12/07/2016 11:49AM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 12/8 Analysis

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Race 1 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

PICK 5: 1,2,6,9/8/1,5,7/1,5,7/1,2,5 = $21.60

EARLY PICK 4: 1,5,7/1,2,5/4/2,5,9,10 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 2,5,9,10/4,5,6,8/1/2,3,5 = $48

MEET STATS: 44 - 166 / $244.00 BEST BETS: 8 - 16 / $25.80

SPOT PLAYS: 3 - 16 / $15.20

Best Bet: EMPTYTHETILL (10th)

Spot Play: SHOOTER INTHECREEK (2nd)

Race 1

(2) LYONS DELIGHT improved with McNair driving last time. He sticks here and this isn't a tough field; top call. (1) FANCOURT is one-for-one and he qualified okay with the trainer driving; using. (6) CLOUSEAU HANOVER was a decent third last time at a big price, but that was off an inside following trip and he could be over bet here. (9) EAS IDEAL has some ability but he is hampered by slow starts. Henry may try to send him this time, which would give him a better shot.

Race 2

(8) SHOOOTER INTHECREEK faced better last time and came under siege on the backstretch. Returning quicker, he should be tough vs. easier foes. (4) BLUE FOX goes first time for Weller while shipping in and he gets immediate results quite often, although lately it seems many of these types have been racing better in their second starts for him. (5) HUGHGETTHECREDIT steps up off a nice win first time for Cullen. He should factor here. (7) PUTNAMS LEGACY can take a smaller share if he starts his move earlier this time.

Race 3

(5) CORE FUSION gets his easiest spot yet and he should graduate here. (7) SYLVIA EXPRESS returns to a bigger track, similar to the one which she won on two back, and she adds Lasix; using. (1) VASCO BI closed well but was too far back last week. He will need a good start from the tricky rail post here. (3) ROYAL INTRIGUE - a $17,000 Lexington buy - could hit the ticket in this debut race off a decent December 1st qualifier.

Race 4

(5) IMSPORTY should get a better trip starting from the middle of the gate here. (7) JUST A THOUGHT was hung the mile yet didn't fade horribly last time; using. (1) EAST END raced well in his first start for a tag. He is another to consider for multi-race bets. (9) OCAPTAIN MYCAPTAIN woke up in his last two starts in Ohio. He is worth a look here.

Race 5

(2) HOOSIER YOUR DALI raced okay off a three-week break last time and now he returns in a week for his second start over the track. This trainer wins his share every year here with shippers; slight nod. (1) I WANNA BE GEARED is a threat to lead all the way off the Johnson claim. (5) PYLATER is usually tough in this class despite his obvious soundness issues. (9) CALGARY SEELSTER should be an early pace threat, at a minimum.

Race 6

(4) KILMER ROAD took a ton of action last time but he never got going after getting away far back early from the tricky inside post. He should have a much better chance here. (8) PRINCE OF MINTO should be closer moving away from the 10-hole. (2) PICK UP THE TAB improved for Macdonald last time and he sticks here. He should take another slice. (7) GUSCREST is capable of hitting the ticket coming off a break.

Race 7

(5) TWO SIDES OF LOVE was patiently driven last time but she couldn't reach a tough winner in the stretch. She can bounce back here and take her second win. (10) JIMMYS LITTLE GIRL finished behind a couple of decent fillies last time and she is worth including here - even from this post. (9) MADDYS CREDIT drops back to a class where she should be more effective. (2) ON THE MINJUTE MARK also faces easier here and is worth a look.

Race 8

(5) VICS ROYAL LADY has been racing well from close range out of town. She took her season's mark at this track and she should be prominent here. (6) GIANT MUSCLES set some quick splits in his first race for a tag and tired late. If he gets a breather here, he will be very tough. (4) ASTERIX could last much longer here in for a tag and starting from a better post. (8) SUMMAJESTIC finished well last time. Consider him for vertical wagers at a price.

Race 9

(1) MR MATCH ON BEACH failed to hold on as a big chalk last time but he stacks up well in this field and he can make amends - likely at a short price again. (4) BROOKLETSJUSTIFIED goes for Weller here shipping in off an improved race on November 17th; using. (5) SOUTHWIND SAVAGE came so close to finally breaking his maiden last week, but it appears as a slice will be what he gets here again. (2) JRS BIG BUDDY projects to get a better trip here, so he should make the ticket.

Race 10

(2) EMPTYTHETILL had good late pace racing from an impossible spot last time. He should be right there in his second start for Auciello. (3) FRONTIER SEELSTER paced a 27-flat third 1/4 yet couldn't clear last time. A similar move here could result in a brush-and-crush. (5) BUGATTI couldn't hold off the winner after setting solid splits and dueling with a rival that was hung the mile last time. A better trip could see him in the winner's circle here. (7) GIVE EM BACK rarely misses a check and he has a penchant for finishing third. (1) MAX IS BACK can take a small slice off an inside following trip here.

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