Milton, ON — Horseplayers around North America will be glued to Saturday night’s (March 27) final race at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as the Campbellville oval offers a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi-5.
A carryover of C$262,454.05 will be brought into the mandatory payout, which is carded as race 11 with an overflow field of 11 pacers.
Previous mandatory payouts have generated total pools exceeding C$2 million and this particular time of the year has been a hit for successful mandatory payouts. A Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on March 30, 2019 generated C$2.8 million in ‘new money’ wagered.
Woodbine Mohawk Park’s most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout was held on Dec. 19, 2020 and saw a carryover of C$335,940 help vault a total of C$1.3 million in ‘new money’ wagered.
Horseplayers from all over will be looking to come up with the winning ticket, containing the top five finishers in order. The Jackpot Hi-5 has a 20-cent minimum and low 15 percent takeout.
The mandatory payout race (non-winners C$12,000 last five starts or C$22,000 last 10 starts. AE: optional claiming C$30,000) features a field of Mohawk Park’s “weekly warriors.”
The field of veteran pacers includes former Preferred winner Evenwood Sonofagun (seven), who has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice over the class-dropping Legion Seelster (four) at 7-2. The gritty 8-year-old East End (six) is the third choice at 4-1 and is dropping out of the Preferred Handicap, while also debuting for trainer Rob Fellows.
Ideal Perception (two) at 6-1 and Butter Bay Hanover (nine) at 15-1 are the only horses in the field coming in off victories, with both moving up in class this week. The 7-year-old Pointomygranson (11) is known for his gate speed, but will start from the second tier.
Horseplayers looking for some guidance to playing the Jackpot Hi-5 can check out tickets submitted below from Woodbine’s Jason Portuondo, Chad Rozema, Monique Vág and Mark McKelvie.
Cost $0.20: $25.20
Cost $0.20: $67.20
Cost $0.20: $56
Cost $0.20: $7.20