07/10/2014 4:28PM

Mohawk: Saturday 7/12 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: APPRENTICE HANOVER (10th)

Spot Play: BOOMBOOMBALLYKEEL (7th)

 

Race 1

(1) SOME POWER did most of the work on the front in his debut last week and was only beaten a length for the win. (4) UTAH BEACH qualified strong with a second-place finish, timed in 1:55 with a :27 4/5 final quarter. (5) PIERCE HANOVER raced from behind and finished strong with a :27 1/5 final frame. He gets MacDonell back in the bike and has shown a lot of versatility very early in his career.

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Race 2

(2) MY SECRET BELLE got away too far back last week in a condition event, but won two straight prior for trainer/driver Joe Hudon. (6) BROOKDALE SHADOW returns tonight against a field that she's very competitive in based on her record this season. (4) SKIPPIN BY returns to this circuit, draws a favourable post and has been racing very well this season.

Race 3

(7) SUDOKU has raced just once so far this season, but her debut on June 23 was a winning one in the OSS Gold Series as she posted the mini upset in 1:53 3/5 on a track listed as 'Good' on that occasion. (5) ALIBI SEELSTER has hit the board in six of seven starts this season and went a tough trip in her latest a she was parked through the early stages of the mile before clearing to the front. (6) DELIRIUM makes a class jump in this contest for high percentage trainer Marcel Barrieau, but she appears capable with her recent efforts.

Race 4

(10) MR BIG HEAD was assigned the outside post nine last week, but that didn't stop the talented son of Real Desire from earning his ninth tally of the season. (2) JDS CALEB MAN has shown quick speed as of late along with final quarter speed and may offer a fair price in this contest. (3) RAVE ON has been very consistent in each of his last three starts in this class and he comes from the Corey Johnson barn.

Race 5

(6) LADY SHADOW finished second last week as the favourite against the provinces' top sophomore fillies and will gain a lot of attention once again in here. (2) SECTIONLINE AQUA was too far back last start, but finished a closing second with a :26 3/5 final quarter for trainer Steve Bauder. (3) BRESCIA SEELSTER has been very impressive as of late with three straight wins to her credit.

Race 6

(2) A REAL COMMITMENT has been nothing short of spectacular since arriving in the Corey Johnson barn following her claim on June 13 for $8K. (4) WILDCAT BEAUTY hasn't missed the board in each of her last six starts dating back to May 30. (7) MACHO CHICK might offer a price from a post seven start, but she raced much better last week for trainer Carmen Auciello.

Race 7

(3) BOOMBOOM BALLYKEEL draws inside and is fresh off a terrific winning performance. (8) VICTOR BAYAMA caught a lot of people by surprise with his 1:50 3/5 open-length effort in his first start of the season last week. (4) SHADOWBRIAND has hit the board in six of seven starts this season and comes from the Jack Darling stable.

Race 8

(7) MARLEE B drops out of the Fillies & Mares Preferred level and into a much suitable class. (9) ST LADS PEEPER was highly considered for top honours, but with a post nine start and her winning record this season, I decided to place her second. (6) FOOLISH MIND posted the 10-1 upset in her latest win and remains at this same class.

Race 9

(2) SILVERHILL SHADOW finished second in the Summertime Series final and draws inside in this Canadian Breeders elimination. (3) SPECKLED DOOR hasn't missed the board in his last three starts and just missed last week, timed in 1:50 4/5. (8) STEADY WARRIOR raced very well last week with a :26 final frame, but was too far back turning for home. He was the post time favourite and should receive a more aggressive drive in here by driver Jody Jamieson.

Race 10

(7) APPRENTICE HANOVER has been ranked as one of the top free-for-all pacers in North America this season with over $325K earned. (2) ELLIS PARK draws inside once again this week and has a patented late kick that shouldn't get overlooked. (6) BESTOFBEST HANOVER was timed in 1:49 in his latest start and comes out of the Richard Moreau barn.

Race 11

(10) FOOL ME ONCE received major class relief last start and the son of Art Major made the most of it as he scored a commanding victory in a sizzling 1:48 2/5, just one-fifth of a second off his lifetime best. (6) HES A SENSATION shouldn't get overlooked as he found the wire first at this level last week for driver Phil Hudon. (8) ALEXIE MATTOSIE doesn't have the best record this season, but he drops in class which should benefit him.

Race 12

(7) AMERICAN IN PARIS was a winner two back at this Fillies & Mares Preferred level and finished third in her latest. (3) VOELZ HANOVER has hit the board in two of her last three starts, draws inside and has over $1.5 million of back class to offer. (4) D GS PESQUERO enjoyed her 13th career tally last week as she posted the 29-1 upset in this field for trainer Richard Moreau.

Race 13

(2) MODERN LEGEND has been racing against the top free-for-all pacers in North America this season and not only returns home to this circuit, but receives major class relief. (1) MYSTICIAN comes out of the Jeff Gillis barn and posted a strong qualifying effort in 1:54 4/5. (9) CHAMPAGNE PHIL will begin from an outside post, but has hit the board in each of his last three starts in this class.

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