by Al Cimaglia
March 22, 2019
Tonight, will be the first edition of the Can-Am Pick 4, a collaboration between Woodbine Mohawk Park and the Meadowlands. It is a 0.20 bet and kudos go out to the two premier harness tracks in North America for trying something different.
This type of Pick 4 is not an original concept, but it is something new for these tracks and it is a wager others should try to mimic this summer. It's a fresh bet that could stir interest and the two leading harness tracks are also addressing the post-time drag issue, which is not helping to attract new fans.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 10-Mohawk Park-Leg 1
1-Lyons River Pride-Drew off on a sloppy track, steps up but still fits and could be sitting on another big try.
2-Windsongmagnifique-.56 back half wasn't good enough on 3/9 and now Roy takes a seat, should be in the hunt.
5-Request For Parole-Dropped and popped, steps-up and meets tougher but classy mare deserves respect.
Race 10-Meadowlands-Leg 2
4-Tearful Of Happy-Won 1st start for Surick in fine fashion, does like an off-track but best to not dismiss tonight.
5-Shutthefrontdoor-Raced well at this class on 3/1 and expecting the same versus this crew from a good post.
7-You Should Be Here-2nd best in a fast mile in the slop, competes well at this level as Dunn takes a spin.
10-Well Said Maria-Minded manners and took a picture, post is an issue but can't leave out in a wide-open affair.
Race 11-Mohawk Park-Leg 3
1-Reis Star Cross-Looks like a player but this post may not help slow starter, better chance with a quick pace.
6-Beaches Be Crazy-Decent effort in the slop to get a 3rd place check but had missed a start, looking for better here.
9-Docs Sausalito-Excuse in last and now back to a spot to shine and post makes the price.
Race 11-Meadowlands-Leg 4
2-Landonfitz-Big try last week in slop for a horse 0-25 on an off track. In the mix this week at a square price.
5-Lauderdale-Rolled in qualifier, appears ready to win at first asking and has done well in the past at the Big M.
6-Hockey Hanover-1st since 12/26 but qualifier was fine, and Burke has them ready and Gingras knows how to steer.
Race 10 Mohawk: 1,2,5
Race 10 Meadowlands: 4,5,7,10
Race 11 Mohawk: 1,6,9
Race 11 Meadowlands: 2,5,6
Total Ticket Cost: $21.60 for $0.20
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