08/27/2014 4:16PM

Mohawk: Friday 8/29 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: LIFETIME PURSUIT (9th)

Spot Play: HUSTLEONHOME (13th)

 

Race 1

(2) MAJESTIC GINGER gets a new pilot in Filion and has five wins from seven starts this season. (3) HOME TURF comes from the Henriksen camp, has scored back-to-back wins and has a terrific overall record this season. (1) POCKET TRIP gets the rail, comes from a high percentage barn and has excellent gate-speed.

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Race 2

(1) SHES A HOT MESS gets the rail, comes from the Alagna barn and gets Brett Miller aboard. (4) BETTER SAID is fresh off an open-length winning qualifier, comes from the Linda Toscano barn and appears ready for her first career start. (3) CAVIART CARI ANN raced very well in her first start of her career. She comes from the Jones barn, draws well and can only improve this week.

Race 3

(1) DESIGNED TO BE is the obvious choice in this division with the rail and her recent efforts this season. (2) MUSCLE BABE is capable of a better performance. She comes from the Menary barn, draws inside and shows the speed. (4) TOSCA shouldn't get overlooked for the triactor. She comes from the Henriksen barn and finished a game fourth last week from an outside post.

Race 4

(6) REBEKA BAYAMA drops in class once again and looks like the mare to beat. (1) DREAMFAIR ECLIPSE draws inside, comes from the Fletcher barn and has hit the board in each of her last two in this class. (2) HAT TRICK HONEY gets much needed post relief and could be sitting on a big effort. I like her at a price.

Race 5

(1) EQXUISITE GLIDE gets the rail, comes from the Alagna barn and is fresh off a win. He's capable of the class jump as the son of Yankee Glide has won two of his last three. (10) HUNKOFBURNINLOVE has finished second in each of his last three starts in this class for trainer/driver Durand. (2) SWEETLANDOFLIBERTY has been a fringe player in this class, but gets an inside post with Waples aboard.

Race 6

(1) HABITAT has won two straight for trainer Burke, gets the rail and shows quick final quarter speed. (8) WIN THE DAY was impressive in his latest and has excellent gate-speed. (2) GIFTED WAY disappointed last week as the heavy favourite. He's capable of a rebound effort with his top connections and inside post.

Race 7

(2) D GS PESQUERO drops out of the Fillies & Mares Preferred, draws inside and comes from the Moreau barn. She's the obvious choice in here. (1) RADAR CONTACT draws the rail and paced a sizzling :26 1/5 final frame last week at this level. She's capable with the right trip. (7) RUBIS PRESCOTT comes from the Nixon barn and has been very consistent this season. she has the speed and was a winner in this class three back.

Race 8

(3) FRENCH LAUNDRY is a three-time winner from five starts this season, comes from the Takter barn and is fresh off an open length score. (6) ALACRITY went a tough trip in his latest en route to victory and hasn't been worse than second in three career appearances. (7) WHEELS AH SMOKIN has missed the board once from five career starts and comes from top connections. He minds his manners and will offer a low price.

Race 9

(6) LIFETIME PURSUIT is the top sophomore trotting filly on the continent right now. She's the filly to beat for Takter and Miller. (7) CANTABS FORTUNE has been very consistent as of late, comes from the Zeron barn and very likeable for the exactor. (5) DONATELLA HANOVER was the favourite last week, but had to settle for second. She has the speed and is very versatile.

Race 10

(5) AUNT CAROLINE comes out of the Lady Liberty, gets a better post and faces an easier field. She might offer a fair price in this contest. (8) AMERICAN IN PARIS captured last week’s event and has been the picture of consistency this season. (1) MY SECRET BELLE is fresh off an impressive win at Georgian Downs and faces older company in here. She gets the rail along with a solid record this season.

Race 11

(7) MINEESTRE HANOVER has hit the board in three of his last four starts, including a pair of wins. He comes from the Johnson barn, has a good record this season and has some upside. (1) VITAL SIGN captured this class in his most recent and gets the rail. (9) P L GYRO has been at his best in recent outings and is a good option for the triactor in this class.

Race 12

(5) A REAL COMMITMENT has been very consistent in recent weeks and was a winner in this class two back. (2) WANNA ROCK N ROLL has won back-to-back races, draws inside and has excellent gate-speed. She's capable of the class jump. (7) WILDCAT BEAUTY has hit the board in each of her last three starts and has a terrific record this season.

Race 13

(7) HUSTLEONHOME has terrific gate-speed and is due for a clean trip. She's been roughed up in her last two and may offer a price. (4) MACHNBYRD PRINCESS makes her second start back, comes from the Robinson barn and drops in class. (2) PUTMEINTOGO draws inside, drops in class and comes from the Boyd barn.

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