by Al Cimaglia
September 18, 2021
Tonight, there is another giant card ready to roll at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The headliner goes in Race 10, the Canadian Trotting Classic with a $606,500 purse. The co-feature Elegantimage is carded as Race 5 and has a field of ten 3-year-old filly trotters battling for a share of a $414,000 Purse.
There is an Xpressbet/1st Bet promo on the Canadian Trotting Classic for those who register. Get up to $10 back on win bets which finish 2nd or 3rd in that race.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 5-Elegantimage -$414,000 Purse
5-Donna Soprano (7/2)-Made a break in the Casual Breeze on 9-3 and rebounded with a big trip win in the Simcoe. No doubt #7 is a truly fine filly but this gal is in sharp form. So, will look for some value and hope a home field advantage kicks-in.
7-Bella Bellini (8/5)-This Nifty Norman pupil is no doubt worthy of morning line favoritisms but hasn't raced at Mohawk. Has done good work on the big oval at M1 and could be the best here as well. Shouldn't be overlooked and the long stretch won't hurt chances but should offer a small price.
9-HP Mama B (9/2)-Mama has been the model of consistency this season hitting the board in 8 of 9 with 6 wins. Likes to get on the engine and that will probably be the plan again. Using in exotics and best to respect chances to hit the ticket.
8-Up And Ready (15-1)-Made a rare break in last but will look for a rebound to spice up the Superfecta. Has hit the board in 8 of 10 this year with 1 win. McNair should keep her in range to cash a check as this 3-year-old has banked over $305,000 and has only taken 2 pictures.
$10 to Win on 5, $8 Exacta Box 5-7, $5 Exacta Box 5-9
Race 10-Canadian Trotting Classic-$606,500 Purse
6-Fashion Frenzi (3-1)-Moreau trainee has won 3 straight and has been in the money in 7 of 9 starts this year with 5 pictures. This is another local hopeful who has won 9 of 13 at Mohawk. Recent form is top notch and has been too good to shoot against on this oval.
4-In Range (9/2)-Melander trainee makes its 1st start at Wbsb and should offer a solid price. Using in gimmicks, could be better on a large oval and Tetrick should keep this Bar Hopping colt in the mix.
7-Spy Booth (4-1)-Broke its maiden in the Zweig coming off the pace and the race set up nicely for this Takter trainee. Dunn is back in the bike, shouldn't offer much value and will look for a bottom of the ticket finish.
1-Ahundreddollarbill (5/2)-Alagna trainee was on a nice roll racing on smaller ovals out East but was a sick scratch in the NYSS Final at Yonkers. Not feeling the risk reward at the morning line and has not raced since 8-21. Does have big speed when right but would have felt better about chances with a recent qualifier happening.
$10 Win on 6, $10 Exacta Key 6/4,7
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