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Roy Steele horsewhispererusa.com brings the picks for tonight's Harness racing card at Woodbine.

The Super Hi 5 has had a nice carryover and if still alive it will be nudging towards that 3/4 Million Dollar mark.

All exotics have a min wager of 20 cents The Pk 5 and Pk 4 are Guaranteed to the tune of 40k and 50k.

Plus Race 5 the 123Racing Pick 6 wager, the wager alike to all handicapping contests STARTS.

Some sad news this week two of Thoroughbreds finest jocks passed away. Garrett Gomez who was realativly young and remembered for his colossal ride against Zenyatta and the whole American public in the Breeders Cup Classic.

I covered that race live that day and what a ride he gave Blame taking advantage of Zenyatta's off the pace runs. Kept him to his task and won with a gutsy effort. Also Walter Swinburn the English jockey sadly passed away at 55. He had struggled with the harsh weight regime over the years. Who can forget his efforts on Shergar in a record breaking year. He was only at Saratoga this year watching some of his horses run. Both will be missed sorely RIP guys.

Weather will be cold with possible snow showers.

Some good racing on hand this evening with lots of wagering opportunities with some nice prices.

Race 10 the big carryover goes first five home min wager 20 cents. You can do a Quik Pick in this race and hope for the best. Happy Xmas to someone folks.

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The last Wedenesday Evening card of the year, with Fri, Sat, Sun cards round up the year at Woodbine Canada.

We - I say We - Roy Steele - www.horsewhispererusa.com looks to sign off the meet with some nice selections.

Our last visit last Sunday we Hit 4 wins 4 Ex and 2 Tri's.... realising a very nice ROI. More to come this evening. Recommend Wagers Win top selection each race then box selections for Ex and Tri.

All races on the card are on the Tapeta main track. Weather wise we could be seeing some light snow showers come post time which is 6.45pm est. Race 6 is a Restricted 150k Stakes Race for 2yo Fillies.

Seeded pools for Pk 5 - 50k, Pk 4 - 100k. All exotics 20 cent min. Plus the 123bet pick 6 goes off in Race 3.

PLUS PLUS A CARRYOVER OF $ 239,975.00 in the Super Hi 5 (First Five home) in Race 8.

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ROY STEELE of www.Horsewhispererusa.com looks at getting his xmas spends courtesy of today's card at Woodbine!

Excellent wagering card this afternoon all on the tapeta main track which is fast.

Couple of shippers for the restricted stakes in Race 8, only five runners, but a real quality field. Take a look at the sales prices on a couple of these 2yos, one of them - his last race was in the BREEDERS CUP JUV. TURF. If it was at today's distance he would be the champ for sure.

123Racing Pick 6 kicks off in Race 5, the wager alike to all handicapping comps.

20 cent min stake on all exotics, plus the Pick 4 and 5 are seeded to the tune of 100k and 50k.

Weather will be sunny with clouds 6C. Happy Times are here again!

Recommend Win top selection, then box all selections for Ex and Tri till the cows come home.

Only 4 more days of racing then the horses disperse to the farms or racing down South.

200k Plus Carryover in the super hi 5 last race.

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Roy Steele - www.horsewhisperereusa.com is focused on the evening card at Woodbine .... the season is winding down but still some good racing on offer.

Last Sunday's card was abandoned half way thru due to the weather, snow, wind you name it.... made it too dangerous to compete in.

We should be ok this evening although it will be Cold Cold Cold.

No carryovers to speak off but the Pick 4/5 are seeded 50k/100k.

All exotics have a 20 cent min stake.

The 123Racing Pick 6 kicks off in Race 3 the wagering format that all Handicapping contests apply.

All the major horses have headed to their winter quarters plus Mark Casse has lost nearly a hundred horses out of his barn with the dispersal of Conquest Stables. Although he has the resources to replenish with new stock and owners.

A couple of stakes races left on the calander before we shut down for the winter then the standardbred guys have the track to themselves for the Winter.

We recommend Win top selection each race then box for Ex and Tri with all three selections each race.

