by Al Cimaglia
May 2, 2022
Tonight's feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park rolls in Race 9, a Preferred Handicap Trot with a $36,000 purse. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 starts in Race 4, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Cindy Lynn (7/2)-Drops and the pilot who has had good results in the past returns. McClure could step on the gas, land on the point, and not look back.
6-Princesspartypants (4-1)-Takes a significant drop for team Mayotte and hasn't been in this soft all year. Doesn't win too often but this looks like a drop and pop situation.
1-Combs Hanover (3-1)-Broke in the 1st start off the bench and put in a flat line last week on hopples. Comes right back, drops and could be sitting on a big try.
7-Free Willy Hanover (7/2)-Comes out of the same race as the one above and should relish the company. Drury could be a aggressive in this spot and should be racing near the top of the stack.
2-Hone The Tone (7/2)-Fits with this crew and Filion may drop in right behind #5 and make the most of a pocket ride to sweep by down the lane.
5-Goodgollymissmolly (3-1)-This mare bumps up and is looking for her 5th straight. The last win was probably her strongest performance considering she was off over 3 weeks before that start.
1-Arrakis (7/2)-This 10-year-old is in sharp form, fits well again and comes off a take charge win. McClure gets the assignment, and the Guillemette barn is posting 42% winners over the past 30 days.
4-Nylander (3-1)-Drops to a spot to shine. This slow starter shouldn't be as far back versus this kind going into the 1st turn. Cullen should be able to find a live cover flow and be in the hunt at the wire.
5-Meadowbranch Noble (8-1)-Took the long way around in last and is worth a swing at this price. The trip should be better, and solid fractions won't hurt chances for a picture.
0.20 Early Pick 4
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