Friday December 13, 2013
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Woodbine Race 7, 6 furlongs Claiming $12,500 (3:56 ET)
Best Value Play: #11 Royal Greatness (6/1)
Most Likely Winner: #5 Officeinthevalley (4/1)
Other Contenders: #1 Crowns Dynasty (3/1), #9 Bet On Jack (5/1)
Analysis: Officeinthevalley returns quickly to the track after an impressive score at this level and will be hard to beat with his versatile running style. Crowns Dynasty takes a jump trying to repeat and may warrant favoritism if not for drawing the rail position. Bet on Jack can mix it up with these and could be the winner with a good trip. Royal Greatness rarely misses a paycheck and Contreras stays aboard, which is always a major consideration.
Woodbine Race 8, 6 furlongs Allowance 3L (4:26 ET)
Best Value Play: #7 Sparrowhawk (8/1)
Most Likely Winner: #5 Fighting Chris (3/1)
Other Contenders: #3 Olivier (10/1) #4 Speyside (4/1)
Analysis: Fighting Chris has been close at this level in his last few races and has the speed numbers and running style to handle these. Olivier could get the job done with a hot pace in front of him and is no stranger to this level of competition. Speyside seeks to repeat and will be running late with or without a fast pace. Sparrowhawk looks to be the freshest horse in the race with the needed experience, plus he gets Pat Husbands to navigate.