04/14/2016 2:14PM

Mohawk: Saturday 4/16 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 2,6/3/1,4,5,7/1,6/2,3,4,6 = $12.80

EARLY PICK 4: 1,6/2,3,4,6/1,2,8/1,3,4 = $72

LATE PICK 4: 1,3,4/1,2,3,5,8/2/1,3,7 = $45

MEET STATS: 14 - 40 / $81.40  BEST BETS: 3 - 4 / $24.90

SPOT PLAYS: 0 - 4 / $0.00

Best Bet: MUSICAL RHYTHM (2nd)


Race 1

(2) TERRORCAM set solid splits and took a new life's mark last week in her 2nd start for Moreau. Call to repeat. (6) POP GOES THE WEASEL continues to contend every week and tonight should be no different. (5) DOUBLE OLIVES should be passing many of these late and is an exacta factor.

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Race 2

(3) MUSICAL RHYTHM is likely the best trotter in the country right now and the only way he loses in this series would be if he miscued. Key him in your Pick 5 and move on. (1) IN SECRET was simply too far back last week. He could complete this exacta aided by post relief here. (2) GRANA PADANNO raced well last week when 2nd to the choice. He should make the ticket again.

Race 3

(4) IDOLE DUHARAS continues to contend every single week and will likely get his preferred trip near the lead here; top call. (7) GRIN FOR MONEY was flying at the wire last week and the short field should help him here. (5) WAZZUP WAZZUP just failed to hold on last week and is always dangerous at this level.

Race 4

(6) HIS BOY ELROY starts his four-year-old campaign in a spot where he should contend right away and he will likely be a good price; slight nod. (1) UFDRAGONS ROCKET went an aggressive trip last week but was nailed late by a rival that enjoyed a covered trip all the way. He should be right there again. (3) TRACK MASTER D disappointed last week but could rebound with a better effort here in his second start over this track.

Race 5

(6) THANKYOUKESSEL has improved in his last two starts and his good early speed could carry a long way in this suspect field. (2) FASHION GODDESS has been facing better and rates as a contender here if put into the race early enough. (4) JUSTASMALLTOWNGIRL should race better starting from the middle of the gate here. Note she took her life's mark at Mohawk last year.

Race 6

(8) SOUTHWIND GEISHA went a big trip to win last week and is clearly at the top of her game. She is a bigger gamble this week but loves this track and will be a good price. I'll stick with her. (1) BAROCKEY is the obvious horse to beat on the class drop but will be a very low price. (2) ROCK HER WORLD couldn't keep the choice at bay last week but is quite capable here if the trip is a bit easier.

Race 7

(3) ODDS ON AMETHYST raced okay first time out and got a clean line. His class could carry him much farther at a square price here. (4) BAX OF LIFE ripped off identical 28 flat third and final quarters to beat easier and these aren't much tougher; using. (1) SLIP INTO GLIDE should get put into this race much earlier with the improved post which makes him a contender.

Race 8

(8) BIG CITY JEWEL drops and should get sent here by McNair; top call. (5) FOREVER JUST also faces easier and should be prominent throughout here. (2) ONE WARAWEE was buried until it was too late last week. He has a shot here at what is sure to be a higher price.

Race 9

(2) ELLIS PARK went a huge first-over trip last week to beat most of these and as the fresh horse in the group stands a good chance to repeat here. (3) NICKLE BAG just failed to hold off the choice and has been a tough rival almost every week in this class. (5) SOMEWHERE FANCY was flying at the wire last week and could crash the exotics at a big price here.

Race 10

(1) BILBO HANOVER converted a good trip to get up late last week but should be even sharper now and might repeat here, again at a good price. (3) CHEYENNE REIDER raced well here last year and races better off a helmet, a trip which is quite possible here. (7) DRACHAN HANOVER looks ready to fire off the shelf and must be used in the late Pick 4. (2) SHADES OF BAY is always around the money and should share vs. these. (5) AVATARTIST likely leaves hard and hangs on for a piece here.

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