08/20/2014 4:13PM

Mohawk: Friday 8/22 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: I LUV THE NITELIFE (10th)

Spot Play: DONATELLA HANOVER (7th)

 

Race 1

(7) COE LEADER draws a better post this week and drops in class for trainer/driver Rick Zeron. (4) WHERES THE CLICKER will need to mind his manners this week to be effective for driver Mike Saftic. He drops in class and was a game second two back as the gelding only missed by a neck. (8) DESIGNER GENES draws outside again for a fourth straight week, but has the gate speed to be well-positioned in the early stages of the mile.

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Race 2

(5) GIFTED WAY will make his Mohawk debut after racing four starts south of the border for trainer Tony Alagna. (2) LUCK O THE IRISH went a tough trip in his latest as he was parked out for the majority of the mile and continued to press the leader until taking over command en route to victory. (1) DONT RUSH made a miscue in his latest, which is uncharacteristic of the young trotter. He has minded his manners up until last week's dash and will look to respond tonight.

Race 3

(3) BEACH GAL ships home and back into the Dave Menary barn after competing in the PASS for trainer Ron Burke. (4) REBEKA BAYAMA is the queen of back class in this field with over $700K to her credit. She also drops out of the Fillies & Mares Preferred and into a much more suitable level. (5) RUBIS PRESCOTT continues to offer a fair price in each pari-mutuel start despite winning two of her last four.

Race 4

(8) PRAIRIE ILLUSION gets top billing on this occasion off the way she finished her mile last week at a higher class. (5) THATLL BE FRANNY has all kinds of back class to offer and faces a much more suitable field in this dash. (9) TRUE REFLECTION races at her best when she's put into the race and that may occur from the outside post nine with driver Billy Davis, Jr. aboard.

Race 5

(2) CHARLIE IS A JOKER recently entered the Baillargeon barn and made a miscue in his debut on August 15 at Georgian Downs. (4) SMARTY PANTS starts from the Richard Moreau barn, gets major post relief and drops significantly in class. (6) PROTEGE SEELSTER is just one of two entries in this field in for the claiming tag and will face a tougher group of rivals on this occasion.

Race 6

(8) A REAL COMMITMENT got the job done last week in this class at 9-1 for driver Randy Waples and trainer Corey Johnson. (9) WILDCAT BEAUTY was a game second last week behind A Real Commitment and found the wire first two back for regular pilot Jonathan Drury. (3) SECTIONLINE AQUA draws inside and has hit the board in four of her last five starts for trainer Steve Bauder.

Race 7

(6) DONATELLA HANOVER comes from the tandem of Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras. This Cantab Hall filly has been racing against some of the top Grand Circuit fillies in recent weeks and has been holding her own. (3) MY INSPIRATION was victorious in a dead-heat in her most recent at The Meadowlands with Donatella Hanover. (4) RIVETING ROSIE has been much better in recent weeks and finally got the monkey off her back as she enjoyed her first win of the season.

Race 8

(5) SIR LBS Z TAM has some back class to offer and draws into a wide-open field, which she's capable of winning. (2) SHADYS M THREE also drops in class this week after finishing third last start at a higher level. (7) SEASIDE RORY banked over $130K last season while racing in the OSS program, but hasn't found her best stride yet this season.

Race 9

(7) LIFETIME PURSUIT will likely get the bulk of attention in here after winning the Hambletonian Oaks for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras. (4) DESIGNED TO BE could offer a very low price for trainer Julie Miller and driver Jody Jamieson after finishing a strong second in the Hambletonian Oaks in her latest. (3) CANTABS FORTUNE has been racing very competitively in the PASS program south of the border and was a recent game second to Grand Circuit filly Shake It Cerry.

Race 10

(2) I LUV THE NITELIFE made her first start this season following a knee injury and the award-winning mare finished fifth, timed in 1:51 2/5. She'll need to be better. (7) VOELZ HANOVER has back class mare and has been very consistent this season; obvious choice for the exactor.(3) MATTIE TERROR GIRL was recently racing in the Grand Circuit against the sport's top free-for-all mares and now takes a drop in class as she moves onto this circuit

Race 11

(7) NAT A VIRGIN raced very well last week following a mini layoff to finish third for trainer Dustin Jones. (1) ITS NO SECRET has a terrific closing kick and gets the rail in a short field. Jody Jamieson will be aboard again this week and this 11-time winner has been a threat in this class for many weeks. (6) REQUEST FOR PAROLE has been racing very consistently since the addition of Lasix for trainer Corey Johnson.

Race 12

(1) KEEPERS DESTINY is just one-for-21 this season, which is a concern, but she enters the Casie Coleman barn and finds her way into a low-end condition on this circuit. She has well over $700K of back class. (2) DREAMFAIR ECLIPSE closed very strong from an outside post in her latest pari-mutuel effort. She closed from ninth-to-second with a :26 3/5 final quarter for trainer Pat Fletcher and driver James MacDonald.  (4) RUB N TUG was raised in class last week and was assigned an outside post and wasn’t effective. She drops into a much more suitable level for this 20-time winner.

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