by Al Cimaglia
September 2, 2019
To cap off the holiday weekend Woodbine Mohawk Park is offering a variety of betting options on a 10-race card. At the top of my list is the 0.20 Pick 5. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and it wouldn't be a shock if the betting pool totals twice as much.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Cliffhanger-Comes off an easy win but is off 2-weeks, otherwise it should be all systems go for the 9/5 ML chalk.
5-Better Moonon Over-Same race date as #2 and appears to be a player, tries hard and won't face recent winners.
3-Hidden View-McClure takes a spin and has been facing tough foes, fits better with this crew.
5-Mia Culpa-Gets post relief and from this spot Roy can put in play earlier, could come out on top at a square price.
6-Kit-Was so far back in last couldn't hear the tuba player and did make up a lot of ground, best to respect tonight.
5-Always A Rose-Steps-up after rolling the $8k claimers from the 7-hole and this is basically the same field.
6-Zealous Seelster-Makes 2nd start for Johnson after not doing so well at GrVr in Pfd's, Roy is back and fits better.
2-Dreamfair Moxy-Cullen returns, and ML chalk looks the part, has 2-wins and a 2nd versus Grass Roots company.
5-Priceless Beach-Likes to win and does battle, now gets a prime post draw, looks like a big threat for a picture.
6-Sportsline-Winner of >$90k in '19 and fits well in a very competitive race and the Watt barn has been doing well.
4-She The North-Qualifier was good, barn is cold but has speed and stays flat, using in a field without standouts.
5-Imthebigsis-Back to Wbsb, looking for better, from post #5 can get a good seat to stay in the hunt at 10-1 in ML.
6-Coco Beach De Vie-Looking for another price, Roy can get filly near the lead, seems to have the speed to win.
8-Zephr Seelster-Last start here was better and now McClure steers, could find some decent cover and roll late.
Race 1) 2,5
Race 2) 3,5,6
Race 3) 5,6
Race 4) 2,5,6
Race 5) 4,5,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $28.80 for $0.20
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