05/07/2016 11:44AM

Mohawk: Monday 5/9 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 2,4,5,8/1,5,6/4/8/ALL = $24

EARLY PICK 4: 8/ALL/5/1,3,10 = $30

LATE PICK 4: 3,6/6,9/2,3,9/1,2,8 = $36

MEET STATS: 60 - 173 / $382.40  BEST BETS: 11 - 17 / $48.50

SPOT PLAYS: 4 - 17 / $28.20

Best Bet: HOUSE OF TERROR (6th)

Spot Play: ST LADS MOONWALK (4th)

Race 1

(8) KIMBERLYS BABY closed well last time yet still missed a check. With the late speed she has shown, she could upset these if close enough turning home. (5) THIS DAY FORWARD was nailed late by an improving filly last time and looks like the one to beat here. (2) STYLISH BEACHWARE was an impressive winner first time out last fall and finished fast in her May 2 qualifier. She is a threat here.

Race 2

(5) UNICUM BI was an easy winner last week but was set back for interference. He can make amends with a cleaner drive here. (6) SUNRISE AVENUE is by a leading sire and was a sharp winner of her lone qualifier; using. (1) HIPPITY HOP showed something for the first time late in her mile last week and can go forward here off that improvement.

Race 3

(4) MUSICAL RHYTHM has been flawless this year and is tough to go against with the speed and consistency he has shown. (2) O NARUTAC PERFETTO looked like a winner last week and was nailed only late. He is as good as he's ever been and is a threat here, especially if there is some early battling for the lead which is a possibility. (7) EXEMPLAR won in this class off a bit of a lucky trip. A minor award is likely here.

Race 4

(8) ST LADS MOONWALK went a big trip at Flamboro last Sunday, racing wide for the final 3/8 while the pace accelerated and he was coming on again late. He should beat these if he is put into the race early. (9) THE FIRE WITHIN was a sharp winner last week and appears to be the main threat. (3) THE ROCK didn't get into the race last time in a quick mile. He should be able to close for a share vs. these.

Race 5

(8) GRANA PADANNO raced well against the best trotter in the country in every leg of the Don Mills series. He should appreciate dodging that one here; top call. (9) CASH FOR GOLD had plenty of trot down the lane last week but was free too late to threaten the winner. He is sharp and dangerous. (7) AMITYVILLE LINDY has been racing great in the new barn and can't be tossed from multi-race wagers.

Race 6

(5) HOUSE OF TERROR lacked room last week when facing much tougher. He gets to take a class plunge here and should handle this group. (1) BLISSFUL YEARS raced well behind a sharp winner last time and should be prominent early here and tale a share. (3) LEAFS AND WINGS shows a 25 flat final 1/4 last week but will likely be overbet off that line which could provide some value for those who prefer the choice.

Race 7

(1) TREASURE GIFTS K made front in the Celias Counsel final but immediately came under siege in a race with several lead changes. She should be tough in here if she stays flat. (3) DEWY DON'T CHEAT was sharp in his lone qualifier and is another possibility to consider for Pick 4 tickets here. (10) SASS showed good speed both early and late in his qualifying win and can threaten these if he blasts early.

Race 8

(6) WILL TAKE CHARGE made an impressive brush to win his season's debut and can double up here off that big win. (3) ELDORADO OF GOLD S fell just short last time to a horse that has shown rapid improvement. He is the main danger here. (2) YANKEE PUZZLE comes off a sharp win but the top two here are tougher. He is likely to take a smaller share here.

Race 9

(6) ARCHANGEL THREE paced consecutive sub-28 quarters in the back 1/2 to impressively break his maiden last week. He looks much-improved and can double up here. (9) BROOKDALE SONNY was first up in an accelerating pace last time and couldn't seal the deal. He could make amends here. (4) NEW STANDARD is one of the best closers in the field and could hit the bottom rung of the Tri or Super.

Race 10

(2) STORMONT KATE roared up late for third in her first start off a layoff. Expect owner/trainer/driver Richardson to provide a more aggressive steer here. (9) CAN I SAY wired many of these at a big price last week and is a big threat to repeat. (3) OHO DIAMOND has been racing well in open company at Pocono and isn't out of this; using.

Race 11

(1) THORN IN YOUR SIDE returns from Yonkers and may control this race from the outset using his class and the inside post to his advantage. (2) LYONS LEVI LEWIS has been racing okay in the top classes at Flamboro and is another that can leave the gate quickly. (8) SUGARSAM was a narrow loser in this class last time but broke early in the race and had to re-qualify. He can share if he behaves. (5) DERBY DYLAN is a one-paced sort that can close for a minor share. (10) COMEANDGETSOME will be winding up from far back and passing horses late. He can hit the Jackpot High-5 ticket.

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