by Al Cimaglia
June 8, 2017
Thursday's 10 race card at Mohawk starts off with a bang. In the opener, 3-year old trotting fillies will compete in an Ontario Sires Stake Gold event with a purse of $95,600. In the co-feature third race the same stage will be set for another group of seven young trotter as the girls will battle again for a share of a $95,600 purse.
From 5/29-6/5 the hottest driver at Mohawk has been Travis Henry, who racked up eight wins. The trainers who have been most successful over the same period are Tony Alagna and Travis Henry, both accumulated four wins. Alagna's four wins came in only nine starts, while Henry had 15 trainees go postward.
Tonight, my focus will be on the .20 Late Pick 4, comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Black Widow Baby-Off to a slow start in 2017 but has the ability to beat these. JMac needs to work a trip for slow starter.
3-Thatgirlisonfire-Another looking for a win but has been facing tougher foes. Should relish the company.
7-Buttermilk Hanover-1-17 past 2 yrs., price play in an open race. Aggressive drive in last may be a sign of a big try now.
9-Cayo Loco-Compared to others this mare takes a lot of pictures. Has been missing starts but back on normal rotation.
1-Neils Golden Girl-Had the best 2016 in the field. Hasn't been much in '17 but taking a swing hot Henry gets mare going.
2-Shoot The Thrill-Tried big track in last and was facing tougher. Much better chance to cross wire first at this level.
5-Kamikaze Lindy-Last was better and looking for upswing to continue in 3rd start after a rest.
1-Bad In Paradise-Will respect connections but Roy will need to work a good trip from rail with slow starter.
2-Mach Majorette-Has been sharp as a tack at this level and program chalk is the one to beat tonight.
3-Flight Of An Angel-Fits class and 3rd start after being claimed by Puddy. Maybe will find a little more late zip.
2-Sharky Shark-Toss last from 10 hole P. MacDonell has provided good trips and could offer a square price.
3-Rock N Fantasy-Comes back quickly after a win on 6/4 at GeoD, plus now McNair takes another swing and is at 8-1 in ML.
7-Southwind Diesel-Roy's choice over 2 others and sizzled the 2nd half in 53.1 in last. At 8-1 in ML, best to not overlook.
.20 Late Pick 4
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