05/20/2016 3:08PM

Mohawk: Monday 5/23 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


PICK 5: 2,4/1,6,8/3,4,5,6/2,4,7/2,6 = $28.80

EARLY PICK 4: 2,4,7/2,6/1,3,5,9/2,6,7 = $72

LATE PICK 4:4,7,9/1,4,7/3/3,6,10 = $27

MEET STATS: 90 - 259 / $537.20  BEST BETS: 15 - 25 / $58.40

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 25 / $32.80

Best Bet: KINETIC KING (10th)


Race 1

(4) HIPPITY HOP improved last time when going overland to finish 2nd. He looks as good as any in a wide-open trot to kick things off. (2) JAGERSRO keeps coming close and figures here but has also built up an 0-15 record of futility so far. (10) STAR MAGICIAN raced well in his 2nd start and could sneak into the tri at big odds here. (6) THE MUSCLE TOUCH will contend if he stays flat which at this stage appears to be a big “if”.

Race 2

(6) FLANAGAN MEMORY got back on track with an easy win last week and can double up here. (8) WHISKEY TAX closed well from far back in his season debut last time and could get sent here which would make him tough. (1) INTIMIDATE was a solid 2nd in his seasonal debut and may have come back better than last year, a season in which he failed to win a race in 14 tries. (4) O NARUTAC PERFETTO made two moves vs. the choice and tired late. He can close late for a piece here.

Race 3

(3) CLASSICAL ANNIE has been on a roll for Burke and may be able to steal a breather to the 1/2 here which would make her tough to catch. (5) MUSCLE BABY DOLL gapped the gate at the start last time and lost all hope. She should rebound here with a better effort. (6) JEWELS IN HOCK had a useful tightener and should be respected here. (4) MY HAPPINESS E P almost pulled an upset last week and has reached her best form. She can share here.

Race 4

(2) MAYFIELD DUKE has greatly improved his late speed and it's only a matter of time before he breaks his maiden. (7) LIVELY FREDDIE finished just behind the choice last time and is a player here. (4) MITTNAGE A TROIS finished well back of a promising colt who came back and won big again. This gelding can be a lot closer here. (5) CATCH TWENTY TWO could last longer on the engine here and stick around for a piece.

Race 5

(2) MURMUR HANOVER goes first time for trainer Moreau here and can be expected to show immediate improvement. (6) OLYMPIC SON raced well on a wet track while facing several challenges last week and should be used in multi-race wagers here. (4) YOURE MAJESTIC can contend here if she stays flat. (5) OUR MOJO drops in class here and can stick around for a slice this time.

Race 6

(5) HIDDEN POTENTIAL gets a massive driver change here and is worth a shot in a wide-open dash. (1) WINDSONG LIGHTNING looks ready to produce a good effort off his lone qualifier; using. (3) GALLAGHER SEELSTER drops slightly and moves inside. He can share here at a price. (9) DIALAMARA also drops and should get an aggressive steer here.

Race 7

(2) CASH FOR GOLD was out a long way last time which cost him late. He could beat these at a price with a better trip. (6) ZEUS LIGHTNING drops from the top class and obviously figures, but, his weak win record is a concern. (7) HILLSONATOR is a speed threat here and hard to leave off the Pick 4. (8) BIG RICH has won in similar classes here recently and shouldn't be ignored.

Race 8

(7) MOHEGAN BLUE CHIP qualified okay for his comeback and faces a group that he should be competitive against; top call. (4) NEW TALENT closed late in his season's debut now picks up Campbell and he should go forward here. (9) MAX IS BACK has finished fast in both qualifiers and could better this placing. (3) VEGAS DREAM figures to take a minor share here as has been typical with him.

Race 9

(7) STORMONT KATE showed a new dimension last week, closing from last to win going away. She retains the top driver here and should be a better price this time. (4) OHO DIAMOND roared up late to get the win in her Mohawk debut now returns in 7 days and should be tough here. (1) CHARMED LIFE gets to race against her own gender here again and is an obvious contender but may be over bet. (6) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY has beaten these types before so isn't completely out of this.

Race 10

(3) KINETIC KING drops and adds Lasix here and should be tough to beat vs. this group. (9) PILGRIMS JOY was victimized by a slow first 1/2 last time and is worth including at a price here. (2) HARLEIGH RYDER switches barns here and likely shows immediate improvement. (5) NEILS GOLDEN GIRL keeps going long trips and can take a share here if she can latch onto some cover.

Race 11

(3) BIG CITY JEWEL raced well when dropped into this class last week and the move inside may be all he needs to convert with a win here. (6) MONTE CHRISTO drops and should contend vs. these. Expect a much more aggressive drive this time. (10) UF DRAGONS ROCKET was sent 3-wide before the 1/2 last time which cost him late. He is in with a chance here despite the post. (2) ARRIVED LATE can follow along and take a share here. (7) MILLIONDOLLARCELL has been producing quick final quarters vs. claimers and can close for a piece here.

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