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July 21: Mohawk Harness Picks

by Al Cimaglia

July 21, 2017

Tonight, at Mohawk two and three year old fillies are battling in Ontario Sire Stakes Grass Roots action. The headliner comes in Race 10, a condition event for fillies and mares which carries a $25,000 purse.

At Mohawk on Thursday night there were 11 different drivers and trainers who captured races. Of the 11 winners, seven paid $6.10 or less.

Last night at Hawthorne my Late Pick 4 ticket came apart in the third leg when the #6 Buster Moon rolled home. Tonight, I will look to be one better than three out of four in the Late Pick 4 at Mohawk which begins in Race 8.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 8
4-Hot Spot Hanover-Raced well in last when stepping up to this level. Worth a swing at 8-1 ML.
5-Ms Mac N Cheese-Has been racing well and coming very close. Could finally be ready to pose for a picture.
8-Dazzling Rockette-If Hensley can work a trip and gain striking position could sweep by at a square price.
9-Bernadette-Start is key, but has good gate speed to get a nice seat. If trip is kind can capture 7th win of the year.

Race 9
2-Youvegotawaywithme-3-year-old has won 3 of 5 this season and she shouldn't be overlooked.
4-Diamondtoothgertie-Longshot has some talent and Filion takes the reins from the trainer, value play to consider.
8-Stellenbosch-Leading money winner by far in this field is probably the one to beat despite the 8 hole.

Race 10
3-LA Delight-Classy 4-year-old makes season debut. Can win off the bench if tight enough.
5-Sandbetweenurtoes-Has been battling tough company and coming close, now is a major player.

Race 11
1-Voulez Hanover-Last race winner went in 1:53.1 at GeoD, may be better suited to compete tonight and is 15-1 in the ML.
2-Shadow World-Comes off an easy win at GeoD, but this group looks tougher. Not sure will fulfill the 9/5 role as favorite.
4-Neon Moon-Well-bred daughter of Sportswriter came the last half in 57.1 in qualifier. Best to not overlook tonight.
7-Askmysecretary-Drew off by 4 1/2 at GeoD and went the last half in 56.4. Mach Three filly looks sharp.

.20 Pick 4
Total bet=$19.20

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