Woodbine Stakes Pick 5 Play for Saturday, June 29

June 28th, 2024

A total of five graded races will take place at Woodbine on Saturday, and I have mapped out a relatively affordable late Pick 5 wager that has interest to me.

Woodbine Racetrack Pick 5 Wager

$.20-cent Pick 5: 3,6,7 with 3,4,6,9 with 1,5,6,8 with 5 with 6,7,9,10 ($38.40)

Woodbine Racetrack Pick Analysis

Race 6 – Selene S. (G3)

Sophomore fillies will travel two turns on the main oval to kick-start the sequence. #7 Witwatersrand (6-5) is the class of the field and sports a 4-3-0-1 mark on the strip for Mark Casse. The Connect filly was super impressive in her recent stakes romp on the course, and she will be super tough with anything resembling that effort. She will be a popular single.

But I am intrigued by #6 Waves of Mischief (5-1) in her synthetic debut and first attempt with blinkers for Brendan Walsh. The expensive Into Mischief filly looked good in her debut score and has a lot of potential. Casse’s #3 Crevalle d’Oro (8-1) was sharp in an allowance sprint victory on the turf most recently, and the daughter of Constitution can be any kind in her first run on the all-weather.

Race 7 – Highlander S. (G2)

The six-furlong dash on the green will see nine go postward. #3 Oceanic (4-1) was second in the heat last campaign and is obvious as an inclusion for Jordan Blair. The strong late runner was a smart allowance victor at Keeneland in his most recent run.

Appleton S. runner-up #4 Saratoga Flash (3-1), multiple graded hero #6 Filo Di Arianna (2-1), and stout late runner #9 Witty (6-1) will also make the ticket.

Race 8 – Dominion Day S. (G3)

The nine-furlong test on the synthetic attracted nine and seems mostly logical. Recent Eclipse (G2) star #1 Palazzi (5-2), Kevin Attard’s #5 Skyro (6-1), 2023 King’s Plate winner #6 Paramount Prince (4-1), and defending champ #8 Tyson (2-1) are the obvious inclusions to me, and one of those should come out on top.

Race 9 – Marine S. (G3)

A total of seven three-year-olds will run 1 1/16 miles on the all-weather, and I have an aggressive single in the event. Jockey Patrick Husbands piloted both of the Casse trainees last time and opts for #5 Essex Serpent (6-1), so I will do the same. The Honor Code gelding was a sharp debut victor prior to rallying for second behind My Boy Prince last time, and I expect the sophomore to thrive while going a route of ground for the initial time. The bay will be closer to the tempo than he was last time.

Race 10 – Nassau S. (G2)

I feel that four horses can win the finale, led by defending champ and reigning Canadian Horse of the Year #7 Fev Rover (5-2). The six-year-old is the class of the field and will be a popular pick to close out the card, but she faces a strong cast and is tough for me to single.

Grade 3 heroine #6 Full Count Felicia (3-1), two-time local victress #9 Cairo Consort (4-1), and recent Modesty (G3) heroine #10 Fast As Flight (6-1) will also be on my ticket.