04/22/2016 2:36PM

Mohawk: Monday 4/25 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,7/6,7/2,4,5/1/ALL = $24

EARLY PICK 4: 1/2,3,7,9/4,6,7,8/5,6,9 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 5,6,9/5,10/1,3,4/2,3,7 = $54

MEET STATS: 32 - 90 / $159.60  BEST BETS: 7 - 9 / $35.50

SPOT PLAYS: 1 - 9 / $3.00

Best Bet: BIEBER HANOVER (4th)

Spot Play: SPORTSMANSHIP (10th)

Race 1

(1) CASIMIR OVERDRIVE should be able to work out a good trip in this short field and register a slight upset over (7) READ THE PROPOSAL, who no doubt will be heavily bet and lead the way from the outset. (2) THEY CALL ME GORDY is likely to follow along near the front and make the ticket again.

Race 2

(7) ROADMAPPER faces mostly inexperienced maidens here and can get the job done if she stays flat. (6) UNICUM BI had a good debut vs. an impressive winner and looks like the main threat. (8) STAR MAGICIAN qualified well and can take a share here.

Race 3

(4) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS fell just short last time when powering up late. If he starts his move a bit earlier, he can take this. Classy veteran (5) FLANAGAN MEMORY looks ready for his 2016 debut and the short field helps his style. (2) FEARLESS MAN is a one-dimensional speedster that holds on about 40% of the time. Any breathers help him, obviously.

Race 4

(1) BEIBER HANOVER was a blowout winner first time in Auciello's barn last week and is a big threat to repeat here. (5) JENKINS CREEK slid up the rail late to nail a tiring leader. If he is in the pocket turning home here he has a chance to topple the choice. (2) HIGH RESOLUTION drops back into a claimer here which gives him a much better chance.

Race 5

(2) SING FOR ME GEORGE was grinding a long way first-over last week but couldn't reach a resilient leader. He is very sharp now and has a big shot here. (7) MAJOR HOMER closed quickly in his 2016 debut now drops in class. Notice the lifetime mark taken here last year. (9) ROCKABELLA was a decent third in a rapid mile in his first start off the claim now gets to drop slightly. He can make the ticket at a good price here.

Race 6

(7) PLATOON SEELSTER made an eye-catching late move last week but the winner was long gone. He's in great form now and can beat these. (8) O NARUTAC PERFETTO also flew home last week and is in his best form in a long time; using. (6) EXEMPLAR raced decently in the top class now drops but may be overbet based on that class relief.

Race 7

(5) LEVY TAYLORE gets faster every week and shoots for three straight here. He should get a better trip starting from the middle of the gate; top call. (6) FLAHERTY exits the Youthful and should be prominent throughout here. (9) BIG PETES STYLE has raced well every week for a long time and should take another share here.

Race 8

(10) MERCHANDISER is the fastest horse in this series and post 10 should help his price here; slight nod. (5) DONICUS has compiled a great record and will likely try to bottom out this field. He is a must-use in the late Pick 4. (6) P C FOREIGN AFFAIR has a great late kick when he stays flat and is the one that will be coming late. Any battling by the top two helps his chances here.

Race 9

(4) MUSCLE BABY DOLL makes her season debut and she was an easy winner here vs. males last year when making her first start. Expect her to be ready to roll. (1) CHARMED LIFE was flying late in her season debut despite the pace accelerating at the end of the mile. She should be right there again. (3) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY is another classy mare making her season's debut and also looks ready to roll.

Race 10

(2) SPORTSMANSHIP improved his late speed in his first start over Mohawk now gets to drop in class. Look for him to be started up earlier here. (7) NEW YORK NIGHTMARE was passing horses late in his season debut and can go forward off that effort. (3) MACH IT BIG moves inside which should allow him to lay closer and move earlier; using. (5) SUGARSAM qualified well on April 14 and can take a share here. (6) CAMS TUX does well at Mohawk and can crash the exotics here at a price closing from far back.

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