by Al Cimaglia
October 23, 2021
Woodbine Mohawk Park has an 11-race program scheduled for this evening. 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-Siddhartha (4-1)-Drops, gets much needed post relief, Roy sticks and that's reason enough to use versus this field. Looking for a nice trip and to be in striking range at the top of the lane.
3-Beachin Lindy (3-1)-Six-year-old doesn't win often but this is the class it could happen. Was used hard off the gate when facing better and that didn't end well. But versus this kind that plan could play out.
5-Prestige Seelster (9/2)-Was used very hard in a race when claimed and now makes the 1st start for the Moreau barn. Drops to a spot to shine and will respect connections.
5-Pointomygranson (4-1)-Scored off a perfect trip from the 9-hole and now returns at the same class. MacDonell takes the lines, and he has steered for a win in the past. Looking for a similar trip and best to respect for an encore.
7-Respect Our Flag (6-1)-Left from post 10 in last and that made it a rough go, despite pacing the back half in 54.1. Will take a swing for a solid price and look for Cullen to be close to the top turning for the wire.
8-Rockme Rollme (3-1)-Was driven aggressively versus better in the slop to finish 4th. Now drops to a more comfortable level and will look for the same gate speed to be put in play early.
2-Wheels On Fire (2-1)-Has lost to some tough winners and should relish the class relief. McNair should have the pedal down and could be difficult to collar at a short price.
1-Snow Shark (3-1)-Cashed a 3rd place check versus tougher, that was on an off-track and hasn't won on a wet surface in 6 tries. This gal is not easy to figure but has tossed hints in the last couple and should get an efficient trip from this post.
6-Lady Arthur (9/2)-Stepped-up off an impressive 151.2 lifetime mark versus similar and faded on a tiring track which was rated "good". Now returns to a better spot for success and should offer a fair price.
Race 4) 1,3,5
Race 5) 5,7,8
Race 6) 2
Race 7) 1,6
Total Ticket Cost) $3.60 for $0.20
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