06/22/2016 4:35PM

Mohawk: Friday 6/24 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


PICK 5: 1,4/1,3/1,3,6/1,2/2,3,4,8 = $19.20

EARLY PICK 4: 1,2/2,3,4,8/7/2,3,4,6,8,10 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 2,3,4,6,8,10/1,6/3,5,7/3 = $36

MEET STATS: 149 - 470 / $815.70  BEST BETS: 26 - 44 / $87.20

SPOT PLAYS: 7 - 44 / $44.50


Spot Play: MANIANA (7th)

Race 1

(4) THATSOVERYVERYNICE meets a field she should have no problem handling if she can overcome her gait issues and stay pacing here. (1) DOCTOR TERROR has hit her best stride, should be raced aggressively here and is the logical alternative to the choice. (2) CALL IT COURAGE will likely secure a good spot early and stick around for a slice. (9) BOAT HOUSE ROW will be closing from the clouds but could fill one of the bottom slots of exotic wagers.

Race 2

(1) SQUARE DANCER turned up her game last time out by showing good speed both early and late to take a new life's mark. She has a lot of upside and is in with a good chance here in the 1st leg of the Town Pro series. (3) LINDYS NIGHTMARE showed no ill effects after shipping and missing 2 1/2 weeks. She is the one to catch here. (4) SOUTHWIND TANGO benefitted from the two chalks breaking to land a spot in the top three last time in an OSS Gold. She could beat the top two with a trip, but may be over bet off that last result. (2) TWENTY THREE RED has turned up he early speed in her last two but needs to find more late kick to challenge the top three here.

Race 3

(3) COLLECTIVE WISDOM stopped late in her first Mohawk start but had missed a month and should be sharper here and also offer a better price; slight nod. (1) ROCKNROLL VISION faces much easier here and is a must-use in the Pick 5 based on that class relief. (6) RIGHT STUFF showed excellent late speed the only two times she raced on a bigger oval and she should appreciate the Mohawk track layout. (2) QUEEN IDEAL has been solid in most of her starts but will likely find the top three too tough here and take a minor share.

Race 4

(2) BOURBON SEELSTER looked like a different filly last week, pacing with no issues and crushing her previous life's mark in the process. She should triple up here. (1) KAYS SHADOW went a big trip in the Grassroots to just miss and can be a threat to the choice. (7) HP SISSY was a good second to a very sharp winner and is another that should contend but would likely need to work out a golden trip to beat the top two. (4) BERNADETTE was out a long way last time and paid the price. A better trip and result are very likely here.

Race 5

(3) MOREMUNKYBUSINESS has shown a lot of grit in her last two now goes for the top trainer off the claim; top call. (4) LEGAL PROCESS lost her cover when the winner cleared and sped away on the far turn last week but she showed gameness to hold the closers off and stay for 2nd. Toss her on your multi-race wagers. (2) P L HURRICANE moves inside after having the 10-hole twice straight and drops in class. She looks like another must-use on Pick 4 and Pick 5 tickets. (8) SOUTHWIND GEISHA drops into company that she can threaten but the post does her no favors.

Race 6

(7) YOURE MY HERO benefitted from some early battling last time but still came on strong to take a new life's mark. This group is no tougher and he stands a good chance to double up as a likely short-priced chalk. (8) E R QUINN could go a long way on the lead here if he blasts off early, as expected. (6) DREAMY FELLA has sketchy recent form but goes for a trainer that sends everything ready. He could make some noise at a price here. (2) HIGHLAND TARTAN qualified decently for this move to Mohawk and should take a piece of the purse.

Race 7

(6) MANIANA faces much easier and adds Lasix here. Expect a more aggressive steer. (2) GOLDEN IDOL was compromised by the 9-hole last time but still raced well. She has a better shot vs. this group and starting from the inside. (8) TONIGHTIMLOVINGYOU faces easier and a wire attempt would not be a bit surprising here. (4) SPORTS EXPERT took a new life's mark last week and is another possibility in a race that has several.

Race 8

(5) SHOW SOME LEG and (1) SHELLYSSILVERMOON both drop to the bottom conditioned class where they should be the top contenders. Give a slight nod to the former who should get put into this race early and try to bottom out the field. (8) ST LADS PENNY LANE has seen better days but is in good enough form to take a small share. (7) MISCHIEVOUSGIRLS should be passing many of these late and is a good one to use on the bottom of exotic wagers.

Race 9

(3) FREE SHOW got used up early in her Fan Hanover elimination. Facing easier here gives her a better chance to contend, but she is no lock. (7) TWIN B THONG went a huge first up trip to win last week and she merits respect here off that big effort. (5) THISORTHAT HANOVER put it all together last time for a big Grassroots win and she looked much better on the track. She isn't out of this. (4) NOONE TO DEPEND ON was a big winner vs. easier last week and should take a smaller share this time.

Race 10

(3) FOREVER LIZA made two moves to win in quick time last start and looks solid here with the improvement she has been showing. (8) MAXIM SEELSTER tried it first-over vs. a very tough winner last time and didn't fade badly. She is in with a decent chance here. (6) QUUENOFTHEJUNGLE was mired in horrible traffic around the final turn last time but still finished with interest once she had some racetrack to use. She could pop at a price here. (5) ALWAYS COVERS closed well for a share last time in Grassroots action. She should make the ticket here. (4) GIVEMEYOURHEART should be able to follow along and rally for a piece of this.

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