by Al Cimaglia
August 19, 2019
The headliners on the Monday night card at Woodbine Mohawk Park are 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters squaring off in OSS Grass Roots action. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins as usual 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.
2-Highland Salsa-Fits better with this crew than last start here, Roy could be aggressive and put in play earlier.
3-Anthem Seelster-Came home in 55.3 last time, now needs a more alert start, should get a nice close-up seat.
4-Kit-Drops out of Gold series, could get the top to control things at a more reasonable pace and not look back.
2-Miami-Drops to a spot to shine, Roy returns, should race near the top of the stack and can pop at a square price.
6-Bautista-Was an even money winner at this class back on 4/29, form has been dull but will respect connections.
7-Quadrangle-Similar to the two above, this is the level for success, best to respect lukewarm chalk.
10-O Narutac Perfetto-McClure's choice over #1, trip dependent but if they battle for the top this guy can roll late.
3-Stelios-Comes off 2 wins, makes 2nd start for Auciello, steps-up and should race on or near lead.
6-Racemeup-Fits well and is sharp, will likely leave and is one soft quarter from 2nd straight picture.
8-Lone Wolf Terror-Drops in for a tag and is the ML chalk, can grind it out from this post if all systems go.
5-Lifetime Royalty-1-17 isn't a feel good but has been trying hard and should be a player versus this bunch.
6-Scarlet Raider-Gets McClure, goes back on Lasix and returns to Wbsb where 3-year-old has done well.
7-Esa-$145k purchase does tease and is inconsistent, but this looks like a spot for ML chalk to take a picture.
Race 4) 2,3,4
Race 5) 2,6,7,10
Race 6) 3,6,8
Race 7) 5,6,7
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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