01/05/2017 4:29PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 1/7 Analysis


PICK 5: 1,5,6,10/9/1,3,4,6/1,2,3,6/2,6 = $25.60

EARLY PICK 4: 1,2,3,6/2,6/6/1,2,7 = $24

LATE PICK 4: 2,5/3,5,6,7/1,4,6/4,6 = $48

MEET STATS: 66 - 259 / $410.30  BEST BETS: 10 - 24 / $36.40

SPOT PLAYS: 7 - 24 / $33.20

Best Bet: WANDA  BAYAMA (6th)

Spot Play: IN SECRET (2nd)

Race 1

(5) ADVERSITY figures to get a good trip here stalking what should be a solid pace and if the flow is decent, he can collar the leaders late. (10) HUBBY NUMBER ONE took a new life's mark last time out and he is another that should be passing some tired leaders in the back 1/2 here. (1) AMITYVILLE LINDY comes off a solid win from this tricky post and he's another that can pass rivals; using. (6) STAR PHOTO ships in sporting a nice win streak and goes for a hot stable. He could get stung early here, though.

Race 2

(9) IN SECRET showed some late interest in his comeback race now he drops to a level where he can dominate if he is close to right. Expect early aggression here. (10) JUSTICE JET has had sharp speed late in both miles here and if he can overcome this post, he should be right there. (8) WILLYORWONTHE gets a significant driver change here and he is worth a look at a price. (5) MAXIMUSCLE is his own worst enemy, but he figures here if he can stay flat.

Race 3

(1) PRESCOTTS HOPE has been as good as any in his past two starts, he just needs a better trip. He should be a square price here so I'll give him the nod. (4) MODERN LEGEND came off an 18 1/2-month layoff and produced a sub-1:50 winning effort; respect his class and toughness. (3) NICKLE BAG will likely switch tactics here after getting hung out twice in a row. He isn't out of this. (6) ALEXAS JACKPOT is in very good form and he should take a slice here racing from close range.

Race 4

(2) IMSPORTY went too fast (:26 2/5) in the third 1/4 last time, but that loss will boost his price here. He gets his regular driver back; slight nod. (3) WAZZUP WAZZUP fits well here and is a threat racing on or near the front. (6) BOOMBOOM BALLYKEEL is another that fits here, but he is trip-dependent most of the time, so he is hard to love on top. (1) CASIMIR OVERDRIVE drops and moves inside; consider for exotics.

Race 5

(6) TRASHYTONGUETALKER has had late interest in both of his last two starts but he was poorly positioned. Perhaps he can work out a better trip here starting from the best post. (8) ALWAYS A HOTSHOT returns sporting a sharp qualifier and he fits well here; using. (2) AWESOMENESS went a remarkable trip from the 10-hole in defeat last time. He's another that merits multi-race consideration.

Race 6

(6) WANDA BAYAMA is a different mare racing for Larocque. I'll stick with her here despite the class jump. (7) MISS BABE DELIGHT ran into a bearcat last time and she was easily repelled. She should fare better vs. these. (3) MISS COCO LUCK rarely misses a check. She should take a slice here racing from close range. (2) TRUE REFLECTION drops slightly to a class where she should take a share.

Race 7

(1) ARTISTIC MADISON steps up off her best mile in more than a year. She is fast enough and classy enough to beat these when she is at the top of her game, which she appears to be now. (2) DELIGHTFUL HILL and (7) SAYITALL BB are obvious contenders dropping from the top class, but one or both could be overbet. (3) KIWI FOCUS showed grit and determination last time when repelling several challenges after being hung out a long way to make the front. She isn't impossible here, but this group is much tougher.

Race 8

(5) J JS DELIVERY paced a phenomenal mile on New Year's Day at Flamboro when making his first start off the claim. Jump on his bandwagon now while you can still get a square price. (2) PISTON BROKE will likely be a big chalk here coming off a sharp closing effort, but his being tagged sends mixed signals. (3) COOL ROCK can start a bit better here which would greatly improve his chances. (1) MACH ON THE BEACH can use another inside following trip to grab a share here.

Race 9

(3) THREEDEE DELIGHT A was game in defeat in her North American debut now she faces similar and she should be right there vs. these. (6) MUCH ADOO faces easier for her third start off a break and she should last longer this time. (5) MAPLELEA has found her best stride after a long dry spell; using. (7) REQUEST FOR PAROLE takes a sizable class drop here for which she merits consideration.

Race 10

(1) COMPANY MAN drops slightly and moves inside here. He should race closer to his start two back where he set a new life's mark. (4) VEGAS ROCKS went a big trip in defeat last time now he debuts for young trainer Gangell here; using. (6) ASAP HANOVER is in sharp form and he is hard to leave off the ticket considering his good tactical speed. (7) DOVUTO HANOVER can pass a few of these late and take a share making his first start in 4 months.

Race 11

(4) YORK SEELSTER debuts for Allard off a big win and it's reasonable to predict another win and another claim for him. (6) BRINGHOME THEBLUE was a solid winner when he returned home on December 12th. He looks like the main danger. (7) SHADOW MARGEAUX stayed game last time despite getting an impossible trip; consider for exotics at a price. (9) NEWBIE is worth a look debuting for Wallace.

Race 12

(9) JIMBELINA really hit her top stride in the Niagara series. She can take another here racing on or near the lead. (1) HOT SPOT HANOVER couldn't overcome a tough trip last time when 2nd to the choice. She should be closer here early which gives her a chance. (10) BERNADETTE should take a slice here, most likely by passing many of these late after taking back off the gate. (6) THREE DREAMS is a great one to use in the bottom exotics slots. (3) LADY JEN had a great record last year and she should kick off a new campaign by taking a share.

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