12/19/2013 3:41PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 12/21 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: FRANCESCHETTI (2nd)

Spot Play: KINDLY POET (6th)

Race 1

(4) CHARMED LIFE was the favourite last week and faded in deep stretch. She has had a terrific season, draws well and is a top candidate once again. (9) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY may provide a price, but she has been racing terrific in recent starts. She's hit the board in four of her last five and is very versatile. (5) PAPER BACKED LINDY comes out of the Henriksen barn and failed as the favourite last start. He has the speed and will need a trip.

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Race 2

(6) FRANCESCHETTI reunites with McNair and that's the main reason for my selection. He certainly is a top threat in here and will offer a low price. (5) MODERN LEGEND raced against the best free-for-all pacers in North America in his latest. He moves back onto this circuit and is certainly capable. (4) SPARKY MARK raced terrific last start after a perfect trip. He has a lot of back class along with excellent gate speed.

Race 3

(1) COUGAR HALL gets the rail, has terrific gate speed and is very capable in here. (2) FRANKIES DRAGON has been racing very well all season and finished a strong second last week. He gets Jamieson back in the bike and comes out of a top barn. (3) COOL ROCK draws well, won last week and a short field only increases his patented off-the-pace trip.

Race 4

(3) MY MAN CHARLEY draws inside and drops in class. He won at this level two starts back. (2) LIFEIMITTATESART draws inside and drops in class. That's the main reason for my selection. (5) ROCK ME AMASTREOS moves back into the O'Sullivan barn, which is always a good angle to play. He'll need a trip, but has raced very competitive at this level in the past.

Race 5

(8) NOWUIT NOWUDONT has been knocking on the door in recent starts and is due for a win. He has an excellent record this season and comes out of a top trotting barn. (9) TAKE MY PICTURE picked up all the pieces last start en route to victory. He'll have to overcome the outside post once again, but proves he can do it. (4) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS comes out of the Johnson barn and has been the picture of consistency in recent starts. He draws well and enjoys being put into the race.

Race 6

With a victory (6) KINDLY POET will surpass $1 million in career earnings. He faded last week in deep stretch, but I'll try him once again. (2) TOP GEAR also faded last week and did so as the favourite. He draws inside and Vrablic's barn has been excellent in the past few weeks. (7) LENNON BLUE CHIP finished third at this level last week and will likely offer a price.

Race 7

(10) GENESEE has a consistent record this season, comes out of Moreau's barn and won last start in convincing fashion. (8) PRO DUECE has hit the board in each of his last three starts. I think he can put forth a better effort given his second start on this circuit. (1) JOSHUA MY BOY moves into the Vanderkemp barn following a win last week. He's been blessed with the rail and enjoys racing off-the-pace.

Race 8

(5) BARE NECESSITY has won two straight and remains at the same claiming level. He draws well and gets the services of Waples. (4) DAPPER DENZIL has hit the board in three of his last four starts, all at this level. He comes from a top conditioner and will offer a low price. (2) FIRST IMPRESSION has a good record this season, but hasn't been racing at his best. He may provide a fair price and will look for a turnaround effort.

Race 9

(5) ONE MORE GINNY qualified strong and appears to be ready at first asking. She certainly has the speed and has won at a higher level in the past. (10) EXTRACURRICULAR will have to overcome post 10, but has been racing excellent since arriving in the Vrablic barn. If he doesn't get away too far back, he's a top threat in here. (9) BULLET comes out of the Montini barn and has a lot of back class. He hasn't been racing at his best, but should improve on the class drop.

Race 10

(5) SPEED AGAIN drops out of the Preferred, comes out of the Gillis barn and gets Jamieson back in the bike. (10) THE LADIES MAN gets a claiming tag on him. He has excellent gate speed and closed very well last week to finish second. (4) ALSACE HANOVER moves back onto this circuit. He's at a level where he's very competitive and should enjoy an inside trip.

Race 11

(7) HARD TO MACH gets McNair back in the bike and raced very well last week to finish second in this class. He closes well and a short field only increases his chances. (2) THEPANINSULAHOTEL draws inside and certainly has the speed for this class. He's versatile and will likely offer a price. (4) SANTANNA BLUE CHIP found the wire first last start. He moves up in class, but should be able to handle the class jump.

Race 12

(7) SKY MCFLY has been knocking on the door in recent starts and is very versatile. He continues to improve and drop time since his time off. (9) SAVANNAH SPLENDOR is versatile, gets McNair in the bike and drops in class. (2) PEENIE comes out of the Johnson barn and draws inside again. He enjoys being put into the race and that should occur once again.

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