07/09/2014 4:06PM

Mohawk: Friday 7/11 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: SEBASTIAN K S (3rd)

Spot Play: APHRODITY (5th)


Race 1

(5) MUSCLE BABE gave up the lead turning for home last week, which certainly wasn't like her. She managed to stay for second, but I'd consider her effort sub-par from what we're used to seeing. (3) WHITE BECOMES HER has been letter perfect in each of her last two starts. (4) RIVETING ROSIE is starting to appear like the filly we have seen from last year.

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Race 2

(3) DANCIN CAROLL qualified very well in three outings before finishing third in her lone start of her career. (5) SOUTHWIND MISCHIEF was a $62K yearling purchase and has qualified very well for trainer Casie Coleman. (1) BETTY AND THE JETS is a homebred daughter of Jeremes Jet that has qualified impressively in both attempts for driver Doug McNair.

Race 3

(6) SABASTIAN K S became the first sub-1:50 trotter in the sport of harness racing with last weeks romp at Pocono in a sizzling 1:49. He remains a perfect four-for-four to start the season and will begin from the outside post six. (4) ARCHANGEL was in good position last week in the same race as SABASTIAN K S and appeared to have some trot around the final turn before making a miscue. (2) CREATINE has been rounding into form as of late and was assigned a tough post in his latest in the Hambletonian Maturity.

Race 4

(6) DREAMFAIR ECLIPSE faces class relief and starts from a good post once again this week for trainer Pat Fletcher. (9) ITS NO SECRET may have been my top selection with a better post. (1) JENNA CASIMIR has been assigned post 10 in each of her last two starts and now will begin from the rail.

Race 5

(9) APHRODITY will get top billing for me on this occasion and I'm hoping for a price from a post nine start. (2) WINGS OF BALLYKEEL comes out of the Richard Moreau barn and has hit the board in two of her last three starts. (8) LOVE DETECTIVE will begin from post eight and shows excellent gate-speed.

Race 6

(1) JITTERBUG has been racing spectacular as of late and was a strong winner in his latest from a post 11 start. (9) P L HURCULES posted the 39-1 upset in his latest to win by three-quarters of a length in a speedy time of 1:56 2/5. (3) ENTRANCED certainly has the speed, but his manners will be the key to his success.

Race 7

(5) MARGIE put her 'A' game together last start with a two-length victory in 1:56 1/5 for driver Sylvain Filion. (6) DANICA is an obvious choice for the exactor as she's finished second in all five of her 2014 starts. (6) MAYBERRY was a closing second in her latest Gold event for trainer/driver/co-owner Rick Zeron. She's lightly-raced this season, enjoys racing from behind and a short field will be used to her advantage.

Race 8

(3) MODERN FAMILY will get a lot of attention in here after finishing second to Sabastian K S in his most recent start at Pocono. (2) MARKET SHARE captured the 2013 edition of the Maple Leaf Trot with regular pilot Tim Tetrick and has another chance again this year. (1) INTIMIDATE has posted back-to-back wins at the Preferred level on this circuit and has home court advantage in this elimination.

Race 9

(9) HARPER BLUE CHIP looks like the best horse on paper in this field with his recent time of 1:51 3/5 at Pocono when he finished fourth in the final of Beal. (10) MUSCLE MATTERS was a beaten favourite last week as he finished second by less than two lengths. (7) SEE THE WIND was a beaten favourite last week, but suffered a tough trip on the outside, but still managed to finish second for trainer Chris Beaver.

Race 10

(2) BUSINESS AS USUAL was a $30K yearling purchase and so far looks worth every penny for trainer Casie Coleman. (6) I WONDER WHY disappointed last week as the heavy favourite after she won her career debut impressively. (1) NORTHERN STARLET begins from the rail and appears ready for her career debut after a trio of qualifiers. Most recently on June 28, she found the wire first in 1:55 2/5 with a :28 2/5 final quarter.

Race 11

(4) BET YA finished a disappointing fifth in her latest start on July 4. Prior to that she won three straight and will aim to return to her winning ways for driver Jack Moiseyev. (5) DANA DEAREST closed in a sizzling :26 in her latest from an outside post for driver Chris Christoforou. (3) A FILLY AFFAIR added lasix to her program last start and the result was a winning performance in a new career best for trainer/owner Mark Herlihy.

Race 12

(1) MESMERIZE BLUECHIP was a $32k yearling purchase and raced terrific last week in her career debut to win by half a length. The fractions were honest on the front-end which benefit her as she kicked home in :28 1/5 to reach the wire first at 8-1. (3) SOLAR SISTER filly continues to show improvement in each qualifier and is capable of dropping multiple seconds in her first career start. (4) WRANGLER MAGIC qualified three times and has been providing quick final quarter speed.

Race 13

(5) PALM BEACH HANOVER recently finished second in the Town Pro Series final and drops into an easier field to her liking. (7) DIANNA SANTANNA receives a better post this week than her last two and possesses a quick closing kick. (2) AN ANGEL SHES NOT has hit the board in each of her last two starts and draws inside.


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