by Al Cimaglia
October 19, 2019
It's a Breeders Crown Elimination night at Woodbine Mohawk Park and 13-races are scheduled. My focus will be on the 0.20 Early Pick 4 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool which begins in Race 4.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
7-Dorsoduro Hanover-May not figure as a prime contender next week but can make some noise here. Sizzled the pace at the Red Mile 2 weeks ago (53.2 to the 1/2). Thinking Kakaley will put in play early and be dialed on high.
9-Jimmy Freight-Last two have been good and may not blast out but rather come from off cover at his home track. If #5 leaves as well as #7 the pace could be quick and then Jimmy can come flying late.
2-Green Manalishi S-Thinking Tetrick will have this top colt ready to take a picture and go into the Finals on a high note.
4-Gimpanzee-This is another colt who could be looking to get a big effort in before next weekend. Could use a strong outing on a larger oval.
5-Dont Letem-Looking for a more aggressive start and can beat these with a top performance. Gingras may have this colt ready to take a step forward before next week.
2-Darling Mearas S-Had some good efforts on the big track in NJ and should be worth a swing at 8-1 in the ML. Dunn could get on the engine or work a 2-hole trip.
3-Custom Cantab-Classy mare makes 1st start on a big track since 8/3 and was a supplemental entry to get into the Open Mares Final. This is a spot to take a picture and could be sitting on a big try.
7-Plunge Blue Chip-8/5 program chalk looks the part, has been too good to dismiss but will look to others for some Pick 4 pop.
1-Rockme Rollme-Big try from the 8-hole after a win, figures to be a threat and should be bet.
2-Sugartown-Sportswriter colt has done well versus tough foes. Could upset at a nice price if Roy works the right trip.
4-Better Ops N-7-year-old drops into a spot to shine and I've seen this Auciello-Drury movie before, best to not overlook.
5-Casimir Richie P-Similar to #4 except is 5/2 in the ML not 6-1. Can make the best of this situation and 4-year-old has been facing tough company all summer.
Race 4) 7,9
Race 5) 2,4,5
Race 6) 2,3,7
Race 7) 1,2,4,5
Total Ticket Cost) $14.40 for $0.20
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