by Al Cimaglia
February 1, 2020
Tonight, the Can-Am Pick 4 starts in Race 10 at Woodbine Mohawk Park and finishes up at the Meadowlands when leg 4 rolls in Race 11.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 10-Leg 1-Mohawk Park
1-Easy Lover Hanover (2-1)-Recent form has been flat but drops from Preferred ranks. Should be on the engine early and may not look back. Not sure McNair will be driving as the O'Brien Awards are happening tonight but using anyway.
2-East End (9/2)-Similar form to #1 and also drops to a good level. Filion could catch a jewel of a trip behind the ML chalk and then take a shot to brush by down the lane.
Race 10-Leg 2-Meadowlands
1-New Talent (7/2)-Drops, draws the rail and Callahan steers for Cullipher. Only 2-28 at the Big M but should be dialed on high tonight.
2-Independent One (5-1)-In fine form and appears to be a value if goes off at 5-1. Came out flying in 2020 with wins in 3 of 4 and has won 3 of 7 in East Rutherford.
3-Seeing Eye Single (3-1)-Came up short from the 9-hole on an off-track and now Gingras takes the lines. Probably will be driven aggressively and best to respect.
7-Laredo Torpedo N (8-1)-Even effort in a fast mile at this level in last outing. Now McCarthy takes a seat on New Zealand import who hasn't seen a fast track in 3 local starts.
Race 11-Leg 3-Mohawk Park
2-Julerica (7/2)-Came 4th in last and that was the worst finish since 11/11. Should enjoy the post draw and Jamieson could put in play off the wings.
5-Keep Coming (6-1)-Only 1-13 at Wbsb but drops to a favorable level. Cullen could work a trip and with a live cover flow may take the top prize.
6-Cheapskate Hanover (5/2)-Makes 3rd start for the Auciello barn and last was a strong try from the 2nd tier. An 8-time winner in 20 starts at Mohawk looks to be a player versus this crew.
Race 11-Leg 4-Meadowlands
2-Nascar Seelster (9/2)-Recent form has been so-so and moves up a notch. New hands with McClure after Miller chose #9. Has won here at this class and starts in a good spot to be put in play early and could trip out.
3-Lifeonthebeach A (3-1)-Made it look too easy last week can't ignore even though taking a big step-up in class. Went to the half in 55 flat but sizzled the 3/4's in 122.4 and looks like a player again.
9-JK Wildfire (8-1)-Miller's pick could benefit from a hot pace and has the gate speed to get a close-up seat. Best to respect more so if track is fast, only 1-13 on a wet surface.
Race 10 Mohawk) 1,2
Race 10 Meadowlands) 1,2,3,7
Race 11 Mohawk) 2,5,6
Race 11 Meadowlands) 2,3,9
Total Ticket Cost) $14.40 for $0.20
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