Woodbine Selections – September 24, 2017

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My selections recorded three winners at Woodbine on Saturday afternoon, including best bet of the day Get’erdonebud ($6.80), but short prices on our other two winners left us short of the breakeven point on the day. Let’s hope we can finish off the weekend on a high note with another 11 races coming up at Woodbine on Sunday afternoon. Here are my full-card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – September 23, 2017

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My selections for Friday’s card at Woodbine turned a slight profit on the day, as we got three winners home, including Priddy Fair ($8.70), Unseen Angels ($3.70), and Get Explicit ($7.80). We’ll be looking to keep it rolling during Woodbine’s 11-race card coming up on Saturday. Here are my full-card selections.

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DRF – Sweater Weather looks for repeat in Classy ‘n Smart Stakes

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Along with my selections and blog posts, I will also use this space to link to articles I’ve submitted to the various publications that I contribute to.

Sunday’s feature race at Woodbine is the $125,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes for older Ontario-sired fillies and mares, which will see Sweater Weather look to win the race for the second year in a row. Sweater Weather could accomplish an interesting feat if she were to win the Classy ‘n Smart. She comes into the race off of a win in the Algoma Stakes in her most recent start on August 30, and she also won the Algoma and Classy ‘n Smart in back-to-back starts this year. She reversed her form nicely in the Algoma, and trainer Robert Tiller will be hoping she can keep it rolling into this start. I wrote a race preview for the Classy ‘n Smart for the Daily Racing Form.

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Woodbine Selections – September 22, 2017

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It was a tough night for my selections at Woodbine on Wednesday, as I managed just one winner over the eight-race card, but that happened to be best bet of the day, Niigon Road ($6.10). Here’s hoping for a bounce back performance with a nine-race card coming up at Woodbine on Friday afternoon. Here are my full-card selections.

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DRF – Johnny Bear’s Northern Dancer win a family affair

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Johnny Bear sprung the upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, nailing the heavily favoured European shipper Hawkbill on the wire. It was trainer Ashlee Brnjas’ first career Grade 1 victory, and it was also the first Grade 1 victory for her father John Burness, who co-owns Johnny Bear with Danny Dion of Bear Stables. As part of my Woodbine notebook this week for the Daily Racing Form, I wrote about what the victory meant for the family, along with a couple of target races for the horse moving forward.

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DRF – After Woodbine Mile win, World Approval targets BC Mile

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What a day it was at Woodbine on Saturday! The big race was the Grade 1, $800,000 Woodbine Mile, and World Approval delivered to give trainer Mark Casse his second consecutive Woodbine Mile win. World Approval will now head off to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup Mile, a race he will be considered a major contender for. I filed a note on World Approval for Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Racing Form, with quotes from Casse on winning at Woodbine, his relationship with owner Charlotte Weber of Live Oak Plantation, and how he feels about World Approval’s chances heading into the Breeders’ Cup.

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