06/15/2013 2:15PM

Mohawk: Monday 6/17 Analysis


Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (4 - 8 / $12.00): HARBOR POINT (11th)


Race 1

(5) EXEMPLAR has been assigned post 10 in his last two starts and gets post relief. He finished second in this class last start and is capable this week. (10) ACADIA AS has two wins in three starts this season, but draws the 10-hole. She's capable, but will need a trip. (6) DAWNING DREAM is a good option for the triactor. She shows enough speed, but will have to mind her manners.

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Race 2

(7) URBANITE HANOVER faces a much easier group than he's been facing and should be able to handle this class. (3) COMICBOOK HERO draws inside and has been knocking on the door in recent outings. He's very versatile and comes from a good barn. (6) AVATARTIST has a good record this season and is capable in here. He may offer a price and shouldn't be overlooked.

Race 3

(9) ILL BE THERE has been very consistent in this class and has gate-speed to overcome post nine. He likely won't offer a price even with an outside post. (3) WORTHY ADVANTAGE draws inside and qualified very well for Auciello. I'm going to try him in the exactor based on that effort. (4) ROOLANDS SEEHORSE returns to a level where he's been very competitive at and draws well. He went a tough trip last week and will look for a better trip.

Race 4

(9) GALLANT SEELSTER might offer a fair price and certainly has enough speed. He has gate-speed and has been knocking on the door at this level. (5) OK FANTASTIC also has been knocking on the door and has been finishing his miles off very strong. He draws better and will look for a likelyoff-the-pace trip. (4) BADLANDS SHADOW is a perfect one-for-one this season and jumps in class. He'll likely drop more time and is a good option for third.

Race 5

(4) ALL CANTAB has won three straight and although he moves up in class, I feel he can win at this level. He trotted a strong mile last week and is in top form. (6) STRUCTURE FIRE is also fresh off a win in a good time and gets Jamieson in the bike. He's very versatile and has some back-class to him. (8) SLIP INTO GLIDE was parked the route last week and still managed to finish third. He may offer a decent price and shouldn't be overlooked.

Race 6

(1) DAVIDS DREAM did all the work on the front last week before fading to third. It was his first start of the year and had post eight. He should be much better this week. (3) CAMCRUISER HANOVER is capable and I'm hoping for a price. He draws much better this week compared to his last three starts and shows good final quarter speed. (7) ABLAZE HANOVER finished second in this class last week and comes out of Moreau's barn. He's winless from seven starts, but is a good option for the triactor.

Race 7

(6) MCKINNEY has won two straight and although he moves up in class, he shows the speed and talent to win. He also comes out of Moreau's barn, which is a plus. (8) GLAMMIT found the wire first last week for Auciello and remains at the same class. He closed very well and will likely race from behind again. (3) BURNING SHORE is a great option for the triactor. He's been knocking on the door in recent starts and has a great overall record this season.

Race 8

(1) PRIMERIDE draws inside and will look for his first career win. He comes from a very good barn and is capable of dropping significant time. I'm hoping for a price. (2) SWEET COLT OF MINE also draws inside and shows enough speed. He enjoys being put into the race and has hit the board in his last three starts. (4) FIERCE DESIRE put in a sub-par effort last week and gets lasix this week. He was much better the week prior and comes out of the McIntosh barn.

Race 9

(2) SWISHNFLICK draws inside and has finished second in each of his three career starts. (8) VALLEY GLIDER comes out of Maxwell's barn, which has a terrific reputation for young trotters. He raced well last week from post 10 and s very versatile. (1) WATCH THE RHYTHM draws inside and has hit the board in each of his two starts this season. She closes well and shows enough trot.

Race 10

(3) SLIGHT TOUCH shows enough speed and finishes his miles off very strong. I'm hoping for a price. (5) AHDOUGHNOLUM is fresh off a win and Persson's barn has been terrific in 2013. He tends to be inconsistent, but raced very well last start. (9) GENESEE draws the outside, but won last week ad has been top three in two of his last three starts. He moves up in class, but comes out of Wallace's barn.

Race 11

(5) HARBOR POINT should be better this week now that he drops in class and remains on this circuit for the second week. He shows enough trot and has a good record this season. (6) WATKINS has had a terrific campaign this season and will look to rebound. He's usually a very consistent horse, but hasn't been at his best lately. (4) BURNIN MONEY draws well and enjoys racing from off-the-pace. Look for him late in the mile and he may provide a price.

Race 12

(9) PACIFIC WESTERN has a terrific win percentage this year and won at this level two starts ago. (8) GARETH NOURRIR is at a level where he's very competitive at and although he doesn't like to win, he's a good option for second. (4) POPPYS BUCKY BOY draws well and has been racing well in recent starts. This class suits him well and he gets McNair in the bike.