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Friday, March 22: Can-Am Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

March 22, 2019

Tonight, will be the first edition of the Can-Am Pick 4, a collaboration between Woodbine Mohawk Park and the Meadowlands. It is a 0.20 bet and kudos go out to the two premier harness tracks in North America for trying something different.

This type of Pick 4 is not an original concept, but it is something new for these tracks and it is a wager others should try to mimic this summer. It's a fresh bet that could stir interest and the two leading harness tracks are also addressing the post-time drag issue, which is not helping to attract new fans. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 10-Mohawk Park-Leg 1

1-Lyons River Pride-Drew off on a sloppy track, steps up but still fits and could be sitting on another big try. 

2-Windsongmagnifique-.56 back half wasn't good enough on 3/9 and now Roy takes a seat, should be in the hunt. 

5-Request For Parole-Dropped and popped, steps-up and meets tougher but classy mare deserves respect. 

Race 10-Meadowlands-Leg 2

4-Tearful Of Happy-Won 1st start for Surick in fine fashion, does like an off-track but best to not dismiss tonight. 

5-Shutthefrontdoor-Raced well at this class on 3/1 and expecting the same versus this crew from a good post. 

7-You Should Be Here-2nd best in a fast mile in the slop, competes well at this level as Dunn takes a spin. 

10-Well Said Maria-Minded manners and took a picture, post is an issue but can't leave out in a wide-open affair.

Race 11-Mohawk Park-Leg 3

1-Reis Star Cross-Looks like a player but this post may not help slow starter, better chance with a quick pace. 

6-Beaches Be Crazy-Decent effort in the slop to get a 3rd place check but had missed a start, looking for better here. 

9-Docs Sausalito-Excuse in last and now back to a spot to shine and post makes the price.

Race 11-Meadowlands-Leg 4

2-Landonfitz-Big try last week in slop for a horse 0-25 on an off track. In the mix this week at a square price. 

5-Lauderdale-Rolled in qualifier, appears ready to win at first asking and has done well in the past at the Big M. 

6-Hockey Hanover-1st since 12/26 but qualifier was fine, and Burke has them ready and Gingras knows how to steer. 

My Ticket

Race 10 Mohawk: 1,2,5

Race 10 Meadowlands: 4,5,7,10

Race 11 Mohawk: 1,6,9

Race 11 Meadowlands: 2,5,6

Total Ticket Cost: $21.60 for $0.20

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