08/31/2014 5:17PM

Mohawk: Monday 9/1 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: CHARLIE IS A JOKER (6th)


Race 1

(6) AVENTURE has a terrific record this season, including last week in this class. (7) TOTALLY RIPPED has been very consistent as of late, has gate-speed and is a logical option. (9) TYRONE HAJI is fresh off a win at this level and comes from the McIntosh barn.

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Race 2

(4) EMERALD LEXUS is fresh off a sub-1:50 win and is very capable of the class jump. (3) SHIPPS XPECTANCY finished second in that sub-1:50 effort, draws inside and has excellent gate-speed. He's a proven threat in this class. (2) CURATOR qualified sharply in his most recent and has some back class. He may offer a fair price for Auciello.

Race 3

(5) INTENSE AMERICA moves into the Dion barn and qualified sharply. She should offer a price and is capable with her back class and easier field. (3) JOSEPH GERARD draws inside and was a game third last week in this field. He has the speed and shouldn't get overlooked. (8) TIME TO QUIT comes from the Auciello barn, has a good record this season and was a game second last week in this class.

Race 4

(7) CAPELA comes from top connections, has the speed and is due for her first career win. (6) SOUTHWIND LUNA has won back-to-back starts and has terrific gate-speed. (10) WIN THE GOLD comes from the O'Sullivan barn, is versatile and hasn't missed the board yet this season.

Race 5

(3) STONEBRIDGE RICH has been racing at his best in recent weeks, draws inside and has a solid record this season. (6) JUSTCALLMERONALD is fresh off a win, comes from the O'Sullivan barn and gets MacDonald in the bike. (1) WINDSUN COBRA gets the rail to his advantage, comes from the Baillargeon barn and has been much better in his last two.

Race 6

(6) CHARLIE IS A JOKER was terrific last week for the new trainer Baillargeon and is very capable of the class hike. (8) ROCKYS FIRST is also fresh off a win, has terrific gate-speed and gets a Hall of Famer pilot. (4) E W FISHER draws inside, comes from the Zeron barn and appears ready for his second start of the campaign.

Race 7

(8) REGAL BABE hasn't been worse than second in 12 of 13 starts this season, including a win last week. (6) TITUS SEELSTER draws well, is fresh off a win and has won two of his last three. (7) HOPE FOR BADLANDS was a convincing winner in his latest, gets Waples back in the bike and races better on or near the front.

Race 8

(1) WARRAWEE PROMESSE draws the rail, has won five straight and appears to be the horse to defeat in this dash. (4) MASSACAIA has hit the board in each of his last two starts, comes from the Moreau barn and is very likeable in this dash. (8) AMERICAN SUPERMAN has hit the board in four of his last five starts and has been a main threat in this grassroots level.

Race 9

(8) ROMANCE IN CAMELOT was a convincing winner last week in this class and will be the favourite this week. (3) ALL CHOCOLATE draws inside and has finished second in each of her last two starts. (2) BEST RISQUE draws inside and is fresh off a nine length romp at Hiawatha Horse Park. She moves back onto this circuit and has been very consistent this season.

Race 10

(1) MASSIVE POCKETS gets the rail and is fresh off an open length score from last week. (8) JACK LITTEN recently finished third in a Gold Series event last week and gets major class relief. (5) CAVIART GRIFFIN enters the Grassroots level, comes from the Jones stable and is very versatile. He may offer a fair price in this contest.

Race 11

(5) ROCKIN WITH DEWEY ships back home and onto this circuit. She has the speed, drops in class and will offer a short price. (6) WHEELING N DEALIN drops out of the Preferred event and should appreciate the easier competition. (7) CATCH THE DREAM has a good record this season, drops in class and has been very consistent.

Race 12

(9) TEA PARTY PATRIOT moves into the Weller barn, gets McNair in the bike and may offer a nice price to close out the card. (10) EASTENDER closed extremely well in his most recent from an outside post nine and will look to repeat that effort. He has a terrific record early in his career. (7) COURAGEOUS C has won two of his last three and this colt is very likable for the traictor.


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