by Al Cimaglia
June 16, 2020
The 0.20 Pick 5 begins in Race 1 at Woodbine Mohawk Park and it has a $75,000 guaranteed pool. The competitive sequence also has a low 15% takeout and will be my focus.
On Monday, Trevor Henry led the pilots with three pictures and all ten races were won by different trainers.
Comments and selections are based on a fast track.
1-Stravinsky (3-1)-Broke maiden with a romp in last week's debut. This may not be as easy but deserves respect in a race without much form.
3-Sebastian Ray (5-1)-Even effort in 1st start off the bench and it was the 1st try for new barn. Moves in a few spots and should be in contention throughout.
7-Delilah Seelster (8-1)-Makes 1st start for a barn that can fire hot off a claim and should be a nice price.
1-Outlaw Gunpowder (3-1)-Comes off a trip-out win and that can be the case again. Faces five from last week and result could be the same.
3-Fern Hill Breeze (5/2)-Nice effort to finish 2nd to #1. This time leaves from the 3-hole instead of post 7 and that should make things interesting.
4-No Time To Play (9/2)-Was handled carefully in 1st lifetime start. Breaking problems have been an issue but went the long way around and kept trotting to the wire in debut. Filion could be more aggressive, so best to respect.
7-Powerful Spirit (3-1)-Trotted the last half in 57.2 in 1st lifetime start and should be tighter tonight. A threat with a flat mile.
8-Windsong Patriot (7/2)-No chance from the 2nd tier last week, stayed inside and picked up a check. Lightly raced 4-year-old should like the company but needs to mind manners.
9-Victor Invictus (4-1)-McClure takes a seat and maybe he can make a difference. Hasn't been able to seal the deal but could find some live cover and roll by down the lane.
1-Mach Me Onemore (5-1)-Nice effort in 1st lifetime start from the 8-hole at Georgian Downs. McClure steers and he has options, there isn't much gate speed in this race.
2-Admityourewrong (8-1)-This gal likes to start slowly and rally to finish 2nd. Big Jim filly does try hard and JMac might be the guy to squeeze a little more out of her.
4-Classica (2-1)-Fell short form the 1-hole but could enjoy this post more and now McNair is back in the bike. Program chalk might be set to take 1st picture.
2-Vines To Heaven (5-1)-Won in 1st start off the bench on 2/1 for these connections. Winner of 7 of 37 at Wbsb and will be banking she is ready to roll. Henry has been hot, and he needs to work the right trip.
3-Takeyourbreathaway (12-1)-Will take a swing for a price, drops to a more comfortable level, and gets post relief. If Hudon can put into striking range this mare can pass foes down the lane.
0.20 Early Pick 5
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