by Al Cimaglia
November 11, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with a 10-race card. The 0.20 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 7 and will be my focus. Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Charlie Is A Joker (9/2)-Made a rare break at FlmD and will overlook the miscue. Fits well at this class and could pull off a mild upset in a race without a real standout.
4-Oh So Pine (3-1)-Would beat this field no problem on his best days. Still should be in the hunt at this level but best days were last year.
5-Setanta (4-1)-Wasn't Filion's choice (#2) but still can grind it out from a good post against this field.
8-Irish Thunder (10-1)-Probably needs a few breaks to win. Jamieson could leave and if finds a close-up seat he could be in the hunt at the wire.
3-Stolen Art (5-1)-Makes third start for small barn with a high batting average. Last was better and could trip out from here.
5-Allstar Seelster (9/5)-Since being claimed by Auciello has booked three wins and a second-place finish against this kind. No reason to think this won't be another big effort.
2-Dream Together (2-1)-Beat this class in back-to-back tries in October and then faced Breeder Crown mares. Looks to be the spot to continue winning ways.
3-Free Willy Hanover (8-1)-Honest horse who fits here, will need the right trip for top honors and Drury could work a favorable journey.
2-Rub Ofthe Green N (8-1)-8-year old has been popular at the claiming box and makes second start for the Budd barn. Faded after a tough trip in an extra distance race, looking for better at a decent price.
3-Sports Authority (12-1)-Makes second start for a small barn that is rolling, and this is the first race at Wbsb. Appears to have the speed to stay in the mix and Jamieson could put in play early.
6-Midway Island (5/2)-Drops to a spot to shine and might be bet down. Still looking for first Wbsb win (0-7), should be a player but others could have a say.
8-Leafs And Wings (10-1)-Comes off a sharp effort at Lon and knows how to win here also. This is another price shot with a chance to take a picture.
0.20 Late Pick 4
Race 7) 2,4,5,8
Race 8) 3,5
Race 9) 2,3
Race 10) 2,3,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $12.80 for $0.20
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