01/06/2015 3:52PM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/8 analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ARTISTIC FUSION (2nd)

Spot Play: ROLLTIDEROLL (1st)

Race 1

(8) ROLLTIDEROLL has hit the board in each of her last three starts and is coming off a win at Flamboro Downs. (6) DAPPLE APPLE has been racing very well considering the outside post positions she's been receiving as of late. (4) SPEND IT ALL put together a solid 2014 campaign with earnings over $80K and will make her third start off the shelf following some time off.

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Race 2

(6) ARTISTIC FUSION finished a game second in the final of the Niagara Series and has been ultra consistent as of late for trainer Joe Agostino. (9) NIPPY W HANOVER has won two of her last three starts and offers terrific gate-speed to overcome post nine. (7) SPIRITINA is a mare that we don't know too much about, but the chestnut is coming onto this circuit on her game with a first and second-place finish in each of her last two starts.

Race 3

(4) FASHION GODDESS looks like a top threat again this week for trainer Ben Baillargeon. (6) YANKEE PUZZLE has been much better as of late for trainer Susie Kerwood. (2) BODY TALK has hit the board in two of his last three starts, draws inside and comes from the Rick Zeron barn.

Race 4

(2) A FEARLESS AFFAIR was all set to compete in her January 3 outing, but exited the racetrack and was a judges scratch. (8) BADLANDS LOVE has hit the board in each of her last two starts and hails from O'Brien Award finalist Richard Moreau's barn. (9) DAZZLING ROCKETTE has been brought along nicely by trainer Rebecca Titus as the sophomore filly will be making her seventh career start this evening.

Race 5

(2) A FELLAS SECRET was very impressive in her career debut last week as the sophomore miss enjoyed her first career win. (7) FANNISH has five wins from six career starts and will make her WEG debut this evening. (1) PUT YOUR BAD ON raced very well in her career debut two starts back to finish third, but disappointed last week with a seventh place effort.

Race 6

(1) STUARTS DYNASTY looks like a logical choice to pick on top with her recent efforts for trainer Ben Baillargeon. (8) REGAZZO DOLCE has hit the board in two of his last three starts and has been well known for his closing speed. (4) SEVERUS HANOVER received a tough trip last week as the gelding was parked every step of the mile from the outside post 10.

Race 7

(4) PEPPERMINT PATTI will make her second start under the care of trainer Richard Moreau and that's the reason for my selection. (2) FROSTY DELIGHT offered a low price last week, but disappointed the public to finish ninth. (6) MAJOR HANGOVER doesn't like to win races, but is hard to leave off the triactor ticket.

Race 8

(3) MYSTERY BET was extremely impressive in his career debut two starts back. (9) MANIMAL has hit the board in two of his last three starts for trainer Carmen Auciello and is capable of overcoming post nine. (2) COOL CREEK VALLEY hasn't raced since Nov. 27, which is a concern, but his form as of late has been solid for trainer Nate Harding.

Race 9

(2) WILDCAT MAGIC was very strong last week as the pacing miss romped to victory by eight lengths in 1:53 3/5. (7) P L HURRICANE has been racing very consistent as of late for trainer/owner Dave Brown as the daughter of Jeremes Jet has three wins in her last five starts. (5) MAPPOS MOENHAY has been finishing off her miles very well for trainer Jean Belliveau. The four-year-old rebounded nicely following a break in stride two starts back to finish second.

Race 10

(5) CANADIAN EDITION was a beaten favourite last week in this class, but I'll go back to him again and hope for an improved effort. (1) KEYSTONE DALTON put together a fine campaign last year from 29 starts and will move onto this circuit for trainer Justin Darling. (1) JUST PLAIN LUCK has been much better as of late and has hit the board in each of his last two starts for trainer Harry Poulton.

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