05/15/2014 3:59PM

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 5/17 Analysis + Jackpot Hi 5 Tickets


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 12 – Mandatory Jackpot Hi 5 payout


Assuming the wager isn’t hit on Thursday or Friday, a Jackpot Hi 5 carryover in excess of $600,000 leading into Saturday’s mandatory Jackpot Hi 5 payout could be one of the largest pots in Harness Racing history.

Greg Gangle’s 20 cent Hi 5 ticket: 8 / 3,6,9 / 2,3,6,9,11 / ALL / ALL = $134.40

Derick Giwner’s 20 cent Hi 5 ticket: 8 / 1,2,11 / 1,2,4,6,11 / 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11 / ALL = $100.80

Best Bet: NOBLE FLIGHT (3rd)

Spot Play: SPEED AGAIN (12th)

Race 1

(7) ALIBI SEELSTER has won each of her three starts this season, including at this level last week. (6) LADY SHADOW qualified very strongly, banked nearly $200K last season as a rookie and shouldn't be overlooked in her season debut. (3) BEACH GAL raced very well in her first start of the season last week. She returns home, draws inside and gets Jamieson.

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Race 2

(8) GENESEE has won two straight at this level and likely will be the favourite. (4) RAVE ON also has won two straight, comes out of the Johnson barn and capable of the class jump. (3) MISTER ICON comes out of the Riley barn, draws inside and has upset potential.

Race 3

(10) NOBLE FLIGHT has won three of his last four starts, including his last effort at this level. Depsite post 10, he looks like the horse to beat. (1) OZZY OZZY gets the rail and has been racing very strongly in recent outings. Post one should be a big advantage for him. (8) BWT TAJ went gate-to-wire last week in the debut of Auciello at this class. He's a logical option for the triactor.

Race 4

(1) CARSONS CAMALOT gets the rail and has won two of his last three. (5) LARRYS MIST comes out of the Moreau barn, is versatile and has been racing at his best. (6) ALL CHROME showed major improvement last week in the debut for Auciello. A repeat effort makes him a top threat.

Race 5

(5) O U GUS has been racing very consistently recently and is due for a win at a price. (1) ZEUS LIGHTNING gets the rail, has all kinds of back class and drops in class. (7) TYMAL COLOSSUS has hit the board in three of his last four starts and is lightly raced this season.

Race 6

(4) MAJOR HOTTIE draws inside, has over $700K in back class and may offer a price in this wide-open tilt. (6) ROETHBLISSBERGER has excellent gate-speed, has the speed and likely will be put into play early. (7) SANTANNA BLUE CHIP has the speed, but needs a trip. He gets a new driver this week with Hall of Famer Steve Condren.

Race 7

(4) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY draws inside, drops out of the Preferred and makes just his second start of the season. (5) J J SHARK also drops out of the Preferred, is versatile and certainly a top contender in this field. (7) MACHAL JORDAN is versatile, has a terrific record this season and drops in class.

Race 8

(4) ADVERSARY SEELSTER draws well, has been racing at his best in recent outings and comes out of Moreau's barn. (8) GRIN FOR MONEY closed very well last week and if properly positioned turning for home, he has a patented late kick in him. (10) URBANITE HANOVER qualified strongly and is able to overcome post 10. It's his first start of the season as a four-year-old.

Race 9

(6) UNABATING draws much better, gets Jamieson in the bike and finished a strong third last week in this class. (8) SIX BAX moves into the Baillargeon barn and likely will offer a lower price. (5) ROCKYS FIRST did all the work last week on the front en route to a second place finish. He has the speed along with back class.

Race 10

(1) APPRENTICE HANOVER closed like a freight train in his most recent start. He's had some time off and is on top of his game. (4) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE went a tough trip in his latest en route to victory. A repeat effort over this surface makes him a top candidate. (5) STATE TREASURER won at this level last week in comfortable fashion. This will be his toughest test of the season.

Race 11

(8) UP THE CREDIT gets significant class relief and closed very well last week. (9) BETTER GET READY will have to overcome the outside, but has excellent gate-speed and comes out of Riley's barn. (7) BILBO HANOVER has the speed, but needs a trip. He'll likely offer a price and is worth a look for the triactor.

Race 12

(8) SPEED AGAIN won last week for Condren when put on the front. He's one-dimensional and if he's the tempo-setter again, I like his chances. (6) SECRETSOFTHEKNIGHT has finished second in each of his last two starts and draws well once again. (3) DRAIN DADDY comes out of Gallucci's barn. Draws inside and put forth a much better effort last week.

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