02/02/2017 3:48PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 2/4 Analysis

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Race 1 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

 

PICK 5: 1,4,7 / 5 / 4,5,7 / 1,4,6,8 / 5,8,9 = $21.60

EARLY PICK 4: 1,4,6,8 / 5,8,9 / 3,6 / 1,5,9 = $72

LATE PICK 4: 1,5,9 / 2,3,5 / 5,7,8 / 5 = $27

MEET STATS: 100 - 395 / $548.40  BEST BETS: 16 - 36 / $59.70

SPOT PLAYS: 15 - 35 / $59.40

Best Bet: FREE WILLY HANOVER (2nd)

Spot Play: WAY OUTTA HERE (6th)

Race 1

(4) SIR GALAHAD is unbeaten with Roy driving and he took a new life’s mark last week. He could be good for the three-peat here in his razor-sharp current condition. (1) P L JACKSON could trip-out and complete the exacta behind the choice again. (7) JIMMY BE GOOD paced to a new life’s mark in his debut for the Auciello barn last week, but he did ride perfect cover to that win; your call. (5) ARTFUL BLISS can be forwardly placed early and stick around for a small share.

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Race 2

(5) FREE WILLY HANOVER paid instant dividends for his new connections on Monday night and he gets wheeled right back into action here looking for more; top call. (2) P L JILL was sharp in victory in her return race and looms as the one to chase down here. (3) MIAMI MAGIC can trip-out here off an inside following journey and re-emerge late for a piece. (9) WITHAHEARTTOMATCH was a sharp winner for Henry and he sticks here. Keep her in mind for exotics.

Race 3

(4) AMERICAN VIRGIN waited until the stretch to make his move last week but he flew home to get there on time. He should be tough again and can be placed closer to the front in the bigger field. (5) JINS SHARK – the only horse to beat Betting Line last year – looks well prepped for his return; using. (7) NICKLE BAG is as tough as they come and hard to leave out. (1) MACH CODE is in top shape now and another upset isn’t impossible with the right trip.

Race 4

(8) THREEDEE DELIGHT A gets some class relief here and perhaps she will get asked to start her move earlier against this easier group. (1) DRIVINGTHEDRAGON A looked beat in deep stretch last week but she dug in to get the job done. She is capable of stepping up and winning. (4) KAYS SHADOW is in the best form of her life and is another that can move up and contend. (6) MUCH ADOO should be more of a speed threat starting from the middle of the gate here; consider for multi-race bets.

Race 5

(5) SPORTSMANSHIP gets McNair here, which means he should get a more aggressive steer. He can beat these if he is in range at the 3/4 pole. (9) PRESCOTTS HOPE takes a big class plunge here, which means he is likely heading for the front at the start and he could bottom-out this field if he clears quickly. (8) AUDREYS DREAM closes quickly every week and he isn’t impossible here, but a smaller share is likely. (6) NIRVANA SEELSTER will be an early threat at a minimum.

Race 6

(3) WAY OUTTA HERE circled the field without even breaking a sweat last week. Don’t let the time fool you, he can trot much faster if needed; call to repeat. (6) FINISH LINE ships in for Allard in tremendous form and picks up aggressive young driver in Roy. He’s the one to catch. (2) BUZZ is in great form and he should be a threat from close range again. (4) STORMONT KATE blew an inferior group away as expected last week. These are tougher, but she’s not out of this.

Race 7

(9) MACH PRIDE takes a massive class plunge here and Drury will no doubt be blasting off the gate. He should prove tough to beat. (5) IMSPORTY gets Zeron back and most of these are easier than what he has been facing; exacta factor. (1) AVATARTIST has hit his best form and he could trip out here behind the choice; using. (3) DIALAMARA can close late for a share.

Race 8

(5) MAJOR MUSCLE showed marked improvement with Henry driving last week and he returns here. Post relief adds to the appeal; top call. (2) GROUPIE DOLL moves up a class but she is still the obvious one to catch. (3) AIR GLIDER gets Roy back and they took a share as a team three starts back. (8) ABSOLUT SEELSTER should land near the front early and hang around for a slice.

Race 9

(5) DOMETHATAGAIN was hard used early last time and he paid the price. He should get an easier trip here, which could produce a win. (7) ERLE DALE N gets McNair back here and should be near the front early, which is when he does his best work. (8) VELOCITY DRIVEN has been powering home each week and he should be in the picture. (4) HIGHLANDBEACHYCOVE motored home to win vs. easier but these look much tougher. A smaller share is likely for him.

Race 10

(5) BRINGHOME THEBLUE drops and likely pops here with an aggressive steer surely in the cards. (8) RESISTANCE FUTILE is in prime shape now and he can threaten if provided with a good trip. (2) J EAGLE FEATHER is worth a look debuting for Cullen. (3) REEL figures to pass horses late and take a share. (1) FLAHERTY should ride the pylons and fill one of the High-5 slots.