by Al Cimaglia
November 9, 2020
Woodbine Mohawk Park has 11 races scheduled to kick-off the week. The 0.20 Pick 5 starts the card, 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-Dragon Roars Again (4-1)-First start off the bench was a good effort to finish 2nd but broke very slowly from the rail. Previous race was back on 8/1 so will look for a more alert beginning and to be in striking range sooner.
2-Reagan Blue Chip (9/2)-First start for new barn was on 10/29 and was an odds-on winner. This could be more difficult but former Coleman trainee was staked out East. Has hit the board in all 4 starts here with 2 pictures.
6-Make It Come True (3-1)-Made a winning debut for Team Hensley on 10/31 and lit the board up at 31.90-1. That was the first start since 7/28 and came the 2nd half in 54.3. Will respect chances for an encore and hope the public doesn't hammer.
2-R First Class (5/2)-Last win was on 9/22 versus this kind from post 10 and drew off by 5 lengths. Since then has been facing better and this is a spot to shine.
6-Buzz (7/2)-Was knocked out of last and Drury can leave to get the top or the 2 hole. Could follow the chalk #2 and look to scoot by late.
7-Kameran Hanover (3-1)-Trip dependent 6-year-old doesn't win often but cashes a lot of checks. Best to consider here because this is the class a picture can happen.
2-Trix And Stones (5-1)-Went the long way around from post 10 in 1st start for the Moreau barn. Now Filion needs to avoid a very sluggish start and find some live cover.
4-All Wrapped Up (9/2)-Drops after being used hard as a 9/5 chalk and makes 3rd start since coming off the bench. Fellows may have this 4-year-old ready for a big try. This is a soft spot and has won 7 of 27 at Wbsb.
6-Wild And Crazy Guy (7/2)-JMac is between the pipes and that's a new set of hands for this Lachance trainee who fits with this crew. There's not a lot of gate speed inside and the best route to the winner's circle may be to leave hard.
4-Village Jamie (5/2)-Jamie's last win came at this class from the 7 hole on 9/11 and then proceeded up the class ladder although not having any success. This 6-year-old can win at this level, barn has been good and this is a scattered bunch.
5-Play Jet Ray (3-1)-Only 2-27 in 2020 is cause for concern but the entire 10-horse field has 18 wins. Drops to a cushy spot and has been stuck with the 9-10-10 posts in last 3 starts. Henry is back and that should help.
6-Tigers Way (9/2)-Tiger hasn't taken a picture in 16 starts but has been trying hard for the last month. This could be a starting spot for Filion to find some cover and roll by down the lane.
7-The Downtown Bus (7/2)-This selection is 0-11 in 2020 and there aren't many times at this class 2 of my picks are non-winners in the current year. But this is the type of field we have. McClure is back tonight, and he will need to work a good trip. This 5-year-old does have 8 wins in 30 races at Wbsb.
Race 1) 1,2,6
Race 2) 2,6,7
Race 3) 2,4,6
Race 4) 4
Race 5) 5,6,7
Total Ticket Cost) $16.20 for $0.20
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