06/11/2015 4:17PM

Mohawk: Saturday 6/13 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


2,7,8/1,2,4,6/4,7/1,2 = $48


LATE $1 PICK 4: 1,7/3,4,7/1,4,5,6/5 = $24

MEET STATS: 110 - 346 / $618.10  BEST BETS: 15 - 31 / $52.70 

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 29 / $45.60

Best Bet: WAZZUP WAZZUP (13th)

Spot Play: BUCKEROO (12th)

Race 1

(7) SOUTHWIND AMAZON went a monster first-over trip chasing fast splits and kept coming on Monday night. He was unlucky to get edged by one that skimmed the pylons late. Top call in the opener of a very competitive card. (4) MR DENNIS led most of the way only to be overtaken by a logical favorite late. He fits here. (3) MACHAL JORDAN dropped and popped now moves back up. He can get a share here off a good trip.

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Race 2

(5) WIGGLE IT JIGGLE IT brings his unblemished record north of the border and looks as though he drew into the weakest North America Cup elim. He looks tough here but will be a huge favorite. (4) HURRIKANE ALI was unbeaten this year until he faced Artspeak who demoralized him in the third 1/4 last time out. He is the logical alternative to the choice. (7) DRACHAN HANOVER showed great improvement in his second start of the year and should be ready to fire his best shot here.

Race 3

Last year's North American Horse of the Year (3) JK SHESALADY brings her perfect record to Mohawk, a track she proved she loved last summer. Nothing lasts forever, but she looks awfully tough here. (1) BETTOR BE STEPPIN has displayed some serious speed on various ovals this year and looks like the one that will have to be hauled down. (8) THE SHOW RETURNS stepped up her game last time out at huge odds and also has shown an affinity for Mohawk.

Race 4

(7) MOONLIT DANCE uncorked a wild rally last week to turn a huge deficit turning home into a big win. That was off a three-week break and she returns quicker here and should be a much better price; upset special. (2) HAPPINESS failed as the choice last out but has shown high speed all year and has Gingras and an inside post to work with. There's a lot of positives there. (8) SOLAR SISTER has been on a big roll to start the year and McNair drives her with a lot of confidence. She would be no surprise.

Race 5

(1) LETS ROCK TOGETHER won at a similar class two back then failed vs. better. He should go well here from the inside. (6) APPRENTICE HANOVER drops from the top class and won't get a better chance to erase the goose egg in this year's win column. (2) NIRVANA SEELSTER gets major post relief and is dangerous here from close range.

Race 6

(4) ALLBEEF NO BULL was raced conservatively last week, likely eyeing the bigger prize. He picks up Dave Miller here and is sure to be put into the race; call to upset. (7) IN THE ARSENAL is the obvious one to beat coming in with a perfect 2015 record. This one can take a lot of air and keep coming. (1) GO DADDY GO went a big trip from the 10-hole last week and can be a threat here in his third start of the year.

Race 7

(2) ELLIS PARK was visibly vaulting past horses at the wire last week but he was a bit too late. Tetrick starts him up earlier here and gets the job done. (1) THREE OF CLUBS was fried in a quick third 1/4 last week and would be extra dangerous if he sat a trip. (9) PISTON BROKE drops from the Preferred but likely rolls by a few late for a minor share as is his custom.

Race 8

(7) ARTSPEAK - the 2014 Metro Stakes winner over this track - looks like he has come back even better than last year. He comes in off a new life's mark in his second start of the year and will take some beating here. (1) WAKIZASHI HANOVER came home in 53 2/5 on a 5/8ths of a mile track in his last and is a sharp opponent. (5) SPLIT THE HOUSE, one of the big local hopes, has looked great thus far beating up on NW1 and NW2 foes and deserves this shot but this is an acid test of monumental proportions to be sure.

Race 9

(3) WEEPER got free too late last time to have any chance of chasing down a strong leader. She gets a slight edge but price should be your guide in this competitive dash. (4) RADAR CONTACT has been remarkably consistent this season with 15 exacta finishes in 17 starts. She will be up front for as far as she goes. (7) LADY SHADOW changed ownership and barns and uncorked a serious first-over rally to win despite missing time. She is a player here.

Race 10

(5) VENUS DELIGHT showed no rust coming off a layoff last week and instead set a new life's mark. She comes in here super sharp and may be up to facing better. (4) COLORS A VIRGIN is remarkable in that she is almost always first-over yet has won 16 of 24 starts the past year and a half. She is the one to hold off. (6) TABLE TALK also took a life's mark last out and last year raced well here. Look for her late.

Race 11

(5) VEGAS VACATION fired home in 26 flat last time but was too far back and lost too much ground on the turn to get there late. He is reunited with Sears here; look for him to move early and drop the hammer on these. (3) THINKING OUT LOUD was tracked down by the circuit's best closer who had carved out a great second-over trip last week. That was a much better effort and he is a big threat here. (6) SHAMBALLA tripped out and got up late last week but is unlikely to get the same trip here. He is likely for a minor share.

Race 12

(3) BUCKEROO showed high speed in several starts last year. He fired identical 27 flat third and final 1/4's in his qualifier and can upset this group in his season's debut. (1) SPORTSKEEPER set a new track record at London on Molson Pace night and is an obvious threat, although he surely has bigger dances to worry about. (10) WINDSONG LEO puts a 7-race win streak on the line here but has a similar scenario to the one above regarding possible intent.

Race 13

(6) WAZZUP WAZZUP is the king of the drop-and-pop and takes a big class plunge here. He shouldn't have any trouble toppling this group. (10) ODDYSSEUS BLUE CHIP also takes a class drop off a sharp effort and looks like the only real threat to the choice. (2) VELOCITY DRIVEN was making a threatening move in the lane last time then hung a bit. He can share here. (4) J M JET SET raced evenly in a quick mile on Monday and is another that should make the Super. (5) SUNNY BEACH DAY didn't show much last week but can wake up here with a slight class drop and grab a share.

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