by Al Cimaglia
August 12, 2019
The co-features tonight at Woodbine Mohawk Park involve 3-year-olds in Ontario Sire Stakes Gold action. Two divisions of sophomore colt and gelding trotters roll in Race 2 and Race 8, each with a $105,600 purse. In Race 8, Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade returns home and has been installed as the 2/5 morning line favorite.
The 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 4. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus. Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
6-Officially Creek-ML chalk looks the part, sprinted out from 7-hole in 26.3 and put everyone away in last.
7-Stelios-1st time Auciello and that may help this 4-year-old seal the deal, may sit on the back of #6.
1-Fast N Relentless-Comes off an easy win at Grvr, was Henry's choice and will use from the rail at 10-1 in the ML.
4-Look N Fabulous-Will toss last from the 9-hole, can take a picture if races back to 7-18 performance.
8-Fiorella-Roy takes a seat and he did well with her versus Grass Roots fillies, could be sitting on a big try.
9-Miss LA-Breeding says should be a top 2-year-old, 9-hole and will be bet but Henry choses off, using plus others.
2-PL Jill-Drops back to a spot to shine, looks like a major player.
4-Free Willy Hanover-Also a softer spot, if a few leave and the pace is hot, things could set-up up nicely for Willy.
3-Setanta-Camera shy last 2 years, if a win is coming this is a good time, draws well, gets McNair but needs a trip.
6-Alexus Eh-This is another who needs the right trip but at 8-1 in the ML is worth a swing, is 6-23 at Wbsb.
8-Buzz-Auciello has been trying for almost a month to get a win, and this looks like a drop and pop situation.
Race 4) 6,7
Race 5) 1,4,8,9
Race 6) 2,4
Race 7) 3,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $9.60 for $0.20
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