by Al Cimaglia
September 15, 2018
Tonight, Woodbine Mohawk Park rolls with star-studded stake races and eliminations for next weekend's big card. There appears to be some live longshot plays that could spice up the exotics at Mohawk.
Running Aces concludes their meet with a Night of Champions. There will be mandatory payouts on all gimmicks and the 0.20 Pick 5 has a guaranteed pool of $100,000. A $38.40 Pick 5 ticket is posted below and Xpressbet will offer 10X Rewards Points on all wagers at Running Aces.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 3-Peaceful Way Final-Purse $385,000
2-Susy (4-1) - Looking for an upset, and I feel he can go with the chalk, may have better manners.
3-The Ice Dutchess (9/5) - Comes off a jog to victory last week after breaking in 2 previous, tough if stays trotting.
5-Evident Beauty (7/2) - D. Miller comes back to drive and that should help, likes to compete.
Race 5-William Wellwood Memorial-Purse $400,000
3-Green Manalishi S (9/5) - Impressive win in last week's elimination and will string along.
8-Kings County (8-1) - Came off 2 straight and seemed to be handled conservatively in last, best to respect.
7-Swandre The Giant (2-1) - Can't win them all and last was kind of dull, but this is the 2nd start for Takter.
1-White Tiger (10-1) - May not have been 100% in last, will use in gimmicks and with a trip can make some noise.
Race 7-Canadian Trotting Classic-Purse $665,000
2-Mets Hall (9/5) - Made it look easy in the Simcoe from Post 7, looks too strong to go against from the inside.
7-Run Director (8-1) - In fine form, can come off cover, likes the track and with a trip can upset #2.
3-You Know You Do (8-1) - Last off a sick scratch wasn't bad, should be better and could spice up the exotics.
Race 10-Elegantimage-Purse $340,000
2-Manchego (6/5) - Was much the best in the Casualbreeze, drew well and I won't go against.
1-Phaetosive (8/5) - Should benefit from drawing the rail, can stay close and use one big brush late.
6-Atlanta (7/5) - Can't criticize much at all, has had a great year, but off last effort will lean towards top 2.
Running Aces-$100,000 Guaranteed Pool-0.20 Pick 5 (8-9-10-11-12) Mandatory Payout.
Race 8) 2,4,7
Race 9) 1,3,4,9
Race 10) 4,5,6,7
Race 11) 3,8
Race 12) 2,4,5
Total Ticket Cost) $38.40 for $0.20
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