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Monday, August 19: Woodbine Mohawk Park Early Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

August 19, 2019

The headliners on the Monday night card at Woodbine Mohawk Park are 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters squaring off in OSS Grass Roots action. The 0.20 Early Pick 4 begins as usual in Race 4. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 4 

2-Highland Salsa-Fits better with this crew than last start here, Roy could be aggressive and put in play earlier. 
3-Anthem Seelster-Came home in 55.3 last time, now needs a more alert start, should get a nice close-up seat. 
4-Kit-Drops out of Gold series, could get the top to control things at a more reasonable pace and not look back. 

Race 5 

2-Miami-Drops to a spot to shine, Roy returns, should race near the top of the stack and can pop at a square price. 
6-Bautista-Was an even money winner at this class back on 4/29, form has been dull but will respect connections. 
7-Quadrangle-Similar to the two above, this is the level for success, best to respect lukewarm chalk. 
10-O Narutac Perfetto-McClure's choice over #1, trip dependent but if they battle for the top this guy can roll late. 

Race 6 

3-Stelios-Comes off 2 wins, makes 2nd start for Auciello, steps-up and should race on or near lead. 
6-Racemeup-Fits well and is sharp, will likely leave and is one soft quarter from 2nd straight picture. 
8-Lone Wolf Terror-Drops in for a tag and is the ML chalk, can grind it out from this post if all systems go. 

Race 7 

5-Lifetime Royalty-1-17 isn't a feel good but has been trying hard and should be a player versus this bunch. 
6-Scarlet Raider-Gets McClure, goes back on Lasix and returns to Wbsb where 3-year-old has done well. 
7-Esa-$145k purchase does tease and is inconsistent, but this looks like a spot for ML chalk to take a picture. 

My Ticket

Race 4) 2,3,4

Race 5) 2,6,7,10

Race 6) 3,6,8

Race 7) 5,6,7 

Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20

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