05/25/2014 9:58PM

Mohawk: Monday 5/26 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: BLACKTREE (4th)


Race 1

(3) TYMAL LUCKYNPINK raced well last week in this class after leaving the gate hard. She has the speed is and poised for a minor upset. (8) IMPATIENCE qualified well both times, comes from a top barn and showed the speed last year at two. (7) LYONS SHADOW qualified strong in both appearances, likely will have a price and is capable in this maiden class.

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Race 2

(6) SLIP INTO GLIDE hasn't been worse than second in each of his last four, has excellent gate-speed and meets a short field. (1) WHEELING N DEALIN went a speedy mile last week and gets the rail. He's rounding into form and is a top candidate in here. (2) FLANAGAN MEMORY is ready to make his first start this season after two convincing qualifiers.

Race 3

(4) KEYSTONE TREVOR has only missed the board once this season from four starts, ships onto this circuit and is due for his first career win. (9) HIE BENNY comes out of the Hie stable, is versatile and is able to overcome the outside. (5) P L HERCULES raced in the Gold Series and Wellwood last year, draws well and showed the speed required last year.

Race 4

(3) BLACKTREE draws inside and posted an open-length winning qualifying effort. A repeat effort should get the job done in here. (5) MAJOR DEAGAN comes out of the Brethour barn, gets major post relief and shouldn't be too far back. (7) MITTCENT VAN GOGH finished second in this class last week, by a neck. He may offer a price again and looks for another top effort.

Race 5

(4) RAISE THE CURTAIN has been racing well this season, comes from a top barn and has excellent gate-speed. (8) SO NOT COOL is fresh off a win in the Tie Silk final and comes out of the Baillargeon barn. (2) JUSTCALLMERONALD moves into the O'Sullivan barn, draws well and finished second in the Tie Silk final in his latest.

Race 6

(4) BUDDHA BLUE CHIP has excellent gate-speed, but put in a sub-par  performance last start. Prior to that, he's remained a top candidate each week. (7) ANDREIOS KARDIA has excellent closing speed and if he's positioned well, he's a main threat. (2) COBBLE BEACH was timed in 1:50 3/5 last start at this level. A repeat performance makes him a top threat.

Race 7

(8) REGAL BABE made a miscue last start, but finished second in both of his prior starts this season. He comes from the McNair barn and will offer a low price. (5) KUCHAR was the favourite last start and faded. He'll look to rebound with Jamieson aboard. (6) SOLAR SURPRISE has excellent closing speed, remains at this class and may offer a fair price.

Race 8

(1) BOOGIE WOOGIE gets the rail, comes out of the Preferred and certainly is capable of handling this field. (3) ROSE RUN ORIANA has hit the board in four of her last five and comes out of the Johnson barn. (9) SMARTY PANTS doesn't like to win, but drops in class and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 9

(5) HUNCH MAN ran out of real-estate last week. He draws more inside and likely will go off as the favourite. (10) OK GLADIATOR finished a strong second last week at this class. He has gate-speed, comes out of the McNair barn and makes just his second start. (2) TWIN B TENACIOUS qualified well and comes out of the Coleman barn. She always has her young horses ready.

Race 10

(1) BWT TAJ has been a perfect two-for-two since arriving in the Auciello barn and is capable of the class jump. (7) FORK is a top threat if he's on his game and minds his manners. (3) JOSEPH GERARD hasn't missed the board in each of his last five. He draws well and is versatile for MacDonell.

Race 11

(3) BROOKDALE SHADOW comes out of the Moore barn, draws inside and missed last week as the favourite. (2) WANNA ROCK N ROLL posted a winning qualifier last week and shows she has a lot more to offer. (6) ARTFUL IMPULSE comes out of the McIntosh barn and raced well in the Princess Series. She's a good option for the triactor.


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