:51 just two starts back. He draws inside and enjoys racing off a helmet.

Race 4

(8) LEAFS AND WINGS has been knocking on the door in each of his last three starts and is due for a win. (1) WORLD AWAY was a winner last week at a lower level. He draws inside and has all kinds of back class to offer for this higher class. (9) ARTHUR has been racing very well and consistently over the past month. He has the speed and may offer a fair price with a post nine start.

Race 5

(4) MR LINDY was a winner last week from a post 10 start at this level and now draws inside. (2) POCKET TRIP has excellent gate speed and was a winner last start for Moiseyev. (9) KEYSTONE TREVOR enjoys racing off-the-pace and has hit the board in five of his last six starts.

Race 6

(3) ALEXAS JACKPOT suffered a troubled trip last week, but still managed to finish fourth. He draws better this week at the same level. (7) COUGAR HALL has won two of his last three starts and gets Jamieson in the bike this week. (2) SING FOR ME GEORGE draws inside, drops in class and comes from the O'Sullivan barn.

Race 7

(3) WHISKEY TAX drops out of the Preferred level and is due for a win. (4) COCO LINDY has won four straight in convincing fashion and now moves onto this circuit. (5) WHEELING N DEALIN was an easy winner last start and steps up in class.

Race 8

(2) APPRENTICE HANOVER moves back home after facing Grand Circuit rivals. He'll provide a short price. (7) THINKING OUT LOUD also shifts back onto this circuit, gets Waples in the bike and is a logical play. (6) DUVOTO HANOVER has been the picture of consistency when racing at this level and is hard to overlook.

Race 9

(8) WINDSUN REVENGE has hit the board in each of his last four starts, including a win two back. (7) DONTCHEATONMENOW comes from the Johnson barn, was a winner two back and is very versatile. (3) RAMAS LAST SON draws inside and has hit the board in each of his last four starts.

Race 10

(8) THEPANINSULAHOTEL has come up short by a head in each of his last two. He's due for a win. (2) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP draws inside, gets Waples and has been a consistent threat at this level. (9) REAL ROCKER has excellent gate-speed to be well-positioned. He's a good option at a price.

Race 11

(5) IDEAL MAGIC comes from the Alagna barn, gets MacDonald in the bike and was a game third last week. (4) MAPLE LEAF MATT has excellent closing speed and likely will offer a price. (2) BAD BUG draws inside and was a 46-1 upset winner last week at a lower level. He's worth a look if the price holds up.

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