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Al Cimaglia, July 22: Woodbine Mohawk Park Pick 5 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

July 22, 2019

The feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park goes in Race 3, a Preferred Trot with a $34,000 purse. My focus is on the 0.20 Pick 5 which starts the card. That sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and many times on Mondays the pool comes close to $100,000. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 1 

4-Zen Da Ballykeel-Has won 4 straight, that streak won't go on forever but fits well again and best to respect. 
5-Stelios-Likes to blast off the gate, draws well plus has the speed to get on the engine versus this crew. 
7-Brandon Hanover-Start is key, also likes to leave, Roy may get the top or 2-hole, beaten chalk could get revenge. 

Race 2 
3-Hey Livvy-Breaking issues are a concern, but Henry is back and he has had success staying flat with this gal. 
4-YC Broadway-Even effort after a sick scratch, recent tries have been sharp and looking for a big try. 
8-Tax Savings-Has gate speed and there isn't much of it inside, could get the top and not look back. 

Race 3 

2-Emoticon Hanover-Draws inside and that gives McClure options, will be tough if throws best shot. 
3-Dunbar Hall-Raced well at this level in last and could get a good early seat and trip out. 
5-Run Director-Will toss last versus tough foes at the Big M, could be a clean trip away from a picture. 

Race 4 

5-Libspeak-Alagna trainee went in 1.53.4 in debut and just missed, Artspeak filly looks like a good one. 
7-Martinique Beach-Won qualifier by 12 lengths coming off a sick scratch the week before, will respect chances here. 

Race 5 

1-Needless To Say-Should be used off the gate from the rail, closed in .56 in last but was 10 lengths back at the half. 
4-Wind Blown-Bet down in 1st start and broke, then had a brutal trip from the 2nd tier, taking a swing at 10-1 in ML. 
7-Wilsons Vinner-Raced cautiously in debut, rallied from 8th with a .27 last qtr. and a quick race time, don't overlook. 

My Ticket

Race 1) 4,5,7

Race 2) 3,4,8

Race 3) 2,3,5

Race 4) 5,7

Race 5) 1,4,7 

Total Ticket Cost) $32.40 for $0.20

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