04/06/2016 3:34PM

Mohawk: Friday 4/8 Analysis


By Garnet Barnsdale

Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 4,8/2,6,7/5/2,6,9,10/2,6,8 = $14.40

EARLY PICK 4: 2,6,9,10/2,6,8/1,3/3,5,7 = $72

LATE PICK 4: 3,5,7/3,6,9/4,5/1,2,8 = $54

FINAL WOODBINE MEET STATS: 334 - 1058 / $1749.10  BEST BETS: 54 - 99 / $196.20

SPOT PLAYS: 22 - 98 / $225.20

Best Bet: BAX OF LIFE (3rd)

Spot Play: INVEST IN ART (9th)

Race 1

(4) HURRICANE HAZEL was flying late last time but ran out of ground. She should be tough in here in her second start off a break. (8) A ROD HALL closed with a rush to get up at big odds last week. He will take more action this time but is a definite contender. (5) HARLEIGH RYDER is usually good for a minor share and can take one here.

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Race 2

(7) SHES LIGHTS OUT showed promise racing here last summer and shows up in a good spot for her 2016 debut; top call. (6) DOCS DIVA has problems with the slop in her last two starts. She should be much better here if the track comes up fast. (2) CASIMIR OH KISS ME was a decent 2nd last time and can share here again with these.

Race 3

(5) BAX OF LIFE takes a massive class drop here and should be very tough to beat. (2) LEXUS ROCKY came to life with a much better effort last week and can contend here again. (1) MOONBEAM HALL is worth a look for the exotics with the barn change to Ballairgeon here.

Race 4

(2) OLIVIAS WAY raced better last time. Waples could work out a winning covered trip here starting from the inside. (6) OSTINATO blasted to the front last time, took a mid-race shuffle, and then passed horses again late. She is a definite contender here. (10) WHISTYS PARADISE is obviously one of the best mares in here but will need some luck starting from out there.

Race 5

(6) TERRORCAM stepped up in class and raced well off the claim. She should be forwardly placed here; slight nod. (8) CRACKLIN ROSIE drops back to a class where she should be dangerous. Look for her late. (2) SPORTS EXPERT could get a golden following trip here starting from the inside. Look for McNair to send her off the gate and look for the pocket.

Race 6

(1) NIGHTONTHEROAD has caught fire the past few weeks and comes off an impressive win. He looks best here. (3) IRISH SCOTCH raced well at Mohawk last year and looks like he is coming around now. Use him in the Pick 4. (2) FEDERAL steps up off a sharp claiming win but will need to be faster here to threaten the top two.

Race 7

(5) ARRIVISTA HANOVER was noticeably closing quickly late two starts back then wasn't asked for much from an outer post last time. She fits this class well and should be a good price. (3) ONYOURMARKNATAVA takes a big class drop and looks like the one to beat but her win-shy tendencies are a concern - especially if a low price is offered. (7) BEYONCES ROCKIN tipped her hand that a better effort is coming with a quick final quarter last time; using.

Race 8

With so much early speed starting from the outside of the gate, we'll give a slight edge to (3) LIGHTS GO OUT here. She could get a dreamy pace setup and charge by late. (9) MS MAC N CHEESE has been racing at a high level for several weeks and is the one to knock off here. (6) WAASMULA was only a stride short of knocking off the one above last time and should be used in the late Pick 4.

Race 9

(4) INVEST IN ART finally gets a good post and is now plenty fit. It should be 'go' time here for this mare. (5) TWIN B INSPIRING comes off a failed first-over trip and will likely blast right for the front here where she is most dangerous. (1) HOPE FOR PADDY continues to close well but it is often too late; minor share predicted.

Race 10

(8) MARQUISE DE SARAH went a tough first up trip last time pressing fast splits. Dropping in class here gives her every chance; top call. (1) JABBA LUCK was an impressive winner last time off the claim and will no doubt be blasting here too but these are tougher. (2) DONNA PARTY debuts for Weller here who has been deadly with these types all year long; using. (5) DOCS HOLLYWOOD fell just short last week and should get a big piece of this. (3) DAZZLE N DELIGHT rarely misses a check and is a good one to use on the bottom of vertical wagers.

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