08/08/2014 2:36PM

Mohawk: Monday 8/11 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: CHINA PEARLS (7th)

Spot Play: SIX BAX (3rd)


Race 1

(1) SOUTHWIND CHAMPAGNE gets the rail, is undefeated in two starts in her career and captured last week's opening round. (2) SPIRIT TO WIN finished second in this class last week and is a top threat once again for trainer Jones. (4) DRINKSONTHEHOUSE comes from the Mike Keeling barn and closed well last week in her first career start. She's capable of a better effort and a short field only helps her chances.

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Race 2

(8) YELLOW MUSTANG made a miscue in her latest against tougher company and was a winner in her latest start in this class. (6) MARALIKA comes from the Erv Miller barn, qualified well and appears ready for her first career start. (1) OK HEAVENLY draws the rail, comes from the Steacy barn and gets a much better post position.

Race 3

(2) SIX BAX is my upset play of the night. He enters this bottom class, draws inside and comes from the Baillargeon barn. This is a wide-open tilt and he's a good option at a price. (7) TALBOTCREEK JEWELY moves back onto this circuit, gets MacDonell in the bike this week and drops in class. (6) ORDER BY COMMANDER comes from the Puddy barn, gets Jamieson in the bike and is a much better horse than he's been showing.

Race 4

(7) FAITHFUL FRIEND was a winner last week by open lengths with a quick :27 4/5 final frame. That sets her up very well for this contest. (5) LADY JEN also was a winner last week in a speedy time, comes from good connections and is a candidate if she minds her manners. (1) WINDSUN CHANEL draws the rail, is fresh off a win and is very capable of the move onto this circuit.

Race 5

(3) BOOGIE WOOGIE draws inside and has been knocking on the door in each of his last two. He closes very well and is rounding into form. (1) UNABATING gets the rail, drops in class and gets the combination of Jamieson/Puddy. He was an impressive winner two back. (7) STRONG HOPE drops in class, has a good record this season and gets Hall of Famer Condren in the bike.

Race 6

(5) AMAZING CONROL shows quick gate-speed, comes from the Darling barn and is due for her first career win. (7) SOLAR SISTER comes out of the Battle of the Belles and into this easier field for trainer McNair. (9) SHOW SOME LEG comes from the Norman barn, drops out of the Whenuwishuponastar Series and closed very well. She'll offer a price and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 7

(3) CHINA PEARLS just missed last week, by a nose, in her debut after a layoff. She begins inside again with terrific gate-speed and perhaps is the horse to beat. (5) MONEY MAVEN is fresh off a career best effort last week, gets Condren in the bike and is capable of the class jump. (7) MURMUR HANOVER continues to be a threat in each outing and shouldn't get overlooked in this class.

Race 8

(2) SOUTHWIND LUNA draws inside, has terrific gate-speed and just missed last week. She continues to drop time and likely will be the post time favourite. (7) SHES A PANSATION comes out of the Gold Series from two back. She has the speed, pedigree and connections in her corner. (8) OK HEARTBEAT hasn't missed the board in two career starts, comes from the Steacy barn and gets Waples in the bike.

Race 9

(5) WICKED SPEED is a perfect two-for-two to begin her career and has terrific gate-speed for team Young. (8) ZUMBA STAR has hit the board in each of her last two starts, moves onto this circuit and into the Alagna barn. (1) UNRELENTING gets the rail and was impressive in her latest qualifier with good final quarter speed.

Race 10

(7) ROCKYS FIRST has the back class to offer and is a prime threat if he can mind his manners. Condren will be in the bike once again and should appreciate this class. (8) TIME TO QUIT shows credible miles at The Meadowlands and makes the move onto this circuit. (9) JOSEPH GERARD drops in class, is versatile and got away too far back last week. If he's well positioned turning for home, he's a player.

Race 11

(8) FRANNEY LOVE DAT comes from the Fellows barn, raced in the Gold Series two back and shows the speed. (9) SASSAFRAS GIRL faces a much easier field this week, comes from the Brethour barn and was a winner in this class already this season. (4) OK HALLELUJAH draws inside, comes from the Steacy barn and hasn't missed the board in two career starts.

Race 12

(5) REGALLY READY was a winner last week at this level, comes from the McNair barn and likely will offer a low price. (8) DELIRIUM comes from the Barrieau barn, which has been terrific this season. This filly moves back onto this circuit and is capable of a big effort. (7) AN ANGEL SHES NOT has solid closing speed and likely will command a price.


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