by Al Cimaglia
April 5, 2019
The third edition of the Can-Am Pick 4 has its first leg scheduled for 10:10 EST at Woodbine Mohawk Park. It is a competitive sequence and at least two legs appear to be extra competitive. My $24 ticket is posted below, hopefully it will connect and a few prices are in the mix.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Leg 1-Mohawk Race 10
1-Manhattan Again-This mare races well at Wbsb, gets regular pilot back and post relief, will swing for a price.
2-Windsongmagnifique-Can make a case to leave this gal out, but this race is wide open, could win if fires best shot.
3-Make Mine Moca-Last was better, needs a trip and is in the hunt if McNair finds some live cover.
4-Ms Cheesman-Tries hard and a dry surface should help, loses McNair but that helps price and looks like a gimmick play too.
5-Outlaw Imahotvixen-55.1 back half wasn't good enough, slow starter will be rolling late and a quick pace helps cause.
Leg 2-Meadowlands Race 10
1-If Not Why Not-Even effort in 1st start off the bench, may fit better versus this crew and gets a post edge over top foes.
3-Arrakis-Gets post relief, should compete here and get a good early seat, Auciello barn could be due to wake-up.
9-Hockey Hanover-Post makes it a bigger challenge but Burke trainee has been sharp as a tack, steps-up but will respect.
Leg 3-Mohawk Race 11
2-Franschoek-Missed time before last, that was 1st time Lasix and raced well. Camera shy but looks like a major player.
3-Hurried Romance-Makes 4th start for Moreau and showed improvement last week, could be sitting on a big try.
Leg 4-Meadowlands Race 11
1-Rollwithpapajoe-1st race since 9/28, sizzled the back half in 54.1 in last tune-up, looks like a player for Team Bongiorno.
3-World On Edge-Burke trainee comes off a 2 qualifiers as well, this barn can win at first asking off a lay-off.
4-JK Captain Jack-This will be a bigger test for Johansson 3-year-old but will respect chances for an encore.
5-One Corona To Go-Similar set-up to #4 and this colt smoked the last half in .55, big chance if minds manners.
Race 10 Mohawk) 1,2,3,4,5
Race 10 Meadowlands) 1,3,9
Race 11 Mohawk) 2,3
Race 11 Meadowlands) 1,3,4,5
Total Ticket Cost) $24 for 0.20
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