12/15/2015 10:14PM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 12/17 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 2,5/4,6,8/2,4,8/5,6,10/1,5,9,10 = $43.20

EARLY PICK 4: 5,6,10/1,5,9,10/4,5,7,8/2 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 2,8/5,10/2,3/2,8,9 = $24


Spot Play: ANTAR PHIL (7th)

Race 1

(2) AMBROSIA SEELSTER raced decently enough in her debut to expect improvement here and a more aggressive steer; top call in the opener. (5) CRACKLIN ROSIE raced much better in her 2nd start off a break and looks like the one to beat here. (8) DONTBRUISECARRIE has had two rough trips in a row and is a threat to take it all if she can get a seat early near the front.

Race 2

(8) UNE DUHARAS got a clean line last week and finished well. Perhaps Team Baillargeon has her figured out; slight nod. (4) MAGIC SON was compromised by a slow pace in his debut and looks like one of the better ones in here. (6) CROWN CLASSIC took shares in the final two legs of the Autumn series which means this 0-22 entrant will be overbet here searching for that elusive maiden win.

Race 3

(4) DICKS SECRET made no attempt to leave from the 10-hole last week but closed well and remains sharp. She should get back on track here. (8) TORTOLA SUNRISE has improved every week since returning from a break and is the one to fend off. (2) INCREADABLE FRANK set the pace and was just short last week. It's hard to leave these connections out when they have a sharp horse.

Race 4

(5) BRINGHOME THE BLUE beat better two back then faced an unbeatable foe last time. He looks solid here.  (10) HALF A BILLION was an impressive first-up winner in his Woodbine debut and could take another here if he can position himself in the top 5 early. (6) HEY DALI was compromised when his cover stopped abruptly last week. He's another in with a shot here.

Race 5

(1) SHADOWFALL raced well on the rim in his first try over the Woodbine oval. He is one of several that could take this. (9) PODGE is a full-brother to Podges Lady, a 9-time winner that took a mark of 1:51 4/5 and earned more than $400K. He looks ready to produce a good effort in his debut. (5) BAD GAMER has been finishing fast and needs only to be positioned better to take full advantage of his good late speed.

Race 6

(8) TYMAL FIREITUP was stung by a rapid third 1/4 in the Autumn Series Final. She should get more even fractions to chase here. (7) FLEET BUMBLEBEE has raced well in every start since shipping here and merits inclusion on Pick 4 tickets. (5) BENVENUTI was game in defeat last week and is another to use in the early Pick 4.

Race 7

(2) ANTAR PHIL drops back into a class that he dominated on November 19th; top call. (8) READ THE PROPOSAL was game in defeat but even a :27 flat final 1/4 couldn't get him home. He's getting closer to holding on but is obviously unreliable. (9) IMKEEPNTHISGUY has an outside shot here if there is battling that leads to a pace meltdown.

Race 8

(10) TOY IS OURS has gotten his act together and could double up here in a field with few contenders. (5) TATTLE TALE HALL wasn't far behind the choice last time and could get the jump on that foe tonight; using. (6) WHAT A PEACH looks best of the rest.

Race 9

(2) WHISTYS PARADISE stayed closer to the lead early last week and drove away to an easy win down the stretch. Expect more of the same here. (3) CYNDALIANNE DUC goes first off the claim for a potent barn and looks like the other option for late Pick 4 tickets. (8) PRETTYNDANGEROUS has won 5 straight out of town and goes first off the claim here but will likely have trouble beating the top two.

Race 10

(2) ARNOLD DICK has found his level at this class, racing well two starts in a row; top call. (9) BIG PETES STYLE was only a nose behind the choice last time but post position will likely make the difference here. (8) ALEXAS PRAYER showed improvement last week and can take a share here. (1) EL TORERO was in the win photo with the top two after setting all the fractions and isn't out of this. (5) REGAL FAME was too far back last time to make an impact. Leaving from the middle of the gate gives him a better shot here.

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