06/19/2014 2:36PM

Mohawk: Saturday 6/21 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: LUCAN HANOVER (9th)



Race 1

(7) SUMMONS has won three straight, including last week at this level. (5) BUTTON FLY has hit the board in four of his last five starts at this level and comes out of the Auciello barn. (2) THINKBEFOREUSPEAK draws inside, has a good record this season and capable of stepping up.

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Race 2

(9) FRIEND OR FOE won at this level two back from a post 10 start and once again is a top candidate. (7) MASSIVE MUSCLES will face older horses in this contest, but he has all kinds of speed to offer and qualified very strongly. (8) SEAWIND PASCALE has hit the board in five of his last six starts, enjoys leaving the gate and has an excellent record this season.

Race 3

(5) MR BIG HEAD has won two in a row at this level since the claim by Auciello. (2) RAYS SAN draws inside, comes out of Moreau's barn and raced much better in his latest. (7) DAPPER DENZIL hasn't been on form as of late, but he comes out of the Puddy barn and is very capable in this short field.

Race 4

(2) COUGAR HALL draws inside and made a miscue last start. He certainly has the speed, will offer a low price and won four back at this level. (1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE gets the rail, drops in class and paced home in a sizzling :26 2/5 in his latest. (6) THUNDER STEELER has hit the board in each of his last three starts, including a 1:49 2/5 lifetime best two starts back.

Race 5

(5) DOUBLEDOWN GASS has returned in top form this season with a pair of runner-up finishes. He's due for a win. (3) NOBLE FLIGHT draws inside and trotted home very strong in his latest from a post 10 start. (8) OZZY OZZY won at this level last week and once again is a top candidate with Condren in the bike.

Race 6

(1) THEPANINSULAHOTEL gets the rail in his favour and won impressively two back. He has all kinds of back class to offer and may offer a fair price. (6) MAJOR HOTTIE gets much needed post relief and continues to show quick speed needed for this event. (8) STOMPIN TOM CREEK received a beautiful trip in his latest by Davis, Jr. to finish second at this level and will once again provide a higher price.

Race 7

(3) SOMETHINCREDIBLE draws inside, banked $200K last year as a freshman and comes out of the McIntosh barn. (2) REQUEST FOR PAROLE was the favourite last week and disappointed. She draws well once again, has the speed and comes out of the Johnson barn. (1) LIGHTS GO OUT gets the rail, has a good record this season and was a beaten favourite in her latest.

Race 8

(1) FIRST IMPRESSION closed like a freight train to win in his latest from an outside post and now has been blessed with the rail. (9) LENNON BLUE CHIP faces an easier bunch in here and was a game second in his latest. (5) SHADOW BARAN raced very well in his latest to finish second, draws well in here and is capable of the improve.

Race 9

(5) LUCAN HANOVER got away too far back last week and paced home in :25 3/5. He's the horse to beat in here against an easier field. (2) ELLIS PARK is the next logical option in line. He draws better this week and has been improving in each start for trainer Maxwell. (7) SING FOR ME GEORGE was timed in 1:49 3/5 in his latest. He comes out of the O'Sullivan barn and has been much better in his last three starts.

Race 10

(4) PLAY IT AGAIN SAM has been knocking on the door in each of his last two and is due for a win. (2) HOPIESDRAGNINTHEDO draws inside and raced terrific in his latest. He may offer a fair price and gets major post relief. (3) FALCON JUSTICE adds lasix, draws well and comes out of the Somebeachsomewhere.

Race 11

(4) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY qualified well following being distanced on May 31. If he's on his game, he's the one to beat. (5) DONAU raced very well in his latest for driver Hudon. He doesn't like to win, but is a good option for the exactor. (3) SUNNY BEACH DAY faces a much easier field, draws inside and continues to show quick final quarter speed.

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