07/12/2014 3:54PM

Mohawk: Monday 7/14 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: RED SOLO CUP (5th)

Spot Play: JUANITAS FILLY (2nd)


Race 1

(6) YOURE MAJESTIC was a recent private purchase by F Bellino And Sons Stable recently after the trotting daughter of Muscle Mass captured his first lifetime start in an impressive 1:58 1/5 at Northfield Park. (5) MAGICAL GEM is a homebred daughter of Majestic Son that has posted back-to-back winning qualifiers for trainer Herb Holland. (4) CUP TOWN GIRL was a $85K yearling purchase that is heavily staked this season for trainer Tomas Andersson.

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Race 2

(5) JUANITAS FURY dropped nearly four seconds off her qualifying time with a 1:58 1/5 victory in her lone start of her career last week. (4) STONEBRIDGE ZOOM was an $8K yearling purchase, draws inside and is a perfect one-for-one to start her career. (1) GEE OKEEFFE is a homebred daughter of Holiday Road that comes from a high percentage trainer in Chris Beaver and gets the rail in her favour in her second career start.

Race 3

(5) HAPPY BECKY was a $30K yearling purchase by trainer Casie Coleman last year and so far looks worth every penny with a pair of solid qualifying efforts. (7) ARIENNE shaved nearly four seconds off his second qualifier for trainer/driver/co-owner Mike Vanderkemp. (3) ST LADS ARCHANGEL was a mere $3,500 yearling purchase and has shown steady improvement in each one of her qualifying sessions.

Race 4

(4) RANSOM DEMAND was a beaten favourite, but was timed in 1:53 1/5 and a repeat effort could make him a winner. (8) ART DEGREE is very lightly-raced in his career, but has posted an impressive win at first asking in 1:53 4/5 and followed up that performance with a second-place finish, by a neck, one week ago for Team Young. (2) ABREATHOFRESHART moves into the Maxwell barn and draws inside for driver Chris Christoforou.

Race 5

(6) RED SOLO CUP hasn't missed the board in four starts this season, including two wins. (4) NOBLE FLIRT finally got the monkey off her belt with last week’s winning effort in her fifth start of the season. (2) MARIO BI has been trotting in the 1:56 range and that type of effort should be quick enough to be a part of the triactor.

Race 6

(8) DANIELLE HALL comes from the Carl Jamieson barn and was an impressive winner in her career debut last week. (3) RUSTIC ROSIE draws inside and posted a strong qualifier in her lone appearance on June 20 with a 2:01 4/5 effort. (5) SHEGUINDAH was also a $50K yearling purchase and trainer Mike Keeling praised this filly throughout the course of the winter.

Race 7

(8) MAJOR HOTTIE has over $700K worth of back class to offer and draws a little better at a lower level. (4) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP closed from ninth-to-second last week with a 1:51 4/5 effort in this class. (9) LEAFS AND WINGS was a game second in his most recent start in this class on July 5. He's been pacing in the 1:50-1:51 range which makes him very competitive in this field.

Race 8

(1) BODY TALK ships onto this circuit for trainer/driver Rick Zeron after trotting some credible miles at The Meadowlands for this type of class. (2) SASSY BUT CLASSY has missed the board once from four starts this season and comes out of the Richard Moreau barn. (6) TYMAL HOWBOUTNOW may offer a fair price and you have to admire what the trotting gelding did last week for trainer/driver Paul MacDonell following his break in stride.

Race 9

(8) THE GRAND FILLY is a perfect one-for-one to begin her young career and comes from top conditioner Erv Miller. (5) AMOUREUSE HANOVER is by first-crop sire Pilgrims Taj and was impressive in her career debut last week despite not winning. (7) FIERY EYES is a daughter by Mr Lavec out of the stakes winning mare Aimees Image ($365K).

Race 10

(1) HIT AND GIGGLE A disappointed as the favourite in his most recent start as he tired late in the mile for trainer Richard Moreau and driver Sylvain Filion. (2) YUCATAN added lasix to his program last start and the result was a victory for trainer Corey Johnson. (7) TAURANGA is a logical option for the exactor/triactor based on his recent efforts. He's hit the board in four of his last five starts and races at his best when he's put into the race for driver James MacDonald.

Race 11

(8) SHAMBALLA recently moved onto this circuit and into the Rick Zeron barn and provided a terrific performance in his latest despite not winning. (5) REGAL SON comes from Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh and this talented sophomore is fresh off an Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots victory and draws a good post once again this week. (4) ANDREIOS KARDIA draws inside this week and driver Steve Byron will likely make the most of it.


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