by Al Cimaglia
September 14, 2019
Tonight, Woodbine Mohawk Park features some of the best 2 and 3-year-old trotters competing in four stakes totally over $1.7 million in purses. The 10-race card also includes the Metro eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers and the She's A Great Lady elims for 2-year-old filly pacers.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 4-Peaceful Way Final-Purse $405,000
3-Dip Me Hanover (5/2)-Miller should make the best of an inside post draw, ML chalk can make it 2-straight, slight edge.
6-Jula Shes Magic (10-1)-Racing well since switch to Jamieson, should get a good trip, a player at a price.
9-Hello Tomorrow (4-1)-Post draw is biggest concern, needs a top steer from Gingras but best to not overlook.
Race 6-William Wellwood Memorial-Final-Purse $370,000
5-HP Royal Theo (8-1)-Tough race, price play could be on the lead in or in the pocket, will lean toward local player.
4-Capricornus (5/2)-Very sharp and Tetrick could have the ML favorite rolling down the lane for 3rd straight photo.
3-Back Of the Neck (3-1)-Consistent and from this post should be on top or in 2-hole, best to respect.
Race 8-Canadian Trotting Classic-Final-Purse $605,000
4-Green Manalishi S (5/2)-Worst race this year was Hambo Final, can make amends tonight, 3-3 at Wbsb, major player.
5-Pilot Discretion (9/2)-Goodtimes winner is 2-2 here, very good post and McCarthy has options at a square price.
2-Forbidden Trade (3-1)-Hambo champ and local hero should be tough and probably bet hard, will use but not on top.
3-When Dovescry (5/2)-Winner of 4 straight, this is a bigger challenge than last week but that win came off a sick scratch.
1-Only Takes Cash (3-1)-Hasn't faced this type of field but is 14-17 LT, 6-8 in '19 and 3-3 here and may get a pocket trip.
9-The Ice Dutchess (9/2)-It would take a big effort to win from this spot with good speed inside, but best to not overlook.
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