by Al Cimaglia
September 16, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park begins the week with a competitive 10-race card. The popular 0.20 Pick 5 starts the action and will be my focus. There is a $50,000 guaranteed pool for the sequence but the total wagered tonight could be twice as much.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Horse Trader-Consistent 2-year-old should like the company and be a major player.
2-Threefiftytwo-ML chalk looks the part when he stays on stride, risky but has beaten Gold 2-year-olds.
8-Lovedbythemasses-Will need a top effort but last win was sharp from the 10-hole in Grassroots action.
3-Mia Culpa-Was driven more aggressively in last and will look for more of same tonight, could take 1st picture.
5-P L Nelly-Makes 2nd start for new barn, may make amends for an odds-on loss, can get a smoother trip here.
6-Regil Electron-Will toss last after a bad start, has speed and may have met the right field to break maiden.
1-Wilsons Vinner-Has been facing tougher and draws a good slot to pick-up 2nd win of the year.
2-National Sport-Another in a better spot, may get on the engine and not look back.
3-Night Watchman-Beaten favorite held own versus Gold foes, looks like a player in a tough a race.
3-Better Take It-Will toss last at Clinton, looks to be getting better and should relish return to the big track.
6-Mission Bay-Steps-up after a sharp effort and could win right back at a square price.
10-Quick Tour-Might be pedal down from the start, speedy gelding could have enough speed to not look back.
5-The Regulator-Fits better here and gets a good post draw to find some cover and roll by down the lane.
6-Battle Strong-Gets some post relief and Filion steers for the first time, could be dialed on high tonight.
7-Balder Son-McNair gets back between the pipes after a sharp effort, needs a trip but best to consider.
Race 1) 1,2,8
Race 2) 3,5,6
Race 3) 1,2,3/
Race 4) 3,6,10
Race 5) 5,6,7
Total Ticket Cost) $48.60 for $0.20
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