05/19/2016 2:55PM

Mohawk: Saturday 5/21 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,8/5,7,9/2,6/2,4/1,3,9 = $14.40

EARLY PICK 4: 2,4/1,3,9/2,6,7,9/5 = $24

LATE PICK 4: 5/8,11/7,8/2,3,6,9 = $16

MEET STATS: 88 - 249 / $532.10  BEST BETS: 14 - 24 / $56.30

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 24 / $32.80

Best Bet: L A DELIGHT (8th)

Spot Play: YORK SEELSTER (1st)

Race 1

(8) YORK SEELSTER was full of pace the entire mile last week and pulled away to an easy win. He can repeat here and will likely go off as second choice. (1) JENKINS CREEK took a new life's mark in his first start for Moreau and this class doesn't look much tougher aside from the choice. (2) SHADOW PLACE got back on track at Flamboro and can take a good share here if put into the race early. (6) READ THE PROPOSAL exits a quick mile off the claim and is capable of making the ticket here.

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Race 2

(9) CAPRICE HILL was one of the best rookie filly trotters on the continent last year and should handle this group to kick off her sophomore campaign. (5) DANISH DARBY is much-improved this year and looks like the main threat to the choice here. (7) SELFIE HANOVER has shown good speed when she stays flat and like many young progeny of Kadabra is capable of popping up with a new lifetime-best here; using. (6) MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL looks best of the rest and can fill one of the bottom exotics rungs.

Race 3

(6) JANGONE showed some talent last year now moves into trainer/driver Henriksen's barn. Her recent 1:56 qualifier should have her plenty fit and she could notch an upset here over obvious favorite (2) CELEBRITY EVENTSY. The latter is the filly to beat but will be bet heavily and is worth taking a shot against in the win pool but use her in your Pick 5. (5) FLOWERS N SONGS trotted three very good miles here already this spring and is one to consider for exotic wagers. (7) POWERFUL GLARE makes her season debut for trainer Alagna and should be passing many of these late to take a share.

Race 4

(4) PIERCE HANOVER has been lights out in the third 1/4 of both his wins this month and looks like a much-improved horse this spring. He could be good for another but will have to outpace North America Cup hopeful (2) BETTING LINE. The latter was a sharp 2nd in his season debut last week and should be prominent here but also obviously has bigger fish to fry this summer. (6) CROCADILE CANYON is usually thereabouts at this level and should be closing quickly down the lane. (3) WAZZUP can take a minor share off an inside following trip here.

Race 5

(1) BILBO HANOVER is a good bet to drop and pop here, especially with the move to an inside post. Hudon should give him an aggressive steer. (3) DUC DORLEANS couldn't withstand the wicked brush of the winner last week but could last much longer on the lead here if he can get a breather. (9) ALEXAS JACKPOT took a major shuffle then came on late last time. He is in with an upset chance here but needs to work out a trip. (5) RISE UP NOW should be closing late for a slice against this group.

Race 6

(7) MAYHEM SEELSTER got clearance late and was roaring up but ran out of racetrack in what should be a perfect tightener for this stakes engagement; top call. (9) TONIGHTIMLOVINGYOU ripped off a quick mile over a good track last time in New Jersey and is a promising contender. (6) SOUTHWIND TANGO has yet to miss the board and her good early speed makes her a contender but she will need to find more late to beat the top two here. (2) GOOD WILL HANOVER was one of the faster local two-year-old pacing fillies last year and has a puncher's chance at the upset here.

Race 7

(5) REVEREND HANOVER had a decent comeback race last week and should get a more aggressive steer here; slight nod. (3) SHAMBALLA typically takes a couple of starts to reach his best form but could wake up with a much better effort with the class drop here. (8) ARTHUR BLUE CHIP was an unlucky loser after doing all the work first-over last week and he isn't out of this. (6) JINS SHARK returned to form last week with an upset win but will likely find some of these too tough and classy this time.

Race 8

(8) L A DELIGHT ripped off 11 straight wins after getting beat in her debut on her way to an 'O Brien award-winning rookie campaign. She looks ready to pick up where she left off and will be a prohibitive favorite here. (11) THATSOVERYVERYNICE won her debut here last year in 1:51 2/5 which equals the fastest mile paced by the choice. If there is going to be an upsetter here, it's her. (2) NOONE TO DEPEND ON had an impossible trip in the Princess series final. If she can trip out the way she did two starts back, she will hit the ticket here. (7) WINDSONGMAGNIFIQUE is an interesting unbeaten entrant but steps into the deepest of deep ends here and will likely be fighting it out for a minor award.

Race 9

(7) CARACCI HANOVER debuts for Moreau and looks ready to fly based on his lone qualifier. (8) MACH PRIDE drops and is sure to get an aggressive steer from A Mac; using. (5) MITT JAGGER has faced some decent competition in non-winners of two and three class and could wake up with a much better performance here re-classified. (6) VITAL SIGN will be closing late and could better this placing if he latches onto live cover.

Race 10

(2) HIS BOY ELROY closed impressively last week but couldn't get close to a sharp winner. He can take this group if close enough turning home. (3) CASIMIR OVERDRIVE continues to race well for Puddy and should be used on late Pick 4 tickets here. (6) MR CARROTTS improved and raced well against a very strong winner last time. He is in with a shot here but needs live cover to follow. (9) THE REV drops again and will be blasting early but he can be a bit of a money burner and the price will likely be unappetizing. (1) UF BETTORS HANOVER makes sense as an exotics factor starting from the inside.

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