by Al Cimaglia
January 10, 2019
Tonight, Mohawk Park has a 10-race card scheduled and the Early 0.20 Pick 4 begins in Race 4. This sequence is an interesting challenge with many horses returning from the holiday break. The Early Pick 4 has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Real Wicked-Tuned up at FlmD on 1/3, Henry steers and back down to where claimed on 11/15, will use.
6-Kwicky Kwanzza-McClure steers Moreau trainee who fits at this level, ML chalk should be in the hunt.
9-Cheyenne Ford-Post makes it more difficult but could grind it out, current form is sharp.
2-Regal Magician-Qualified and also put in a flat line, if minds manners can win at a square price.
3-Hanks Tank-Program chalk tries Lasix, Moreau's barn has been cold so far but still best to respect here.
6-Mighty Nicky-Last was better and McClure sticks, looks to be a player at this level.
7-Ramas Last Son-Will take a swing there's enough pace that this closer could pop at nice odds.
5-Just Wave Goodbye-2nd time Lasix and 1st start was better, should be battling #7 to the wire.
7-No Hablo Ingles-Comes off a sharp qualifier and 3-year-old could make his debut a winning one.
1-Test Ride-Has had seconditis, but knows how to win and could benefit from the post draw.
8-Shoe Shine-Looking for an aggressive start, if finds an up-front seat may surprise at a square price.
9-Think Again-Another likely to blast out, will respect winner of 3 of last 4 but needs a smooth journey.
10-Late Night-Makes 3rd start for Johnson, last was better but like others will need a good trip.
0.20 Early Pick 4
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