by Al Cimaglia
July 13, 2017
Tonight at Mohawk three-year-old pacers competing in Ontario Sire Stakes-Grass Roots action will be featured. The .20 Pick 5 with a $40,000 guaranteed pool will begin the evening's card. The Early Pick 4 will roll in Race 4 and has a $50,000 guaranteed pool. My handicapping will focus on the .20 Late Pick 4 which begins in Race 7.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Dreamfair Mesa-Hasn't looked like much in last 2 but Roy sticks and has faced better company in May-June.
4-They Call Me Gordy-Last race on big track in a quick mile wasn't bad, thinking better will follow tonight.
5-Lovedancinwithyou-Jamieson in the bike so may see a more aggressive drive, company should suit.
1-Lindy The Kid-Program chalk may get on the engine and never look back, but must mind manners.
2-Silverinyourpocket-12-1 in the ML and looks well worth a swing. Roy steers and has had excuses in last 2.
5-The Dark Shadow-Jamieson's choice is in position to get a long overdue win.
6-All It Takes-1st start since 10/1 was from 8 hole. Team McNair could have Mach Three longshot ready for a big try.
1-Family Sports-Came home in 57.1 in Qual from 9 hole. Now gets the rail and Henry may gain striking position.
2-Hudson Phil-JMac rolled a .56 last half in Qual from 8 hole. Better post draw and looks like a major threat tonight.
9-Street Boy-Speed looks to be there. Will respect chances and the Coleman-Roy connection doesn't hurt.
2-Miracle Matty-Open race and tries hard. So this could be the night for a big track win.
3-Dry Creek Lis-Last effort wasn't bad at Moh. Another who tries hard and is in a spot for a photo.
8-Mach Majorette-Has tailed off lately but was driven hard in last and couldn't get top. Cullen may change strategy.
9-Always Reese-Doesn't win often but may get a live cover flow, if so will be rolling late at a nice price.
.20 Late Pick 4
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