Woodbine Friday (7/1): Dominion Day Stakes Analysis, Selections

By | June 29, 2022

Woodbine is located in Ontario Canada. The track features a synthetic track and 2 turf courses. On Friday it also features the Dominion Day Stakes.

Weekend of Stakes

Friday Stakes

The Dominion Day is a grade 3 event run at 9 furlongs on Woodbine’s synthetic main track. The marquee runner is Might Heart who has twice been named Canadian Horse of the Year. The 5 year old will take on 8 rivals in the gate going 9 furlongs on the synthetic course.

However, the race on Friday is but a primer for the loaded card set for the next day.

Saturday Stakes

Saturday will feature 4 stakes races all of which are graded. The Highlander and Nassau are both grade 2 contests on the turf. The other two stakes, the Marine and the Selene, are grade 3 events on the synthetic.

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Full Card Analysis

Woodbine Race 1

Post: 1:10 PM ET; Purse: $60,300 Optional Claiming, 1 1/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 7

  • #1 BLAST IN THE SNOW should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & pace.
  • #3 NONNO’S LITTLE BOY makes sense with this group based on speed figures and the tactical run style.
  • #7 ENCHANT ME seems to be in solid form and could be ready to pop a big performance.
  • #2 H C HOLIDAY is worth a look here given edges in stamina & power rating.

Selections: 1-3-7-2

Woodbine Race 2

Post: 1:40 PM ET; Purse: $29,000 Claiming, 7 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 9

  • #7 BOLD ANIMAUX is really good at this in between distance on the turf. It is hard to see this one not hitting the board.
  • #8 DOCTOR UPTOWN has been running against better and should appreciate a run against this group.
  • #2 INGORDWETRUST comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.
  • #9 MESA SKYLINE comes from a barn that is always worth a look. The running style fits this track well.

Selections: 7-8-2-9

Woodbine Race 3

Post: 2:10 PM ET; Purse: $101,200 Allowance Optional Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 6

  • #3 FAST FEET merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & connections.
  • #6 BASKETBALL JONES is worth a look here given edges in record at the distance & form.
  • #2 DANFUSI is a major player in today’s race given the speed figures and the pace figures this one can put up. This one will be on the engine throughout.
  • #5 KEEP GRINDING is worth a look here given edges in stamina & power rating.

Selections: 3-6-2-5

Woodbine Race 4

Post: 2:39 PM ET; Purse: $28,300 Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on All Weather Track; Entries: 12

  • #8 COPINSAY is a major player based on speed figures.
  • #6 KOSMONAVT has shown that this one is coming into the race in good form.
  • #10 CONQUER HIM is another that fits solely based on speed figures.
  • #3 J M R BEST OF TURF is worth a look here given edges in race flow & pace.

Selections: 8-6-10-3

Woodbine Race 5

Post: 3:12 PM ET; Purse: $27,000 Maiden Claiming, 6 1/2 Furlongs on All Weather Track; Entries: 12

  • #9 SILVER SIGNATURE merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & race flow.
  • #11 COUSIN ROB merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & pace.
  • #1 MR. AGRO has breeding to suggest he could be good in this spot.
  • #3 CRUMLIN EXPERIENCE has already hit the board on the all weather and that counts for something in this group.

Selections: 9-11-1-3

Woodbine Race 6

Post: 3:44 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 Dominion Day S., 1 1/8 Miles on All Weather Track; Entries: 9

Mighty Heart wins at Woodbine
Mighty Heart, Canadian Horse of the Year | Photo Credit Blood Horse
  • #5 MIGHTY HEART is a cool horse who was at one point in the Derby conversation. This one has been a folk hero on the Canada circuit. He merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & class.
  • #3 SKYWIRE has been a worthy adversary at these long synthetic races.
  • #9 FROSTED OVER is worth a look here given edges in race flow & power rating.
  • #8 SPECIAL FORCES makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 5-3-9-8

Woodbine Race 7

Post: 4:17 PM ET; Purse: $60,300 Optional Claiming, 1 1/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 8

  • #3 TEMPEREYA is a major player in today’s race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & power rating.
  • #4 HENRY’S GAMBLE is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today’s distance and surface conditions.
  • #7 VENENOSA looks to get a dream setup in this race. These long turf events hit this one well between the eyes.
  • #5 SWINGING MANDY classes up well in this field.

Selections: 3-4-7-5

Woodbine Race 8

Post: 4:49 PM ET; Purse: $64,300 Maiden Optional Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on All Weather Track; Entries: 9

  • #7 FIFTY THREE is in with a great chance based on the horse’s class & blood lines.
  • #6 SPRING MOUNTAIN this one comes into the race in good form with productive enough preps at the distance to suggest a step forward isn’t out of the question.
  • #3 TOOK A WRONG TURN has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #8 GIANT ONE merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & stamina.

Selections: 7-6-3-8

Woodbine Race 9

Post: 5:20 PM ET; Purse: $48,300 Maiden Optional Claiming, 6 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 16

  • #12 GREEN GABLES has a great shot in the race given the form & class.
  • #3 CEDAR VALLEY is in with a great chance based on the horse’s record at the distance.
  • #9 RUM RAISIN should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & race flow.
  • #1 MUSKOKA SUMMER looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.

Selections: 12-3-9-1

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