03/19/2015 2:54PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 3/21 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


1,2,8/5/4,5,7/2,4,6 = $27

MEET STATS: 113 - 343 / $608.50  BEST BETS: 15 - 33 / $84.50 

SPOT PLAYS: 6 - 32 / $59.20

Best Bet: J JS DELIVERY (5th)

Spot Play: JOSHUA MY BOY (7th)

Race 1

(4) RAY HALL doesn't show it on his card but he did wire a field in class higher than this at Woodbine in December in his second start for Moreau. He should leave hard here and take control of this suspect group on the backstretch; top call in the opener. (3) BRUCE THE BRAVE has improved his form dramatically over the winter and figures prominently here with the post relief he's getting. (6) SCARY GOOD has been pretty good racing in this class and should be up for a share again here.

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Race 2

(5) MAPLELEA has been absolutely dominant in this series and it's hard to imagine any of these taking her down in the final. (4) WAKE AND BAKE is second best if she is raced to finish second which is likely considering the choice's dominance. (1) WAR FILLY made a nice recovery after breaking to grab second behind the choice last week and is certainly worth exotics consideration here again.

Race 3

(5) RAMBLINGAMBLINMAN motored home to beat some of these last week while setting a new life's mark in the process. Moving to the middle of the gate may make him even tougher and there should be plenty of early speed to target here. (2) TWOMICKEYTRIP also went a big trip but was picked off by the choice late. He could turn the tables with the right trip. (7) D GS JUSTLIKETHAT is unbeaten in Moreau's barn and although these are substantially tougher, he may be this good; acid test tonight.

Race 4

(1) KISS ME OR NOT has really caught fire the past two weeks and comes off a lifetime-best mile vs. similar. She should be very tough to overhaul here, too. (2) WILDCAT MAGIC was taken way too far back out of contention last time and could not threaten late. She is likely to be much closer early and can get a good share here. (8) ARTISTIC MADISON looked like she was treading water on the far turn with the driver urging her on but caught fire in the lane and got up late. She has been very consistent in the Waxman barn and should share here.

Race 5

(5) J JS DELIVERY came off the shelf and destroyed his foes in the 2nd leg of this series. He looks like the 'now' horse for the final but is likely to be odds-on. Top call and Best Bet. (6) MAXI POWERS paced the best mile of his racing career in a conditioned race last week which may serve as a nice tightener for this final. He is one to keep an eye on at a big price here. (9) HALTON HURRICANE was 2nd best behind the choice last week but it gets tougher with the move to the 9-hole.

Race 6

(5) BAX OF LIFE raced well last week but was beaten by one taking a big edge. She should be sitting on a win now. (7) BIG PACKAGE was claimed for the 4th race in a row this time by high % trainer Dowling. He steps up in class but his consistency should be respected. (4) E W FISHER hasn't missed the board this year and goes for a new barn off the claim; should share.

Race 7

(4) JOSHUA MY BOY made two moves but was no match for the winner; he moves back to Puddy's barn and may get more aggressive early here. (2) CHAMPAGNE PHIL was an easy winner over the choice a class lower and should be formidable again here in his current sharp form. (6) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE isn't the most reliable type but he does take a big drop and should be close vs. these.

Race 8

(1) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS drops to face a field he should handle. Expect him to be on the move early here. (4) BURNIN MONEY disappointed last week but can get a better share if kept closer early. (5) PAPER BACKED LINDY returns to a 7-day rotation and can threaten here at a good price.

Race 9

(6) CURATOR continues to race well and there should be plenty of contested speed to chase down here; top call. (8) HIT AND GIGGLE A makes his second start for Moreau here and got into some traffic issues late last time. He is likely gunning right for the top; for as far as he goes. (7) CHEYENNE REIDER used a wicked 26-flat third 1/4  to open up an insurmountable lead and he can be tough again but that effort may have taken a bit out of him.

Race 10

(3) AVATARTIST has been in top form the past three and driven with great confidence by Saftic as last week's two-move win shows. He should be even tougher with the defection of a couple of speed factors. (2) SPINFINITI uncorked a wicked mile last week en route to a lifetime-best effort. He steps into the Preferred but could be this good. (1) NICKLE BAG figures highly here from the rail and likely makes his move much earlier.

Race 11

(6) GRANDE SEELSTER took a bit of a shuffle on the backside when the winner was sprinting away from the field. He did close well for third and that was a nice comebacker; top billing here. (4) FOREVER JUST comes in from Yonkers where he shows competitive miles vs. tougher; beware. (10) MR DENNIS drops back to a class where he easily won his penultimate start. He could be blasting here hoping to go right down the road. (2) GOLDSTAR BADLANDS rode the inside all the way and grabbed a share last week. Expect similar here. (5) STOMPIN TOM CREEK has been a consistent earner in these classes and starting in the middle of the gate gives him every chance to hit the ticket.

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