by Al Cimaglia
March 19, 2020
Hopefully this crisis will be behind all of us in the near future. Unfortunately, harness tracks have been closing so subsequently my writing schedule will vary from the usual Friday-Monday analysis. Tonight, the Early 0.20 Pick 4 at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Beach Baby Bee (2-1)-Drew off by more than 4 lengths to beat 4 from this field in last start. Smoked the back half in 55.2, last quarter in 26.2 and looks like a must use.
5-Farmers Tan (7/2)-Jamieson's choice over #1 can leave to get the top and might enjoy the company. If #4 doesn't have his best fastball this guy could cash the biggest check.
3-State Of Play (12-1)-Gets post relief tonight and has been racing well. Needs a good steer and Hudon has some choices. Could take a picture at a big price.
6-Legal Bettor (7/2)-Makes 1st start for Moreau after breaking stride when claimed as an odds-on favorite. Fits here and was a winner in 25% of starts in 2019.
7-Quan Blue Chip (5/2)-Makes 1st start for Moreau off a claim and has won 2-straight. Has been very sharp and Filion could get the top or 2-hole behind #8.
8-Leader Tonight (3-1)-Probably has the best gate speed and is another who has been racing well. May offer some value because of the post and if crosses over without using a lot of gas it could be picture time again.
1-Casimir Rumrunner (10-1)-Makes 2nd start for the Fellows barn and 2nd try at Wbsb. Took the short way around last week and went the back half in 55.4. Might be better tonight, from this post could trip out and pop at a price.
3-P L Idaho (5/2)-Makes 3rd start back in the Moreau barn and draws inside. Should be a player but will likely offer no value and hasn't been able to finish off miles.
4-Kingofthejungle (3-1)-Drops to a spot to snag 1st win of the year. Has the gate speed to be put in play off the gate and control the race.
1-Mr Contestant (2-1)-Won 1st start on 1-27 after joining the Boyd barn and has struggled since. Now takes a good drop in class and shouldn't have any excuses versus this crew but can't completely trust.
6-Mystery Bet (12-1)-Only 2 wins in last 31 starts and makes 2nd try for new barn. Trainer hands the lines to McClure. Even effort in last start with Jones in the bike and was off almost a month, will take a swing at 12-1 in the ML.
7-Graceful (5-1)-Muscle Hill mare has been rested since 10-31 and makes season debut after 2 qualifiers. Should like the company and has 3 wins in 13 starts at Wbsb.
0.20 Early Pick 4
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