05/29/2014 3:20PM

Mohawk: Saturday 5/31 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: WHY DON’T U STAY (12th)

Spot Play: HES A SENSATION (1st)

Race 1

(6) HES A SENSATION went a sub-1:50 mile last week and faces an easier bunch. (3) ADVERSARY SEELSTER draws inside, comes out of Moreau's barn and is very capable in this class. (1) URBANITE HANOVER went gate-to-wire last week and has been blessed with the rail. He moves up in class and may offer a fair price.

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Race 2

(4) LADY SHADOW made a miscue last start and recovered well to finish fifth. She went a speedy mile and if she minds her manners, she looks like the one to beat. (1) ARTFUL IMPULSE gets the rail, is fresh off a win and comes from Hall of Famer McIntosh's barn. (7) PORSCHE SEELSTER qualified strong in her latest, comes out of the McNair barn and appears ready in her first start of the campaign.

Race 3

(6) JK ENDOFANERA is a perfect two-for-two this season and was a convincing winner in his latest. (7) LUCK BE WITHYOU is last year's Breeders Crown champion and is coming into this race in fine form. He's reunited with Pierce and is very likeable in here. (5) FALCON JUSTICE continues to surprise me with her efforts this season. He's been racing at his best, is versatile and is  a good option for the triactor.

Race 4

(4) ASLAN got away too far back last week at a higher level and wasn't a factor. He'll likely be the favourite again in here and is due for his first win of the season. (8) THEPANINSULAHOTEL has all kinds of back class in his favour and shouldn't get overlooked at this level. (2) RAYS SAN draws inside, comes out of Moreau's barn and has a good on-the-board record this season.

Race 5

(3) MUSCLE BABE was spectacular last start in the debut of new trainer Menary. A repeat effort should be good enough to win. (5) MAGIC FEELING is undefeated this season from three starts, continues to improve and will offer a low price. (7) I JASMIN had all kinds of pace last week, but lacked racing room. She certainly appeared to win her elimination last week had she gotten out.

Race 6

(4) SING FOR ME GEORGE draws inside and drops in class. He's been posting speedy miles both north and south of the border and looks like he can handle this bunch. (1) MACHAL HORDAN was racing in the Preferred not too long ago and now drops in class. He gets the rail and should be positioned well in the early stages. (6) BESTOFBEST HANOVER has been racing very strong and now enters the Moreau barn. That will drop his price considerably.

Race 7

(9) DAPPER DUDE posted the first sub-1:50 mile at Mohawk last week with his gate-to-wire score. He remains in the same class, but with Waples this time. (10) EVENIN OF PLEASURE has been racing at his best in recent weeks and drops out of the Preferred. (8) ELLIS PARK posted two strong winning qualifiers, is versatile and should offer a fair price in his return.

Race 8

(4) ALWAYS B MIKI just missed in his latest at The Meadowlands, by a nose, in 1:48 4/5. He's on his game right now and went a very tough trip. (3) MCWICKED hasn't missed the board this season, draws inside and comes out of Coleman's barn. He's a top candidate with the right trip. (8) CAPITAL ACCOUNT comes out of the Takter barn, which can't be overlooked. He has excellent gate-speed and gets Zeron in the bike.

Race 9

(3) BETTER THAN YOU went a big mile in his latest to get the monkey off his back. He's rounding into form and is capable of the class jump. (1) GRIN FOR MONEY draws inside and shouldn't get away too far back this week. Class relief also plays a major factor. (8) MAJOR HOTTIE has all kinds of back class and has hit the board in three of his last four.

Race 10

(6) LETS DRINK ON IT has been spectacular so far this season and looks like the horse to beat. (4) THATS MY OPINION has been highly touted by his connections, is fresh off a win and faces his toughest test of his career. (5) HES WATCHING will look to redeem himself after tasting defeat last week for the first time in his career. Jamieson is back aboard and can expected to be put in the race early.

Race 11

(2) GENESEE moves into the Fletcher barn, draws inside and remains at this same level that he's always been a concern at. (9) DAPPER DENZIL also moves into a new barn and will debut for Puddy. He's versatile, gets Jamieson in the bike and has an excellent record this season. (6) RG RIPTIDE has hit the board in two of his last three starts and Auciello has an excellent reputation with first time starters.

Race 12

(5) WHY DONT YOU STAY closed very strongly last week with a solid final frame. He should appreciate the class relief and will be the likely favourite. (2) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY has lots of back class, draws inside and should appreciate the class relief. (4) THUNDER STEELER drops in class, has the speed and will look for a better trip this week.


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