05/07/2014 10:18AM

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 5/8 Analysis


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Spot Play: BAD TO THE BONE (7th)

Race 1

(10) MAJOR HANGOVER comes out of the Jones barn, which has been terrific this season. This colt shows the speed required and a very encouraging qualifier. (5) BET YA posted a strong qualifier, but the scratch in her latest start raises questions. She may not be tight enough since her qualifier on April 17. (8) FACE TO FACE has hit the board in two of three career starts and once again is a threat.

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Race 2

(8) NORTHERN SECRET hails from the Baillargeon barn, is coming out of the Celias Counsel and has the speed. (9) MOVINTOTHECOUNTRY continues to improve, comes from a top trotting barn and shows the speed. (3) JA EL DIAMOND put forth an impressive effort last start at high odds. A repeat effort makes her a top candidate.

Race 3

(7) ALLSTAR SEELSTER won last week, remains at the same class and comes out of Darling's barn. (5) HOPE FOR BADLANDS won at first asking last start in a speedy time. She's ready to advance to this class. (3) SOLAR SURPRISE draws inside and shows the speed needed for this level.

Race 4

(3) HISTORIAN has been racing at his best, with two wins in his last three, and remains in the same level. (5) MONTEZUMA BLUECHIP moves into Moreau's barn, which will decrease his price. He drops into a claimer and has a license to improve. (2) CASIMIR LOW GEAR draws inside and posted a strong effort last start.

Race 5

(8) RAISE THE CURTAIN won at first asking last week in a speedy time. He steps up in class, but shows he's capable and has more to offer. (9) SUPER ALL DAY will have to overcome the outside, but has the speed and finished his mile very strongly. (7) WHITE BECOMES HER enjoyed a credible rookie campaign and continues to improve with each start.

Race 6

(7) LARRYS MIST has been racing at his best in his last two starts and remains at the same level. (6) CARSONS CAMALOT comes out of the Montini barn, won two starts back and returns to the same class. (4) THINKBEFIREUSPEAK draws inside, has a good record this season and continues to be a threat at this class.

Race 7

(3) BAD TO THE BONE draws inside and raced very strongly last start. He makes his second start of the campaign and should be even better. (9) ARAMBLIN HANOVER caught me by surprise last start with his performance. He raced very well considering it was his first career race and he posted a credible final quarter. (1) P L HOOFHEARTED gets major post relief and should be better placed in the early stages.

Race 8

(1) MAJOR DANCER gets the rail, was highly touted last season from trainer Coleman and will likely be the favorite. (2) NAT A VIRGIN qualified strong both times, draws inside and enjoyed a solid campaign last season. (5) HER OWN LAND comes out of the Menary's barn, qualified well and is a logical option for the triactor.

Race 9

(4) CLUSTER HANOVER just missed last week and remains at the same class. (7) HERE COMES WILLIAM raced in the Metro last season, has a good record and makes his sophomore debut. (3) REGIL BABE draws inside, comes from team McNair and just missed last start.

Race 10

(1) LALKA has won three of her last four and drops back down in class. (3) ROMANCE IN CAMELOT has hit the board in two of her last three. (7) HERESTOJESSICA finished second in this class last week, comes out of the Johnson barn and may offer a price.

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