by Al Cimaglia
February 11, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park has a competitive 11-race card scheduled for tonight. The feature will roll in Race 10, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The headliner from a wagering standpoint is the Early 0.20 Pick 4 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool. That sequence begins in Race 4 and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Surf Report-In good form, did race on 1-31 which could be an advantage over others to help snag 3rd straight.
5-Arazi-The post draw helps and should be forwardly placed, looks to be in the hunt with a fair trip.
8-Kwicky Kwanzaa-1st time Shepherd, Roy steers, could be handled aggressively and close into a stiff pace.
2-Big Rich -Won in this spot 2 back with Roy, tough to ignore the same outcome.
4-Cue Hall-Back down to a better level and JMac has some options for hot barn.
7-Odds On Amethyst-Can beat these at a square price but will need a sharp steer.
4-Lone Wolf Terror-Bet hard in last 3 and delivered on Thurs., went the back half in 56.2 and best to respect.
6-Shoe Shine-Racing well and got on the engine to win last, same formula could be followed tonight.
7-Crocadile Canyon-Another Shepherd claim, Henry gets back aboard and he knows well, could score at a square price.
4-Charlie Is A Joker-Has had excuses but now races back in 9-days, will take a swing at 10-1 in the ML.
5-Parkhill Nonstop-Bet down and faded in last after trying the engine, should be in line for a stalking trip.
7-Setanta-Breaking issues but qualified and put in a flat line, could be sitting on a big try at a nice price.
9-Caufield-Even effort on 2-1 was 1st race since 8-28 at PcD, could be ready for a big try in 2nd start for Gallucci.
Race 4) 3,5,8
Race 5) 2,4,7
Race 6) 4,6,7
Race 7) 4,5,7,9
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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