06/23/2014 12:10AM

Mohawk: Monday 6/23 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MELMERBY BEACH (3rd)

Spot Play: BUDDY HALLY (8th)


Race 1

(6) FLEXIE is hard to overlook following her lone qualifying winning effort in 1:58 3/5. She looks ready to begin her career. (3) COCONUT CREAM draws inside and closed very well last week from ninth-to-fourth for Mayotte at this same level. (2) RUB THE GENIE comes out of the Beaver barn and drops in class.

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Race 2

(2) SILVERHILL SHADOW just missed last week, comes out of the Moore barn and is due for his first win of the season. (1) NIRVANA SEELSTER gets the rail and went a tough trip in his latest and still finished fourth. He's a top threat in here. (4) SURPRISE HANOVER was parked the mile last start and was still game at the end of the mile.

Race 3

(7) MELMERBY BEACH is fresh off a win in a career best and competed in the North America Cup and Somebeachsomewhere. (1) CAPOZZO moves onto this circuit and just missed in his latest at The Meadowlands in a speedy mile. (4) REASONABLE FORCE won two back in the Gold level and comes out of the Montini barn.

Race 4

(4) VAL DI NOTO made a miscue in her latest, but put forth a terrific effort two back in her first start of the season. She has the speed and might offer a fair price. (1) EMBRY SEELSTER comes out of the Auciello barn, gets the rail and has been knocking on the door in her last two starts in this class.

Race 5

(7) SHEER FLEX hasn't been worse than second in both starts this season. He certainly has the speed and was a convincing winner in his latest. (2) WIZARD OF OSNEY draws post two and is fresh off a win as the favourite. (6) KEEP THE CASH has won three of five this season, draws well and comes from Hall of Famer McIntosh.

Race 6

(3) NEFERTITI BLUE CHIP comes out of the Darling barn, is versatile and will get a lot of attention in here. (2) LADY SHADOW comes from the McNair barn and comes out of the Fan Hanover and SBOA. (8) BROOKDALE SHADOW has won two straight, moves up in class and continues to improve.

Race 7

(6) MEGATRON raced very well in his season debut last week to finish third and should be able to improve. He has excellent gate-speed and gets Filion in the bike. (4) IM DRINKIN DOUBLES has missed the board once from five starts this season, comes out of the Moore barn and enjoys being put into the race. (7) SVADILFARI closed well in his latest and won two starts back in a new career best.

Race 8

(2) BUDDY HALLY continues to trot in the 1:54-range and drops in class. (3) ZEUS LIGHTNING has all kinds of back class and has been knocking on the door in his last two starts. (7) MMS LUCKY BOY has been much better in recent outings, comes out of the Cirasuola barn and is versatile.

Race 9

(4) MY SECRET BELLE won last start, has an excellent record this season and has been much better in her last two. (8) ALIBI SEELSTER will also get a lot of attention in here with her terrific record this season and recent winning effort. (7) ARTFUL IMPULSE comes out of the McIntosh barn, is versatile and finished third in the rich SBOA final in her latest.

Race 10

(4) GRAND REWARDS was a game second last week for trainer Fellows in a quick mile and should be fast enough to win this maiden contest. (6) SHARK LEAP HANOVER was the heavy favourite last week in this class and made a miscue. He closed extremely fast two back and will look for a turnaround effort. (2) JITTLE IT got interfered with last start and still managed a third-place finish. He draws inside, comes out of Steacy's barn and is a logical play.


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