by Al Cimaglia
September 13, 2021
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with an 11-race card. The headliner comes in Race 8, a Preferred Handicap trot with a $34,000 purse. The feature starts the 0.20 Late Pick 4, and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and sections below are based on a fast track.
8-Warrawee Roo (4-1)-This veteran is in fine form taking 3 straight pictures. Beat this kind last week and rolled down the lane to win easily in the 1st start on Lasix. His stablemate below wasn't in the field and appears to be the biggest obstacle to prevent another picture.
9-Forbidden Trade (2-1)-Tried to wire the field in the Maple Leaf Trot and it almost worked out. This time the plan will probably be the same but his chances for success are much better.
7-Real Good Tan (7/2)-This will be the 3rd race after requalifying because of suffering breaks and showed some ability in both starts. Now McNair will be in the bike and a more aggressive drive could be coming.
8-Moneyworth (3-1)-Similar profile to #7 and my take is the price will be better than the morning line. Was moving forward in last so, tonight might be the time for Young to get a better seat and be in striking range at the top of the lane.
9-Clockwork Orange (5/2)-Has been facing tough foes and should relish the company. But this post might be cause for concern because Jamieson has been leaving without success albeit versus better. Using but will look to others who will have more value.
3-The Prince (5/2)-It's best to not look past this consistent gelding who has hit the board in 7 of 9 with 4 wins and 3 seconds. Winner of 2 straight should be a player again.
9-Sweet Soul David (3-1)-Kadabra 3-year-old is also the model of consistency and from the inside would be an odds-on choice. Could still go off as the chalk because Roy can fire him up off the gate and looks like the one to beat.
5-Deja Vu Seelster (8-1)-Won and then came back quickly trying to pick-up another win at the same condition but faded down the lane. Moves up but fits with this crew and McNair takes the lines. Draws well again and will look for a big try at a solid price.
7-Tugginoncredit (6-1)-Tried to get on the engine from the same post in last but the 26.4 opening quarter took its toll. Comes right back in sequence for the 2nd straight start which hasn't happened in a while. Looking for Roy to work a sharp steer at a nice price.
8-Rockinwithcustard (7/2)-Henry provided a smooth steer to capture a win in the 2nd start for the Barrington barn. Best to not discount a similar effort from the same post.
Race 8) 8,9
Race 9) 7,8,9
Race 10) 3,9
Race 11) 5,7,8
Total Ticket Cost) $7.20 for $0.20
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