07/31/2014 2:22PM

Mohawk: Saturday 8/2 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: DUC DORLEANS (11th)

Spot Play: COE LEADER (1st)


Race 1

(1) COE LEADER drops in class, gets the rail and Zeron's barn has been terrific this meet. (3) SEAWIND PASCALE has excellent gate-speed, finally draws inside and is due for a big effort. (4) O U SEXY GUY has back class, comes from good connections and drops in class.

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Race 2

(3) MELMERBY BEACH has a solid record this season, is versatile and has been progressing nicely. (5) COBBLE BEACH was recently timed in 1:49 4/5. (6) TAURANGA has excellent gate-speed, comes from the O'Sullivan barn and has a lot of upside for the triactor.

Race 3

(3) JJ SHARK gets major class relief and is due for a winning effort. (1) DRAIN DADDY just missed last week in this class as the favourite and shouldn't get overlooked. (2) MONTE CRISTO draws inside and finished second last week in this class. He has the speed and gets Drury in the bike.

Race 4

(2) PRAIRIE ILLUSION has hit the board in two of her last three starts, draws inside and was a beaten favourite last week in this class. (6) SHADYS M THREE has finished second in each of her last two starts. (8) RUBBER BELLY has hit the board in four of her last five starts and has a good record this season.

Race 5

(4) ALEXIE MATTOSIE is fresh off a win in 1:50, retains Jamieson in the bike and is very capable of the class jump. (7) SILVER EAGLE was a game second last week in this class, timed in 1:49 3/5. (1) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP gets the rail, comes from the Corey Johnson barn and was a winner two back.

Race 6

(3) ROCKYS FIRST draws inside for trainer Hayter and gets major class relief. (1) BOOGIE WOOGIE was a game second last week from a post nine start and is back on a seven-day rotation. (5) LEXIS D J was a closing fourth last week at a higher level and may offer a fair price once again.

Race 7

(2) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE has been knocking on the door in his last two starts, draws well and was timed in 1:49 last week. (10) ELLIS PARK has been a top threat in this class for many weeks and likely would have been my top selection if it wasn't for a post 10 start. (7) FOOL ME ONCE has terrific gate-speed and has been in top form as of late.

Race 8

(1) RAVE ON won last week in this class, comes from the Johnson barn and has a terrific record this season. (9) JDS CALEB MAN has hit the board each of his last three starts and comes from the Cirasuola barn. (7) LENNON BLUE CHIP comes from the Auciello camp and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 9

(5) MAJOR HOTTIE has all kinds of back class to offer, comes from good connections and once again is a top threat in this low condition. (8) SECRETSOFTHEKNIGHT drops in class for trainer Moreau and can't be overlooked at this level. (4) MACHAL JORDAN has the speed, draws inside and is a much better horse than he's been showing.

Race 10

(6) DAYLON MAGICIAN has over $1.6 million of back class, gets reunited with Moiseyev and may offer a fair price in this Preferred field. (3) FALANGAN MEMORY finished fifth in the Maple Leaf Trot which makes him a top candidate in this class. (5) CHARMED LIFE is fresh off a win last week and was a closing second two back at The Meadowlands, timed in 1:51 1/5.

Race 11

(4) DUC DORLEANS drops out of the Preferred class and has paced in sub-1:50 fashion in each of his last four starts. (1) SING FOR ME GEORGE draws the rail, comes out of the Preferred class and has major upside in this field. (5) MICHAELS POWER has been much better as of late and just missed last week.

Race 12

(6) MARLEE B drops in class, comes from the Fellows barn and raced in the Fillies & Mares Preferred just four back. (1) HUSTLEONHOME draws the rail, has terrific gate-speed and has been much better since entering the Ritchie barn two back. (3) SEASIDE RORY comes from the Gillis barn, gets Condren in the bike and likely will offer a low price.

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