by Al Cimaglia
July 29, 2019
The Monday night feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park rolls in Race 9, a Preferred Handicap with a $34,000 purse. My attention is on the 0.20 Pick 5 which kicks-off the card. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will likely far surpass that amount.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Sortie-Qualified well on hopples, should like the company and a major player if minds manners.
2-Vero Amore Bi-Best effort puts him in the hunt at 10-1 in the ML, can be put into play early on from this post.
7-Alexus EH-Has speed and will roll late, could surprise but needs a better trip than in last.
1-Macallan-Has been racing from the back of the pack but brushed up nicely last week and looking for similar.
3-Wings Of Speed-Drops out of Gold Stakes and gets Tetrick, barn has been hot, could be time for 1st picture.
5-Cornerstone-With this post draw could get the top and steal a quarter, fits and worth a swing at 8-1 in the ML.
8-Sams Arsenal-Has held own versus better, usually in the hunt and could pop at a square price with a good trip.
1-Day Delight-Needs best but has gate speed and comes off a nice win from the 9-hole, using at 10-1 in the ML.
6-Captain Nemo-Coming close while racing from the back, similar to #7, the wrapper may come off tonight.
7-Capt Midnight-Thinking this is the spot to blast out and race up close to the lead, could be sitting on a big try.
3-Southwind Bayou-Was too far back early in both starts versus better, assuming will be put into play much earlier.
6-Betalady-Had a very nice effort from 9-hole in 1st start in Sires Stake action, gets post relief and best to respect.
3-Journalistic-Gets some needed class relief, draws well and Henry should work a trip to pass foes down the lane.
5-Disneyman-Also drops out of Sire Stakes action, makes 2nd start in McNair barn, fits well with a smooth trip.
8-Remembering Shorty-Makes debut off a qualifier with 57.2 back half, should be in the mix if dialed on high.
Race 1) 1,2,7
Race 2) 1,3,5,8
Race 3) 1,6,7
Race 4) 3,6
Race 5) 3,5,8
Total Ticket Cost) $43.20 for $0.20
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