11/25/2015 10:43AM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 11/26 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 1,2,6,7/1,3,8/2,5,7/2,5,6/1 = $21.60

EARLY PICK 4: 2,5,6/1/2,3,9/2,6,8,9 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 2,6,8,9/1,4/1,2,6/4,10 = $48

MEET STATS: 102 - 335 / $512.30  BEST BETS: 15 - 30 / $49.10

SPOT PLAYS: 7 - 30 / $85.00


Spot Play: SURF REPORT (10th)

Race 1

(6) GOTTI was hung out in the Autumn Series final but now gets to face his weakest field to date and should finally notch his maiden win here. (1) CENTURY CHURCHILL raced okay to the stretch last time then faded a bit. Hudon may try the front with this gelding at some point here; beware. (7) TWIN B COMMANDER was too far back last time to make an impact. He could be much closer early here.

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Race 2

(3) FABULOUS HENRI showed good speed both early and late in his debut win and looks as good as any here shipping in and changing barns. (1) AMYTVILLE LINDY is one of the fastest in here if he can stay flat. (8) SOUTHWIND GIZZEL has raced well since arriving at Woodbine and is sure-gaited, unlike some others in here.

Race 3

(2) UTOPIA is terribly win-shy but looks good here off his last two miles. (5) KREMLIN ships in for a sharp outfit and must be respected. (7) PAPER BACKED LINDY is the class of the field dropping into a claimer but his recurring gait issues are worrisome.

Race 4

(2) ROCK THE DREAM flashed terrific late speed last time, was claimed now ships in. He can take this group if the time off doesn't affect him too much. (5) ANTAR PHIL was a solid winner in this class last week and is the one to beat. (6) BRINGHOME THEBLUE goes second time off the claim for a cagey outfit here and merits using on early Pick 4 tickets.

Race 5

(1) BARBARAS SHADOW drops out of the Autumn Series to face a suspect group and should get an aggressive steer from Zeron here. (2) UP YOUR GAME has come around quickly for trainer McIntosh out of town and could drop a few seconds here switching to the big track. (4) MORE THAN MANY made two moves last time then tired late. A better trip puts her right in the mix here.

Race 6

(3) MAGICAL PUMPKIN loomed boldly last time then hung but the quick third 1/4 she trotted just to get in contention was a big factor. She can take this if she is kept closer early. (9) B FLOREAL has won 3 of her last 5 and broke in the other two starts. She is an obvious danger if flat. (2) CRAZY BLUE is a threat from close range but more likely to nab a minor share.

Race 7

(6) CYNDALLIANNE DUC couldn't reach a sharp winner last week but should be tough in here in her 4th start since being claimed. (8) WHISTYS PARADISE was a non-threatening 3rd in the same race but should be closer vs. these. (9) REGIL MEG ships in and drops into claimers which should make her a threat despite missing 2 1/2 weeks.

Race 8

(4) MARQUIS VOLO was an easy winner over one that came back and won the next week. This gelding should take his 7th straight here. (1) DEMAND AN ANSWER has been a sharp winner of two straight and looks like the main danger. (6) FLEET BUMBLEBEE was solid in his Woodbine debut and should share here.

Race 9

(1) T M MAJOR STORM has won three straight in a similar class out of town since shipping west from the Maritimes and looks as good as any in this weak field. (2) BEIBER HANOVER led the choice until very late last time and is a threat but is still only a one-time winner. (6) MAN OF MANY ARTS drops into a claimer off a vet scratch and a month off. He's a bit of a head scratcher here.

Race 10

(4) SURF REPORT drops and picks up the leading driver which could be the recipe for success here. (10) EVERGREEN ARTIST was closing well late last time and could threaten for the win if kept closer early. (9) FRANZO ships in with good form but is winless this year still. (3) STEVES LEGACY continues to grab shares and could better this placing. (1) VEGILANTE HANOVER moves inside and is another that could threaten in a wide-open finale.

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