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Roy Steele - www.horsewhispererusa.com liking the chances of bringing down the 123Racing Pick 6, the wager alike to all handicapping contests.

Keep going on about the weather but seeing is believing of late. historical records broken on Friday 23 C now minus temps and snow showeres. "Getting alot like Xmas".

Main Track is still fast and the Turf Good.

Seeded Piick 4 $ 100k and Pick 5 $ 50k

Recommend Win top selection each race then Box for Ex and Tri.

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Roy Steele (www.horsewhispererusa.com) takes in the evening card at Woodbine Toronto Canada.

All races are on the Tapeta main track under the lights.

Unusual weather for this time of the year, with above normal temps. The track is fast.

123Racing PICK 6 starts in race 3. The wager alike to all handicapping contests.

Seeded Pick 5 and Pick 4 20 cent minimum stakes on all exotics.

Plus a $108k and counting Carryover in the Super Hi 5 Wager in the last race, get the first five home in correct order and the drinks are on you.

Recommend Win on top selection each race then Box for Ex and Tri each race. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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Roy Steele, International Handicapper, takes in the fall Woodbine friday card weather will be cool on this most peacefull of days. Rememberance Day "LEST WE FORGET"

Seeded Pk 4 and 5 pools Plus a 62k Carryover in the Super Hi 5 Wager (First 5 home ) in the last race.

123Racing Pick 6 starts in Race 3.

Weather is cool turf good Tapeta main track Fast.

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By John Pricci
Exclusively for 123bet.com


Grade 3 RED SMITH HANDICAP | 3&UP | 1-3/8 Miles - TURF

A dozen runners were entered overnight but it wasn’t long before it became apparent the marathon would boil down to three prime contenders trained by three grass masters.

Chad Brown saddles 8-5 early line favorite 8-Wake Forest, short odds by virtue of the fact he exits five straight Grade 1s—yes, this is much easier—and he’s 1-for-1 at the trip. While he might not be course or distance compromised, a slow pace could make it difficult. However, Javier’s good at adapting to that kind of thing...

Two with upset potential are 7-Messi (5-1) and 11-Danish Dynaformer (5-1).

Messi is on a bounce-rebound pattern, off a lowly rated effort, however—and is laudably versatile; racing on the pace or from off of it. Reuniting with winning rider Edgar Prado, Graham Motion is profitable in graded stakes. Recent works at Fair Hill base very sharp.

Four-year-old Danish Dynaformer, developing nicely for Roger Attfield, has been up against it lately vs. Grade 1 rivals in last two. He does own a win at this level going 12 furlongs so distance a non-issue here. Anytime this barn reaches out for Johnny in New York, you can wager the horse is live.

Most Probable Winner: Wake Forest

Value Players: Danish Dynaformer or Messi

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ROY STEELE, International Handicapper, takes in the first card of the winter meet at Woodbine Toronto. The Autumn Series is in full swing and carry's over from Mohawk.

Our last card at Mohawk threw up some juicey winners, 3 in fact scoring at $7.50, $7.00, and $70.90 Total. Plus 3 seconds at excellent returns and a 3rd. a good ROI prevailed. MORE TO COME!

Pk 5 and Pk 4 are seeded pools to the tune of 30k and 50k. 20 cent min. Stakes on all the exotics.

Let's have fun, PLUS the 123Racing Pick 6, the wager alike to all handicapping comps. goes in the 5th Race.

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Roy Steele, International Handicapper, takes in the Woodbine evening meet in Barmy Barmy did I say Barmy conditions.

In the mid 70's during the day, with snow on the horizon - brings back memories of Calgary with the CHINOOK'S.

We're on the Tapeata main track for all races. Super Hi 5 Wager has a Carryover in the last race and is building over 50k this evening. Seeded Pick 4 Race 4 100k.Seeded Pick 5 Race 2 50k

123Racing Pick 6 starts in Race 3, the wager alike to all handicapping comps.

Main Track Fast.

