by Al Cimaglia
June 9, 2020
Tonight, Woodbine Mohawk Park has a competitive card scheduled with the Early 0.20 Pick 4 starting as usual in Race 4. The sequence should have a healthy pool, last night over $45,000 was bet on the Early Pick 4.
The driver with the hottest hands on Monday was Sylvain Filion with four wins. The top conditioner was Benoit Baillargeon who had three trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Solsbury Hill (5/2)-Comes off a decent 6/1 qualifier and Zeron should work a trip from this post. Makes Wbsb debut and looks like a player.
3-Massive Flirt (3-1)-Also qualified with a nice effort on 6/1. Going off past performances, this is the one to beat. Comes in with a perfect 2-2 record and has faced some tough company.
7-Nylander (6-1)-Will use after a sharp qualifier from the 8-hole on 6/2. Here is the price shot and could surprise with a decent pace and a live cover flow.
1-Crocadile Canyon (5/2)-Will bank on connections having this 10-year-old dialed on high for 1st start off the bench. Fits well with this crew and should take full advantage of the post draw.
7-EL Wild Spirit (15-1)-Will need to get a trip but knows how to win here. Post helps the price, has won 8 of 42 starts at Wbsb and Johnson should have 9-year-old ready to roll.
8-Tomy Terror (5-1)-Here's another veteran who shows up with this type of company. May leave and hope for the best. Makes 2nd start for Goddard barn off a claim and first race on 3/16 ended with a picture.
5-Spartan General (8-1)-Owned, driven, trained, and bred by Team Christoforou and qualified well. Trotted the back half in 57.3 and will use at a price if chalk stumbles.
8-Hot Wheelz (2-1)-Comes off a sharp qualifier and that was the 1st time without hopples. 3-year-old Team Jamieson trainee might be ready for a big try and should like the company.
1-LA Always Amartini (8-1)-Only 3 for the last 48 but this is a nice spot to improve on that record. Drury should have in striking range and could offer a square price.
4-Jan (4-1)-This mare is an on and off type but at this level it could be "go" time. Jamieson may look to get on the engine and stay in control throughout.
7-Twin B Tipster (6-1)-Qualified in winning fashion on 6/4 but has had trouble winning at this class. Looking for a solid effort coming off the bench and trying Lasix for the 1st time. Filion can work a trip and pop at a solid price.
10-Lovely Donna (5/2)-If this mare drew better, she might go off as an odds-on choice. Should relish the company but Saftic needs to provide a good steer. If #1 blasts out this race could set up nicely for Donna.
0.20 Pick 4
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