by Al Cimaglia
February 25, 2019
Tonight's feature at Mohawk Park rolls in Race 8, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The popular 0.20 Pick 5 kicks off the card, followed by the 0.20 Pick 4 sequence which begins in Race 4. Both the Pick 5 and Pick 4 will have a $50,000 guaranteed pool.
Comments and selections below for the Pick 4 are based on a fast track.
1-Casimir Overdrive-1st start for Johnson and McNair takes a spin. Returns to big track at level where has won last 2.
2-Jenkins Creek-Gets post relief and makes 3rd start for Moreau, best to not overlook.
5-Lively Freddie-Gaps between starts but now comes back in 7 days, might be "go" time for Auciello at 10-1 in the ML.
1-Big Rich-Fits with this crew and Roy could end up with a pocket trip, camera shy but will respect connections.
3-Fly Beyond-Another who doesn't have to chase Cue Hall, makes 3rd start after a rest and McNair can work a trip.
5-Manofmanyimages-10-1 shot is a slow starter, but McClure steers and he could make a difference at a square price.
6-Bautista-Beaten favorite couldn't top strong winner, racing well and this is a better spot to shine.
3-Magic Night-Tossing last from 10-hole, makes 3rd start for Team Hensley, could be sitting on a big try.
6-Meadowbranch Memo-Slow starter broke worse than usual in last but rallied well, sharp and best to not overlook.
1-Cheyenne Ford-Claimed by Moreau and in fine form, looks to be a major player.
4-Reiki-Just missed in last and now joins the Gallucci barn, might be best chance for 1st win of the year.
7-Levy Taylore-In form and using despite being 1-16 at Wbsb, makes 1st start for Johnson and McNair will steer.
Race 4) 1,2,5
Race 5) 1,3,5,6
Race 6) 3,6
Race 7) 1,4,7
Total Ticket Cost) $14.40 for $0.20
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