by Al Cimaglia
August 18, 2018
The feature at Mohawk Park this evening rolls in Race 9, a Preferred Pace with a $34,000 purse. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 4, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
On Friday driver Trevor Henry led the pilots with two pictures. Trainer Tom Durand was the top conditioner with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Hot Spot Hanover-Back to a level where it's best to respect chances, was Filion's pick over #9.
4-Barockey-Gets class and post relief, major player looking for 8th picture of the year.
10-Party Beach-Drops and has gate speed to get a good early seat, can win at a square price.
4-Talbotcreekwhiskey-Looking for 3rd straight and has won 6 of 8, faces older but may not matter.
5-Hidden Delight-Even effort in last but was off over a month, 3rd start on Lasix, could be sitting on a big try.
6-Backstreet Shadow-Program chalk chased Jimmy Freight around and came 2nd, should be tough to beat.
3-Gold Rush-Comes off an even effort after missing a start, price shot starts inside of main foes.
4-Casimir Richie P-Should be closer to the leaders tonight and could surprise at 10-1 in the ML.
7-Yacht Seelster-Pace was slower in last, after closing in .54 came 2nd, should be in better striking range tonight.
4-Beyond Delight-Can't fault last effort but couldn't catch sub 1:50 winner, should like this crew better.
5-Tuxedo Bay-2nd in 3 straight and should be tracking #4 to capture 3rd win of the year.
8-Shades Of Bay-Dropped and popped in last, steps up but still fits nicely with this group.
0.20 Early Pick 4
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