04/26/2015 2:27PM

Mohawk: Monday 4/27 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


2,3,6/7/2,4,8/2,7,10 = $27

LATE $1 PICK 4: 1/ALL/1,5/8 = $20

MEET STATS: 28 - 94 / $125.40  BEST BETS: 6 - 8 / $19.60

SPOT PLAYS: 0 - 7 / $0.00

Best Bet: BIG MAGICK (1st)

Spot Play: HUNCH MAN (7th)

Race 1

(8) BIG MAGICK put up a good fight vs. a big chalk that was taking an edge last time. He lays over this group and should graduate from the maiden ranks tonight. (9) CANADIAN WRITER had trouble advancing in a rapid third 1/4 but looks like one of the best of the rest in this field. (1) PACE SEELSTER showed promise at the end of last year's campaign and could share in his 2015 debut.

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Race 2

(8) COVERT OPERATIVE looks much the best in here and likely completes a very chalky early double. (4) GUSCREST closed nicely last week but couldn't reach a long-gone winner. He may be the only legit threat to the top one. (6) TOP DOLLAR raced only evenly last time perhaps disliking the off track.

Race 3

(4) TAROT was driven more aggressively last week as expected and was an easy winner. Expect more of the same here. (1) HEMI SEELSTER finished behind the choice but that was his 2015 debut so he may get closer here with that race under his belt. (6) AMITYVILLE LINDY displayed issues and ability in the same race last week. He could threaten if he behaves.

Race 4

(2) THE BATTLE BEGINS opened a huge gap and tried to bottom out the field; it almost worked. A similar strategy here could pay off. (3) TICKET TO ROLL was beat by two that would be chalks in here after missing more than 3 weeks. Maybe with that tightener he can notch his second lifetime win here. (6) SPORTS IMAGE closed okay now moves to the middle of the gate from where he is likely sent early; using.

Race 5

(7) I SCOOT SAM rallied from an impossible spot to finish second in a rapid mile. There should be enough speed in here to set up his late charge. (9) CHEYENNE REIDER got the jump on the choice and was able to keep him at bay. He is in top form and is the main danger. (4) MR DENNIS put in a huge qualifying mile following his last race where it looked like something went amiss; using.

Race 6

(4) CRACKER ZACK was live last week but got into some traffic troubles. He should sit a good trip here and is a top contender. (2) CATCH THE DREAM makes his 2015 debut off a solid qualifier and this group is well within his reach. (8) MMS LUCKY BOY raced huge from the 10-hole last time to double up. He is dangerous again.

Race 7

(2) HUNCH MAN has had two impossible trips so far at the meet and did well to finish close up. With the move to the inside he should be on the move earlier; top call and Spot Play. (10) DECISIVE DESTINY shoots for 4 straight and has to be respected in his current form - even from out there. (7) A BOY NAMED SUZZ has run into traffic woes in many recent races. This one will trip out and pay huge sometime soon; beware.

Race 8

(1) LEGION OF BOOM drops out of the Youthful Series and looks best at a short price. (2) ARAMBLIN HANOVER tuned up for his season's debut with a nice qualifying win but is more likely for second or third than the win based on past performances. (9) MITT JAGGER returned with an impressive win but now has missed more than a month's action. He may be more likely for a minor share here.

Race 9

(3) ARI ALLSTAR wasn't pushed from the 10-hole last time but finished with good energy. He now drops and should be driven more aggressively here. (8) CAMS TUX closed with good energy in both starts off the layoff but may get too far back early here; tough call. (2) GENESSEE was re-claimed by his former owner and now steps into the conditioned ranks. He can produce big speed when he is right.

Race 10

(5) CHARMED LIFE looks ready to resume her winning ways based on her good qualifier over a very sloppy track; on top. (1) DAYLON MAGICIAN is obviously the one to beat and has returned to the racing wars in top form. He is likely a very short price here, however. (4) NORTHERN VICTORY showed much better as expected last week. He should share here.

Race 11

(8) P L IDAHO was a much easier winner than it looks on paper last time. He should repeat here if he behaves. (5) KONA KID flew home in his qualifier and could threaten right away. (1) SPORTSMANSHIP closed rapidly in that same qualifier and may be much better than last year; using. (7) HARBOR PLACE continues to be a good one to use in vertical wagers. (4) READ THE PROPOSAL was motoring up late last time and just missed. He races much better as a closer.

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