06/09/2016 4:08PM

Mohawk: Saturday 6/11 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 2,4,7/1,3/2,7/1/2,3,4,6,9 = $12

EARLY PICK 4: 1/2,3,4,6,9/1,3,5/2,5,8 = $45

LATE PICK 4: 2,4/1,3,4/1,2,6/3,6,7 = $54

MEET STATS: 116 - 357 / $665.40  BEST BETS: 19 - 34 / $68.40

SPOT PLAYS: 6 - 34 / $40.90

Best Bet: DOVUTO HANOVER (4th)

Spot Play: ASLAN (11th)

Race 1

(7) WAR N MUNN was very impressive winning while racing first-over here last week and will likely attempt a similar feat here; call to repeat. (4) ASAP HANOVER couldn't keep up with the choice when he sprinted around the final turn but he did race well and could come late for 2nd here. (2) GERRIES SPORT raced well in a track record mile in London but was no match for the choice. Note that the choice handled him despite having a bad post and tough trip in the Diplomat final. (5) MACH CODE rode a speed bias to a fast win last time but may find the top three too tough here.

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Race 2

(3) PURE COUNTRY couldn't close last time as the leader didn't slow down at any point. She looks best here and will likely be put into play early in the mile. (1) MAYHEM SEELSTER was hopelessly locked in with pace for the entire stretch drive last week and could spring an upset here with a good trip. (4) ROCKNROLL VISION lost to the same sharp winner twice straight but improved her overall speed in the process. She should share here. (6) SOME FANCY FILLY will be there early and likely filling a lower exotics rung late.

Race 3

(2) DARLINONTHEBEACH comes off a lifetime-best performance in which she beat last year's champion two-year-old filly. She has come back faster as a sophomore and will be tough here. (7) L A DELIGHT got back on track last week thanks in part to a masterful Waples steer. She should be the main threat to the choice here racing on home grounds. (6) NEWBORN SASSY rarely misses the board and this race should be no exception. (3) LINDWOOD BEACHGIRL has been lights out so far this year but gets the acid test here; minor share predicted this time.

Race 4

(1) DOVUTO HANOVER gets class and post relief here and returns to a 7-day cycle all of which should add up to a win. (5) THUNDER STEELER raced tough last week but the sharp pocket-sitter slipped up the rail late to beat him. He should be one of the main contenders here. (8) PIERCE HANOVER was on stalled cover last time but still closed well for third. He is sharp and dangerous. (4) HIS BOY ELROY was flying late last time as he typically is but he needs to start his move earlier to convert. He is most likely to take another smaller share here.

Race 5

(4) LYONS SNYDER appeared to have something left when setting a North American season's mark last week here. He is one of several in with a chance in the tougher North American Cup elimination. (6) BETTING LINE has been very sharp in all three of his 2016 starts and can race effectively from anywhere. (3) CONTROL THE MOMENT failed to nail the choice in his season's debut but it's hard to find fault with a 1:49 mile with a 26 flat kicker first time out. (2) CHECK SIX was beaten for the first time this year in a quick mile last week and isn't out of this but is likely to have competition for the lead early here.

Race 6

(3) SASSA HANOVER had a rough trip in the Betsy Ross and backed up late. She should be sent hard from a good post here and last much longer. (5) ANDROVETTE has done well on this track and gets her main driver back. She should wake up with a better performance here. (1) DIVINE CAROLINE has yet to get untracked this year after a terrific 2015 campaign. Notice all of the outer posts she has been drawing up to this and toss her on your Pick 4 tickets. (7) WAASMULA - the local hope - has been having a very good season and can close for a piece here.

Race 7

(8) AMERICAN PASSPORT was sneaking up on the winner last week in what should be a perfect tightener for his North America Cup quest. He should bring a decent price here; slight nod. (2) BOSTON RED ROCKS has failed at 10 cents to the dollar in two of his past three starts but should be bringing his 'A' game here and is the main threat. (5) MICHAELS VICTORY raced well here last week even as the late pace accelerated. He's not out of this. (4) BIG TOP HANOVER should get good position early here and can better this placing.

Race 8

(2) STATE TREASURER raced much better last week in defeat to a razor-sharp rival. He may be coming back to top form now; top call. (4) LOST FOR WORDS got buried last time which likely cost him a win. You can't leave him off late Pick 4 tickets. (3) P H SUPERCAM faces mostly easier here and could be tripped out by Tetrick; beware. (6) EVENIN OF PLEASURE should be good for a slice vs. these.

Race 9

(3) YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT finished 2nd in both the elimination and final of this race last year and also won an elimination of the Milton Stakes here. Horse for the course gets a slight nod. (4) LADY SHADOW has also excelled here and had a tightener over the track last week. Expect better from her here. (1) SOUTHWIND ROULETTE goes first time for Burke/Gingras which is a big angle that should not be ignored. (5) EMPRESS DEO rarely misses a check and should get a good trip near the front here.

Race 10

(1) VENUS DELIGHT got untracked last week off a good covered trip. She won her elimination for this race last year but was disqualified. She should be tough in here. (2) KATIE SAID was out-tripped last time when beaten by the choice. She is the one to beat here. (6) SOLAR SISTER has had two preps vs. the same sharp winner and isn't out of this but will need to work out a decent trip. (5) SKIPPIN BY has returned to form recently and has raced well here in the past. She should hang on for a slice.

Race 11

(4) ASLAN has raced well here many times before and ships in while in decent form and should be offering a decent enough price to take a stab. (1) REVEREND HANOVER drops and will likely take lots of action here but he is no lock. (5) JINS SHARK has turned into a tough customer recently and is another to include on late Pick 4 tickets. (6) ERLE DALE N came back off a three-week break razor-sharp two back and doubled up off that quick win. He isn't out of this but is more likely to grab a minor share here.

Race 12

(7) SHADOW PLACE won two straight with Jamieson now gets that pilot back here; angle play. (3) SHIPPEN OUT goes for Auciello here who does well with new acquisitions; using. (6) DUC DORLEANS gets class relief and a good post to work with here and he should make the ticket. (8) CHEYENNE REIDER was flying late last week and he should be passing many of these down the lane. (1) MILLIONDOLLARCELL steps up off a nice win and can close late for a piece of this.

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