Racing Handicapper Carl Nicholson breaks down his picks for Sunday at Woodbine.
RACE OF THE DAY RACE 7
GRETZKY THE GREAT showed good fighting qualities to get the job done and make it two wins on the bounce last time out, also has course experience which will help also. AMERICAN MONARCH looked well clued up for the debut and cleared away in good style late on. There looks to be plenty more to come from this well bred type. SECRET POTION was beaten fair and square by the latter last time out and it is hard to see that form being turned around. DOLDER GRAND showed plenty of promise on debut and could outrun the big odds with that experience now gained.
AMERICAN MONARCH looks the play, there was plenty to like to my eye on debut and he can make it two from 2 . Don’t be surprised if DOLDER GRAND is the main danger at a decent price.
ALDA has been on the improve since a debut 3rd placing and is likely to be the one to beat again. But I think DREAMING OF DREW could just do that. She has run 3 solid races so far and was probably set alight to early last time out & had nothing left for the challenge. If ridden with more patience this time she is the one to beat.
EPILOGUE had a poor start last time out & it was game over from there. Looks well worth forgiving that run and concentrating on the decent form prior to that.
KOSMONAVT is a well related type and looks worth chancing on the debut in a race that will not take much winning given the form of those that have run so far.
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