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Garnet Barnsdale’s Flamboro Downs Selections for Saturday, January 8, 2022

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Garnet Barnsdale’s Flamboro Downs Selections for Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 8, 2022
Garnet Barnsdale’s Flamboro Downs Selections for Saturday, January 8, 2022
Best Bet – (4) SHADOW ONE – Race 8
Spot Play – (2) GLOBAL SUPREMACY – Race 2
20-Cent Early Pick 5 – Race 1: 1/1,2,3/2,3,4/1,2,3/3,4 = $10.80
20-Cent Late Pick 5 – Race 6: 1,2/1,4,6/4/2,3,5/1,2,6 = $10.80
20-Cent Early Pick 4 – Race 3: 2,3,4/1,2,3/3,4/1,2 = $7.20
20-Cent Late Pick 4 – Race 7: 1,4,6/4/2,3,5/1,2,6 = $5.40

 
Race 1 – (1) BLUEWATER BEACH, winner of four of her last six, is clearly on the upswing. She will have to be caught starting from the rail tonight; top call. (3) ANCHOR SO REEL is back where she fits tonight, and she should be an Exacta factor facing these. (2) WOODMERE WYLDSTYLE raced first up last week, and it didn’t work out. I expect her to sit a following trip this time and take a small share.
 
Race 2 – (2) GLOBAL SUPREMACY gets his regular driver back and draws better after getting parked the mile last week. I’ll give him the call to upset here. (1) BLISSFULL FACTOR handled the choice last week, and he should be the one to beat right back; using. (3) DUSTY LANE MORGAN is an obvious contender facing easier here, but he is 1 for 18 and likely to get overbet; your call.
 
Race 3 – (2) CABOT TOWER got three starts in, now she draws inside and gets a driver change to MacKenzie. Speed blast coming tonight? (4) BETTERTHANGLAMOR and (3) PERFECT MIA have the best recent form but combined they have 49 failed tries at breaking their maidens. What price would you accept on either mare tonight?  
 
Race 4 – (1) CAVIARS TRIUMPH drops and likely pops from the advantageous rail post tonight. (2) I GOT THE LOOKS comes off a solid effort as the chalk, and he should be in the hunt again tonight; using. Veteran (3) VEYRON steps up off a win, but he has beaten better than these before. He has upset potential in this spot.  
 
Race 5 – (3) SATURN V just jogged here on New Year’s Day and draws inside her main rival. Kelly is sure to take no prisoners here, and she gets the nod. (4) QUOI is the obvious danger as she shoots for a threepeat, but she may have to take the overland route tonight; your call. (1) SPARKLE FARKLE is 1 for 60 but she can sit a trip and land in the bottom of the Tri tonight. (2) TREASURES GEM should pass a few of these and land a spot in the High-5. (7) SHEILAS BRUSH rarely misses a cheque, and she should get one tonight.
 
 Race 6 – (2) SLIP INTO GLIDE has won more than 20% of his races lifetime and, if he stays flat tonight, he will have a good chance in here. (1) CLUB BELVEDERE should be the early leader again but she hasn’t held the lead to the stretch since October. I would be careful to not take a short price here. (3) OH LINA should be good for a share on the class drop tonight.
 
Race 7 – (1) DELIGHTFUL CHIC makes her sixth start in a good spot and draws best. I’ll give her a slight nod in a tough race. (4) STONEFACE GERRY might be able to clear to the front this week, and that makes her worth a look at a price. (6) CLOTHES OPTIONAL chased a winner that has since come back to repeat. These are easier, and she’s in with a chance.  
 
Race 8 – (4) SHADOW ONE was game in defeat to a tough rival last week. She should handle these. (2) COME OUT AND PLAY was third to the choice most recently so I’m not sure how she gets a lower morning line quote, but she can be a threat. (3) SEA OF HOPE beat the choice three starts ago when that rival broke before the start. I’ll use her underneath tonight.  
 
Race 9 – (3) IVE GOT THE WILL has been racing tough in snow and on wet tracks and has been unlucky to not win one recently. Tonight can be her night in a race where her grinding style can work. (2) NORWEGIAN DAD shoots for his third win in four starts, and he is the one to catch and beat again. (5) SWANS HONEY gets A Mac back in the bike which should mean that a more aggressive try is coming here. She can take a share.  
 
Race 10 – (2) IBIZA PANIC was out a long way but couldn’t sustain her brush last week. She draws better and gets Plante so she will likely get put into the race at the start this time; top call. (1) ROSE RUN VIGILANT should use the rail to work out a nice trip racing near the front and that makes her a threat; using. (6) WOODMERE CHA CHA always leaves in the top three and that gives her a chance in this field. She’s the third one that I’ll use on late multi-race tickets. (7) SHAKEITIFYOUGOTIT shoots for a repeat win but she loses post position advantage tonight; small share predicted. (3) ANOTHERSTARISBORN can sit a following trip and land in the bottom of the High-5.

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Garnet Barnsdale is a veteran handicapper, bettor and racing writer, who has worked as an analyst for DRF Harness for the past six years. He is also a past president of the Canadian Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.


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