05/04/2016 2:31PM

Mohawk: Friday 5/6 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,2,5,7,8/3,4/1/2,3,6,10/6,7,10 = $24

EARLY PICK 4: 2,3,6,10/6,7,10/9/2,5,7 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 3,4,6/3,9/2,4,6/1,3 = $36

MEET STATS: 54 - 163 / $351.10  BEST BETS: 10 - 16 / $43.40

SPOT PLAYS: 3 - 16 / $15.40

Best Bet: BURNIN MONEY (3rd)

Spot Play: ART ANGEL BABY (8th)

Race 1

(2) LADY JEN dropped into a claimer last week but got hung the mile and finished well back. She stands a much better chance of clearing early here and if she does she could wire these. (1) CLASSIC COMEDY is capable of showing more early speed and should get a better spot early here which makes her a contender. (7) CASIMIR LUCKY LADY has been facing better and should fit this class and take a big share.

Race 2

(3) UTOPIA raced well last week when claimed and could bridge the gap here on (4) JUSTCALLMERONALD, who beat him last time but was drifting out badly late. Those two look like the main contenders here. (1) GIRL DRAMA hasn't fared well so far in the new barn but she re-qualified okay and is always a threat at this class when she stays flat.

Race 3

(1) BURNIN MONEY raced here Monday night vs. much tougher and finds a field he should be able to handle here. (6) DUH BUBBEES raced much better in his second start and should get a good spot near the front here early which makes him a threat. (8) ODDS ON AMETHYST drops back down to a class that he wired two back and any breathers on the lead will make him tough to overhaul.

Race 4

(10) MARACASSO was bought by Waxman for himself and a partner then qualified showing big speed. Plante is a good one for getting them off the gate. Expect a big speed try here. (2) HOME JAMES improved his overall speed last week and paced a good last 1/4. He should leave better here and can threaten at a price. (6) LIGHT FOOT RD raced well last time on the pace and fits vs. this group. He is another to consider for the early Pick 4.

Race 5

(10) DONNA PARTY used a big third 1/4 move last time to open up but tired late and was nailed right on the wire. She figures here and should be able to leave in the top five. (6) BACK YARD BABY and (7) JUSTABIT MEAN both drop out of the same race won by a classy mare and should be used on Pick 4 and Pick 5 tickets.

Race 6

(9) KINETIC KING takes a big drop here and Mayotte should have him rolling early; top call. (3) DOMEDOMEDOME also faces easier and should be moving earlier in the mile this time. (1) JUSTASMALLTOWNGIRL should be able to follow along for a share and isn't out of the question for the win end with some luck.

Race 7

(5) DAZZLING ROCKETTE finished quickly last week despite having missed five weeks action. She should be even sharper and should get a good pace setup here. (2) GREYSTONE LADYLIKE couldn't stave off the persistent pressure of the first-over Moonlit Dance last week and tired late. She could take this group a long way on the lead. (7) BAROCKEY gets class relief here and is a threat from close range.

Race 8

(6) ART ANGEL BABY was a win machine last year and debuts for trainer Wallace here who has been sending them ready at this meet; top call. (4) BAD IN PARADISE showed some ability last year and is one of several in with a shot in a wide-open race. (3) SHOCKING BEAUTY couldn't chase down a stubborn leader last time but that was a better effort that she can build on.

Race 9

(3) SHE LIGHTS OUT jumped it off in the stretch last time when it looked like she had the race won. She re-qualified well and can get back on track here. (9) KATIES BEACH made two moves last time in a mile that was quick for the class. She has a chance to take her first of the year here. (8) TWIN B SWEETHEART continues to take purse shares in what has been a productive campaign and she should take a piece of this, too.

Race 10

(2) POP GOES THEWEASEL did all the work only to be overtaken late by the pocket-sitter last week. She is sharp and can turn the tables here. (4) A PLUS faces easier here and should be heard from late. (6) TOPVILLE CHEETAH rode a perfect trip to a new life's mark when beating the choice last week. She is a sharp contender but may have to do more work of her own this time.

Race 11

(3) NAUGHTY LADY B was racing well in January when laid up and re-qualified decently; slight nod in a tough-to-figure finale. (1) PARKLANE GLAMOROUS closed a bit of ground into an accelerating late pace in her qualifier and also looks ready to go here. (5) BRING ME DIAMONDS was a solid winner last out but has now missed five weeks which could leave her short down the lane. (4) TWENTY THREE RED failed as chalk after going first up last week. An easier trip could lead to a better result here. (7) STONEBRIDGE PEARL showed a bit of ability at two and brings three qualifiers into this sophomore debut. She could better this prediction.

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