by Al Cimaglia
July 19, 2021
Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with a 10 race card. The feature goes in Race 2 a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. 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.
2-Tuginggoncredit (5/2)-Just held on to win in the 1st start for the Fine barn. The two below were right behind and starting inside of them might be the edge needed in a tough race.
4-Hallsglensmavis (3-1)-Tries hard and should have a good chance of getting an overdue win but has trouble sealing the deal. Last win came before the break on 3-26. Will respect chances for an overdue picture.
5-Mcdelicacy (7/2)-Cullen takes over for JMac and my guess is this mare won't be 13 lengths from the leader at the 1/2 pole. Starts in a nice slot compared to post 9 in last and can be a player versus this crew. Did pace the back half in 55.1 and should be in better striking range tonight.
5-Behavenmyself (4-1)-Will toss last week's effort, started well behind the pack and that sealed her fate. Looking for an alert beginning and Roy to work a smooth trip.
7-Rear View (7/2)-Was used a couple of times last week after leaving from post 9 and lost by a length at 28-1. This mare has been the hunt in the last 5 races and could be sitting on a big try.
2 Donatover (5/2)-Missed a start before the 6-12 race and wasn't used off the gate, but came the back half in 55.1. McClure could get the pocket behind the program chalk #1 and make the most of an efficient trip.
7-Nimbus Deo (4-1)-Steps-up, Filion picks over others and likes the track. Has hit the board in 14 of 18 at Wbsb with 8 pictures and should be in the mix at the wire.
6-Zig Zag (3-1)-Filion returns which should help, but is only 1-10 this year after banking over $119k in 2020. Makes its 4th start on Lasix and maybe it will finally help. A better trip would do some good as well and this looks like a field waiting to get beat.
9-Stormont Ventnor (4-1)-Henry was between the pipes in last, broke at the start and was out of it. The same pilot returns and this 6-year-old comes back in sequence. Should be a solid price in a race without much form.
Race 4) 2,4,5
Race 5) 5,7
Race 6) 2,7
Race 7) 6,9
Total Ticket Cost) $4.80 for $0.20
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