08/28/2013 4:15PM

Mohawk: Friday 8/30 Analysis


Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MONKEY ON MY WHEEL (11th)


Race 1

(5) PROTEGE SEELSTER moves into the Johnson barn and that's the main reason for my selection. He's a high percentage trainer and very capable. (6) TORNADO TIM was the favourite last week and put in a sub-par effort. He's capable of rebounding. (3) SANTO DOMINGO has a good record this season and draws inside. This is a wide-open field and he'll likely offer a price.

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Race 2

(8) FORT KNOX was a convincing winner last start and should be able to handle this group. He closed extremely well and finished with a lot of pace. (2) P L HELLCAT draws inside and has the speed. He hasn't raced since July 29, which is a concern. (1) IDEAL JET draws the rail and was timed in 1:53 1/5 last start with a :27 final frame. That tells me he's ready.

Race 3

(4) MASSACAIA has won two straight, comes out of Moreau's barn and enjoys being on the front. (5) PASADENA STAR has a terrific record this season and comes out of McIntosh's barn. He's very versatile and gets Waples back in the bike. (3) AGGRESSIVE finished second, by a neck, in his most recent. He draws inside and is a good option for third.

Race 4

(3) STAGE IT RIGHT draws well and was timed in 1:51 3/5 in her latest. She enjoys racing from behind and shouldn't be too far back with an inside post. (5) SMASHBOX drops in class and gets the servies of Jamieson again. She has a lot of class for this field. (7) RUB N TUG has been knocking on the door in her last three starts and although she doesn't like to win, she's a good option for third.

Race 5

(10) TAKE THAT HANOVER comes out of the Shes A Great Lady and into this class. Depsite a post 10 start, she has the speed to win this lower event. (5) ZENOVIA BLUE CHIP has won both her career starts, but will face her toughest test. She's very green and likely will be put on the front again. (6) UNIQUE ROCK N ROLL is fresh off a win, comes out of McNair's barn and continues to improve.

Race 6

(1) JENNA CASIMIR gets the rail and major post relief. She was full of pace last week and should benefit much better in here. (2) HAT TRICK HONEY gets the two-hole and drops in class. She's a top contender with her recent performances. (8) LIVE TO DREAM is a good option in here as she's yet to miss the board in each of her last five starts.

Race 7

(1) DAMFOOLRMILLIONAIR might be considered a longshot in here, but he raced extremely well in his latest. That was a good final time with a solid final quarter. (3) HOPE FOR JUSTICE comes from a top barn and will look to rebound. He hasn't been at his best lately and will look to get back on track. (6) P L HURCULES has been racing well this season and shows the speed required. He'll need a trip and likely will provide a price.

Race 8

(6) MISS MACHQUEEN has a good record this season and has been racing very well in this class. She enjoys racing off a helmet and she should get that once again. (4) ARTOMATIC LOVE has hit the board in her last two of three in this class. She's a good option and should get a much cleaner trip than last week. (7) ANGELS DELIGHT is fresh off a win and comes out of McIntosh's barn.

Race 9

(5) FATHER PATRICK is the horse to beat in this field. He won the Peter Haughton and comes out of Takter's barn. (6) IL SOGNO DREAM has won two straight and enjoys being put in the race. He'll likely get a lot of attention as well. (7) E L TITAN might offer a fair price, but I was very impressed with the way he raced in his career debut. He's out of a good family and capable of dropping more time.

Race 10

(2) THATS MY OPINION gets the two-hole and he qualified very well last week. He gets the Alagna/Zeron combination and enjoys leaving the gate. (1) SMACK TALK has the rail and used a :26 1/5 final quarter last start to go from ninth-to-third. (3) OFFICAL CHEROKEE moves onto this circuit and comes out of the Steacy barn. He'll likely drop more time on this bigger track and draws inside.

Race 11

(5) MONKEY ON MY WHEEL was an easy winner in the debut for Coleman. Once again, she's the horse to beat. (1) VOELZ HANOVER gets the rail and has a terrific record this season. She finished second in this class last week and now moves into the Johnson barn. (3) SHELLISCAPE gets major post relief and a short field only increases her chances. She has a terrific closing kick.

Race 12

(5) ROBIN CRUISER gets major class relief and is hard to overlook at this level. She draws well and has terrific gate speed. (7) BAROCKEY will likely be your first leader with her gate-speed. She has a solid record this season and drops in class. (8) CAMS VAN GO comes out of the O'Sullivan barn and enjoys racing off a helmet. She also gets McNair back in the bike.





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