by Al Cimaglia
March 9, 2020
The Early 0.20 Pick 5 with a $75,000 guaranteed pool kicks-off the card at Woodbine Mohawk Park this evening. That competitive sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Dunbar Hall (5/2)-Was put away in early Nov. after having breaking issues and came back last week with a good effort versus better. Makes 2nd start on Lasix, should be the best here with a decent trip and if minds manners.
6-Super Schissel (9/2)-Drops down to a more comfortable spot but will need a top effort. The 1-13 record at Wbsb isn't great but deserves some respect versus this crew.
7-Exemplar (8-1)-Looking for a decent price in 3rd start off the bench for Moreau and Filion did stick. Could be sitting on a big try and 10-year old knows his way to the winner's circle.
4-Dreamfair B J (2-1)-Makes 1st start for the Cullen barn and drops to the basement looking for a win. JMac steers and knows how to work a trip on a slow starter. This looks like a drop and pop situation.
7-Rock This Way (4-1)-Didn't show much vigor in last start but Filion returns tonight for hot barn. This is another who drops to a spot to shine.
1-Hoya Saxa (9/2)-Decent effort from the 2nd tier in last and should be in the mix despite an 0-10 record at Mohawk. Maybe starting on the rail and a racing on a fast track will help this Kadabra 3-year-old to take 1st picture.
7-TLF Royal Lake (5/2)-Faces easier and McClure picked the #9 so Filion takes a spin. Looks to have some speed and has passed foes down the lane, so best to respect.
9-Tymal Riggs (6-1)-Got off the gate and was almost a city block behind the pack and then made up a lot of ground. McClure is back between the pipes and looking for a more alert start.
1-Mister Godro (4-1)-Is only 2 for 24 at Wbsb but won 1st start for new barn. Filion steers again and he knows well. Could benefit from the post draw, should be on top or in the 2-hole and looks like a player.
7-Tomy Terror (9/2)-Was claimed in last like #8, and now makes 1st start for Fellows. Henry steers and he could get on the engine and not look back.
8-Real Wicked (3-1)-Makes 1st start for Moreau and was a winner in last. Should be a threat as long as Roy can find some cover and put in play.
6-Charmbo Prince (9/2)-Strong effort in last to notch 2nd LT win and now is back in against a similar crew. Will respect chances for another picture and should be rolling late.
7-Golden Dynamite (3-1)-Has been trying hard but has come up short in last few starts. May benefit from starting outside, likes to grind and brush by down the lane.
Race 1) 4,6,7
Race 2) 4,7
Race 3) 1,7,9
Race 4) 1,7,8
Race 5) 6,7
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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