by Al Cimaglia
July 21, 2017
Tonight, at Mohawk two and three year old fillies are battling in Ontario Sire Stakes Grass Roots action. The headliner comes in Race 10, a condition event for fillies and mares which carries a $25,000 purse.
At Mohawk on Thursday night there were 11 different drivers and trainers who captured races. Of the 11 winners, seven paid $6.10 or less.
Last night at Hawthorne my Late Pick 4 ticket came apart in the third leg when the #6 Buster Moon rolled home. Tonight, I will look to be one better than three out of four in the Late Pick 4 at Mohawk which begins in Race 8.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Hot Spot Hanover-Raced well in last when stepping up to this level. Worth a swing at 8-1 ML.
5-Ms Mac N Cheese-Has been racing well and coming very close. Could finally be ready to pose for a picture.
8-Dazzling Rockette-If Hensley can work a trip and gain striking position could sweep by at a square price.
9-Bernadette-Start is key, but has good gate speed to get a nice seat. If trip is kind can capture 7th win of the year.
2-Youvegotawaywithme-3-year-old has won 3 of 5 this season and she shouldn't be overlooked.
4-Diamondtoothgertie-Longshot has some talent and Filion takes the reins from the trainer, value play to consider.
8-Stellenbosch-Leading money winner by far in this field is probably the one to beat despite the 8 hole.
3-LA Delight-Classy 4-year-old makes season debut. Can win off the bench if tight enough.
5-Sandbetweenurtoes-Has been battling tough company and coming close, now is a major player.
1-Voulez Hanover-Last race winner went in 1:53.1 at GeoD, may be better suited to compete tonight and is 15-1 in the ML.
2-Shadow World-Comes off an easy win at GeoD, but this group looks tougher. Not sure will fulfill the 9/5 role as favorite.
4-Neon Moon-Well-bred daughter of Sportswriter came the last half in 57.1 in qualifier. Best to not overlook tonight.
7-Askmysecretary-Drew off by 4 1/2 at GeoD and went the last half in 56.4. Mach Three filly looks sharp.
.20 Pick 4
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