01/07/2016 4:07PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 1/9 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5:3,6,8/2,4,6/3,4/3,4,10/1,6,8,9 = $43.20

EARLY PICK 4: 3,4,10/1,6,8,9/8/2,4,7 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 4,7,8/5,7,9/1,2,3/2,3 = $54

MEET STATS: 180 - 543 / $978.30  BEST BETS: 28 - 49 / $98.20

SPOT PLAYS: 15 - 49 / $167.60

Best Bet: WINE PHOTO (6th)

Spot Play: STORMONT KATE (3rd)

Race 1

(8) TORTOLA SUNRISE won three back in this class then had a couple of rough trips. The trainer hands the lines to the leading driver here which makes this gelding a top contender. (6) PETTY HANOVER parlayed a nice following trip into a win last week and could get a similar scenario here. (3) WARAWEE PROTON has won three of his last five out of town and merits consideration bringing that good form to the big circuit.

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Race 2

(4) PRESCOTTS HOPE adds Lasix after falling just short in his past two tries at this level; top call. (6) RISE UP NOW was a bit flat after missing three weeks but returns in 7 days here and should go better. (2) NIRVANA SEELSTER is always a threat from close range but more likely to get a smaller share here.

Race 3

(4) STORMONT KATE has been cutting some swift fractions and tiring lately but with the drop in class she could get a breather or two here and take these all the way. (3) MR LOVER faces mostly easier, draws inside and gets Filion back which should make him a contender here. (1) DRAGIN THE WAGON built up a solid record at the B tracks last year and can share here.

Race 4

(10) THE ROCK takes a substantial class drop here and Henry should be sending him, even from out there. (4) LEGION OF BOOM is better than his two lines off the layoff show and he should wake up with a better effort here. (3) SENIOR MARKET continues to race well and will pop at a square price one of these weeks.

Race 5

(1) NAT A VIRGIN was sent first up last week and provided cover for the winner. She should be able to work out a covered trip starting from the rail here and the price will be better this week. (6) BETIT TO GETIT couldn't threaten a classy winner last time and drops back into more suitable company here. (8) MS MAC N CHEESE also drops from the top class and must be considered.

Race 6

(8) WINE PHOTO demolished similar Monday night and is right back in off the claim here looking for more. He's the one they have to catch. (1) UTOPIA stayed in then closed a gap on the choice late. He can be closer if moved earlier. (5) R CHOOCHOO CHARLIE adds trotting hopples which could make a big difference.

Race 7

(2) BROOKDALE SHADOW takes a substantial class drop and should be prominent throughout here. (7) ST LADS PENNY LANE scored a huge upset last time but when she is in sharp form she can string a few good ones together; using. (8) KISS ME OR NOT also class drops and should be dangerous from close range.

Race 8

(4) VEGAS ROCKS put in a solid first-over mile last week now faces easier; logical contender. (8) STAR COVER is razor sharp and might offer a square price here; using. (7) BRINGHOME THEBLUE is another in great form to consider in a contentious dash.

Race 9

(5) UF BETTORS HANOVER started up to late last week but had lots of pace late in his mile. He can take these with a more aggressive steer. (7) VITAL SIGN has maintained excellent form for several weeks and has to be considered. (9) MAC RAIDER gets McNair back which could mean he is blasting early here.

Race 10

(2) AVATARTIST does his best work on the lead and with two tighteners and a drop in class here he may be headed there tonight. (1) BILBO HANOVER fits this class and was an unlucky loser vs. similar two back. He's the one to beat. (3) GRIN FOR MONEY returns quicker here and should be prominent near the pace throughout.

Race 11

(3) FOREVER JUST takes the plunge here and a drop-and-pop is likely. (2) THE REV has returned from a break in sharp condition and looks like the main foe to the choice. (4) TENDTOWIN gets Lasix off the Pereira claim and should challenge. (1) SOUTHWIND AMAZON raced tough from the 10-hole last week and could better this placing. (9) CAMS TUX is one that should be passing horses late and is a good one to use on the bottom of vertical wagers at a big price.

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