06/23/2016 2:57PM

Mohawk: Saturday 6/25 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,2,3,7/1,4,6/3,5/2,3,4/3,5 = $28.80

EARLY PICK 4: 2,3,4/3,5/6/5,6 = $12

LATE PICK 4: 5,6/2,3,4/3,4/3,4,5,6,7 = $60

MEET STATS: 149 - 470 / $815.70  BEST BETS: 26 - 44 / $87.20

SPOT PLAYS: 7 - 44 / $44.50

Best Bet: WRANGLER MAGIC (6th)

Spot Play: DIALAMARA (4th)

Race 1

(2) PIERCE HANOVER paced his final 3/4 in 1:22 3/5 in his June 21 qualifier. He could be ready to fire a big one here. (1) COOL ROCK takes a big class drop here and is sure to get pounded at the windows with that 1:48 4/5 mile staring punters in the face. He should get put into action much earlier by Henry here. (7) THE REV also drops and looks like one of few that will be looking for the front early. He could take these a long way. (3) IDEAL JET has reached the best form he has shown in a long time in his past three starts and is another that could get there if the trip shakes out his way.

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Race 2

(4) JANGONE has been chasing some good ones lately and she hasn't been disgraced. This spot looks much easier and she should be tough in here. (1) WANAKA broke while pressing the pace early in an OSS Gold event last time out. She can get back track with a much better effort here is she stays flat. (6) MERCHANDISER is another that should find this company easier and he has a potent late kick that should be effective vs. these. (3) HILLS ANGEL seems destined for another minor share here.

Race 3

(5) ASAP HANOVER went a big trip from the second tier last week and may offer a square price here vs. some class-droppers. I'll give him a slight nod. (3) BEAST MODE is obviously the one to beat exiting the North America Cup, but he will likely be bet off the board and is no lock. (6) SEMI AUTOMATCI is one that I have always thought would be pretty good but he has been lightly-raced. Adding Lasix coming off a decent qualifier gives him a chance to do well here. (2) NVESTMENT BLUECHIP should find most of these easier to handle and should take at least a small share in this his fourth start of the campaign.

Race 4

(4) DIALAMARA moves inside and faces a mostly weak group. Expect aggression from Hudon here. (2) CZAR SEELSTER steps up off an impressive win after shipping in and looks like the main danger. (3) SHIPPEN OUT makes his third start for Auciello and could wake up with a better effort here vs. slightly easier. (7) AMERICAN ROCK had a good trip and stopped last week. Perhaps a closing style from out in the flow suits him better.

Race 5

(3) SINTRA brings a perfect 2016 record into the Summertime series and he wins from anywhere he is placed and keeps getting faster; top call. (5) ALWAYS A HOTSHOT made two moves to win in sharp time last Saturday and should be the main threat, if there is one. (9) MAJOR HILL finished third to the choice last time and seems destined for a similar fate here. (1) SOME GOLD raced well last week and can stick around for a slice here.

Race 6

(6) WRANGLER MAGIC faces much easier here, gets a good post to work with and she should notch her first win of the season if given a reasonable trip. (2) REGALLY READY should get away better here with the move inside and could provide some value in the exotics pools. (9) MARLEE B has been solid in both of her starts since returning from a break and should pepper the early pace, at a minimum. (3) LIGHTS GO OUT is in top form and should take a share here despite the move up. She has raced very tough in her past two starts.

Race 7

(6) ST LADS MOONWALK went a lifetime-best trip last time but he couldn't get by a stubborn leader late in the mile. He might be even sharper tonight returning to a 7-day cycle but will have to knock off a sharp rival in (5) SPIRIT SHADOW. The latter made two moves and finished quickly while taking a new life's mark last week and is the obvious one to knock off. (3) NEW TALENT was also a sharp winner last time but faced easier than the top two choices then; minor share predicted. (1) POISONOUS goes for connections that have shipped in and won several times before. Check the tote board for clues with this one.

Race 8

(4) MACH CODE retained his sharpness by pacing his back 1/2 in 53 flat last week. Moving in a few slots should see him get put into this race earlier. (2) CROCADILE CANYON has missed some time but gets class relief and adds Lasix. He should be closing late but may not be sharp enough to pass them all. (3) LISVINNIE stretched his legs at Georgian from an outer post off the Moreau claim. He can and likely will show sharp improvement here. (8) MR CARROTS can use his good late kick to enter the picture down the lane here.

Race 9

(3) ELLIS PARK went too good of a trip to lose last week but fell inches short to the razor-sharp Reverend Hanover. He should be very tough in here. (4) NIRVANA SEELSTER set some very fast splits in the Gold Cup before backing up late. He can take these a long way stepping off more moderate fractions this time. (7) CARACCI HANOVER was a solid winner last week but won't get the same trip here and is likely for a minor award at best. (1) WAZZUP WAZZUP can use his good speed to get position near the front early and follow along for a share here.

Race 10

(4) SHADOW PLACE had too much to do late last week in a 12-horse field but he closed well to pass many of them late. One of these weeks he will be put into a race early and notch a victory; maybe tonight? (5) VEGAS ROCKS also closed from far back in that same race and he projects to get a trip that puts him in contention here. (6) COBALT MAN also exits the same dash and he will likely blast off for better position early here; using. (3) SPORTSMANSHIP looked like a winner briefly down the lane but was nailed nearing the wire. He should share vs. these. (7) BUCKEROO blew some carbon out of his engine last week. He has upset possibilities coming from off the pace this time likely at a big price.

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