by Al Cimaglia
April 8, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park has a 10-race card scheduled tonight with the feature going in Race 9, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The popular Early 0.20 Pick 4 starts in Race 4 and will be my focus. The competitive sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Outlaw Gunpowder-Draws the rail, could get sucked around and use a late brush to sweep by at nice odds.
3-Tylers Beach Boy-Woke up on 4/5, raced wide and had a 56.3 2nd half, camera shy but will respect at 10-1 in ML.
6-Brickman-ML chalk also had a tough journey, tries hard and may find the right trip tonight.
3-Odd Ball-Beaten chalk had 2 race win streak snapped last week but should be in the hunt again.
5-Meadowbranch Memo-Steps up after a sharp drop and pop effort, taking a swing and looking for an encore.
7-So Not Cool-Faded on a sloppy track, will look for better at a square price with regular pilot between the pipes.
9-Wild And Crazy Guy-Filion's choice over #1 drops to a better spot, post makes the price and start will be key.
1-Dovuto Hanover-Gets needed class relief and makes 3rd start for Shepherd, been off since 3/25, a player if ready.
5-Levy Taylore-Johnson claims back after training him and winning in March. Could take a picture with a good steer.
7-Crocadile Canyon-Sharp winner in 3 of last 4 shouldn't be overlooked, Auciello looking for 2 in a row since claim.
1-O Narutac Perfetto-Last was better but slow pace hurt, drawing the wood and McClure back in bike should help.
4-Derf Hanover-McNair returns, and Moreau hasn't taken a picture since claim 6 back, that could change tonight.
6-Bautista-Drops out of Preferred ranks after 2 even efforts, Filion's choice over 2 others should be a player.
Race 4) 1,3,6
Race 5) 3,5,7,9
Race 6) 1,5,7
Race 7) 1,4,6
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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