02/08/2018 2:53PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 2/10 Analysis




Race 1 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

PICK 5: 2,4,6/1,2,5/1,6,7,8/1,5/1,3 = $28.80

EARLY PICK: 1,5/1,3/1,3,5/2,5,7 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 2,5,7/4,5,6/3,4/4,5,6 = $54

MEET STATS: 172 - 567 / $1,020.40  BEST BETS: 25 - 55 / $101.30

SPOT PLAYS: 20 - 55 / $179.90

Race 1

I'll take a shot at a price in the opener here with (2) MAJESTIC PRESENCE who qualified with trotting hopples back on. She did her best work using that equipment last year and she has beaten better in the past and is capable vs. these. (6) PEPE DI JESOLO got a major driver upgrade last time and converted. Roy sticks, so I'll use. (4) JUSTASMALLTOWNGIRL raced tough but was nailed late. She is another contender to consider here. (7) LMC MASS OAK can pass some of these late and take a small share.

Race 2

(1) IMSPORTY gets his favorite driver back here in a spot where it looks like he can get a good setup for his late charge; top call. (2) ANDREIOS KARDIA showed sharp early speed from the worst post last time. He could last much longer here leaving from a better slot and dropping in class. (5) ROCKIN IN HEAVEN is another taking a class drop that should be heard from. (3) CULTURAL PARADISE was flying late a class lower, but, facing some class droppers here while he steps up likely means he will take a smaller share only.

Race 3

(1) HOLIDAY PARTY moves into the top stable for horses racing off the claim following a decent try in his first start ever in a claimer. I'll give him the nod. (7) MEGO MOSS was picked off late last time but he maintained his solid form and he is a contender here. (6) ZEUS LIGHTNING hasn't won a race since October of 2016, but he seems to fit these claimers well and he wouldn't be a big surprise here. (8) CLASS ME NICE drops and gets Roy back. He could wake up in a big way here.

Race 4

(5) BUTTERMILK HANOVER is better racing off the pace. Look for a change in tactics and fortune here. (1) CIRCLE THE PAIGE was flawless in the Blizzard series and with her confidence peaking she should be a top contender here. (4) TEACHERS VET was on too much cover last time. She could be much better here at a price. (2) REIS STAR CROSS can pick up some pieces late and hit the ticket.

Race 5

(3) WHATASHOWINONTARIO flew in the final 1/4 last week, now he gets to drop one level; top call. (1) ASAP HANOVER gets McNair back here in a spot where he should contend; using. (4) LUKE AND DUKE can close for a slice here. (7) PAR INTENDED is another sharp closer to consider for the exotics.

Race 6

(3) THE REV was outstanding last week and if he can produce the same kind of speed here, he can handle this class jump. (1) PHYSICALLYINCLINED was sharp in defeat in the top class. He's the main danger. (5) MACH CODE can be dangerous at this class and he could add some value to the Pick 4. (6) SHADOW PLACE is in great form. He should hit the ticket again.

Race 7

(5) MODERN REFLECTION showed courage and gameness in holding on for third after a very tough trip in a quick mile. He gets a much better post here and he should be formidable. (2) FANCOURT finished ahead of the choice, but he had a much better trip. He should be the main threat, however. (7) BRAVE WORLD is razor-sharp, and he too is a dangerous foe here; toss him on Pick 4 bets. (6) CLASSY DRAGON beat the choice two back, then broke at the start last time. He should rebound with a better try here.

Race 8

(4) CUE HALL drops, and he stands a good chance to pop vs. this group. (6) MARQUIS VOLO finished a bit faster in his 2nd start off the shelf. He should show more improvement here. (5) MUSCLE AVE has been racing well at this class and he's hard to leave off trifecta tickets. (2) MAJOR MUSCLE steps up off a narrow win vs. weaker. He can take a small slice here.

Race 9

(3) MCDAVE makes his third local start, faces easier and gets Henry here. Expect an aggressive try. (4) BUGGER BRUISER also drops, and he should be the main threat to the choice racing at this level. (2) P L IDAHO had little to offer as chalk last time. I'll play to beat him here. (1) BATTLE CALL can take a share off a following trip this time.

Race 10

(6) RAMBLINGAMBLINMAN came close to equaling his lifetime best speed mark on December 23rd when he won in this class with Filion driving. He should be a big go here, too. (4) FOUR CARD MAJOR raced well in his first start off the claim and he could spice up the late Pick 4 payout here; using. (5) NICKLE BAG was motoring late last week. He will get there soon, but he could be heavily over bet here off that mile where he was asked for nothing until the stretch drive. (2) SINGLE WHITE SOCK is always good for a share at this level. (1) ROCKIN WIZARD beat much easier now he steps up and should only be used underneath in this spot.

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