by Al Cimaglia
October 4, 2018
Thursday's Mohawk card will feature four divisions of Sires Stakes Gold action for two-year-old trotters. The Early 0.20 Pick 4 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool begins in Race 4. In the sequence three of four races are of the non-winners of one or two category, which can be a challenge but also rewarding. Tonight, the Early Pick 4 will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Barn One-Has been racing against tougher, also gets post relief and this looks like a better spot.
6-Westslucky Terror-Tossing last when used hard early, has been freshened a bit and fits with this bunch.
7-Southwind Grizzly-Hoping for a good cover flow and if so can pick off foes down the lane.
2-Dancin Lucille-2nd start for trainer and Jamieson is back, will take a swing at 10-1 in the ML.
3-Sand Artist-Makes debut for Maxwell and has tuned up well. 0-19 is a concern but fits here.
6-Abuelita Hanover-Has faced tougher and missed time before last start. Could be sitting on a big try.
8-Highmoon Sunshine-Filion sticks and should like this crew better, will use at a square price in an open affair.
3-Cindy Lynn-Raced well at this class in last, gets a better post draw than contenders and should be in the hunt.
7-IMF-Comes off a win but looks to be trip dependent, with a smooth journey can make it 2 straight.
9-Melanie G-Takes a significant drop and this could be a wake-up call.
4-All Wrapped Up-58.1 in back half on her own in last win, will respect and should be a square price.
5-Dream Nation-On paper this is the one to beat, faces easier and has been racing well.
7-Southwind Avenger-Beaten chalk at Grvr could surprise, will respect connections and tries hard.
0.20 Early Pick 4