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Monday, January 14: Mohawk Park Pick 5 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

January 14, 2019

Tonight's feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park rolls in Race 8, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. The 0.20 Pick 5 sequence kicks-off the card, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 1 

1-St James Gate-McClure drives for 1st time in a while, needs a good steer and to avoid a very slow start. 
2-Hemi Seelster-Jamieson's choice over 2 others, will toss last and look for a trip on the engine. 
10-Exemplar-Should get a good early seat, not much gate speed in here and best could beat this crew. 

Race 2 

2-Fox Valley Riviera-Don't like the 0-18, but this is a spot to shine and should be in contention throughout. 
3-Major Comfort- Off track hasn't helped plus bad post draws but sitting in a nice spot here, can roll late. 
5-Ramblintime-Faces easier, also hasn't relished an off track, could be sitting on a big try on a dry track. 

Race 3 

3-Tragically Zip-Gets post relief and a dry surface should help, could pop at a square price with the right trip. 
4-Legal Bettor-Could also improve on a fast track, short field won't hurt and might be driven more aggressively 
7-The Colonel-Has been trying hard to take a picture, short field should also help and may close the fastest. 

Race 4 

8-Tomy Terror-Made every call a winning one last week and same path could be followed tonight. 
9-Jenkins Creek-Chances are will drop in behind or in front of #8 and they will battle down the lane. 

Race 5 

5-Meadowbranch Memo-Thinking the 2, 3 and 8 may blast out, if pace is hot Cullen can find cover and roll by. 
7-Fly Beyond-Sharp form and will respect connections, this race could set up nicely for competitive 5-year-old. 

My Ticket

Race 1) 1,2,10

Race 2) 2,3,5

Race 3) 3,4,7

Race 4) 8,9

Race 5) 5,7 

Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20

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