02/20/2014 3:48PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 2/22 Analysis

Email

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ANOTHER AMARETTO (9th)

Spot Play: DONAU (11th)

Race 1

(6) KG DRAGONATOR draws well and hasn't missed the board yet this season. He has the speed and gets Waples again. (7) HES A SENSATION has been finishing his miles very well and a short field only helps his off-the-pace tactics. (2) PAPPYS PAL draws inside, comes out of the Brethour barn and has hit the board in his last three of four.

[DRF HARNESS: Check out our NEW and IMPROVED Harness Eye PPs and see our discount packages]

Race 2

(4) GENESEE won at this level last week, comes out of the Moreau barn and will offer a low price. (5) BLENDED WHISKEY comes out of the Johnson barn, hasn't missed the board this season and remains at the same level. (7) GUNS AN ROSES is very capable in here providing the right trip. He may offer a fair price and is able to overcome the outside.

Race 3

(5) ZUKAV won at this level three starts ago and returns to that level. He draws well and is versatile. (6) LEXUS HELIOS failed to get the job done last week as the favourite. He made a miscue and will look for a turnaround effort. (2) MEGO MOSS draws inside and should get a much cleaner trip in here. He has the speed and likely will offer a price.

Race 4

(1) KEEPING OPTOMISTIC draws inside, comes out of the Johnson barn and has won four of his last five. (4) ADVERSARY SEELSTER won last week at high odds in impressive fashion. A repeat effort makes him a top threat. (8) BILBO HANOVER will get some attention in here as he's been racing at his best. He gets McNair in the bike and enjoys being put into the race.

Race 5

(8) ORDER BY COMMANDER won at this level last week and hasn't missed the board yet this season. (7) ITS PAYDAY FRIDAY will look for a turnaround effort after making a miscue last week. He's a serious player in this class. (2) A NASHTY BUSINESS draws inside, is versatile and put forth a solid effort last week.

Race 6

(3) GRANDE SEELSTER drops in class and that's the main reason for my selection. He should be a top threat at this level. (2) COOL ROCK draws inside and that helps his patented closing kick. He'll be a favourite in here. (4) STONEBRIDGE ON ICE comes out of the McNair barn, has back class and has been racing much better.

Race 7

(4) CAMS TUX has hit the board in his last two of three and is due for a win at this bottom level. (6) LENNON BLUE CHIP comes out of the Moreau barn, drops in class and should be more competitive. (1) DJ LANCE draws inside, makes his third start back and drops in class.

Race 8

(5) CLASSIC GENT just missed last week at this level and has been exceptional since arriving in the Johnson barn. (3) THEPANINSULAHOTEL draws inside, has tons of back class and drops in class. (2) FRANKIES DRAGON has the speed for this level and is a much better horse than he's been showing. He faces an easier group and should respond.

Race 9

(3) ANOTHER AMARETTO has been racing very well at Dover and now enters the Johnson barn. That will only decrease his price. (6) MAJESTIC TAGLET is fresh off a win and appears capable of moving up in class. (10) EXTRACURRICULAR will have to overcome post 10, but he put forth a solid effort last week. He closed well and will look for a repeat effort.

Race 10

(1) COUGAR HALL is undefeated to start the season, draws the rail and remains at the same class. (7) MCKINNEY drops in class and has been racing very consistent. He's a logical option for the exactor. (3) CASIMIR JITTERBUG adds lasix and comes out of the Preferred. He hasn't been racing at his best and will look for a turnaround performance.

Race 11

(9) DONAU has the speed and is capable of overcoming post nine. He drops in class and should respond with a better effort. (5) ROETHBLISSBERGER has hit the board in his last two of three. He draws well and enjoys being put in the race. (2) POUVOIR DUHARAS draws inside, gets post relief and drops in class. He should be much better placed this week.

 

[DRF HARNESS: Follow us on Twitter for the latest harness news!]