01/14/2015 11:17AM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/15 analysis


Best Bet: GOOD LUCK KATHY  (2nd)

Spot Play: ONYOURMARKNATAVA  (4th)       


EARLY $1 PICK 4 TICKET (Race 4): 2,4 7 / 9,10 / 3,4,5 / 2,8 = $36

Race 1

(6) MAPPOS MOENHAY raced greenly from the 1/2 to the 3/4 last week but once straightened out in the lane was a comfortable winner. Call to repeat. (7) SPIRITINA was stung early in the toughest division last Thursday and predictably faded. She faces weaker here and could improve at a price. (8) WILDCAT MAGIC comes in sporting a quick last-out win but has also missed 3 weeks and draws farthest out. Tough call. (2) TANGO BAYAMA was sent first up in a tougher division last week and could make some noise in here with a better trip. (5) AHEAD HANOVER gets post relief tonight and has better results when sent early; outside chance at a price.

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Race 2

(5) GOOD LUCK KATHY pulled first-up vs. a well-meant winner last week and paced very gamely to the wire to hold 2nd. She looks solid in here. (6) JET HOT STUFF saved ground throughout in the same mile, angled out in the stretch but could still not catch the top pick for 2nd. (1) KIKISKISSINCOUSIN dodges the white-hot A Real Commitment and draws inside; in with a chance.(3) ONE NIGHT DANCE shows competitive miles in this class in December and drops back down after two dulls tries vs. conditioned foes; for a slice.

Race 3

(1) PINSTRIPE PROMISE showed good spark late vs. easy winner Mystery Bet last week. There are certainly none in here like that one and he should be tough in this dash. (10) MANIMAL left hard in the same race and stopped badly. If the good/bad/good pattern in his lines holds he will be a contender tonight. (2) AMOURATO debuts for trainer/driver Jones and this Donato Hanover filly has upset potential in this weak group. (3) WIRE ME CASH was involved in some interference on the backstretch last week after leaving hard for the lead. He could go better here.

Race 4

(4) ONYOURMARKNATAVA raced in the toughest division last week and was the only one other than the obvious top two who showed life at the wire, closing nicely for third. Both of those fillies are in a different division tonight and this one could pop here at a decent price. (7) DEUCES FOR CHARITY pulled first up at the point when Artistic Fusion was accelerating the pace and she was easily repelled. She was a wrapped up 2nd in the lane however and a similar brush may be more effective vs. these. (2) PL HURRICANE loomed boldly from 2nd-over then hung late. Beware taking a short price on this one.

Race 5

(10) FASHION GODDESS got jammed up on the backstretch when the one she was following went rough. She did very well to stay on her feet and trotting. That line is much better than it looks. She can rebound here at a better price. (9) MYSTERY BET used a big 3rd quarter to bottom out her foes last week. She is the one to chase down. (7) STEALTH JETTA ships in from Pennsylvania and picks up white-hot pilot Allard. It looks as though she will contend but the month break may leave him short in the lane. (4) PL GEMSTONE will be closing late and is a good one to use on the bottom of superfecta wagers.

Race 6

(3) WARRAWEE QUALLY showed good late pace in her debut last Thursday. Tonight the expectations increase and the price decreases. (4) SOMEWHERE FAMEOUS got into a ton of traffic trouble in the lane and is certainly worth inclusion on early pick 4 tickets. (5) WEEKLY SPECIAL has been close in both career starts and should also be on pick 4 tickets despite missing some time.(8) IM A CANADIAN EH was gunned hard by Henry from the 10-hole last time and was still there to the 1/16th pole. An easier trip could get this one a share here.

Race 7

(8) STUARTS DYNASTY couldn’t chase down very good winner Tosca last week, but that one doesn’t return and this Yankee Glide gelding looks best in here. (2) TELLMEHOWYOULIKEIT was perfectly tripped out by Allard but looks solid again in a dash with few real contenders. (6) HEADSAREGONNA TURN finished close to the top pick two back but has had a month off. May fill out the tri.

Race 8

(4) A FEARLESS AFFAIR missed some time between her penultimate start and last week’s opening leg win in the Blizzard Series, but you never would have known it the way she raced. We’ll call this streaking mare in a mild upset over obvious choice (6) ARTISTIC FUSION in a two-horse race. (8) ALL THE LADIES had live late pace last week and should be in the tri if not too far back early.

Race 9

(6) SHOOTER ONTHELOOSE drops out of the Snowshoe Series and fires back in 6 days for conditioner Puddy. This one fits this class and should contend. (1) PORT SIDE showed good late speed last week after getting behind dull cover. Expect a similar effort here. (8) BEACH HERO comes back quickly after a failed front-end mission first off the claim for trainer Waxman, who does well with new acquisitions. This one could rebound with a better mile.

Race 10

(5) FROSTY DELIGHT was in front one step past the wire last week. She’s live, but needs a better steer to get it done in this race filled with contenders. (3) CANT STOP was also closing quickly in the same heat; she could be even sharper tonight back on a seven-day rotation. (9) ARIENNE makes her first start of the year for leading trainer Auciello and could be competitive right off the gate. (4) PEPPERMINT PATTI tried to take ‘em coast-to-coast first time in the Moreau barn and was just short; contender here. (6) BIG TREAT loomed boldly first-over and just hung very late. She’s another that is a threat.

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