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Monday, September 21: Woodbine Mohawk Park Early Pick 5 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

September 21, 2020

Woodbine Mohawk Park starts the week with an 11-race card. The consistently popular 0.20 Early Pick 5 begins the program. That sequence has a $100,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 1

1-Sonadora Deo (8/5)-Tossing last when used hard against top filly trotters and broke. Now back in against Grassroots company and beat this kind by >4 lengths on 9/11.
3-Pier Ho Kado (2-1)-A consistent threat at this class and has been in the money in 4 of 5 starts here with 1 picture. Filion will put this filly in play in a tough race.
7-Moana (5/2)-This a very consistent filly at this level too. Has the gate speed to get the top or a 2-hole trip. Because of the outside draw should offer the most value and best to not overlook.

Race 2

1-Up And Ready (5/2)-Should like the company after battling some top 2-year-old fillies and holding her own. McNair ought to be able to find live cover and get her into the mix at the top of the lane, similar to 7/31 win.
5-You Will Be Queen (2-1)-Barn has been cold in last 30 days but this gal consistently hits the board and should be a major player versus this kind. Has hit the board in 4 of 5 Wbsb starts and notched 1 win.

Race 3

4-Major Bean (5/2)-Jamieson worked a nice trip in the Champlain but the competition was too tough and couldn't close in the lane. This is a better spot to break maiden.
5-Lincoln Boulevard (4-1)-Closed in .56 in last which was only the 2nd lifetime start. Now makes 2nd Wbsb start and 3rd for new barn. Could be better tonight so will use at a square price.
7-Prayerforthewicked (7/2)-Got the top and fractions were swift in last and faded to finish 2nd as the 3-2 choice. McClure takes over and my guess is there will be a different type of trip this time. Price should be better and has the speed to be in the hunt.

Race 4

4-Yen (6/5)-Comes off a win at the Grassroots level and appears to be a cut above this field as well. Filion closed off cover into a dull fractions last week and he has options this time. Has been the odds-on choice in last 3 starts and should be bet down again.

Race 5

4-Vines To Heaven (5-1)-This is 1st time Moreau after a claim and that angle is clicking at 30%. That stat isn't a secret but this mare could go off at close to the program odds.
5-Fern Hill Bella (9/2)-Spreading out in this leg, Roy takes a seat and that is a positive driver change plus gets some post relief. Will toss the 9/15 start from the 7-hole at Flmd and comes right back to the big track looking for an overdue win.
6-Moneymakehersmile (4-1)-Only 1-16 at Wbsb but that win came in the last start off a nice trip. Drury can work another smooth journey and should be in the hunt tonight.
8-Miss Rockadali (7/2)-McNair steers and has 1 win in last 5 starts but hasn't missed by more than 1 1/2 lengths. The post helps the price, has the gate speed to get the top and should be blasting out.

My Ticket

Race 1) 1,3,7

Race 2) 1,5

Race 3) 4,5,7

Race 4) 4

Race 5) 4,5,6,8

Total Ticket Cost) $14.40 for $0.20

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