by Al Cimaglia
July 6, 2017
Tonight, at Mohawk 2-year old trotting fillies will be showcased in Ontario Sires Stake action. My focus will be centered on the .20 Late Pick 4 which is a competitive sequence and begins in Race 7.
From 6/27-7/3 the hottest driver on the Mohawk circuit was Doug McNair, with eight wins in 33 starts. McNair ranks #2 for the entire meet behind driver Louis Roy. Trainer Bob McIntosh was sizzling during the five-day period winning four of eight starts.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Burning Hope-Only 1-18 but drops to a comfortable spot and Waples should be close enough to roll by late.
2-Casimir Overdrive-At same class as last when got on the engine and almost lasted. A strong threat tonight.
7-First Car-7-time winner in '17 hasn't taken a picture in a while. McNair in bike on the drop and both should help.
10-Single White Sock-Raced better in last and was bottled up in the stretch. Looking for 1st win in '17, and will be a price.
1-Gotta Pay To Play-Qualifier was good and from this post should consider chances for a picture in 1st start.
4-Sorceress Seelster-Came home in 58.4 in a qualifier and won by 11 lengths. Seems like they wouldn't have drained tank.
6-Miss Mimi-Sneaky good qualifier and came last half in 58.1. Kadabra filly has a shot at a square price.
8-Ladydini-Another Kadabra gal comes off 2 Q's at VD, last in 2:00.2-1st was only 2:03.3, will respect connections.
1-Dream of Luck-Made most of a great trip but the win shouldn't be discounted, raced up close in a quick pace.
4-Southwind General-Caught too far back in a brisk pace. Jamieson needs to work a trip to seal the deal.
7-Bills Fella-Trying hard but still winless in '17. Can take a picture with a good cover flow and well-timed move.
9-Mach Deja Vu-On the engine from 7 hole and 54.1 to the 1/2 was too fast. Trip will be key but post adds value.
7-Where Are We-Come off 2 nice wins at Grvr, McNair's choice over #9 which caught my eye.
9-Always Reese-Trip dependent but racing well enough to be in the mix. Gets JMac tonight and he's been hot.
10-Dorabella-Won last by 7-1/4 in same class. Post makes it tougher but has nice gate speed to gain a good seat.
.20 Late Pick 4
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