06/07/2014 3:23PM

Mohawk: Monday 6/9 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: OLE JACK MAGIC (2nd)

Spot Play: O U GUS (11th)

Race 1

(5) WHICHAMACALLIT has been a beaten favorite in each of his two starts this season, but he continues to be on the upswing and I feel he’s very capable in here. (8) MASSIVE POCKETS has been aggressively-steered in each of his last two starts and responded well for trainer Dupont. (3) SHADYWOOD KID is fresh off a win in the City of London final for team Henry and draws a favorable post once again.

Race 2

(5) OLE JACK MAGIC raced from off-the-pace in his latest. The contest turned into a sprint turning for home and he had to settle for fourth. He was the favorite coming into the contest and trotted a strong :27 4/5 final frame, which sets him up very well in here. (2) CROWNINGCREST draws inside in his second start of the season and seems capable of improving off last week’s performance. (3) REDEMPTION ROAD comes out of the Baillargeon barn, which is very capable with young trotters, and this son of Angus Hall posted a credible first qualifier, beaten just a neck for the win.

Race 3

(6) TSUNAMI SEELSTER hasn’t been on his game yet this season, but that could change following his impressive qualifier on May 23. (2) P L HURCULES will get a lot of attention in here following his credible effort last week in his lone start of the season. (5) WHITEGLOVES is coming into tonight’s contest in top form following a win in his latest right here at Mohawk. He did all the work on the front and once again begins from a good post.

Race 4

(4) DREAMINGOFWICHITA just missed last week at this level and is due for her first career win. (10) NEVERSAIDIWASSWEET will have to overcome post 10, but comes out of McNair’s barn and put forth a solid effort last week in her career debut. (3) MAJOR HANGOVER draws inside, is versatile and comes out of the Jones barn. His stable has been terrific this season and this daughter of Major In Art provided the quickest time of her career last start.

Race 5

(2) JITTERBUG makes just his second start of the season and after last week’s performance. He’ll get top billing by many horse players. (3) R CHOOCHOO CHARLIE was a beaten favorite, but came first-over through honest fractions and should be that much better in here. (9) KEYSTONE TREVOR has been racing very strong over Vernon Downs prior to his latest effort and adapted well to this circuit.

Race 6

(5) CLASSIC GENT has been racing very competitively and winning at a higher level; will aim to get back on track. (6) WHY DONT U STAY has been racing well on this circuit in his last two starts. He remains at this same bottom-end level that he was competitive at last week. (7) KINDLY POET hasn’t been on form as of late, but adds Lasix to his program and that may be the key ingredient to finding another gear for this veteran.

Race 7

(4) MONEY MAVEN was a beaten favorite last week in this class, but I’m going to play him again. (6) SMARTY PANTS has all kinds of speed, but throughout the past few seasons she has been shy of the winner’s circle. (7) ZEUS LIGHTNING made an uncharacteristic break last week from a post 10 start; drops in class and draws better.

Race 8

(11) ADVENTURE hasn’t won yet this season from six starts, but is overdue and it may come in here. He begins from the trailing post 11 and has been putting forth solid efforts in each of his last two. (1) WINDSUN REVENGE scored an impressive victory two back, coming off cover and most recently finishing third in a good time and solid final quarter. (10) FINAL FANTASY is very lightly raced this season and used his gate speed from the outside last week, which he may need to do again in here.

Race 9

(4) DREAM ROCKER banked just shy of $50K last season and posted a very strong qualifying effort last week over a ‘good’ track. (6) KREMLIN was individually timed in 1:57 and is a two-time winner from five starts this season. (8) THE CASINO COWBOY has hit the board in four of six starts this season, while racing at Flamboro Downs.

Race 10

(7) HOPIESDRAGNINTHEDO has been racing very strongly in each of his last two starts and drops down in class. (4) BUDDHA BLUE CHIP has been racing very consistently this season for trainer Darling. This son of Art Major has responded very well. (2) COBBLE BEACH doesn’t like to win this season, but is a good option for the triactor. He’s hit the board in two of his last three starts, draws inside and gets Davis, Jr. back aboard.

Race 11

(8) O U GUS is just one for 16 this season, but has back class to him and is overdue for a big effort. (7) PROTEGE SEELSTER closed very well with a :28 final quarter and although he faces a tougher bunch, he looks very capable with a repeat effort. (5) ORDER BY COMMANDER draws better this week, continues to have Jamieson in the bike and drops in class.