by Al Cimaglia
January 14, 2019
Tonight's feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park rolls in Race 8, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The 0.20 Pick 5 sequence kicks-off the card, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-St James Gate-McClure drives for 1st time in a while, needs a good steer and to avoid a very slow start.
2-Hemi Seelster-Jamieson's choice over 2 others, will toss last and look for a trip on the engine.
10-Exemplar-Should get a good early seat, not much gate speed in here and best could beat this crew.
2-Fox Valley Riviera-Don't like the 0-18, but this is a spot to shine and should be in contention throughout.
3-Major Comfort- Off track hasn't helped plus bad post draws but sitting in a nice spot here, can roll late.
5-Ramblintime-Faces easier, also hasn't relished an off track, could be sitting on a big try on a dry track.
3-Tragically Zip-Gets post relief and a dry surface should help, could pop at a square price with the right trip.
4-Legal Bettor-Could also improve on a fast track, short field won't hurt and might be driven more aggressively
7-The Colonel-Has been trying hard to take a picture, short field should also help and may close the fastest.
8-Tomy Terror-Made every call a winning one last week and same path could be followed tonight.
9-Jenkins Creek-Chances are will drop in behind or in front of #8 and they will battle down the lane.
5-Meadowbranch Memo-Thinking the 2, 3 and 8 may blast out, if pace is hot Cullen can find cover and roll by.
7-Fly Beyond-Sharp form and will respect connections, this race could set up nicely for competitive 5-year-old.
Race 1) 1,2,10
Race 2) 2,3,5
Race 3) 3,4,7
Race 4) 8,9
Race 5) 5,7
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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