by Al Cimaglia
November 6, 2020
Woodbine Mohawk Park has a 12-race card set to start the weekend. The 0.20 Early Pick 5 kicks-off the card. The sequence
has a $100,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Moon Bridge (5/2)-Form has been so-so but should be a player versus this kind. Appears to have the best chance to down #4. Filion takes the lines and he has driven before, so will look for an aggressive start.
4-Angel Nation (3-1)-Stands out in this field but has been off since the Super Final on 10/17. Came home in 55.3 to finish 2nd against a tough field. Should enjoy the company and is a major threat if ready to bring a top effort.
2-Beach Demon (3-1)-Started from post 10 and rallied off cover with a 54.3 back half. MacDonald takes a seat and maybe he will look for the same type of trip but not be 13 lengths back at the start.
5-Perseus Seelster (4-1)- Debut for the Moreau barn wasn't inspiring but comes right back 6 days later and will look for better. Has been in the money in 6 of 14 starts at Wbsb with 2 wins and should offer a fair price.
7-Wind Blown (7/2)-Comes off a rough trip from the 2nd tier and faces a different group tonight. Harris could blast out and has the gate speed to get the top and make every call a winning one.
6-Better Be Donna N (3-1)-This mare likes the track winning 12 of 48 starts and should be able to get the top or the 2 hole without using up much gas. This looks like a field to get an overdue win but #7 should have something to say.
7-Major League N (7/2)-Finished slightly ahead of #6 in last and as usual blasted out and got on the engine. Should be just in front of or right behind Donna all the way around setting up an interesting stretch drive.
2-Nice Kitty Hanover (4-1)-Racing well recently but in last start was too far back into a .58 half. Gets post relief tonight and the pace should be livelier which should help this closer.
5-Bettimontheriver (5-1)-Has been trying hard and should enjoy the post relief. Makes 4th start for Moreau and Filion can work a good trip to take a picture at a square price.
6-Docs Harmony (7/2)--Going first over isn't the recipe for success for this filly. Cullen should be able to find live cover and this race could set up nicely. Banking on an honest pace and like #2 that helps chances.
1-Delightful Terror (3-1)-Recent form has been dull but has been facing stiff competition and that should make this colt a serious threat versus this crew. Drury takes a spin and that shouldn't hurt chances.
3-Cold Creek Cabo (7/2)-Usually is in the mix but burned money as the chalk in last. This is a rebound spot and could benefit from the inside draw and get sucked around to roll by late.
4-Century Grizzly (9/2)-Makes 3rd start off the bench, started slowly and had a difficult journey in last. Looking for a much better effort and might be overlooked at the windows.
Race 1) 3,4
Race 2) 2,5,7
Race 3) 6,7
Race 4) 2,5,6
Race 5) 1,3,4
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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