02/17/2015 5:10PM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 2/19 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Early $1 Pick 4:

2,4 / 4,5,6 / 2,4,8 / 3,5 = $36

MEET STATS: 70 - 198 / $391.70  BEST BETS: 9 - 19 / $38.10 

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 18 / $54.10

Best Bet: KIWI PRES (8th)


Race 1

(4) COVER UP HALL ships in from the Meadowlands and moves into the Menary barn after a tough trip; looks best here. (1) YOUR MY SECRET showed dramatic improvement at Miami Valley in her last two starts, but may feel the effects of missing a month of racing action here. (6) PINOT GRIGIO was tabbed to win first out and looked good doing it, but the top two here look much tougher than anything she faced that night.

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Race 2

(10) ACCENTURE HANOVER, an $80K Harrisburg purchase, looks ready to roll here first out-10-hole and all. (7) MURS SON left and got position, stayed in, then rallied up the inside which was not the preferred path that night. He came up just short that night but is the main danger in here. (5) HARTNELL trotted a big back half last out which signals further improvement is likely coming soon.

Race 3

(2) NIPPY W HANOVER went a tough first-over trip and was picked off late in the opening leg of this series. Look for J Mac to revert to a front-end style here. (8) MAPLELEA blasted home to overpower the choice late, but may fall victim to a slow pace here when trying to sweep them all late. (7) FRANNEY LOVE DAT went a long way on the front at huge odds and should be able to get herself a good spot near the front early and hang around for a share.

Race 4

(4) IN THE SHADOWS is out of a mare that won 5 of her first 7 starts and took a mark of 1:52 3/5 over the Hippodrome De Montreal as a 3YO. This one could be ready to fly first out. (1) MUCH ADOO hinted at some ability in her second start last season and showed good late speed in her qualifier. She too looks ready. (5) MACH OF THE TOWN showed a bit of life in the last 1/4 of her 2nd start with Henry driving. He will likely have her on the move earlier here and she could get a good chunk of this at a price.

Race 5

(4) STEPHANA DREAM disappointed as the chalk first off the claim, but still came her back half in 57 1/5 which is good for this group. The Z Man will have her rolling much earlier this time. (5) JAYPORT ALL MUSCLE finally broke his maiden using the overland route on a night where the outside was the better path due to snow. He steps up but should be able to compete with these. (6) WHITEGLOVES makes his 4YO debut with a decent qualifier under his belt and may try to wire this group.

Race 6

(4) GREYSTONE MOE fired off the quickest mile of the night on February 9th when winning a class lower. He merits the rise in class off that big effort; top call. (8) FOUR BOYS drops after a long journey vs. better and deserves inclusion on early pick 4 tickets in this easier field. (2) SEA STAR fits this class like a glove and will be prominent throughout yet again.

Race 7

(3) TOMEI SEELSTER was showing signs of improvement here before shipping to London for an easy win. Trainer Stewart spots her where she can be competitive back on the big oval; top call. (5) ONE BADLAND NIGHT is obviously one of the better ones in here, but there is a risk she will be overdriven and picked off late, which almost happened last out. (1) PLAY GROUND was coming fast at the wire albeit in a slowing pace. She should share again here.

Race 8

(6) KIWI PRES was full value for a good win from the 10-hole and may be even better tonight with that race under his belt. (2) MAGIC MADNESS couldn't close into an accelerating late pace, but has shown good improvement the past two and is a threat in here. (9) STAR OF THUNDER was charging hard late against the choice and should be closing belatedly for a piece here as well.

Race 9

Moiseyev had (2) WOGGY ROCKS primed to leave hard from the 10-hole last time, but too many to his left had the same idea and he had to take a seat 4th which is not his ideal trip. He should get out better here and won't shock with a win out of the pocket; upset special. (10) CAPELO is the obvious danger but he may not get the needed trip from post 10. (4) A AND C ARTIST looks best of the rest.

Race 10

(9) CAST NO SHADOW has looked good reeling off two straight, one on the lead and one first-up. No reason she can't make it three vs. these. (8) CONTATA has hit the exacta in 15 of 19 starts out of town and figures to be a decent price here; using. (1) WEEKLY SPECIAL drops out of a stakes series and will do much better vs. this weaker group. (5) FROSTY DELIGHT seems to always be good for a minor award. (6) A LOT OF SENSE almost pulled off a major shocker on the engine and could better that placing.

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