Woodbine Mohawk Park is the home of the Mohawk Million for 2-year-old trotters and tonight is Canada's richest program of harness racing. The card is loaded with big money stakes and includes the Metro Pace for 2-year-old pacers that has a $900,000 purse. The Mohawk Million is carded as Race 10 which also starts the 0.20 Late Pick 4 sequence, and it will be my focus.
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Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Oh Well (2-1)-This Muscle Hill colt has won 3 of 5 lifetime starts and the 2 loses came when drawing the 8-hole and having broken equipment. This will be the 1st time starting from the rail, but Tetrick should work a smooth trip. Doesn't need to be on the engine every step of the way to win.
6-Winners Bet (5/2)-This is another talented colt who has hit the board in every start (6-3-2-1). From this post Dunn should be able to come off cover and be there at the wire.
1-Highlandbeachlover (8-1)-Sluggish starts are an issue and last time that was the case but did perform better than the line looked. Smoked the back half in 52.2 and has the speed to compete with the chalks. Jamieson is steering and maybe a new set of hands will benefit this Auciello trainee.
2-Commanding Officer (3-1)-Set a lifetime mark (149.2) two back and then took a couple of steps up in class. In the next start paced faster (149.1) to just miss by less than a length and finished 3rd. The price should be better than the last 2 starts and looks like a major player again with Dunn steering.
3-Whichwaytothebeach (5/2)-Has been facing better without any success and form has been dull. But drops to a spot to shine and will look for a wakeup call with Mark MacDonald in the bike. Hopefully, the price will be better than the morning line.
3-Carbine (4-1)-Came off the bench after a 2-month rest and lost by a half-length at M1. Should fit with this bunch, looks like a real threat, and gets the services of Todd McCarthy. The same pilot steered this 4-year-old to victory in his only start at Mohawk.
4-Cold Creek Cabo (6-1)-Set a new lifetime mark of 148.1 in last, steps-up and best to not overlook. This won't be as easy, but the last start made an impression. Left from post 9, wired the field and had the pedal down going 121 to 3/4's with a 27.1 last panel.
5-American History (5/2)-Gets post relief and class relief which should be what the doctor ordered. Now, all that is needed to be a major threat is a decent trip and hoping the Moreau entry won't be bet down.
2-Legion Seelster (5/2)-It looked like the 2-hole trip would be good enough for a picture last week, but it wasn't. Willing to give another chance, did pace in 149 with a 26.2 final panel and only lost by a neck.
6-Woodmere Stealdeal (4-1)-Comes off a sharp win and set a new mark doing it mostly on his own. Seems to be rounding into form after being off for 14 weeks. This will be his 4th start back, steps-up so should offer a square price and draws well.
0.20 Late Pick 4
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