05/08/2014 3:13PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 5/10 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: NATIONAL DEBT (3rd)

Spot Play: BUDDY HALLY (5th)

Race 1

(6) GENESEE moves into the Farmer barn, is fresh off a win and remains at the same class. (7) KEEPING OPTOMISTIC has hit the board in three of his last four and comes out of the Johnson barn. (4) CREIGHTON HANOVER has won two straight and moves back onto this circuit. He may offer a price and has been racing at his best.

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Race 2

(4) ITS PAYDAY FRIDAY comes out of the Don Mills and faces a much easier bunch. (6) ORDER BY COMMANDER drops in class, is versatile and gets Jamieson in the bike. (2) JUSTASMALLTOWNGIRL shows the speed needed, draws well and finished a closing third last week at a higher level.

Race 3

(7) NATIONAL DEBT tasted defeat for the first time in his career last week and will look for a bounce-back effort. (1) SILVERHILL SHADOW makes just his second start of the season. He shipped from Florida, got one start under his belt on this circuit and should be even better this week. (5) SOMEWHERE IN L A gave NATIONAL DEBT his first career loss last start. He's yet to miss the barn this season and continues to improve.

Race 4

(1) BETTER GET READY raced very well last week to finish fourth considering he made a break at the start. Class relief should be a big factor. (8) BLENDED WHISKEY continues to race very competitively, has a good record this season and comes out of the Johnson barn. (2) ROETHBLISSBERGER draws inside, drops in class and has excellent gate-speed. He's a good option for the triactor and should offer a price.

Race 5

(6) BUDDY HALLY put forth a much better effort last start compared to his starts prior. He comes out of the McNair barn and a repeat effort makes him a top threat. (2) LETS LEAVEM gets much needed class relief and shouldn't get away too far back. (4) MEADOWVIEW ARTY has hit the board in each of his last two starts. He doesn't like to win, but is very capable of hitting the board.

Race 6

(3) GRIN FOR MONEY comes out of the Preferred, drops in class and has a terrific final quarter in him. (5) MCKINNEY also comes out of the Preferred, has the speed and is versatile. (4) WORLD AWAY has hit the board in his last two starts and Tackoor's barn has been terrific lately.

Race 7

(1) TAKE THAT HANOVER makes his third start of the season, is fresh off a win and comes out of the Darling barn. (2) ROCK N ROLL XAMPLE has an exceptional record this season, has excellent gate-speed and has missed the board only twice this season. (3) BAHAMA BLUE won last week for team Jamieson. She has the speed and a logical option for the triactor.

Race 8

(7) YUCATAN won last week at this level and looks to double up. (1) HES A SENSATION gets the rail and has hit the board in four of his last five starts. (6) ADVERSARY SEELSTER comes out of Moreau's barn, has been racing at his best in recent starts and just missed last week.

Race 9

(6) RAMZAN has been racing at his best, remains at the same class and once again is a top threat. (5) PARLIA HANOVER just missed last week, comes out of Montini's barn and is very capable of the class jump. (10) RIVETING ROSIE was last year's two-year-old filly champion. She'll have to overcome post 10, but I'm not convinced she's ready at first asking.

Race 10

(4) LUCAN HANOVER comes out of Coleman's barn, banked $500K last season and faces aged horses this season. He appears ready to roll after his convincing qualifier. (2) STATE TREASURER draws inside, comes out of Moore's barn and can only improve off last week’s effort. (5) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY makes his first start of the season, has tons of back class and capable in his first start of the season.

Race 11

(5) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE went gate-to-wire in his latest in impressive fashion. He's capable of the class jump. (2) SECRETSOFTHEKNIGHT draws inside and finished a strong second last week. (6) JAC SPADE hasn't missed the board in each of his last three starts and has a terrific final frame in him.

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