Best Bet – (6) TEDDYS LITTLE ANGEL - Race 4
Spot Play - (9) SWEET ALLURE – Race 6
Early Pick 4 – 1,4,5/6/1,4,6/1,6,9 - $5.40
Late Pick 4 – 1,5/2,5,6/1,4,6/5- $3.60
Race 1 – (5) REDDING HANOVER has been closing into some testing fractions as of late, look for Henry to be closer to the pace today. (3) KEYSTONE NOLAN made up some ground last week, facing easier tonight is in with a shot. (1) SOCIAL THOUGHT draws the rail following a race where he was impeded at the start. Worth a look underneath.
Race 2 – (2) NAUGHTY LADY B comes in to face easier at Georgian following a couple rough trips from the outside at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Definitely worth a look from the inside. (3) SHARKS SUMMRSHANDY is another class dropper that could pop at a price. (4) PRETTY HOT has a good amount of early speed to contend with, look for her to be on or near the lead, that is where she does her best work.
Race 3 – (1) BETTORS INSTINCT looked really sharp in her qualifier at Grand River on August 7. The time off could’ve done her some good. (4) TELL EM HANOVER passed tiring horses late in the stretch last out. She should be coming late in the mile. (5) EATAAMS TRAUMA has been very sharp as of late, only missing the board twice in her last six starts, I’m using underneath.
Race 4 - (6) TEDDYS LITTLEANGEL won two straight against Gold company, before taking a little bit of time off. This is my best bet of the night. (7) BRIGHT EYES M struggled last week after winning three of her last five. She draws tough this week, but she has a good amount of speed and should be forwardly placed. (4) ROYAL ESTEEM looked very sharp against upper level conditioned company at Woodbine Mohawk Park last out. She is a serious contender underneath at decent odds.
Race 5 – (4) LUS ILLUSION has only missed the board twice all season long and she has been putting together quite the resume. She looks razor sharp heading into tonight. (6) AZALEA SEELSTER was a dominant winner against conditioned company last out, the post draw is a bit of a concern, but she needs to be used on the ticket. (1) MACH OF SHAME got the perfect trip last week leaving from post seven and just tired at the end. She draws the rail this week and that should play to her liking.
Race 6 - (9) SWEET ALLURE had to close from way back and come three-wide off the last turn. She is a nice filly and should not be overlooked at a price. (6) SCOTIANS SHADOW drops in class and could pop against easier company this week. Look for her to be on or near the lead. (1) MS BRAMPTON BEAST went to the lead last week from post eight and never looked back. She draws the rail tonight and is a must use.
Race 7 - (6) DAWNS LIGHT could be the value play of the exotics at 12/1 on the morning line. She draws a little better this week and seems to do her best work on the front end. With not a much early speed to the inside, she is dangerous. (4) BACK TO OZ is a class dropper who has had some issues at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Easier company makes the difference for her here. (5) PATRICIA MAE could light up the tote board with Henry in the bike this week. She gets along well with him and that could spell victory for this group. (9) BETSEA qualified razor sharp on August third, she looks revved up and ready to roll this week. (1) TRIM THE SAILS didn’t get to show what she was made of on July 30th
as she was battling sickness. Time off should’ve done her some good.
Race 8 – (5) WILLYORWONTHE has won two of his last three starts and could pop again even with an outside draw. (1) MAJOR MUSCLE has been facing tougher at Woodbine Mohawk Park, I look for her to improve this week off her last trip where she was parked the mile. (4) ABSOLUT SEELSTER has only missed the board a few times this year. She could be dangerous underneath from mid-pack.
Race 9 - (5) KIMS DESIRE has won two of her last six and hasn’t been worse than fourth in those efforts. She faces easier company this week and should handle it well. (2) NO TEASING ME is a horse I used to call at Buffalo Raceway all the time. She has been steadily getting better throughout the year and should be considered. (6) KAYMAR CHROME has the speed to be close and can close like a freight train. That versatility is not something I would ignore.
Race 10 – (4) HAVEONEFORME has won three of her last six, and they have been against some pretty impressive company. Last week she just had too far to come, look for improvement this week against easier. (6) HP TITANIA RUNNER tired late through the stretch last week after beginning to pass horses. The addition of hopples seems to have helped this trotter. (1) CHAMPAGNE JANE could extend her streak from the rail, this is a different type of group though, not counting her completely out.
Race 11 – (5) SAUBLE BONNIE has been struggling as of late against this group but the driver change to Roy makes me give her a second look. Price play for sure. (2) QALIGIRL BLUE CHIP was stung to the first quarter last week and still managed to close, just missing in the end. I like her chances against tougher. (8) IN THE NIGHT had a brutal trip last week, but she did manage to close some passing tired horses; using. (4) MCKENNA HANOVER will most likely be forwardly placed, the only concern being that sometimes she gets leg weary down the stretch. (1) WINDSUN JAGRA has been no worse than sixth in her last six starts, that is comforting in the Super Hi-5 sequence.
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