by Al Cimaglia
August 31, 2020
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with an 11-race card. The popular 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 4 and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Trina (4-1)-Lost as an odds-on favorite and then came back to win from post 10 in dominant fashion. Banking on the 8/13 Gold win wasn't a fluke.
7-Angry Eyes (5/2)-Winner of 2 straight loses Jamieson to #8 and now McNair takes a spin. This looks like a stiffer challenge but will respect chances of a 3-peat.
8-Massive Flirt (5-1)-Gillis trainee is a nice filly doing well versus tough foes. Will need a top effort to beat older tonight but it's best to not overlook even from this post.
3-Always Flashing A (8-1)-Aussie invader was racing out east this summer and has shown good speed. Probably fits better here and had a tough journey in 1st local start. Should be better acclimated with a race over the track and trip should be better.
4-Cinnamack (5-1)-One of 3 who drop in here and Henry can put in play in a difficult race. Does have speed but is camera shy. Looking for better and should offer a square price.
6-JM Jack Of Harts (3-1)-Tried a different formula and got on the engine in last but faded late. Filion is back and that should help. Could be sitting on a big try and may roll by coming off cover.
6-LMC Mass Oak (3-1)-Appears to be in a good spot but is only 1 for the last 15 so will use and hope isn't over bet.
8-Its Huw You Know (9/2)-Makes 1st start for new barn that has been winning at a 25% clip and Filion takes the lines. That's 2 positives and should offer a fair price.
1-Allstar Seelster (8-1)-Returns to Wbsb and fits with these. Makes 3rd start for new barn and has won 6 of 18 on this oval. Could offer a nice price.
2-Arukidinme Cabbie (7/2)-Gets some needed post relief and probably will be forwardly placed. Looks like a player and should be in the hunt at the wire.
7-Rootin Tootin (8-1)-JMac returns and he knows this MacIntosh trainee who has had a tough year so far. Beat similar with these connections on 7/9 and can get the same type of trip this time.
Race 4) 3,7,8
Race 5) 3,4,6
Race 6) 6,8
Race 7) 1,2,7
Total Ticket Cost) $$10.80 for $0.20
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