by Al Cimaglia
August 25, 2020
There are 11 races scheduled on the Tuesday night card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 0.20 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 8 and it will be my focus. Looking to stay on a roll as there was a nice payout of $127.13 on our 0.20 Pick 5 ticket last night.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Highland Mowgli (2-1)-Lands in a soft spot after facing very tough company in the last 4 starts. Looks the best but did break stride in one race and starting from the rail can be an issue for a young trotter, so using 2 others as well.
3-C My Kicks Hanover (4-1)-Broke in last and might be handled more conservatively. But will respect the McClure-Blais combo.
4-Four Wheelin (5/2)-If #1 doesn't mind his manners this is probably the one who will be posing. Has been racing from the back and also has faced some tough foes. This could be the time to leave, sit a 2-hole trip and rally in the late going.
1-Walter Mitty (8-1)-Beat easier at GrVr but fits with these. Has faced better and finally draws inside, could be a player at a price.
2-Lyons Pegasus (3-1)-Has been used hard off the gate in last few, now drops and Harris should have options. O-13 this year and it's hard to be too confident but this is a spot to shine and take 1st picture of 2020.
6-Machin A Trip (5-1)-Another who beat easier and took the long way around to do so. This will be more difficult but should be in the mix. Has good gate speed and McClure can leave or come off cover at a square price.
4-Moana (5/2)-Reunited with JMac and has done well facing this kind. Beat #5 when she broke on 8/10 and this looks like a 2-horse race.
5-Pier Ho Kado (4-1)-Has made 3 starts this year all at different tracks. Is greener than #4 having made only 6 lifetime starts but shows ability. Should be right there as long as minds manners.
2-P L Matt (5/2)-One of only 2 in this field that comes off a win and when Matt gets good he can stay that way for a while. If pilot works a nice trip it wouldn't be a surprise if another picture takes place tonight.
6-Hemi Seelster (15-1)-Will take a swing for a big price. Filion may blast out and get a pocket ride. Winner in 9 of 53 starts here will need best but veteran could surprise.
9-Derf Hanover (3-1)-Takes a big step down and at this level McNair probably looks to get on the engine and not look back. Should be tough to beat if dialed on high.
0.20 Late Pick 4
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