03/29/2016 3:21PM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 3/31 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 1,3,8,9/5,6/1,2,4/3/1,3,4 = $14.40

EARLY PICK 4: 3/1,3,4/2,3,5/1,2 = $18

LATE PICK 4: 1,2/4,7/1,2/3,4,5,7 = $32

MEET STATS: 318 - 1018 / $1669.70  BEST BETS: 52 - 95 / $186.40

SPOT PLAYS: 21 - 95 / $218.00



Race 1

(3) NO TROUBLE DECHAFRA was a decent 2nd in this class three back, which is one of the better races on the page in this weak group; slight nod. (1) GO GET BRUCE comes off a decent try vs. similar and has maintained his good form since shipping in; using. (9) TOWNLINE MOMMA went too fast early last time in her first start for Moreau then stopped to a walk late. I would expect better here, but how much better is hard to guess at.

Race 2

(5) CLASSIC COMEDY was sent right down the road last week and set solid splits while holding her challengers at bay. These are no tougher; call to repeat. (6) LUCKY COCKTAIL returns to the claimed level and should be much tougher here. (2) HEAR ME ROAR was a following 2nd to the choice and figures to get a good trip again.

Race 3

(4) ASTERIX was a distant 2nd to a promising colt that was out a long way then just blew the field away late. He looks like one of the better ones in here. (2) GENTLEMAN JIM will likely be a big player if he decides to trot, but that part is anyone's guess. (1) RUSTY HEFNER produced his best race so far last week and isn't out of this.

Race 4

(3) KOULTONS ROCKET was a strong second to a sharp winner here on Monday and he will be very tough if he goes here. (5) LITTLE TURK had no shot last time when he was on bad cover on a speed-biased track. Expect a better showing here. (7) SPEED RACER almost lasted on a speed-favoring track and he will likely take lots of action here. I'll try to beat him with one of the top two choices.

Race 5

(3) BRING ME DIAMONDS was a solid 2nd to a promising debutante last week and she should go forward off that sophomore debut; top call. (1) WHISPER WELL closed quickly in that same dash and should be passing most of these late. (4) BEACH SCENE made two early moves last time which cost her late. She can rebound with a better placing here.

Race 6

(5) WANAKA was out-tripped last time when the winner moved first out of the pocket and kept her at bay. She should be tough in here. (3) BALLYKEEL BOMBER was a solid first up winner vs. similar and seems to have things figured out now. A repeat is quite possible. (2) A ROD HALL should be a lot better returning to a 7-day rotation.

Race 7

(2) BIG PETES STYLE overcame some solid fractions last time to win and has improved greatly with McNair at the controls; call to repeat. (1) TEA WITH MS MCGILL was too far back on a speed-favoring surface in his seasonal debut. He should be much closer here. (8) THREE TRUTHS set strong splits but was overtaken by the choice late. He should threaten again but needs to find more late speed.

Race 8

(4) MERCHANDISER uncorked a very impressive mile last time and will be tough to beat here if he stays flat. (7) ON THE RIDGE should go better here in his 2nd start over the track; using. (3) ZAGSTER looks best of the rest and can close late for a piece.

Race 9

(2) DOCS DIVA moves inside and returns to a 7-day rotation. A much more aggressive try is expected here. (1) CHOOSE MY JET was shuffled out of contention last time and could get a much better following trip here. (7) UNO CINCUENTA usually leaves hard and sticks around for a share. Expect the same here.

Race 10

(7) GOODMORNINGMISTER has closed okay in his past two and should get a beneficial pace setup here. Top call in the finale. (5) REGAL FAME changed hands after his last race and debuts for a trainer/driver combo that have had success together in the past. Expect him to be blasting early. (3) BIG HAROLD tried to chase a runaway leader by going first up last time and paid the price. He can rebound here. (4) HIGH RESOLUTION and (6) HP BLACK SHADOW look best of the rest to grab minor shares.

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