04/10/2014 2:56PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 4/12 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: LIGHTS GO OUT (4th)

Spot Play: DONAU (11th)

Race 1

(8) REAL ROCKER was a comfortable winner last week in the debut for trainer Gallucci. He faces the majority of the same competition this week. (4) RAVE ON draws well and has been excellent since arriving in Puddy's barn. He remains at the same level and gets Jamieson. (6) JAC SPADE enjoys racing off a helmet and a short field only increases his chances. He shouldn't be too far back from post six.

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Race 2

(6) TURBO DONATO was excellent in the debut of lasix last start. He moves up in class, but showed last week that he had more to offer. (10) OAKLEA VICTOR will have to overcome post 10, but has been very consistent this season and continues to be a top candidate. (4) OZZY OZZY draws well and if he minds his manners, he's a top threat. He'll look for a turnaround effort after disappointing last week at even-money.

Race 3

(1) NOBLE FLIGHT gets the rail and was too far back last week. He should be better positioned this week after winning two back from the same post. (7) STRIKER ACE moves onto this circuit from the U.S. He shows quick speed over Pocono and The Meadowlands and likely will draw attention from the public. (5) DREAMFAIR BOGART continues to knock on the door in the past few weeks. He's an obvious choice for the triactor.

Race 4

(6) LIGHTS GO OUT was an easy winner last week and although she moves up in class, she certainly seems capable of the class jump. (2) TRUE REFLECTION gets the two-hole and enjoys being put in the race. She has a good record and likely will offer a low price. (8) WONDERFUL CHARM put forth a sub-par effort last week, but prior she had been racing at her best at a higher level. She'll look to rebound.

Race 5

(10) SMARTY PANTS drops in class, comes out of Moreau's barn and has excellent gate-speed. She doesn't like to win, but at this level she's hard to overlook. (9) DESIGNER GENES was a shut-down winner last start and has won three of her last four. (1) UNABATING gets the rail and hasn't missed the board yet this season.

Race 6

(4) MODERN LEGEND drops in class and hasn't been at his best. He draws better this week and faces an easier bunch. (5) NICKLE BAG was an open-length winner last start at this class. A repeat effort makes him a top threat. (6) STONEBRIDGE ON ICE continues to offer a price and has hit the board in his last three of four starts. He has back class and gate-speed in his favour.

Race 7

(1) BETTER GET READY went gate-to-wire last week and remains at the same level. (2) EVENIN OF PLEASURE draws the two-hole, comes out of Moreau's barn and is versatile. (5) SANTANNA BLUE CHIP exploded off cover last week en route to victory. He moves up in class, but proves he deserves to after that terrific performance last start.

Race 8

(1) COUGAR HALL came first-over last week and marched past the tempo-setter en route to victory. He faces many of the same horses again. (4) AVATARTIST is fresh off a series sweep at The Meadowlands and will look for his fourth straight win. He'll likely be the first leader. (8) MACHAL JORDAN has been racing at his best in his career in recent starts. He continues to offer a price and is certainly a top threat for the triactor.

Race 9

(6) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS looks like the best in this series based on what he did at The Meadowlands and Preferred event prior here at Woodbine. (8) CROSBY CLAM BAKE has only missed the board once this season, has been trotting credible miles and reunites with trainer Wallace. (2) WEST SIDE STORY draws inside and has won three of his last four. He has a patented late kick and likely will race from behind.

Race 10

(2) HES A SENSATION draws well and exploded last week in deep stretch en route to victory. He remains at the same class and looks like the horse to beat. (6) THE REV went a tough trip last week and will look for a cleaner journey. He has the speed and comes from top connections. (1) MISTER ICON gets the rail and raced very well last week considering he was 43-1. He's come a long way in a short time for trainer Riley.

Race 11

(8) DONAU has been racing well at this class and may offer a price. Jamieson gets the call this week, which leads to my selection. (5) STOMPIN TOM CREEK was locked and loaded last week at 13-1, but had to settle for second. He remains at the same level and may offer a price once again. (3) DRAIN DADDY draws well and has hit the board in four of his last five starts. He has excellent gate-speed and a top candidate in here.

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