by Al Cimaglia
August 24, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park has 11-races scheduled including the Maple Leaf Trot Eliminations. The headliners on the card are
two divisions of the Eternal Camnation Pace for two-year-old fillies and the Nassagaweya Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 1-Eternal Camnation-Purse $112,239
4-Alicorn-Could be a clean trip away from 3rd win in 6 tries, 9/5 chalk might be bet down to an odds-on choice.
5-Off The Press-If #4 slips-up McClure should have this gal in play, has the speed to take a picture at 6-1 in the ML.
2-Lady Lou-Should make the most of an inside draw and hang around for a share.
Race 2-Maple Leaf Trot Elimination-Purse $40,000
6-Guardian Angel As-Hasn't raced in 3 weeks, could blast out, take control and not look back.
4-Atlanta-Wasn't at her best in last 2, looking for better with the focus on getting back on track for the Final.
2-Dancer Hall-Looking for a good trip and stays in the hunt to hit the bottom of the ticket on home track.
Race 3-Maple Leaf Trot Elimination-Purse $40,000
4-Crystal Fashion-Her race to lose, only rub is not sure how wide open the throttle will be for this elimination.
2-Hannelore Hanover-Gingras has some options from this post and classy champ should be in the mix at the wire.
7-Six Pack-Racing well and deserves respect but draws outside of main foes in first Mohawk start.
Race 5-Nassagaweya-Purse $228,100
1-Captain Nemo-Capt Midnight starts in the 2nd tier so can get the top and could hang on for a picture.
3-Allywag Hanover-1st time for D. Miller, thinking will want to fire out and get the 2-hole trip, looks like a player.
11-Capt Midnight-Razor sharp but starting in 2nd tier could mean trouble getting the right trip to snag top honors.
Race 9-Eternal Camnation-Purse $112,239
2-Reflect With Me-3/5 in the ML and looks the part, seems to be only a clean trip away from 3rd straight picture.
5-Kat-Trying to find a little juice for the gimmick, has gate speed to follow #2 around and hit the bottom of exacta.
3-Karma Seelster-Winner of 3 straight at GrVr will need a top effort here but is a nice filly and best to not dismiss.
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