by Al Cimaglia
January 27, 2020
Last week Woodbine Mohawk Park increased the Pick 5 guaranteed pool to $75,000. Early results have shown the move to be a good one as pools have been well above the guarantee. Tonight, the Early 0.20 Pick 5 will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Rustys Flying (7/2)-Has been camera shy of late and is a one move horse. But from the rail that move could come down the lane to be first under the wire. Will use with Rhonda stuck outside.
4-Silverhill Misty (5-1)-Similar to #1, can get sucked around and use one move and make it a winning one.
8-E R Rhonda (9/5)-Veteran campaigner has been claimed almost every week and cranks out wins. From this spot Drury has to choose to leave or grind it out. Could win either way as long as the trip is smooth.
1-HP Bruxelles (2-1)-Team Baillargeon entry is looking for 3rd straight win and this field isn't very deep, best to respect.
5-Princess Ruler (5/2)-Only 1 for 30 lifetime but when minds manners is around the money. Should be in play early and maybe this time gets some revenge on #1.
1-Golden Dynamite (6-1)-Aggressive steer by Henry in last, got on the engine but faded late from the 8-hole. Henry is back and gets post relief. Should be on the engine or in the 2-hole and maybe gets the jump on #2.
2-Sebastian Ray (2-1)-Started from post 10 in season debut and rallied from 10th to finish 2nd. Raced the last half in 57.2 and figures to be used more aggressively tonight.
2-Tommy Terror (5-1)-Jamieson is back and he will need to provide a good trip and put in play early in the mile. Will need a top effort but can cash the biggest check if stays in the hunt down the lane.
4-Mister Godro (7/2)-Only 1 for 17 at Wbsb but may have landed in a nice spot. Roy is back between the pipes and could make the most of a nice post draw.
9-Crocadile Canyon (5/2)-Program chalk is red hot winning 3-straight. Tonight, McClure is in the bike instead of McNair and looks too good to leave out even from post 9.
2-Legal Bettor (8-1)-Took the long way around last week and kept coming despite a tough trip. Cullen has options and may trip out. Knows how to win but has lacked a knock-out punch, using and looking for better at a square price.
3-Ocean View Magnum (3-1)-Makes 1st start for O'Sullivan and has been in fine form. Should be bet down and will respect 16-time winner in '19.
6-Brookletsjustified (7/2)-Comes off an easy win at this class and Henry takes over for McNair. It probably won't be as easy as last time but should be a player again.
8-Lone Wolf Terror (5-1)-Makes 4th start off the bench and has been hurt in last 2 outings by a slow start. A quick pace helps chances and might be put in play sooner.
Race 1) 1,4,8
Race 2) 1,5
Race 3) 1,2
Race 4) 2,4,9
Race 5) 2,3,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $28.80 for $0.20
Check me out on Twitter, @AlCimaglia