08/18/2016 2:11PM

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Aug. 11 - Aug. 16


Thursday, August 11

SCOTTY MACH N (CLMHCP10/12000) rallied in the final turn, gained cover, closed gamely but was nipped on the far outside by a late closing 100-1 shot.

THIS DAY FORWARD (NW1FM) took a quick tuck, pulled the pocket to the third call, challenged, took over and opened up entering the lane but faltered last steps. Beaten favorite should atone quickly.

STREAKAVANA (OntSS) tucked early, pulled and brushed to the lead as the speed settled, met last quarter pressure and held well to be the only front-stepping winner on the card.

CALVIN K (OntSS) rushed to the top, yielded, sat pocket and cleared too late to give best shot.

Friday, August 12

DOCS HOLLYWOOD (NW3500FM) put in a strong down the road effort at 7-1 to be second best to the pocketsitting favorite. 

ARTISTIC MADISON (NW6000FM) left, tuckerd, pulled, brushed, proved second best when the tripped-out favorite closed in the lane.

REGALLY READY (NW15000FM) zipped along on the front end getting pressed a long way on a night when speed was tiring and gave way late. Should get closer with better racing luck.

DIXIE LULLABY (NW2FM) closed strongly but was nipped on the wire. Should be a factor in next few outings.

Saturday, August 13

LEAFS AND WINGS (NW5000) favorite sat to the rear until the lane, swung wide, roared home and got 'er done. Vet should have enough left to give it another go.

TRACEUR HANOVER (NW8000) took the lead, yielded, retook and that was that winning all wrapped up and will be hard to deny in next.

FREE SHOW (OntS) three-move winners always get a mention and she did just that in last.

FOREVER LIZA (OntS) was steppy before the start in last and  trailed by a bunch until the final turn. Began her rally and closed a ton but ran out of track. Beaten favorite should atone in no time.

COUNTRY PROPHET (NW2) put in a very eventful effort in last with horses breaking and brushing all around her. She kept her head and proved a very game second best at 13-1 to the late closing favorite. 

Monday, August 15

NEILS GOLDEN GIRL (NW2000) was out a long way uncovered, grinded up relentlessly from the 10-hole, challenged the last quarter, dug in but tired at 75-1.

MAGIC PRESTO (GRASSROOTS) tucked early, rushed up powerfully in the final turn, challenged and roared by much the best.

POWERFUL MISSION (GRASSROOTS) was parked hard to the lead past the half, set a pressed pace but drew off much the best.

STUCK IN MY SPANKS (GRASSROOTS) broke leaving, took far back, rallied from the half, made up good ground, went wide in the final turn and closed a ton in wicked recovery from the break.

Tuesday, August 16

SOAKING UP THE SUN (CLM8000) was only one of the two front-stepping winners on the card and should not be ignored in next outing.

GOLIATH REIGNS (CLM8000) was out to the lead, yielded, ceded the pocket, sat three-holed and rallied late to be second best.

GIRL DRAMA (CLMHCP12/15000) finished gamely from third over in most recent effort.

STORMONT WIZARD (NW4400) wove through stretch traffic with steady trot and earned a long look in next.

ZLATAN (NW1) was a strong three-move winner in last and will be tough in next.

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