Article published on 6 October 2010
Woodbine Racecourse Friday Betting Guide
There's ample chance to line your pockets with Woodbine Racecourse's 10-race card on Friday, as long as you know which runners are hot and which are not. Enter our Woodbine Racecourse Friday Betting Guide.
Race 1 is a $31,100 Maiden Claiming for maidens, fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Over 1 1/16 miles. While Daring Delilah may seem an attractive prospect, Silver Brew, Night Duty and Raggle Taggle are the hot money.
Race 2 is a $48,200 Claiming for 3-year-olds and up. Over seven furlongs. Florida-bred Conflicting Report jumps out at us as does locally-bred D's Legend Storm. However, don't discount British Columbia-bred gelding, Disfunction.
Race 3 is a $57,000 Maiden Special Weight for Ontario-sired maidens, 2-years-old. Over five furlongs. Here's where things start to heat up. Out of the 11-horse field, Makar, Love That Silver and I'm a Lumberjack appeal the most.
Race 4 is $29,500 Claiming for 3-year-olds and up that have never won three races. Over six furlongs. This is a pretty tough one to call, but for our money Kentucky-bred Casimiro has an edge, as does Pakula and Exchange Bandit.
Race 5 is a $55,800 Claiming for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Over six furlongs. With a field of ten, there are four runners to watch. Kain's Vow, Mommie Whiz, Bedarra and Closing Speed are arguably the best of the bunch.
Race 6 is a $21,000 Claiming for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up that have never won three races. Over six furlongs. With top-rated Canadian jockey Chantal Sutherland aboard, Pobrecita is our pick along with Divorsky and Mallory.
Race 7 is a $31,100 Maiden Claiming for maidens 2-years-old. Over six furlongs. There is definitely some speed in this field of 12, and the speedsters that caught our eye are Imperial's Best, War Ridge, Highland Matt and Peter the Gross.
Race 8 is a $71,600 Allowance for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up that have never won a race other than a maiden. Over 6 1/2 furlongs. Despite its large 14-horse field, Miss Olie, Getting Bold and Velvet Moss strike us as the gravy.
Race 9 is a $26,900 Claiming for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Over 1 1/16 miles. Another toughie to handicap given that there are so many able runners. Pushed, however, Esson Lake, Devil's Blast and Nalee's Crown appeal.
Race 10 is a $57,000 Maiden Special Weight for Ontario-sired maidens 3-years-old and up. Over seven furlongs. The final race of the day, expect fireworks. Be sure to back Bound to Pay, Walkingoncloudnine and The World to Me.