by Al Cimaglia
September 21, 2020
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with an 11-race card. The consistently popular 0.20 Early Pick 5 begins the program. That sequence has a $100,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Sonadora Deo (8/5)-Tossing last when used hard against top filly trotters and broke. Now back in against Grassroots company and beat this kind by >4 lengths on 9/11.
3-Pier Ho Kado (2-1)-A consistent threat at this class and has been in the money in 4 of 5 starts here with 1 picture. Filion will put this filly in play in a tough race.
7-Moana (5/2)-This a very consistent filly at this level too. Has the gate speed to get the top or a 2-hole trip. Because of the outside draw should offer the most value and best to not overlook.
1-Up And Ready (5/2)-Should like the company after battling some top 2-year-old fillies and holding her own. McNair ought to be able to find live cover and get her into the mix at the top of the lane, similar to 7/31 win.
5-You Will Be Queen (2-1)-Barn has been cold in last 30 days but this gal consistently hits the board and should be a major player versus this kind. Has hit the board in 4 of 5 Wbsb starts and notched 1 win.
4-Major Bean (5/2)-Jamieson worked a nice trip in the Champlain but the competition was too tough and couldn't close in the lane. This is a better spot to break maiden.
5-Lincoln Boulevard (4-1)-Closed in .56 in last which was only the 2nd lifetime start. Now makes 2nd Wbsb start and 3rd for new barn. Could be better tonight so will use at a square price.
7-Prayerforthewicked (7/2)-Got the top and fractions were swift in last and faded to finish 2nd as the 3-2 choice. McClure takes over and my guess is there will be a different type of trip this time. Price should be better and has the speed to be in the hunt.
4-Yen (6/5)-Comes off a win at the Grassroots level and appears to be a cut above this field as well. Filion closed off cover into a dull fractions last week and he has options this time. Has been the odds-on choice in last 3 starts and should be bet down again.
4-Vines To Heaven (5-1)-This is 1st time Moreau after a claim and that angle is clicking at 30%. That stat isn't a secret but this mare could go off at close to the program odds.
5-Fern Hill Bella (9/2)-Spreading out in this leg, Roy takes a seat and that is a positive driver change plus gets some post relief. Will toss the 9/15 start from the 7-hole at Flmd and comes right back to the big track looking for an overdue win.
6-Moneymakehersmile (4-1)-Only 1-16 at Wbsb but that win came in the last start off a nice trip. Drury can work another smooth journey and should be in the hunt tonight.
8-Miss Rockadali (7/2)-McNair steers and has 1 win in last 5 starts but hasn't missed by more than 1 1/2 lengths. The post helps the price, has the gate speed to get the top and should be blasting out.
Race 1) 1,3,7
Race 2) 1,5
Race 3) 4,5,7
Race 4) 4
Race 5) 4,5,6,8
Total Ticket Cost) $14.40 for $0.20
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