Player Quick Pick: Woodbine for 6/14/2014

Molly Jo Rosen

June 14th, 2014

by Ryan Dickey

Woodbine race 8 | 4:39 pm ET

Bold Ruckus Stakes for 3 yo going 6f (T)

A nice play in the second of two non-graded stakes on the Saturday Woodbine card.  Three horses in the race sport this stakes namesake Bold Ruckus as a grandsire.


Spadina Road is a deserving favorite.  This horse won his debut race in a $52k MSW race here at Woodbine last July, then went right into stakes racing.  With the exception of his first stakes race (the $125k Swynford, in his second career start), he has hit the board in every race that he has entered.  Spadina Road finished his 2-year old campaign winning a $125k stakes race, and then settled in for the winter.  He came off the shelf in allowance company on May 23rd, winning by three lengths, where he was the second-favorite to Flashy Margaritta who will start one gate to the right of Spadina Road today. This will be the turf debut for Spadina Road.  He’s a beatable favorite, but should be played on top of multi-race bets, just in case.

VALUE HORSE: 3-Spin the King

Spin the King, an 8-1 morning line horse has quite a few things going for him.  For starters, he has a decent turf pedigree.  Also, although this horse only has one career win, that win came in a stakes race, and he’s full of class.  And even more importantly, this race sets up perfectly for a horse with his type of early speed.  One of BetAmerica’s favorite jockeys Chantal Sutherland-Kruse is aboard, and this horse should be primed to win his turf debut and bring a very nice price.  His works have been solid, and expect nothing less than a wire-to-wire effort today.  Play on top of exotics, and in multi-race bets.

OTHERS TO CONSIDER: 1-Eighty Nine Red and 5-Flashy Margaritta

Eighty Nine Red should take well to the turf, and has a very nice work tab or grass.  Play in exotics.

Flashy Margaritta is also making his turf debut, but figures to get out early.  This race shapes up as a speed duel between Flashy Margaritta and Spin the King, with Flashy Margaritta being able to at least hold on for a piece.  Play in multi-race bets.


$2 WIN/PLACE 3 ($4)

$2 Exacta 3 over 1,4,5 ($6)

$0.50 Trifecta 3,4,5 over 1,3,4,5 over 1,3,4,5 ($9--total $19)


$10 WIN/PLACE 3 ($20)

$4 Exacta 3 over 1,4,5 ($12)

$1 Trifecta 3,4,5 over 1,3,4,5 over 1,3,4,5 ($18--total $50)