by Al Cimaglia
September 9, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park kicks-off the week with a 10-race card. The feature comes in Race 9, a Preferred Handicap Trot with a $30,000 purse. My attention will be on the 0.20 Pick 5 sequence which begins in Race 1 and has a $50,000 guaranteed pool.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Trina-Looks like a player, will needs to mind manners, does have gate speed to get the top but appears versatile.
4-Modern Mass-Seems a logical choice getting some needed class relief and comes back to race in only 10-days.
1-Loud Splash-Comes off a sharp effort and should like the company. Loses Henry so Mayotte needs to put in play.
2-Balder Son-Has been facing better, likes to roll late so a quick pace and good cover, helps chances.
6-Moonshine Kisses-Roy takes a seat and he could blast out and take control, has been facing tough foes.
8-Quickstar Bluechip-Last was better than the line shows, was off more than 2-weeks and raced a quick last half.
2-Swan Before All-Has improved since joining the Moreau barn, can make an early move and not look back.
6-Hey Jock-Lost to #2 on 8/23 and had the rail, if McClure finds some live cover, he could get revenge.
7-Finally Found Away-2-1 ML favorite has won 5 of 11 in '19, might be a shade better than rest.
8-Brandon Hanover-Form has been so-so, but this is a soft spot and Roy should get a good seat despite the post.
9-Family Sports-Another who benefits from the company, has beaten #8 in the past, a threat with a clean trip.
2-Dover Seelster-Was used early in last, thinking MacDonell works a trip and has something left to finish the mile.
4-Sixfingerfreddie-Makes 3rd start off the bench and last was better, could take a picture if upswing continues.
7-Cote Dazur-Comes off a nice qualifier at GrVr, will take a swing in a race without a standout.
8-The Wild Card-Makes 3rd start for Moore barn, has speed, using and will hope isn't bet down off the 8-1 ML.
Race 1) 1,4
Race 2) 1,2,6,8
Race 3) 2,6,7
Race 4) 8,9
Race 5) 2,4,7,8
Total Ticket Cost) $38.40 for $0.20
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