08/24/2014 1:02PM

Mohawk: Monday 8/25 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: DANA DEAREST (6th)

Spot Play: PAPER BACKED LINDY (3rd)

 

Race 1

(8) MYSTICAL JET will make his third career start tonight for trainer Tony Alagna and driver Scott Zeron. (1) BIG KISSER has hit the board in two of his last three starts, draws the rail and is very versatile for trainer Ben Wallace. (4) FRANKIE BOY was parked on the outside in his latest for trainer Tony O'Sullivan. This colt has some upside and he likely will offer a price.

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Race 2

(1) ALL CHOCOLATE gets the rail to her advantage and continues to be a threat in this class for many weeks. (4) ROMANCE IN CAMELOT moves into the Vic Puddy barn and will make her third start in a row on this circuit. (2) WARRAWEE LIMELIGHT has all kinds of back class to offer, but hasn't been at her best in recent weeks.

Race 3

(6) PAPER BACKED LINDY hasn't missed the board in each of his last two starts and comes from top connections in trainer/driver Per Henriksen. (3) PARLIA HANOVER recently finished second in this class from last week, draws inside and comes from the Tony Montini barn. (7) ROCK OF CASHEL certainly has the speed, but hasn't been at his best since arriving home from the U.S. three starts back.

Race 4

(5) BET YA is currently sitting sixth in the OSS Grassroots standings and the talented filly begins from another favorable post for driver Jack Moiseyev. (4) NEFERTITI BLUECHIP drops out of the OSS Gold Series and into this more suitable level for trainer/owner Jack Darling. (7) SEAWIND GINGER recently entered the Corey Johnson barn and now has found her way into this Grassroots level after giving the Gold Series a try.

Race 5

(9) MMS LUCKY BOY once again will draw outside, but has developed a terrific late kick in each of his last two starts. I'm taking a chance on him and hoping for a price in tonight's second leg of the Pick 4. (3) FEARLESS MAN drops out of the Preferred event for trainer/driver Rick Zeron. (5) BURNIN MONEY has all kinds of back class to offer and has finished third in each of his last two starts in this class.

Race 6

(7) DANA DEAREST currently sits second in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots standings with 103 points and will look to add to that tally tonight. (11) REGALLY READY has been a much better filly in her last three starts as the Royal Mattjesty miss has won three straight. (2) STELLLLLLLA draws inside and was an open-length winner in her latest at Georgian Downs for trainer David Menary.

Race 7

(1) DECISIVE DESTINY will get my top selection in this wide-open contest to conclude the Early Pick 4. (5) P J CAMDEX will make his Mohawk debut on tonight's occasion and may offer a price. He's been racing very well at Hiawatha Horse Park and been providing speedy miles for trainer Rich Griffiths. (3) HARBOR PLACE comes from the Carman Hie barn, draws inside and raced well last week in this class.

Race 8

(5) SHADOWS WONDER has hit the board in each of her last three starts and four of her last five. (3) HER OWN LAND is the leader in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots program with 158 points to her credit. The Blissful Hall miss has racked up three Grassroots victories in four appearances for trainer David Menary. (2) BORN TO DREAM has hit the board in three of her last four starts, draws inside and comes from the Tony O'Sullivan barn.

Race 9

(6) MEGO MOSS is due for a big effort and it may come tonight as the son of Amigo Hall is down in class and very capable of winning this event. (10) ROCKY BOY recently entered the Richard Moreau barn and finished a game third last week after receiving a terrific trip by driver Sylvain Filion. (7) ROLLS BLUE CHIP should appreciate the class relief on tonight's occasion for trainer Tom Durand.

Race 10

(7) JAKE BLUE CHIP finished fifth in the Nassageweya Stakes in his most recent and the connections elected not to participate in the Metro elims this past Saturday. (1) DIALAMARA recently entered the Pat Fletcher barn following a private purchase and the Lis Mara youngster quickly responded with a second-place effort at Georgian Downs in a Gold Series division. (8) DRACHAN HANOVER was the heavy favorite last week at Georgian Downs in a Gold division and disappointed the public.

Race 11

(1) GOLDIES MACH has been a much better filly in each of her last three starts for trainer David Menary. (2) MISSEVIL was much better last week at Georgian Downs in her division of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots. (3) MISS BRANDI K has been racing very consistently this season, draws the three-hole and is at a class where she's very competitive in.

 

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