by Al Cimaglia
May 23, 2022
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with a 10-race card. The feature goes in Race 8, a Free For All Trot with a $58,500 purse. The 0.20 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 7, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Life Is A Feast (9/2)-Here is one of few droppers looking for a picture. Put in a flat line in last and if minds manners should be in the hunt at the wire.
4-All Wrapped Up (5/2)-This could be a wake-up call and was beating better back in March. Roy needs to provide a sharp steer and get this 6-year-old in striking at the top of the lane.
7-Final Claim (3-1)-Has been off 3 weeks but drops to a spot to shine. Winner of 5 in 20 starts at Wbsb may have found a field to beat for an overdue picture.
6-Pemberton (5/2)-Raced really well in the 1st start since 10-17-20 and came 2nd to Oney Hall. JMac should work a smooth trip and is the one to beat.
9-Forbidden Trade (3-1)-Put in some needed work in last and raced from the back. Did trot the 2nd-half in 54.3 in a needed starts. The wrapper should come off tonight even with this post draw as Oney Hall is sitting this one out.
2-Tymal Riggs (7/2)-Took advantage of a nice steer to beat easier last time. Comes off a sharp effort, draws well to get a similar trip and best to not overlook.
5-Stay Close (3-1)-Draws a prime post after being stuck with the 9-hole in the last 2. Raced well in last and was hindered down the lane. JMac is back between the pipes, this is 2nd time Lasix and shouldn't blush at anyone in this field.
9-Treasured Tee (4-1)-Likes to compete and McNair should have the pedal down. Has enough gate speed to get on the engine and take control of the mile.
1-A Boy Named Suuzz (10-1)-Starts slow, that hurt last week and now draws inside for new connections. Willing to take a swing at this price.
4-Cortez The Killer (4-1)-Makes the 3rd start off the bench and showed improvement in last. Debuts for the Cameron barn who has won 2 of 5 starts over the last 30 days. Could be dialed on high here.
9-Julerica (3-1)-Drew off by >4 lengths in last versus this kind but now draws post 9. Raced too good to dismiss, will use and hope for others at a better price.
0.20 Late Pick 4
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