08/04/2014 9:42AM

Mohawk: Monday 8/4 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: I WONDER WHY (7th)

Spot Play: P L HOUDINI (2nd)


Race 1

(6) SPIRIT TO WIN is a perfect one-for-one to start her career, comes from top connections and looks like she has a lot more to offer. (2) SOUTHWIND CHAMPANE draws inside and was an open length winner in her latest. (7) CASH IS BEST comes from the McIntosh barn, is fresh off a win and should offer a price from the outside.

Race 2

(8) PL HOUDINI has the speed, but will need to mind his manners. (3) OSPREY IMPACT has won two in-a-row, draws inside and is capable of the move onto this circuit. (5) RUDY RUDCO comes from the Antonacci barn and was an open length winner in his latest.

Race 3

(3) THE WAYFARING MAN won last week by open lengths, draws inside and is heavily staked this season. (2) PIERCE HANOVER draws inside, has posted back-to-back wins and will likely be the favourite. (1) AMORA BEACH comes from the Menary barn, gets the rail and has terrific gate-speed.

Race 4

(5) FIFTYSHADESOFBAY comes from the Zeron barn, drops out of the Gold Series after finishing third and looks like the filly to beat. (9) AMAZING CONTROL enjoys using her gate-speed, comes from the Darling barn and has the speed to offer. (7) JINGLEWRITER was a game second in her most recent start, comes from good connections and may offer a price.

Race 5

(5) MYSTICAL WISHES comes from the Alagna barn and was a winner last week from a post 10 start. (6) MEADOWVIEW VICKY has won three straight and was impressive last week on this circuit. (3) NOBLE FLIRT draws inside, has the speed and may offer a fair price. She doesn't have the best record this season and is due for a big effort.

Race 6

(6) LITTLE QUICK raced terrific from a post 10 start last week in the debut for trainer Fellows and looms as a threat again with a better post. (8) SHIPPS XPECTANCY is fresh off a win and has been racing at a higher level in prior outings. (2) PASSIONATE PETE draws inside, gets McNair in the bike and has a good record this season.

Race 7

(7) I WONDER WHY started off her season in top form and will look to get back on track following miscues during the mile. (9) RIDE AWAY SHARK won last week in this class and gets MacDonald back in the bike. (3) P L IMPRESSIVE has hit the board in each of her two starts this season, draws inside and may offer a price.

Race 8

(4) LADY SHADOW made a miscue last week in the C.B.C final, but was a sub-1:50 winner two back. If she's on her game, she's the filly to beat. (7) BRESCIA SEELSTER posted the minor upset last week and has won four of her last five. (1) SECTIONLINE AQUA draws inside and has hit the board in three of her last four starts.

Race 9

(2) MOONLIGHT ESPOIR was a winner in his most recent outing in an impressive 1:56 1/5 and comes from the Beaver barn. (6) JUSTCALLMERONALD put forth a much better performance last week and may offer a price once again. (1) BRANDON IRON draws the rail, is fresh off a win and is capable of the class jump.

Race 10

(3) MY SECRET BELLE draws well in this short field, has the speed and is capable of a bounce-back effort. (6) BROOKDALE SHADOW finishes second, by a neck, in the C.B.C. final in her latest and comes from the Moore barn. (4) REGIL MEG comes from the Auciello barn and has hit the board in each of her last two starts.

Race 11

(7) SAM HAYES moved into the Moreau barn last week and found the wire first in this class. He's capable of a repeat effort with his gate-speed. (9) PROTEGE SEELSTER has the speed, back class and top connections in his favour. He's hit the board in each of his last four starts. (8) GIRL DRAMA has hit the board in two of his last three and remains in this class.

Race 12

(8) HOW TWEET IT IS gets Jamieson in the bike and is very capable with his gate-speed and high percentage trainer. (10) SENTOSA ISLAND will need to overcome post 10, but has the speed and comes from the O'Sullivan barn. (5) WEST COAST ROCKER comes from the Johnson barn continued to close well and could be sitting on a big effort.

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