by Al Cimaglia
March 22, 2021
Woodbine Mohawk Park has a solid card set for tonight. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 4 and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Levy Taylore (7/2)-Beat this kind from the 8-hole at 7-1 and was used a couple of times. This barn has won 33% of starts in the last 30 days and this 8-year-old should enjoy the post relief.
5-Cool Rock (3-1)-Finished behind #4 in last. The trip was rough but was still rolling late. This will be the 1st start in the Moreau barn following a claim. Best to respect but is only 1 for 34 in the last 2 years and has won just 5 of 77 at Wbsb.
2-Franks Angel (4-1)-Has raced well in the last 2 starts since joining the Henriksen barn. Appears to be best when races near the top of the stack and has the speed to get there. Looks like a player at a square price.
3-Toccoa Falls (6-1)-The concern is a slow start but has been trying hard. This post draw should help chances. Maybe Hensley can provide a good steer and put into striking range at the top of the lane.
5-RJS Invictus (8-1)-Broke 2 back but had a nice effort in last and trotted the 2nd half in 57.3. Taking a swing for a price and gets the services of McClure for the 1st time. This is the 4th start off the bench and could be sitting on a big try.
1-Coolsunshine (6-1)-Loses McNair but Young should be able to keep in play and get away in a good seat. Price should be better tonight, could get sucked around and roll by late.
2-Big Chic Magnate (7/2)-This was McNair's choice and steps-up as is the case with #1. Has stayed flat in the last 2 starts and is a threat if minds manners.
5-Bettim Again (5/2)-Makes 1st local start and has had some quick miles on the 1/2 in Nova Scotia in 2020. Debuts for the Moreau barn and should be tough to beat if dialed on high.
5-The Wheel (3-1)-Makes the 2nd start of the year and raced from the back last week after leaving from the 8-hole. Did roll hard in the back half closing in 27.3. Draws better and will likely be driven more aggressively from the start.
6-Hope So (5/2)-Cashed a 2nd place check in the same race as #5 and was used early from the 9-hole to get a decent seat. Went off as the chalk in last and looks like the one to beat here.
Race 4) 4,5
Race 5) 2,3,5
Race 6) 1,2,5
Race 7) 5,6
Total Ticket Cost) $7.20 for $0.20
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