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Roy Steele, International Handicapper, takes in the Woodbine card on a sunny Saturday. Which will make for fast going for the two turf races. Not as fast as the turf at Santa Anita where the Europeans are having trouble with the blazing fractions which are setting the race up for North American closers. Could be a long weekend for the Euros. Woodbine trainer Casse's super filly TEPIN will be looking to finish off a fine season in the BC Mile Race 11.

The pick 5 and Pick 4 are seeded to the tune of 50k and 100k.

20 cent min wagers for all exotics and the Super Hi 5 in the last race has a carryover of $27,263.

Race 5 starts the 123Racing Pick 6. The wager akin to all handicapping comps.

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Roy Steele, www.horsewhispererusa.com and member of Eclipse award winning team for Breeders' Cup coverage takes a look at Woodbine's evening meet.

We come off an excellent Sunday at Woodbine 4 Winners 5 Ex and a Tri.

The weather has been a barmy 25C and sunny. All races on the main track which is fast.

Small Carryover in the Super Hi 5 in the last race. Guraranteed Pick 5 - 50k, Pick 4 - 100k. 20 cent min all exotics.

123Racing Pick 6 starts in Race 3 the wager alike to all handicapping contests.

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Roy Steele, International Handicapper, keys in on Woodbine this afternoon.

Weather should be clear skies for racing although some rain expected in the morning.

Will have a report later in the week on the Woodbine horses that have been working here before shipping out to California for the up and coming Breeders Cup.

7 European runners looking to crack the richest handicap race in the world on Tuesday the Melbourne Cup. Goes of early morning check Twitter for updates.

Recommend Win on top selection each race then Box all three selections each race for Ex and Tri.

Seeded Pick 5 and Pick 4 Pools Plus a small carryover in the Super Hi 5 wager in the last race.

Race 5 is the start of the 123Racing Pick 6 wager, the wager alike to all Handicapping Contests.

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Roy Steele, International Handicapper, takes in the card at Woodbine Canada today Friday. Weather has been a problem in the region certainly cooler and wet. Although come Post Time conditions should be Good. The turf is one of the best drained surfaces in the Industry. The Tapeta surface handles the wet really well.

If you used our selections on Wednesday for the 123Racing Pick 6, you wouldn't have been far away from the money. We hit the Pick 4, which paid just under $700.00.

Nice to see Contreras back in the saddle after his enforced holiday.

This time next week, we will be in full Breeders' Cup mode. Check the site for all our selections and pointers. Plus twitter and all other social media outlets.

Aidan Obrien has a full hand coming over from his Irish base with a couple of nice 2yo's lining up. That we have had a good word for.

Interesting Wesley Ward has shipped a runner up here from Keeneland in the 8th Race an OC 62k on the turf 7f. Ward does have a good overall record at the track. The horse is Chilean bred and raced only two races in North America one to watch.

Pick 4 pool is seeded to the tune of 50k

Recommend Win top selection then box all three selections each race and for all the exotics.

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ROY STEELE, International Handicapper from www.Horsewhispererusa.com, takes in the Wednesday evening card at Woodbine. Top jock Da Silva takes a break this evening and other top jock Contreras is serving his suspension. Still a competative card.

Weather has been a barmy 75 Degrees although a cold front is moving in with some wind and showers for race time.

Small carryover in the Super Hi 5 wager in the last race (First five home in correct order).

Seeded Pick 5 Race 2 for 50k.

Seeded Pick 4 Race 4 for 100k.

Recommend Win top selection, Then Box all three selections each race for Ex and Tri.

Main Track (Tapeta) Fast No Turf Races Scheduled.

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Roy Steele - International Handicapper, returns to Woodbine, on a brisk fall day, where the main track is racing fast and the turf is in perfect condition racing good.

Yesterday's results kept us in the 50% win column, with usual supects hitting the circle - Da Silva and Husbands riding hat-tricks.


Christoph Clement - Master of The Turf - ships in today for the restricted stakes race on the turf in race 8.

20 cent min wagers on all exotics with seeded pools in the pick 5 Race 2 and the Pick 4. 50k 100k respectively.


