by Al Cimaglia
August 24, 2020
Woodbine Mohawk Park has 11 races schedule for tonight. The popular 0.20 Early Pick 5 with a $75,000 guaranteed pool kicks off the card and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Docs Harmony (5/2)-Takes a meaningful drop in class and should be able to make good use of drawing the rail. Drury steers for Team Cullen and this filly could be sitting on a big try.
3-Lyons Tilt Hanover (5-1)-Last week, was a country mile behind at the 1st call and sizzled the back half in 53.3 to miss by a head. Now makes the 2nd try for the Beaton barn and should be better with an alert start.
8-Hit By A Bus (8-1)-Filion takes a seat and the filly has won 2 of 9 at Wbsb and has finished 2nd twice. Looking for an aggressive start and things could set-up nicely for this price shot.
6-Its Huw You Know (7/2)-Won for Barrington off the claim and then stepped up and found the going much tougher and it was on an off track where record is 0-17. Now drops down to the same level as the claim and should be a major player.
7-Mister Magic (5/2)-Drops to a spot to shine, likes the track (56-16-8-4) but comes off 2 consecutive breaks. Did qualify well and if minds manners could be posing with a big try.
8-Marquis Volo (9/2)-Won a condition race on 8/11, then came back on 3 days rest and was bet down to 3/2 but faded down the lane. Now back on a regular cycle and drops in for a tag. Will look for better versus this field and the post makes the price.
2-Mach My Kiss (4-1)-Was off 15 days from race date to date of last start on 8/15 and still picked up a 2nd place check. Now goes back in at this class and is a perfect 2-2 at this level. McNair will have this filly racing near the top of the stack, looks like a main player.
5-Mary Kat (10-1)-JMac is back and he knows well. Even effort in last but expect more tonight. This is a good post draw to stalk and rally. Competitive filly should be a nice price and it's best to respect.
1-Refi (9/2)-Raced well versus better and looking for big effort with an inside post draw. Usually in the hunt, 21-6-3-3 at Wbsb.
5-Cool Muscle (4-1)-Has gotten better with the addition of Lasix and this will be the 4th time racing with the medication. Drops to a more comfortable spot, has done well so far this year posting 3 wins and hitting the board in 6 of 8 starts.
6-Steuben Hanover (7/2)-Will toss last break at GeoD versus tough company. Last 2 Wbsb starts have been very good and almost won from the 8 hole at this class on 7/28.
3-Budha Blue Chip (5/2)-On 8/4 posted a win at this class for Moreau. This will be the 1st start for the same barn after an 8/17 claim and should be bet. Maybe the same script, same outcome?
8-PL Idaho (8-1)-Was claimed from Moreau for $25,000 on 7/27 and has been winless in 3 tries for Montini. Now drops in for a $20,000 tag. JMac can work a winning trip from out here if the cover flow is good and the pace is honest.
Race 1) 1,3,8
Race 2) 6,7,8
Race 3) 2,5
Race 4) 1,5,6
Race 5) 3,8
Total Ticket Cost) = $21.60 for $0.20
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