10/22/2014 9:42AM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/23 analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ROBERT HILL (11th)

Spot Play: JUSTABIT MEAN (12th)

 

Race 1

(6) ONE DIRECTION enters the Jones barn, draws in the middle of the gate and shows the speed over The Red Mile. (3) IN SECRET contested against Gold company two and three starts back and faces a much softer group. He made a miscue last week and will aim to rebound. (7) NUMBERS GAME comes from the Baillargeon barn and has been knocking on the door as of late.

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Race 2

(1) OLYMPIC SON has a solid record this season, gets the rail and comes from the Reid barn. (4) BOWDIE DE VIE has been much better in his last few starts, has terrific gate-speed and capable of dropping more time on this bigger oval. (6) SMORE PIE PLEASE hasn't missed the board in each of his last three starts.

Race 3

(5) DELCREST MASSY draws well, gets McNair in the bike and faces a much easier field. (2) NIGHTONTHEROAD draws inside, comes from the Burgess barn and faced Gold company two and three back. (7) ITS HUW YOU KNOW shows flashes of quick speed and likely will offer a double digit price.

Race 4

(5) QUEENSLAND BEACH comes from the MacGrath barn and recently qualified sharply. (4) NIPPY W HANOVER draws inside, comes from the Burgess barn and just missed last week. (6) CANT STOP has been knocking on the door in each of his last two starts and is an obvious choice for the top three.

Race 5

(1) ROYAL DAZZLER draws the rail, has terrific gate-speed and just missed last week. He's a top candidate in here for MacDonell. (10) KADABRINA raced well last week from an outside post to finish third. He's versatile and likely will offer a low price. (8) JOYOUS HALL continues to trot in the 1:58-range and likely will offer a healthy price. I'm price shopping with him.

Race 6

(2) PAN STREET USA draws inside, is fresh off a win and Gillis' barn has been much better as of late. (1) CLASSY HILL gets the rail, comes from the Alagna barn and is fresh off a win. (6) SUGARSAM has three wins this season, comes from the Johnson barn and has hit the board in three of her last four.

Race 7

(2) MAGIC MADNESS draws inside for capable trainer Maxwell and was a solid winner last week. (1) MONTALBANO BI qualified sharply in the debut for Henriksen and gets the rail. (6) DOWEYPUFFANDHOW comes from the Bax barn and has hit the board in three of her last four starts.

Race 8

(4) THREE RIVERS DELL will make just his second career start for Fellow. He closed from eight-to-fourth last week with a solid final frame. (5) MIDNIGHT PLAY comes from the Cass barn and continues to pace in the 1:54-range. (3) MACHNIFICENT draws inside, comes from the McIntosh barn and has hit the board in four of his last five starts.

Race 9

(3) SPORTSRANGER dropped numerous seconds with last week’s effort. A repeat performance should be quick enough to win this dash. (7) ANTAR PHIL did all the work last week en route to a second place effort. (8) HALTON HURRICE has hit the board in two of his last three and was too far back last week. He's a contender with a trip.

Race 10

(7) BIG SURF is fresh off a win at Flamboro, moves onto this circuit and comes from the Moreau barn. (5) WEST COAST ROCKER was a winner in his most recent, comes from the Johnson barn and offered good final quarter speed last week. (1) GREYSTONE MOE might offer a nice price. He gets the rail and enjoys racing off a helmet.

Race 11

(8) ROBERT HILL scored a speedy win in his latest for Alagna and appears to be the horse to beat. (7) STRONG PROFILE comes from the Moreau barn and has hit the board in each of his last three. (1) SHIPPEN OUT draws the rail, shows the speed and may offer a price.

Race 12

(6) JUSTABIT MEAN is winless in 16 starts this season, but gets major class relief. (5) SAM has a terrific late kick and should be well spotted in this field. (4) BIG TREAT is fresh off a win, draws inside and capable of the class jump.

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