Nearly $6k Carryover ($5,860.46) in the Super Hi 5 wager in the last race. First Five Home.


Recommend Win on top selection each race and then Box all three each Race for Ex and Tri.


This time in two weeks we will be celebrating going thru the card at the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita. Or we could be watching Hockey Night in Canada. All will be revealed shortly...

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Roy Steele, International Handicapper and also www.Horsewhispererusa.com continues the the nice run at WOODBINE.

62.5 % Win strike rate after Wednesday Nites card. here at Woodbine along with two Tris and 4 Exacta's on the evening.

The Pick 4 is seeded to the tune of 50k with min 20 cents stakes in all exotics.

Weather could be wetish today do like the Attfield Euro recruit in the 9th Race Attfield being from those shores he is still well connected. She is one who will act on any off track.

Recommend Win on top selection each race then box all three each race for Ec and Tri.

Good Luck!

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Roy Steele International Handicapper and www.horsewhispererusa.com, gets straight back into the bread and butter racing at Woodbine after the big International days racing on Sunday. The way Ken Ramsey is performing this year at Woodbine he will be running for Parliment here pretty soon. Thats the Queens Plate and the Pattison International two Million dollar races he captured this year. Says something for his organisation when he can produce two horses to perform like that and away from his traditional tracks down south especially his home track of Keeneland. Maker his trainer knows how to prep a horse for the big races thats for sure.

The Queens horse did give him a run for the money (Dartmouth) coming back at his charge in the dying moments. Hats off to him though he is one of the Owners that keeps this game alive all his wins are thoroughly deserved no doubt we will se him next year maybe a string of horses for the full season wouldn't suprise me and would be well welcomed up here thats for sure.

Seeded pools in the Pick 5 $50k and the Pick 4 $100k with a 20 cent minium stake.

The 123Racing wager the wager alike to all handicapping comps goes in Race 3.

Recommend Win on top selection each race then box all three selections for Ex and Tri.

Weather has been a barmy 85 degs of late but seasonal weather is moving in with a few showers .... all races are on the Tapeata main track which got rave reviews from the International contingent over the weekend.

Post Time 6:45 | All races on the Tapeata main track which is racing Fast.

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Woodbine - Pattison Canadian International Day


Race 1

Courtville - 2:1

Spadina Road - 8:1

Cummings Road - 5:2

Race 2

Distinctive Style - 5:2

My Perfect Diamond - 3:1

Thunder Point - 4:1

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Woodbine Racing


Roy Steele, International Handicapper, gives his selections for today's card at Woodbine - plus my experience and contacts have been working overtime this week in compiling selections for tomorrow's Pattison Canadian International Day Card.

With stellar seeded POOLS in the PICK 4's 150k/250k Early and late Pools.

We're in fine form AT WOODBINE going into Sunday's huge card.

Highlight being the $1 MILLION PATTISON INTERNATIONAL on the Turf over a mile and a half. $2.2 Million total prize money for the card on offer.

Some big performers from over the pond will be competing. One for Sir Michael Stoute and the Queen. Plus the losing Fav. in the St. Leger the third Classic in the UK Triple Crown who unseated his rider looks for a comeback on this International stage.

Full card details/Selections will be posted ASAP

A few shippers are on the card for today and of course a lot for tomorrow. Godolphin are represented with a Eoin Harty runner in Race 8. also Catalano ships in from Chicago along with Rivelli.

The Super Hi 5 wager which will be a nearly half million dollar pool, when it reappears on Sunday in the last race and is a mandatory payout.

Today's Pick 4/5 Pools today are seeded to the tune of 50k and 100k respectivley. 20 cent min wager on all exotics.

Recommend Win top selection each race then box all three selections each race for Ex and Tri.

Weather is a beautifull 20C clear skies could be some showers on Sunday jury is out on that.

Main Track Tapeta is fast | Turf in perfect condition and is good.

Woodbine | Post Time 1:00pm ET

Race 1

Pierre Mince - 2/1: 45k Msw for 2yo's kicks off the card this gelding had a strong debut looking to come on strong after finishing third looses the shades Wilson up.

