02/06/2014 4:34PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 2/8 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: KG DRAGONATOR (1st)

Spot Play: PHOTO MASS (5th)

Race 1

(6) KG DRAGONATOR finished a strong second in the Snowshoe final and should be able to handle this lower class. (2) HES A SENSATION put forth a much better effort and closed very well. He draws inside and will look for a repeat effort. (8) HOPIESDRAGNINTHEDO is very versatile and has hit the board in his last three of four starts. He's a threat in here and will likely have his gate speed utilized.

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Race 2

(5) COUGAR HALL has a terrific win percentage from last year and qualified very strongly last week. He likes to be put on the front and has won at this level before. (2) ADVERSARY SEELSTER draws inside, comes out of Moreau's barn and likely will offer a low price. (6) AVATARTIST is very versatile and has hit the board in his last four of five starts.

Race 3

(1) AQUANILLA draws inside and drops down in class. She's capable of winning and shouldn't get away too far back. (2) BRUCE THE BRAVE doesn't like to win, but is a good option for the exactor. He drops in class and draws inside. (7) TALBOTCREEK JEWELY enters the bottom condition. She has the speed and closed very well last week with a :27 4/5 final frame.

Race 4

(5) ADDISON BAY has won her last two of three starts in this class. She comes out of Menary's barn and will offer a low price. (8) MARQUISE DE SARAH has been racing at her best lately. She's versatile and once again a top threat. (4) BAROCKEY scored the upset last week in this class. She's now won two straight and draws inside again.

Race 5

(3) PHOTO MASS draws inside and has been racing very well. He comes out of the Johnson barn and may offer a fair price. (1) PAPER BACKED LINDY was terrific two starts ago and got a roughed-up trip last week. He should be better this week from the rail. (10) KINETIC KING is hard to predict what type of effort he'll put in. He qualified terrific, but has the outside. If he's pushed forward, I like his chances.

Race 6

(9) SPEED AGAIN has been knocking on the door in this class and has been getting picked off late in the mile. He's the horse to beat in here. (3) ANDERLECHT draws inside and is very versatile. He's hit the board in two of his last three. (4) THORN IN YOUR SIDE is a good option for the triactor. He has the gate-speed and has a terrific overall record.

Race 7

(7) THEPANINSULAHOTEL drops in class after finishing third in the Preferred. He has back class in his favour and won two back. (8) MCKINNEY comes out of the Johnson barn and has hit the board in each of his last five starts. (2) WAZZUP WAZZUP couldn't find room last week and draws well once again. He's been terrific since arriving in the Johnson barn.

Race 8

(5) BLENDED WHISKEY has been a threat in this class for the past few starts and will get a lot of attention in here. He has back class and a winning record in his favour. (4) BIG BAY POINT returns to this circuit and enters the Menary barn. He's been racing very well recently and that should continue. (7) JOSHUA MY BOY has gate speed and a short field only increases his chances. He has the speed and will need a trip.

Race 9

(9) WEST SIDE STORY made a break last week and tasted defeat the start prior. He'll look for a rebound effort, but is very capable. (6) MAGIC WILL WORK has hit the board in five of his last six starts. She has terrific gate-speed and comes out of the Auciello barn. (8) FLIGHT OF THE KIWI scored the major upset last week at 41-1. She remains at the same level and once again is a threat.

Race 10

(1) CLASSIC GENT has terrific gate-speed and moves into the Johnson barn. That's the main reason for my selection. (5) JJ SHARK has back class to him and finished second in this class last week. (6) ROETHBLISSBERGER races at his best when he's put into the race and comes out of the Puddy barn. He'll likely offer a fair price and has back class.

Race 11

(2) WHIPPET GOOD should offer a fair price and raced very well two starts ago in this class. He draws inside and has nearly $900K of back class in his favour. (5) ROCK ME AMASTREOS has hit the board in each of his last two starts and closed very well last week. He draws well and will offer a low price. (1) CAMS TUX has won at a higher level in the past and tends to be inconsistent. He has the speed and will need the trip from post one.

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