Saturday June 15, 2013
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Woodbine Race 1, 7 Furlongs Optional Claiming (1:00 ET)
Best Value Play: #3 Papiamento (6/1)
Most Likely Winner: #2 Kitten Candy (6/5)
Other Contenders: #1A Sky Commander (5/2), #5 Mercenary (9/2)
Analysis: Kitten Candy has got the best speed figs and has the versatility to beat this bunch. Sky Commander comes out of a hot heat and runs for the top trainer in Canada. Mercenary battled well with Sky Commander last out and is loaded with back class. Papiamento runs for a real tough jockey-trainer combo and could steal this one if allowed to run on the lead.
Woodbine Race 8, 6 Furlongs Optional Claiming (4:37 ET)
Best Value Play: #2 Alythiela (6/1)
Most Likely Winner: # 7 Man Stuff (5/2)
Other Contenders: #5 Nikkis Smartypants (9/5), #3 Eastern Atlantic (4/1)
Analysis: Successful trainer Nick Gonzalez sends out a dropper from graded stakes company that looks to be much better than her foes. Nikkis Smartypants runs for a tough combo, drops in class and posted a bullet work in preparation. Eastern Atlantic is the most expensive horse in the race and turns back from a route obviously used for training purposes. Alythiela runs for longtime training success Josie Carroll with a pair of sizzling workouts, has perfect tactical speed and should close with the patient Contreras aboard.