Where's The Gold - 10/1: Shades are on trainer Tiller has this guy catching pidgeons in the morning ready for his third race in fine form.

Signature Heart - 5/2: Barn is in the groove also the jock, ready to fire in this hot 2yo race.

Race 2

Audacious Bear - 2/1: Likes the front end and well drawn today distance and surface not a problem Cambell tries is hand in the irons won at this level two back.

Timberline - 5/2: Comes off a nice win in last wiring it looking to do the same today with the 3 draw.

Dyna sue - 3/1: Steps up in claiming price after a comfortable win in last on the front end. Big battle to ensue in this race and its on the front end. Running off the claim.

Race 3

Obeah Woman - 6/5: Young jock Hernandez could have a good day today aboard this classy filly who will handle the class and surface plus the distance. Versitile with running style can go with the flow.

Turn To Reality - 7/2: Big move in last proved decisive but can win off the front end barn is rolling along at a nice clip.

Don't Leave Me - 2/1: Leading jock Da Silva stays aboard has won with ease at a higher level on this 4yo filly.

Race 4 www.123bet.com Pick 6 Starting Race.

Sir Bronx - 5/2: Been knocking on the door at this level runs for a classy outfit Josie Carroll barn Contreras stays aboard for first win on him.

Gold Shark - 3/1: From top notch sprinting sire Speightstown has found a way to get beat in previous 8 races owned by Stronach stables now with Kevin Attard top jocks stays with the gelding.

Just Reno - 10/1: Unlucky in last at this level when went astray in the stretch. No suprise Husbands is put back up.

Race 5

Top Decile - 10/1: Sprinting for a 58k Alw. Still adjusting after coming out of Albert Stall barn in Kentucky. Excellent past record nearly half a million won. Runner up in the BC Juv2 years back. New lease of life up here....word is good.

Bearsatlanticmist - 5/2: Nice last Beyer when just missing by a head. Drops in price Wilson jumps aboard dangerous.

Fuscetta - 3/1: Hall of famer Attfield has a lot of these types in his barn ex Euros who have been doing well for him. Hitting is highest win mark for several years. comes off the turf to the Tapeta which she has been working on with several bullits in the morning.

Race 6

Salsa Bay - 7/2: Comes back into a 40k claim after a freshener. A level this 3yo has won at more of the same.

Dixie Whistler - 10/1: 5yo who is a consistant performer the tote board is always a good guide with this guy.

Ninth Symphony - 6/1: Barn is enjoying a good run this guy comes back into claiming company and switches to the Tapeta where he has seen success.

Race 7

Dawnmine - 2/1: Could be the wager of the day, small barn is hitting the numbers this guys numbers stack up against the field drops in class. Contreras jumps aboard.

Copper Fox - 8/1: . Having a good year since winning Maiden in first race it will be close.

Lana's Fortune - 10/1: Trainer Potts still looking for that first win since bringing his string over from PID. Consistant 4yo who is really well bred regular jock comes with him.

Race 8

Theatric - 8/1: Harty ships in with one of Godolphins Bernardini fillies. 100k Restricted Stakes. Been running on Tapeta over at PID. Harty hasnt got to the bottom of this filly yet.

Crumlin Spirit - 4/1: Steady record but at longer distances 4th in the Oaks now sprinting Irishman Doyle brings her right back after a good run in last.

Moms Choice - 2/1: Comes in from Chicago last win was on a synthetic surface at Arlington won on turf in last fit enough for sure.

Race 9

Modus Operandi - 5/2: 20k Clm nitecap over a Mile 1/16th on the Tapeta. Mark Casse drops this gal big time has the rail which will help her. Sticks out in this affair also bred by Casse.

My Pal Katherine - 3/1: Is she the punters pal ... hasnt won since the start of the season switches back to Tapeta after poor effort on the turf in last big drop in price.

String Bikini - 4/1: 3yo filly who has been performing well tries 20k Claiming over a distance that suits Contreras back aboard.

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