by Al Cimaglia
March 11, 2019
The feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park rolls in Race 9, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The popular 0.20 Early Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 4. It has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Levy Taylore-Should get a very good trip from here and has raced well for Johnson.
6-Crocadile Canyon-1st time Shepherd off the claim plus McNair's choice and he can keep in striking range.
2-Bautista-ML chalk is sharp, winner of 2 straight is a main threat. But will hope trip is an issue and use others as well.
3-So Not Cool-Has been very consistent, draws well and is too good to overlook at 8-1 in the ML.
5-Perfetto-Returned from a rest and last 4 starts for Henriksen have been much better, can pop with some live cover.
6-Head Turning Jag-Been racing well and can beat this group at a square price with the right trip.
1-Charlie Is A Joker-Does well on the engine, gets needed class and post relief, should be a major player.
3-Ole Jack Magic-8-year-old needs to be at the right class to take a picture and this is that spot.
5-Brickman-3rd start after a sick scratch and last was better. Usually in the hunt and draws better than others.
6-Real Wicked-Took the long way around and kept coming in last, could find a better route and benefit tonight.
8-ER Quinn-Will blast out as usual but best gate speed is outside-#10, may get a pocket trip and surprise at a price.
10-Kwicky Kwanzaa-Looked good last week beating same, but that was from the rail, can't ignore but will try to beat.
Race 4) 4,6
Race 5) 2,3,5,6
Race 6) 1,3
Race 7) 5,6,8,10
Total Ticket Cost) $12.80 for $0.20
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