05/14/2014 10:13AM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 5/15 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: EINSTEINS BEST (7th)

Spot Play: HISTORIAN (4th)

Race 1

(4) DEWEYLOVEUMNOW draws well, comes out of the McNair barn and is fresh off a win. (2) SUPERFLEX qualified very strong for Hudon and if he minds his manners, he looks like a top contender. (9) MASSIVE POCKETS had a credible 2013 campaign, qualified well and gets Ritchie in the bike.

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Race 2

(4) ARAMBLIN HANOVER is lightly-raced in his career and posted a strong effort last week to finish second. He draws better and is likely the favourite. (8) VEGAS RICH finished second last week in this class and has a terrific final quarter in him. (5) PLANS OVER moves into the Puddy barn, which will drop his price. He has a patented late kick and gets Jamieson.

Race 3

(3) K D BELLA finished second in the Celias Counsel final and drops into a maiden. (5) MASSSIVE TALENT comes from the Norman barn, has hit the board in each of his last two and will offer a low price in this contest. (8) MISS EVERYTHING made a miscue last week and will look to rebound. She has the talent and is a good option.

Race 4

(9) HISTORIAN comes out of the Tackoor barn, won at this level two back and has excellent gate speed. (10) CASIMIR LOW GEAR will have to overcome the outside, but he won last week at this level and has proven to be very competitive at this level. (2) BUGGER MAX draws inside and just missed last week in this class.

Race 5

(5) SEE THE WIND earned $70K last season as a rookie, qualified well and appears ready at first asking. (6) MISS LIV qualified well in a speedy time and moves into the Baillargeon barn. (3) LOVE DETECTIVE draws inside and comes out of Takter's barn. She may offer a price and qualified very well at The Meadowlands.

Race 6

(3) ROYAL ASHTON suffered a rough trip last week, but in prior starts has proven to be a top threat at this maiden class. (5) NORTHERN JUNO qualified strong in Florida, has the speed and shows versatility. (9) PAIN IN THE GLASS comes out of the Brethour barn posted two qualifiers and displayed the speed needed for this bottom class.

Race 7

(2) EINSTEINS BEST moves into the Gillis barn following a private purchase and remains at the same class he won at last start. (6) STEADY WARRIOR qualified exceptionally by open lengths and certainly looks ready for his season debut. (7) CLUSTER HANOVER comes out of the Darling barn, has gate-speed and gets Jamieson in the bike.

Race 8

(8) SHELLYSSILVERMOON sat in the pocket in her qualifier en route to a 1:55 1/5 effort. This field isn't overly deep and that effort could be quick enough. (5) EMMA SEMALU will make his season debut after a solid qualifying effort. She has the speed and draws well. (10) POPPIES PRIDE has finished third in each of her two starts this season. She's a logical option in here.

Race 9

(2)  BROOKDALE SHADOW draws well, comes out of Moore's barn and likely will be the favourite in here. (6) DANA DEAREST lit up the tote board last week with a winning effort. She moves up in class and shouldn't be overlooked. (5) GO FOR SAND has hit the board in three of her last four, draws well and closed very well last week.

Race 10

(9) TWIN B SPY comes out of the Coleman barn, raced in the Gold series last year and appears ready for his first start of the season. (2) HOPE FOR BADLANDS is a perfect two-for-two to start his career and remains at the same level. (3) ALLSTAR SEELSTER hasn't missed the board in two starts this season, comes from the Darling barn and will offer a low price.

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