by Al Cimaglia
December 16, 2019
Tonight, the 0.20 Early Pick 4 at Woodbine Mohawk Park starts in Race 4 as usual. The sequence will be my focus and it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Always A Rose (4-1)-This is a scattered bunch but will use with this post draw. Jamieson should be able to get the top or an up-front seat and that has worked in the past.
5-Bens Jenna (9/2)-Starting slow is an understatement for this 3-year-old. But has been getting bet and might be able to leave more alertly and be in the hunt at a square price.
9-E R Rhonda (7/2)-McNair's choice is in good form and should be a major player. Question mark is the post draw but best to respect.
1-Speed To Market (7/2)-More of a one move horse and has made the most out of leaving from the rail in last two. Will string a long and look for another picture.
5-Leader Tonight (6-1)-1st time Auciello off a claim is enough of a reason to put on the ticket versus this crew. Could be a fair price.
9-Go Rrrilla (3-1)-This is the horse to beat off recent form and should be used. But from this post it won't be easy and Roy will need to work a smooth trip.
1-Royal Witch (5/2)-Has fallen on hard times in last couple of starts, but she would be the one to beat if near her best. Will likely be bet down anyway at this level and must minds manners.
2-B Yoyo (9/2)-9-year-old usually gives an honest effort and was McNair's choice over #8. Doesn't win as often these days but this is a soft spot.
7-Sortie (4-1)-Will respect connections but from this post with main foes starting inside, will need everything to click. The trip could work out but is another who has breaking issue at times.
7-Oh K Man (7/2)-Barn has been hot, and both starts for new trainer have been sharp. Fits with these, so no need to buck the recent trend.
8-Hughgetthecredit (3-1)-This will be the 3rd lifetime start at Wbsb for this competitive but lightly raced 6-year-old.
Raced well in last but started very slowly and took the long way around but kept coming, could grind out a win.
Race 4) 1,5,9
Race 5) 1,5,9
Race 6) 1,2,7
Race 7) 7,8
Total Ticket Cost) $10.80 for $0.20
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