07/24/2014 2:33PM

Mohawk: Saturday 7/26 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: STATE TREASURER (10th)

Spot Play: DRAIN DADDY (7th)


Race 1

(2) NICKLE BAG remains at the same level as last week, but draws inside and gets Condren in the bike. (5) MICHAELS POWER finally put his 'A' game together with a victory last week for trainer Casie Coleman at a lower level. (7) UP THE CREDIT has been racing much better in his last two starts compared to prior outings this season

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Race 2

(1) SHAMBALLA has been turning some heads on the WEG Circuit in recent weeks with his pair of romping victories for trainer/driver Rick Zeron. (2) MELMERBY BEACH has been pacing a number of speedy miles this season and often provides quick final quarter speed, which has been displayed in each of his last three starts. (5) TAURANGA is a logical option for the triactor based on his record this season for trainer Tony O'Sullivan.

Race 3

(9) BOOGIE WOOGIE hasn't raced since June 9, which is a concern, but gets class relief and was competing at the Preferred condition just four starts ago. (5) P L DALEY comes from the Tony Montini barn, draws in the middle of the gate and was a winner two starts back at Hiawatha Horse Park. (3) ORDER BY COMMANDER draws inside this week and gets Jody Jamieson in the bike.

Race 4

(6) REQUEST FOR PAROLE added lasix to her program last week, comes from the Corey Johnson barn and remains at this same class. (5) FOOLISH MIND has hit the board in three of her last four starts, shows the speed required and draws in the middle of the gate. (1) ITS NO SECRET has been a constant threat in recent weeks for trainer Shawn Robinson and gets the rail this week.

Race 5

(7) CHARMED LIFE put forth her quickest performance of her career last start for trainer David Menary as the Majestic Son miss finished second, beaten by a neck, in 1:51 1/5, with a sizzling :25 4/5 final quarter. (9) WHISKEY TAX has been much better since dropping out of the Preferred class as the son of Revenue S has posted a first and second-place finish in each of his last two starts in this class. (10) WINDSONG GEANT is fresh off a win last week after making a break and used a :26 3/5 sizzling final quarter.

Race 6

(8) JDS CALEB MAN was a winner two back, by a head, in this class and continues to be a top candidate. (1) RAVE ON draws inside, comes from the Corey Johnson barn and has finished second in each of his last two starts in this class. (7) FOREGO THE CIGAR moves into the Dean Nixon barn following the claim last week, draws better and has a terrific late kick at the end of the mile.

Race 7

(1) DRAIN DADDY gets the rail this week in his favour along with major class relief, which is likely a key ingredient for a better effort. (2) MYSTICIAN is approaching $1.9 million in career earnings, comes from the Jeff Gillis barn and raced well last week over a sloppy track. (4) WORLD AWAY finally draws inside after a pair of outside post positions and drops in class for trainer Des Tackoor.

Race 8

(7) CHAMPAGNE PHIL has been a consistent threat in this class for many weeks as the son of Shanghai Phil has hit the board in four of his last five starts at this level. (2) JJ SHARK dropped in class last week, offered a low price and failed to put forth a solid effort with Tim Tetrick aboard. (3) GRIN FOR MONEY has a patented late kick and an inside post in a short field, which only makes me like his chances that much more.

Race 9

(6) UNABATING went a tough trip in his latest and finished fifth, but now drops in class into a more suitable level. (2) MIDFIELD MAGIC has been using his gate-speed in his last two starts and draws well once again this week for trainer/driver Roger Mayotte. (5) O U SEXY GUY had a mini vacation and qualified well on July 8 with a 1:58 winning qualifier.

Race 10

(8) STATE TREASURER was timed in 1:47 3/5 in his most recent start at The Meadowlands in the Haughton and that makes him the horse to beat in this class as he returns home. (5) ELLIS PARK captured this event last week and begins from another good starting spot. (4) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE comes from the Corey Johnson barn and was a game second last week in this class.

Race 11

(1) LIGHTS GO OUT might have the quickest closing speed of any pacing mare on this circuit and is fresh off a win at the Fillies & Mares Preferred last week. (3) PRECOCIOUS BEAUTY has paced back-to-back sub 1:50 miles at The Meadowlands and returns home to this circuit and draws inside. (7) AMERICAN IN PARIS has hit the board in each of her last three starts in the Fillies & Mares Preferred, comes from the Brethour barn and is a logical option for the triactor.

Race 12

(7) RESISTANCE FUTILE has all kinds of speed to offer, but has been lacking the 'knockout punch' late in the mile. (2) ALEXIE MATTOSIE draws inside, drops in class and is approaching $1 million in career earnings. (3) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE also drops in class for trainer Richard Moreau and finally gets post relief after a pair of outside post positions in his last two starts.

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