10/28/2014 3:37PM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/30 analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ONE DIRECTION

Spot Play: AMBLE OVER HANOVER

 

Race 1

(8) ONE DIRECTION was a going-away winner last week in the debut for new trainer Dustin Jones. (2) NAMESMUSCLE debuted for new connections last week and the result was a winning effort. (6) NUMBERS GAME looks like a logical option to include for the triactor.

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Race 2

(6) OLYMPIC SON was a dominant winner last week and appears to be the horse to defeat to cap off tonight’s Early Double. (7) BAUDRON raced very well last week to finish second at 33-1 for trainer Riina Rekila. (4) WILLIAM STAR is lightly raced coming into tonight’s contest, which may benefit him over some of his rivals.

Race 3

(6) MUSCLES ALL OVER attempted to go gate-to-wire last week and came up a nose short. It was a gritty effort on the gelding’s behalf, especially with no respect from the betting public at 57-1. (1) DELCREST MASSY draws the rail in this second leg and will look for a much better effort after disappointing last week. (3) INSECRET received an inside trip last week and completed the triactor for trainer/driver Per Henriksen.

Race 4

(10) MITTCENT VAN GOGH will need to overcome the outside post 10, but he looks like the best horse in the race on paper. (3) VERO HANOVER went a tough trip in each of his last two starts as the Shadow Play son was parked the route and will look for a cleaner journey tonight. (6) GALAGHER SEELSTER likely will receive some attention in here with a terrific overall record coming into tonight’s contest.

Race 5

(7) E W FISHER will debut for new trainer Joe Cirasuola and will add Lasix to his program this evening. (2) INDIAN LAKE disappointed last week at a low price after racing very consistently in this class in prior weeks. (9) PROTEGE SEELSTER has just two wins this season from 28 starts, but was a looming threat in this class over the Mohawk meet and now into the Woodbine fall months.

Race 6

(9) SUGARSAM was a winner last week in the opening leg of the series for trainer Corey Johnson and driver Jody Jamieson. (7) WINDSONG LORD will need a big effort to make it to the final next week, but I think he’s capable of it. (2) CLASSY HILL draws inside, comes from the Alagna barn and was a winner two back.

Race 7

(8) ANTAR PHIL made a miscue last week at the start, but rebounded nicely to eventually make his way to the lead and settle for second. (7) HIS BOY ELROY raced very well last week for trainer Belliveau to finish second, only defeated by three-quarters of a length. (9) FRANKIES BOY comes from the O’Sullivan barn and the Artistic Fella colt finished a game third last week at 40-1.

Race 8

(8) ROBERT HILL has posted back-to-back wins, including last week in the opening round of the series. (1) HALTON HURRICANE was a winner last week in the first leg of the series for trainer/owner Robert Robinson. (6) MIDNIGHT PLAY was a game second last week after doing most of the work on the front end for trainer Bill Cass and driver Jonathan Drury.

Race 9

(9) OHO DIAMOND caught me by surprise last week with his 13-1 upset in the opening round of the series. (5) KAMIKAZE LINDY made his first career start last week and raced terrific in my opinion, considering he began from the outside post 10. (7) DIONYSUS LINDY has hit the board in three of his last four starts, including a second-place finish last week.

Race 10

(1) AMBLE OVER HANOVER offered a high price of 23-1 and likely will offer a fraction of that when the gates unfolds to start tonight’s Late Double. (9) HOPETOBEFIRST has been racing well at Ontario’s ‘B’ tracks and will now move back onto this circuit. (8) PINNACLE PEAK raced terrific last week for trainer/owner Floyd Amos and driver Roger Mayotte.

Race 11

(5) I C D MOOLAH has won this class in each of his last three starts and looks like the horse to beat. (1) ELECTRIFY looks like I C D Moolah’s main rival and begins from the rail. (6) VITAL SIGN has been a consistent threat in this class for many weeks and has a terrific overall record this season.

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