by Al Cimaglia
May 4, 2018
There's an 11-race card set to roll at Mohawk Park tonight. The feature coming in Race 9, a fillies and mares condition pace with a $22,000 purse. The Early 0.20 Pick 4 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool starts in Race 4 and will be my focus.
Last night at Mohawk the drivers with the hottest hands were Doug McNair and Trevor Henry with two wins each. Henry's two victories were with 40-1 and 75-1 long shots. Trainer Scott McEneny led all conditioners with two wins.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Beach Goddess-Trying hard but is trip dependent, this could be a spot to find live cover and snag a win.
4-Mach The Cut-This mare has the speed and comes off the bench after 3 qualifiers, a threat if minds manners.
8-The Time To Win-Was bet in last and caved in after an aggressive start. Will respect chances versus this crew.
1-Shezarealdeal-Bridesmaid in last 2 and now Jamieson takes a spin, looks like a major player.
2-Naughty Lady B-Beaten favorite showed an improved effort, could make amends at a square price.
6-Thewayulooktonight-McClure's choice is in from London but knows how to win here, will use at 8-1 in the ML.
8-Party Beach-Likes to roll late and has been stuck outside. Needs a hot pace and that could happen tonight.
3-Touchdown As-Program chalk has been off since 4/7, but if minds manners should appreciate the company.
5-Absolute Seelster-Tough trip from 9 hole in last but had been facing better and fits with best effort.
6-Lexus Rocky-Gets post relief and is trying for 1st win of year. Henry is hot, and this is a suspect field, will use.
1-Party In Rome-Drops to a better level and Filion knows well, will use at 6-1 in the ML.
2-Gia Diamond-Steps up after a better effort, 11-time winner in 2017 could be sitting on a big try.
3-Rockn Opium-3rd start off the bench for Roy-Moreau and should be in the mix.
4-Tearful Of Happy-Could be a drop and pop situation for team McNair but needs the right trip.
0.20 Pick 4
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