by Al Cimaglia
April 22, 2019
Tonight's feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park is scheduled for Race 3, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The very popular 0.20 Early Pick 4 starts as usual in Race 4. That competitive sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Luckslst Bluegrass-1st race after a sick scratch was sharp, can win at square price if isn't too far back at start.
2-Prince Giovanni-Does best when races near front of the stack, gets a good post to do that tonight at 8-1 in ML.
8-Lisvinnie-$126k winner in '18 is off to a slow start this year, drops and finds a spot to shine with a good steer.
10-Jimmy Be Good-Rolled late with a 56.3 back half for Filion, will respect for an encore in 2nd start for Fellows.
3-Shes Got Pizazz-Fits well here, McClure and Fair barn are both hot, should be in the hunt.
5-Mister Magic-Should be bet and might be due to cool off but winner of 4 of last 10 is tough to leave out.
7-Quadrangle-Was raced cautiously coming off a lame scratch and closed well, could be sitting on a big try.
8-Fly Beyond-McNair can work a trip for an overdue win, should like the company.
4-Highland Top Hill-Makes 2nd start of year and finds a better spot, could pop at a nice price in an open affair.
6-Manofmanyimages-Nice effort from the 8-hole to just miss, MacDonald is off, but McClure knows well.
8-Setanta-ML chalk is camera shy but is back to level of last win, Roy takes a seat, will use but try to beat.
10-Bank Guard-1st for Boyd resulted in a picture, Nfld invader makes 2nd start at Wbsb and Filion steers again.
3-Outlaw Gunpowder-Looks like a 2-horse race for an $8k claimer, can make it 3-straight and deserves respect.
9-Casimir Overdrive-Makes 2nd start for Shepherd and could be tighter and better, might turn the tide on #3.
Race 4) 1,2,8,10
Race 5) 3,5,7,8
Race 6) 4,6,8,10
Race 7) 3,9
Total Ticket Cost) $25.60 for $0.20
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