by Al Cimaglia
April 12, 2019
The Can-Am 0.20 Pick 4 kicks-off at Woodbine Mohawk Park with Leg 1 going to post at about 10:10 EST. My $28.80 ticket is posted below. Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 10-Mohawk Leg 1
3-Xelene Bayama-Draws well in 3rd start for new barn, needs a trip, does show more wins at Mohawk than most.
6-LDL Gem-Trying hard and Drury takes a spin, can make presence felt with a top effort.
9-Protect Blue Chip-Looking for 3rd straight and shouldn't have much trouble being saddled with the outside post.
Race 10-Meadowlands Leg 2
3-Rockin Praline-1 of 2 for Surick who is going well, will toss last in slop, should be tough to beat if brings best.
6-Better Trix N-1st time Big M starter likes to win and will respect connections.
8-Jaye's A Lady-Surick trainee and McArdle mare has some gate speed for McCarthy to be put her into play.
Race 11-Mohawk Leg 3
2-Check Mach-Sharp form in last 3 in a race where wins are in short supply, can pop at a square price.
3-Twice An Angel-Gets significant post relief in 3rd start of year at Mohawk, Cullen's choice looks like a player.
4-Woodmere Ceilidh-0-15 at Wbsb and 3 for last 36 but Auciello drops mare into a soft spot, best to respect.
9-Dazzling Rockette-Slow starter tries hard and rolls late, not sure pace will be hot enough, but price should be right.
Race 11-Meadowlands Leg 4
2-Warrior One-Sharp effort in 1st start off bench, Lasix has seemed to help and looking for upswing to continue.
3-Foreverhillreign-Bet hard last week in the slop and broke, can make amends tonight.
4-Lucius Vorenus-D. Miller chose the #2 but will respect, raced well in 1st start since August.
9-Goes Down Smooth-Makes 3rd start of 2019 for Burke, tossing last break in slop, will be tough if races back to 3/22 effort.
Can-Am 0.20 Pick 4
Mohawk Race 10) 3,6,9
Meadowlands Race 10) 3,6,8
Mohawk Race 11) 2,3,4,
Meadowlands Race 11) 2,3,4,9
Total Ticket Cost) $28.80 for $0.20
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