by Al Cimaglia
November 10, 2017
Tonight, the feature at Woodbine rolls in Race 3, a condition trot with a $20,000 purse. The 0.20 Pick 5 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool kicks-off the card. The Early 0.20 Pick 4 sequence with a $50,000 guaranteed pool starts in Race 4 and will be my focus.
Last night drivers James MacDonald, Trevor Henry and Phillip Hudon led all teamsters with three trips to the winner's circle.
Amongst trainers, Patrick Shepherd led the pack with two winners.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Bad Night Mare-Johnson claimed about 1 month ago, drops and could be sitting on a big try at 8-1 ML.
3-Lights Go Out-Gets an inside starting spot and can roll well late. Saftic needs to provide a good steer.
4-Exhilarated-Winner of >$148k may be a bit weary but this is a good level to take a picture.
8-Shezarealdeal-Steps up after a 54.4 last half victory. Sharp and Henry sticks, could pass all with a hot pace.
2-Southwind Ion-Comes off a nice win, hard to leave ML chalk out but not a lock and should be a short price.
4-Sodwana Bay-Raced well off the bench after a 3-month rest. Was facing tougher and should be tighter tonight.
8-Jimmys Little Girl-McNair sticks, although 1-28 in'17 he gets this mare to close and could surprise at a nice price.
3-So Not Cool-In from FlmD after a romp and now McNair steers. Might be ready for a big track score.
5-Muscle High-In fine form and was used very hard in opening 1/4 from 8 hole in last, best to respect.
6-Moonstar Mission-Last from 9 hole was best in a while, past horses in the lane and now gets post relief.
1-Pretty Hot-Takes a significant drop and McNair takes the lines, seems like a spot to shine.
8-Dangerousprecedent-Third start for Auciello and fourth start on lasix, maybe with the right trip at a square price.
0.20 Early Pick 4
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