by Al Cimaglia
September 6, 2021
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with an 11-race card. The feature rolls in Race 9, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 4, and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-TT Conway (10-1)-Goes from post 9 to the rail and will look for Roy to have this 7-year-old in striking range at the top of the lane.
3-Angry Eyes (9/2)-Bumps-up after a nice win from the 8 hole. This is the 3rd start off the bench and will look for another strong effort.
8-Serinity Cruise (3-1)-Takes a significant drop and should be driven aggressively. This looks like a wake-up call, last win came on 7-2 at this class.
8-Rockinwithcustard (10-1)-Took the long way around from the 9 hole in the 1st start for the Barrington barn. The trip can't get much worse and will look for a big try here.
9-Baywatching (7/2)-Winner of 2 straight moves from post 6 to post 9 but has the gate speed to get a nice seat. Has been too good to overlook.
10-Hallsglensmavis (3-1)-Almost made the 1st start in the Moreau barn a winning one, just missed from this same post. Has been racing well in the past 2 despite drawing poorly and will expect more of the same tonight.
1-Mask of Zoro (15-1)-Comes off a break but now is back on the big track and McClure is between the pipes. This pilot had previous success, and this is a juicy price in a race without a standout.
6-Archery Seelster (9/2)-Performed well enough versus Gold company to earn a spot on the ticket. Should offer a decent price and the Barrieau barn has posted 27% winners over the last 30 days.
2-Wilddriverbumblebee (3-1)-This 7-year-old is on the comeback trail after missing at least a year. McClure takes a seat and meets a suspect field. Worth a swing and hopefully the price will be fair.
7-Modern Rock (10-1)-Is only 1-22 this year but has been in the hunt in the last 4 races and now makes its 1st start for the Moreau barn. Maybe that pushes this 4-year-old into the winner's circle at a solid price.
9-Im Not Bad (9/2)-This 8-year-old is trip dependent but has closed well in the last 2 starts. Steps-up but this isn't a strong group, and this race could set-up nicely with a more alert start.
Race 4) 1,3,8
Race 5) 8,9,10
Race 6) 1,6
Race 7) 2,7,9
Total Ticket Cost) $10.80 for $0.20
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