by Al Cimaglia
June 15, 2020
The 0.20 Pick 5 kicks-off the Woodbine Mohawk Park card this evening. The sequence has a $75,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Unique Beach (5/2)-Drew off by 4 1/2 lengths on a 5/28 qualifier on a "good" track. O'Sullivan barn has won 2 of 7 after the restart and best to respect.
4-Moxley (10-1)-Chased a 151.3 winner in last and now finds more suitable competition.
6-Gonnahaveonemore (5-1)-Came out of the same race as #4 and had no chance. But can make its presence felt here.
3-Hetalkstoangels (7/2)-MacIntosh trainee is 0-11 but had been facing stakes caliber competition. Looks to stand above this crew, barn has been rolling and is only a clean trip away from a picture.
2-Steuben Hanover (5-1)-Was too far behind P L Matt turning for home but this time doesn't leave from the 8-hole. 4-year-old did race the back half in 56.2, so best to not dismiss in what should be a good race.
4-P L Matt (3-1)-Sharp win in first start off the bench for the Baillargeon barn who has been hot. No reason to overthink this, sharp horse, hot barn so will string along and use.
5-Pikachu Hanover (5/2)-Looked great last week and then didn't. Not sure what caused the break, but it looked like Filion was on his way to the winner's circle. Gets some post relief and is worthy of another chance.
2-Par Intended (8-1)-Got a start in from the 2nd tier at GrVr and should offer a nice price. The post draw helps and could get sucked around and use one big move to roll by.
3-Hes A Sensation (6-1)-Faced a 151.0 winner in 1st start off the bench from the 8-hole and that didn't work out. Comes out of the same race as #5 & #7 and is in the mix tonight.
7-Mach Code (5-1)-Actually had a nice effort last week versus a tough winner and should be a player with this group.
1-Regal Son (5/2)-Raced well last week and kept pacing through the wire. Looking for a more aggressive start this week and to be forwardly placed early in the mile. May have met a beatable field to notch 2nd win of 2020.
2-Sabine Pass (10-1)-Raced from the back in 1st start for the Davis barn. JMac could get this 8-year-old going earlier and barn has won 2 of 4 starts since racing has resumed.
9-Cinnamack (8-1)-Money showed up last week and was used hard before fading down the lane. Camera shy 5-year-old could leave and get a good seat. McNair can work a trip and should be tighter than last week at a better price.
Race 1) 2,4,6
Race 2) 3
Race 3) 2,4,5
Race 4) 2,3,7
Race 5) 1,2,9
Total Ticket Cost) $16.20 for $0.20
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