06/12/2014 3:55PM

Mohawk: Saturday 6/14 Analysis


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Best Bet: TRIXTON (4th)

Spot Play: CHAMPAGNE PHIL(11th)

Race 1

(5) SUMMONS has won two straight and looks like he's capable of the class jump onto this circuit. (6) BUTTON FLY has been a threat at this level for many weeks for trainer Auciello. (9) WESTERN MAJESTY was claimed three starts back by owner/trainer Tackoor and raced at his best last week in this class.

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Race 2

(5) BESTOFBEST HANOVER returned to the Moreau barn last week and immediately found the winners circle. He draws in the middle of the gate once again and remains at the same level. (7) IN COMMANDO went a good mile last week considering he finished sixth, beaten less than three lengths for the win. (1) THUNDER STEELER went a big mile last week for trainer Alagna to win by eight lengths in a 1:49.2 career best.

Race 3

(6) MONKEY ON MY WHEEL comes out of the Roses Are Red and faces an easier field. (7) VOELZ HANOVER has over $1.5 million of back class in her favour and has hit the board in three of her last four starts in this class since her return.  (1) MARLEE B overcame post 10 last week en route to victory for driver Gingras and trainer Fellows.

Race 4 – Goodtimes Final

(5) TRIXTON looks like he's in a league of his own coming into this rich final. (4) FLYHAWK EL DURADO moved into the Gillis barn last week and now has back-to-back victories to his credit. (10) HARPER BLUE CHIP qualified very strong in both outings and raced very well for trainer Steacy in last week's elimination to finish second.

Race 5 – Armbro Flight Final

(4) PERFECT ALLIANCE couldn't have won last week more easily. She had a lot left to offer and was shut down by Gingras. (9) BEE A MAGICIAN has raced terrific in both starts this season despite finishing second. Last week the race turned into a sprint and you can expect more honest fractions in the final. (5) CLASSIC MARTINE has been blessed with a terrific post considering she didn't win her elimination.

Race 6

(8) ELLIS PARK will make his third start of the season and has come back this season in top form. (2) HES A SENSATION faces a much deeper group of horses this week, but it appears he's up for the task. (7) DAPPER DUDE draws better than last week, has excellent gate-speed and once again gets Campbell in the bike.

Race 7 – Roses Are Red Final

(4) ANNDROVETTE is the defending champion and received a terrific ground-saving trip in her elimination. Tetrick didn't use her much throughout the mile and she's prone for a big effort and a more aggressive steer. (9) SOMEWHEROVRARAINBOW disappointed last week as the favourite and will have to overcome post nine. (1) YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT gets the rail in this rich final after posting the minor upset in her elimination.

Race 8 – Mohawk Gold Cup

(7) STATE TREASURER went the trip of a lifetime last start after making a break at the start and rebounding to win the contest in the final strides against North America's finest aged pacers. (6) FOILED AGAIN comes from the Burke barn, gets Gingras in the bike and has nearly $200K banked already this season. (5) SUNSHINE BEACH was one of the top sophomore pacers from last season and has appeared to come back in fine form following a pair of convincing qualifiers.

Race 9 – Fan Hanover Final

(2) UFFIZI HANOVER put her game face on last week as she captured her first victory of the season. She kicked home in :25 1/5 through soft fractions to provide the minor upset. (1) NAT A VIRGIN raced very well last week for trainer Jones and driver Zeron. She's been given the rail, has excellent gate-speed and could be in store for a ground-saving trip. (9) MAJOR DANCER comes out of the Coleman barn, which can't be overlooked. This filly is will have to overcome post nine, but she closed very strongly last week while racing off-the-pace.

Race 10 – North America Cup Final

(4) LYONSSOMEWHERE looks like the freshest horse in the field and has been undefeated in five career starts. He received a beautiful trip in his elimination by Callahan and was barely used in the mile. (3) TELLITLIKEITIS was sitting third along the rail turning for home before seeing open racetrack and the son of Well Said did the rest with a :26 1/5 final quarter to seal the win. (2) MCWICKED entered the Coleman barn in the latter part of April and the son of Mcardle put his game face on last week to take the fastest of three eliminations in 1:48 3/5.

Race 11

(3) CHAMPAGNE PHIL is my upset play of the night. He draws inside and was a convincing winner two starts back in a new career best. (6) WAZZUP WAZZUP makes his second start back after a mini vacation and raced terrific last week to finish second in this class. (9) BETTOR THAN YOU has been racing at his best in his last four starts for trainer O'Sullivan.

Race 12

(2) GENESEE has been a consistent threat at this class for many weeks. (7) JACS SPADE has a terrific closing kick and if well-spotted turning for home, he's a top threat. (4) MR BIG HEAD made the leap in class last week and the result was a victory. He draws well once again, has terrific gate-speed and is scored a new lifetime best win last week.

Race 13

(9) DONAU is a horse I'm hoping for a price on. He continues to show the speed and paced home very strong last week with a :26 3/5 final quarter. (6) MANCHESTER comes out of the Montini barn, draws the same post as last week and offers a terrific final quarter in each of his last two starts. (8) UP THE CREDIT has all kinds of back class to offer and consistently paces in the 1:51-range.

Race 14

(4) SOCIAL SCENE looks like the logical option in here after racing in the Fillies & Mares Preferred level last start. (6) REBEKA BAYAMA finally found her best stride this season in last week's winning performance. (1) GREYSTONE LADYLIKE is fresh off a win for trainer Belore, draws inside and is capable of the class jump.

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