by Al Cimaglia
June 24, 2019
The featured players on the 10-race Woodbine Mohawk Park card are 3-year-old colts and gelding trotters competing in two divisions of OSS-Gold action. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 sequence with a $50,000 guaranteed pool starts as usual in Race 4 and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Officer Jones-Regular pilot is back and that could help if slow starter can avoid gaping at the start.
2-Racemup-3-1 chalk in a race most don't like to win, will include and spread out in this leg.
4-My Sterling Mafia-3rd start for new barn, draws better and should be in the mix at a square price.
5-Kwik Talkin-Beaten chalk drops and has no excuses in this spot but is only 2 for 22.
8-Pro Beach-Steps-up and is also camera shy. Does have the gate speed to get on the engine and not look back.
4-Dunbar Hall-Comes off 2nd win of a rough year, steps-up but the upswing could continue versus this crew.
7-PL Jill-Musical Rythm and other tough customers aren't around, and this is a spot to shine with a top effort.
2-Southwind Avenger-Did well in the Good Times, and 8/5 ML chalk should handle these.
7-Only For Justice-Should also like the company and could be forwardly placed, will use just in case chalk falters.
2-Foot Soldier-Inside post draw should keep beaten favorite in the hunt to the wire.
3-Sports Teen-Comes off a good try, now makes 4th start for new barn, Filion should keep close and try to roll by late.
4-Shades Of Bay-1-16 isn't inspiring but finds a soft spot, ML chalk should have no excuse with a clean trip.
5-Osiris Blue Chip-5-year-old has won 5 times in '19, versus this bunch that puts him in the mix for Drury-Auciello.
Race 4) 1,2,4,5,8
Race 5) 4,7
Race 6) 2,7
Race 7) 2,3,4,5
Total Ticket Cost) $16 for $0.20
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