by Al Cimaglia
June 21, 2021
Woodbine Mohawk Park begins the week with a 10 race card. The 0.20 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 7, and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Combs Hanover (3-1)-Left from this same post in last and broke 7th but that was not an issue. Went the long way around and raced wide to score a sharp win in the 1st start off the bench. Best to respect off a top effort and could be better tonight.
5-Toccoa Falls (8-1)-Comes off a nice qualifier with a 55.2 last half and should like the company. This is a camera shy 4-year-old and will need an honest pace. But JMac may find a decent seat from this post and is worth a swing at the morning line price.
8-I got The Looks (4-1)-Is only 1-12 at Wbsb but comes off a big try to cash a 2nd place check as the betting favorite. This post will add to the price and can come off cover like in last when he rolled the back half in 55.4.
4-Behavenmyself (3-1)-Dialed it up last week in the 1st start off the bench and took a picture at 10-1. Won't be that price but fits with this crew. Will include and hope winning becomes a habit but is only 2-23 going back to 2020.
7-Vines To Heaven (5/2)-First start after the break was an even try versus better. Fits well with this kind and had success at this level in April. Should be a player at a short price.
1-First Class Horse (4-1)-Nine-year old has made only 6 starts since 2020 but has banked over $500,000 in his career. Did race well on 6-15 but faded down the lane after a tough trip. Comes right back here, so will assume all systems are go and could have an even stronger effort tonight.
4-General Lee (7/2)-Makes the 2nd start for the Johnson barn and was driven aggressively from the 9-hole after shipping back from Hoosier. It was a strong try and Roy should be able to work a smooth trip with this post draw.
6-Art Of Fire (10-1)-Got a race in at GrVr after the break. Now drops into a good level and one of recent success. Has had only 3 Wbsb starts but has hit the board twice with one win.
3-O Narutac Perfetto (9/2)-Raced in the Preferred Handicap class in the 1st race back and now drops to a spot to shine. Coulter should be able to work a nice trip and could offer a square price.
4-Only For Justice (7/2)-Won its qualifier on 6-11 and trotted a quick 55.3 back half. Is only 3-33 at Wbsb but has faced better. Should be in the mix with a decent steer at this class if minds manners.
8-Memo (3-1)-Beat this kind last week and 4 from this field were part of that race. McNair has some gate speed to work with and looks like a real threat to take another trip to the winner's circle.
Race 7) 1,5,8
Race 8) 4,7
Race 9) 1,4,6
Race 10) 3,4,8
Total Ticket Cost) $10.80 for $0.20
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