by Al Cimaglia
August 17, 2019
The feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park goes in Race 9, a Preferred Pace with a $34,000 purse. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 4. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands at Mohawk Park on Friday was Yannick Gingras with three wins. Nancy Johansson led the conditioners with two pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Drachan Hanover-It's all about the trip but can stay close enough to sweep by late.
6-Ideal Jet-Steps-up after a sharp score from 10-hole, will respect chances for third straight picture.
4-Cliffhanger-Has had excuses but with a clean trip is versatile and looks to be in the hunt from start to finish.
6-Priceless Beach-Makes 2nd start for new barn, has been bet, should be put in play and is 3-6 at Wbsb.
7-Machdavid-McClure may leave and has the gate speed to get on the engine, fits with this bunch.
2-American Hustle-10-1 in the ML steps-up but from the inside will be forwardly placed, has speed, worth a swing.
4-Physicallyinclined-Drop out of Pfd's, can get the top and may not look back.
6-Nirvana Seelster-Classy mare should relish the company and best to not overlook.
8-Royal Renegade-There's enough speed inside to set up Hensley to roll late down the lane at a square price.
2-Sugartown-Sharp 3-year-old finds ways to win, loses Roy but Filion has a big shot to capture 3rd win a row.
5-Carsons Shadow-2nd ML chalk gets McClure and a very good post draw, barn is cold but best to respect.
Race 4) 2,6
Race 5) 4,6,7
Race 6) 2,4,6,8
Race 7) 2,5
Total Ticket Cost) $9.60 for $0.20
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