12/01/2016 3:28PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 12/3 Analysis


Race 1 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

PICK 5: 2,3,5/4,5,6/2,4/2/4,8,9 = $10.80

EARLY PICK 4: 2/4,8,9/2,3,4,5/2,3,4 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 4,5/1,5,6/1,6,8/1,6,8 = $54

MEET STATS: 32 - 125 / $188.60  BEST BETS: 7 - 12 / $22.30

SPOT PLAYS: 2 - 12 / $9.50

Best Bet: BET YA (4th)


Race 1

(3) THINK ON IT extended his win streak to five in winning the Autumn series final and in doing so, he proved that he doesn't need the lead to win. He should be tough again here racing from close range. (5) DREAMY FELLA made a huge brush to the front in the third 1/4 - which he paced in 26 2/5 - then gamely dug in late. He is a force to be reckoned with right now. (2) FLAHERTY fits this class well if he can stay pacing this time. (9) PERFECT VISTA rarely misses a check and he could fill one of the bottom exotic rungs at a price here.

Race 2

(5) COOL ROCK was uncovered as the pace accelerated noticeably last time and he couldn't keep pace. He could get a much better setup for his late charge here. (6) ASAP HANOVER is another that will likely adopt a closing style which should play well here. (4) VEGAS ROCKS drops slightly and he could get a good trip near the front; using. (8) GRATIAS DEO is an interesting newcomer, but having missed four weeks he is likely to need this one.

Race 3

(2) VICTORIA SEMALU should be tough here moving inside eight posts; top call. (4) GREYSTONE LADYLIKE is another that should have a much easier time of it at the start moving to a better post. Toss her on Pick 5 tickets. (6) RUBIS PRESCOTT finished ahead of the choice last time and she can take another smaller share here. (1) BIG TSUNAMI should get a much better trip this time starting from the inside. She can pass a few of these and take a slice.

Race 4

(2) BET YA takes the plunge here and she should be tough to beat, although expect a short price. (1) BAROCKEY should also go much better here on the class drop - see her narrow loss in this class two back. (8) YOUR MY SECRET closed a big gap in the back 1/2 last week at a huge price; consider for exotics. (4) MAPLEA hasn't had the best year, but, she can close here for a minor share.

Race 5

(4) TWOMACSONEMACH couldn't withstand the wicked backstretch brush of the winner last week, but he could control things this time; top call. (8) CAMS LUCKY SAM made two moves and finished ahead of the choice. He looks like the main threat here. (9) SPEEDLING took a shuffle behind the choice last time after blasting to the lead first. He's worth a look here off that deceptively decent mile. (1) MIGRATE BLUE CHIP could get a decent trip here and take a share.

Race 6

(5) SANDBETWEENURTOES is at the top of her game and should be tough here again although she did miss a week in this class last week. (4) WRANGLER MAGIC keeps tiring very late and getting picked off. Maybe she looks for the pocket this week? (2) WAASMULA beat them all in this class last week off a decent trip and she is another to consider here. (3) DELIGHTFUL HILL is one I keep thinking will blast and sit a good trip near the front then spring an upset. I still think it will come soon.

Race 7

(4) MAJESTIC PRESENCE has blossomed in four starts for Henriksen and she looks best here; top call. (3) SWAN FOR DEE made a power move to beat easier and while she figures here, she will need more late speed to beat the choice. (2) SWEET ROYALTY qualified sharply for Baillargeon and if he stays flat here he should be a big factor. (8) MISSION MAN is another that should be in the thick of things from close range here.

Race 8

(5) NICKLE BAG was motoring up late last week but he couldn't quite reach the leader. He is consistent as they come and will win his share in this class this winter. (4) ANDREIOS KARDIA has won four straight in this class and he has shown some grit in many of those wins. He's the one to beat at a short price. (6) ALEXAS JACKPOT improved with Lasix last time. He can make the ticket again. (2) AMERICAN VIRGIN steps up off a win where he got a nice third 1/4 breather, but he could slide into one of the bottom exotic slots here.

Race 9

(5) BATOUTAHILL trotted the final 1/8th like he was shot out of a cannon last week. If he can reproduce that kind of kick, his rivals here will be in trouble. (6) PINK PISTOL stayed flat and raced okay behind the choice. She could improve off that comeback effort. (1) WALK TO FOLSOM drops back to the class where he took his life mark two back; using. (3) MANOFMANYIMAGES never missed the board so he may be rated a bit low here. He is hard to leave off tri bets.

Race 10

(6) COMPANY MAN raced decently off the claim last week and paced home quickly. Look for more aggressive handling this time. (8) DAYLIGHT RUSH is as sharp and as game as they come right now. He must be included on Pick 5 tickets. (1) PRESCOTTS HOPE hinted that he might break in the post parade last week. Keep a close eye on his score down. (3) VELOCITY DRIVEN rarely misses taking a share and tonight should be no different.

Race 11

(1) TRASHYTONGUETALKER paced a big mile last week coming off a vet scratch and a three-week break. I'll give him the nod here returning to a 7-day cycle. (8) CARRACCI HANOVER should be prominent on the class drop here. (6) WAZZUP WAZZUP also faces easier but he has missed some time; mixed signals. (2) CHAMPAGNE PHIL can make the ticket leaving from a much better post here. (9) IMKEEPNTHISGUY has taken some curious action the past two starts. He should be passing many of these in the final 1/4, but a smaller share seems likely.

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