by Al Cimaglia
June 10, 2017
It's elimination Saturday at Mohawk and the big 13 race card is loaded with talent. On tap is the Roses are Red eliminations for fillies and mares and the Fan Hanover elims for 3-year old fillies. Last but not least, will be eliminations for the $1,000,000 Pepsi North America Cup for 3-year old colts and geldings.
I will be playing the Early .20 Pick 4 sequence which will include a Preferred Pace and three elimination events. Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Fool Me Once-Will discount last flat effort at Lon. This is home field and if fires will be a major player.
7-Jims Shark-Versatile and talented and post shouldn't matter too much. Has >$118K in the bank in 2017.
8-Wakizashi Hanover-Can leave as fast as the gate car, could get to top and control things. Tetrick should find a trip.
3-Soiree Seelster-May not be quite as talented as #7 but should respect chances. Usually tries hard.
7-Idyllic Beach-This filly is 5 for 7 lifetime and it's her race to lose. One issue could be gate speed on the inside.
2-Call Me Queen Be-Sharp at Pocono but also races well on a big track. Consistent and post position is a benefit.
3-Sandbetweenurtoes-Hometown mare battles and connections deserve respect. Should be in the hunt to the wire.
5-Nike Franco N-8/5 chalk, no doubt deserving of favorite status but at those odds will hope long stretch isn't to her liking.
3-Action Majesty-Thinking Gingras will work a good trip and can surprise from this post at a square price.
6-Tequila Monday-Small track monster has a big shot and Sears in the bike won't hurt chances.
8-Bettors Up-Local filly likes to compete and if McNair works a smooth journey could pull off the upset.
.20 Early Pick 4
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