11/07/2013 4:41PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/9 Analysis

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Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: COUGAR HALL (2nd)

Spot Play: LENNON BLUE CHIP (12th)

Race 1

(7) GENESEE comes out of the Moreau barn and won in his debut last week. He's versatile and is once again classified accordingly. (10) JAC SPADE is fresh off a win and gets McNair in the bike. He has a good record this season and likely will offer a low price. (4) AMBLE OVER HANOVER has been a threat in this class for many starts. He comes out of McMaster's barn and draws inside.

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Race 2

(1) COUGAR HALL gets the rail, comes out of the Gillis barn and will be the favourite in this field. (2) MCKINNEY has finished first or second in each of his last two starts. He also draws well and comes out of Johnson's barn. (5) DAVIDS DREAM is very versatile and has a good record this season. He's a good option for the triactor.

Race 3

(8) SURVEILLANCE ships in from Vernon Downs and has displayed the speed for this bottom-end class. She's versatile and has one of the better records this season. (2) EXTRACURRICULAR draws inside and ships onto this circuit. He comes out of the Vrablic barn and likely will offer a fair price. (1) DUKE OF DONEGAL gets the rail and drops in class. He has the speed, but will need a trip.

Race 4

(10) HILARIOUS HALO has been racing very well since arriving in the Fellows barn. He's capable of overcoming post 10 and drops back into the same class he won at two starts ago. (7) KINDLY POET has almost $1 million in earnings made and drops in class. He's a top threat in this class especially with McNair aboard. (2) SHIPPS XPECTANCY draws inside and has a solid overall record this season. He has terrific gate-speed, which will likely get utilized.

Race 5

(9) THORN IN YOUR SIDE has won three straight and remains at the same level. (5) JETTINS DRAGON has been knocking on the door in this class and is a top candidate. He's missed the board just once from 10 starts this season. (2) BAD BOY HILL draws inside and comes out of the Shepherd barn. He enjoys being put in the race and won in this class just two starts ago.

Race 6

(4) PRICEVALLEYREVITUP has a high percentage this season and is very capable in this bottom level. He ships onto this circuit after two straight wins. (8) NORTHEN SPARK enjoys racing off a helmet and comes out of the Fellows barn. He'll likely offer a low price in this class once again. (1) VACATION DAY gets the rail and likely will get another aggressive drive. He's a good option for the triactor.

Race 7

(9) MYSTICIAN won last start, moves up in class and has tremendous back-class. (4) DRAIN DADDY has been getting tired at the end of each mile recently and is due for an off-the-pace trip. If that happens, I like his chances a lot better. (1) ASTOR draws inside, comes out of O'Sullivan's barn and is regaining form after having some time off.

Race 8

(3) AVATARTIST caught a lot of people by surprise with his winning effort last week. He has terrific gate-speed and may get the same trip once again. (4) SANTANNA ONE has a good record, comes out of the Gillis barn and should benefit from a close off-the-pace trip. (7) TRYS LITTLE PRINCE has finished first and second in each of his last two starts and may provide a high price like last week. He gets MacDonell back in the bike and has displayed the speed for this class.

Race 9

(3) SPEED AGAIN had some time off and raced very well last week considering it was his first start back. He drops in class and should provide a much better result. (4) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY has been racing very consistent all season and also drops in class. He likely will offer a low price. (5) SHELBYS COBRA has come a long way for his new connections and is a good option for the triactor. He will likely use his gate speed like the past few starts.

Race 10

(2) FRISKY MAGIC draws inside and has won four of her last five starts. She comes out of Henriksen's barn and likely will be the favourite. (3) HAMDALLA draws inside and is fresh off a win last week. He has a good record this season and enjoys racing off a helmet. (7) PHOTO MASS comes out of the Johnson barn and has been knocking on the door in recent weeks. He's a good option for the triactor.

Race 11

(9) SPARKY MARK has a lot of back class to him and is due for a win. He has terrific gate speed and likely will be the first leader like last week. (7) ALEXIE MATTOSIE draws well and continues to improve. He also has a lot of back class and certainly has the speed for this class. (6) MACH PRIDE draws much better and comes out of Auciello's barn. He's capable of stepping up his game.

Race 12

(6) LENNON BLUE CHIP comes out of the Moreau barn and is well overdue for his first win of the campaign. He'll likely offer a low price. (5) PEENIE draws well, comes out of the Johnson barn and has a good record this season. (4) DONAU moves into the Lindsey barn and that's an angle I'm going to try. He has the speed and is fresh off a layoff.

 

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