Woodbine: 2 Graded Stakes Races Featured, Hendrie & Dance Smartly

By | July 22, 2022

Woodbine continues a big weekend of racing with 2 graded stakes races on Sunday. The card features the grade 3 Hendrie and the grade 2 turf Dance Smartly.

Woodbine- Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM ET; $40k Starter Optional Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 8

  • #8 FORESTER’S TURN (3-1) gets the top selection. He seems to fit well here. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #7 DYNAMITE KARMA (12-1) should be competitive in this spot. He may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #2 WENJACK (7-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 VELOCE (5-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Drexler and Kimura. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 8 – 7 – 2 – 4

Woodbine- Race 2

Post: 1:29 PM ET; $60.3k Optional Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #8 SILVER SMOKE (3-1) gets the top selection. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #13 THE GREAT OZ (7-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get the perfect trip here.
  • #6 WAVE BABY (4-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He seems to fit well enough here. This one should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #9 BLAST IN THE SNOW (5-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has races that make this one a player. This one should be in the mix as the enter the lane.

Selections: 8 – 13- 6 – 9

Woodbine- Race 3

Post: 2:10 PM ET; $150k Hendrie Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 7

  • #2 BOARDROOM (1-1) gets the top selection. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 ARTIE’S PRINCESS (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 AMALFI COAST (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one shouldn’t have any trouble with the 6 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #6 DYNASTY OF HER OWN (15-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has run against some really good runners in recent starts.

Selections: 2 – 5 – 3 – 6

Woodbine- Race 4

Post: 2:40 PM ET; $95k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 12

  • #1 STRONGER TOGETHER (4-1) gets the top selection. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #8 GASTON (3-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #6 UNDER SURVEILLANCE (30-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He has races that would be competitive with these runners. This one may be in the heard of horses with a shot heading for home.
  • #12 LANGSTAFF ROAD (5-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He comes into the race in really good form. This one makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 1 – 8 – 6 – 12

Woodbine- Race 5

Post: 3:13 PM ET; $101.2k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 13

  • #1 ICE CHOCOLAT (4-1) gets the top selection. He could get the right setup in this race and has really good back races.
  • #5 SHANGASSAH (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance.
  • #8 MEN ON THE HILL (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He may get a trip that allows him to outrun the odds.
  • #3 MEYER (10-1) should be competitive in this spot. This one should be able to benefit from the flow of the race. It may not be enough to win, but maybe this one can be on the tote when the results are posted.

Selections: 1 – 5 – 8 – 3

Woodbine- Race 6

Post: 3:46 PM ET; $126.8k Maiden Special Weight going 6 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 15

  • #5 J’ADORO (8-1) is the upset pick here. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #7 ONE FOR CHAP (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #4 VENTI (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. He is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #2 PRINCE OF AYRSHIRE (20-1) should be competitive in this spot. At 20-1 this one seems like a value player and should be able to outperform that number.

Selections: 5 – 7 – 4 – 2

Woodbine- Race 7

Post: 4:19 PM ET; $150k Plate Trial Stakes going 1 1/8 miles on all weather track; Entries: 9

  • #8 THE MINKSTER (2-1) gets the top selection. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #4 DUKE OF LOVE (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get the perfect trip here.
  • #9 SIR FOR SURE (15-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He may get the right pace setup to make some hay in this spot.
  • #2 HALL OF DREAMS (8-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. This one makes sense on speed figures and comes in to the race in relatively good form.

Selections: 8 – 4 – 9 – 2

Woodbine- Race 8

Post: 4:54 PM ET; $108.7k Allowance Optional Claiming going about 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 13

  • #2 HENLEY’S JOY (4-1) gets the top selection. He looks to be the class of the field. This one has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just trip out in this race.
  • #11 A THREAD OF BLUE (12-1) should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #5 BOX N SCORE (5-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 ENGLISH CONQUEROR (10-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He shouldn’t have trouble with the about 1 1/8 mile distance. This one comes in off of solid performances and could surprise a bit here.

Selections: 2 – 11- 5 – 8

Woodbine- Race 9

Post: 5:27 PM ET; $500k Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser going 1 1/8 miles on all weather track; Entries: 10

  • #3 MOIRA (5-2) gets the top selection. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/8 mile distance. That may be a question for some of the others here.
  • #10 PIONEER’S EDGE (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. This one should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #2 SOUPER FLASHY (20-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She has run against some really strong horses in previous races.
  • #4 LOADED VIXEN (12-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get the perfect trip here.

Selections: 3 – 10- 2 – 4

Woodbine- Race 10

Post: 5:58 PM ET; $200k Dance Smartly Stakes going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 8

Lady Speightspeare wins at Woodbine
Lady Speightspeare | Photo Credit Michael Burns
  • #4 LADY SPEIGHTSPEARE (3-1) gets the top selection. She may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot.
  • #7 WAKANAKA (2-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get a good trip here.
  • #2 KEYFLOWER (6-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She looks to be the class of the field. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #5 SEASONS (12-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. The form lines on this one are encouraging.

Selections: 4 – 7 – 2 – 5

Woodbine- Race 11

Post: 6:28 PM ET; $32k Maiden Claiming going 7 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 14

  • #8 MYSTIC POINT (8-1) gets the top selection. He looks to be the class of the field. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 7 furlong distance.
  • #9 CAUSES TROUBLE (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. He could get the right pace setup in this race.
  • #6 WICKED CRAZY (15-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #4 MR. AGRO (6-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He will need the pace to break his way if he’s going to get up in the number here.

Selections: 8 – 9 – 6 – 4

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