08/28/2014 3:11PM

Mohawk: Saturday 8/30 Analysis


Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 12 – Mandatory Jackpot Hi-5 Payout ($647,331 carryover)


Best Bet: TRIXTON (9th)


Race 1

(7) DECRET JUSTICIALE will be my top pick to kick off the program. Hoping for a price on this Quebec invader after winning seven of 10 this season. (4) WHISKEY TAX draws inside, drops in class and has major back class. (8) DOUBLEDOWN GASS has excellent gate speed and has been a main threat in this class for many weeks.

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Race 2

(4) THE SHOW RETURNS might offer a price in this consolation. She closed very strongly in her elim last week and gets a new pilot. (2) DANCIN CAROLL was charging late in the mile, but ran out of real estate. She's a good option and will offer a low price. (7) CASHAWAY comes from the Alagna barn and has missed the board once from five starts.

Race 3

(5) JET AIRWAY is the top three-year-old this season in the provincial program and draws a good post after winning three straight. (7) WESTERN VINTAGE doesn't have the best record this season, but shows quick speed, is versatile and will offer a low price. (9) DANCIN HILL continues to improve as of late and was a convincing winner last week for Zeron & Alagna.

Race 4

(7) BEACH GAL is fresh off a sub-1:50 win, comes from the Menary barn and that effort will gain her a lot of attention. (8) NAT A VIRGIN is also fresh off a win, gets Zeron back in the bike and is in top form right now. (4) PRECOCIOUS BEAUTY draws inside and has been much better in her last three.

Race 5

(3) JK SHESALADY won in effortless fashion to capture her elim with the plugs still in. Gingras elected to drive her over elim winner (2) BAND OF ANGELS, which influenced my decision. (2) BAND OF ANGELS is the other logical option in this final with Pierce aboard. She was spectacular in her elim and both fillies remain undefeated. (4) BEDROOMCONFESSIONS has a terrific record this season, is versatile and may offer a fair price.

Race 6

(9) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP gets class relief, comes from the Johnson barn and has been knocking on the door in recent weeks. (10) SING FOR ME GEORGE will need to overcome post 10, but certainly has the speed and back class in his favour. (7) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE has hit the board in four of his last five starts. He's versatile and gets the Filion & Moreau combination.

Race 7

(3) ARTSPEAK is certainly the horse to beat with his undefeated record and comfortable score in his elim. He won in convincing fashion for trainer Alagna and pilot Zeron. (2) GO DADDY GO gets Hall of Fame connections in his corner with McIntosh & Campbell. He captured his elim, draws inside and hasn't missed the board in seven career starts. (8) LYONS AGAIN gets Gingras in the bike for the final, which influenced my decision. He has hit the board in each of his last three and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 8

(9) CHAMPAIGNE PHIL gets a new trainer in Nixon along with a new pilot in MacDonell. I'm going to play him on the training angle as this gelding shows quick speed to win this contest. (6) SCREEN THE CALL moves onto this circuit, gets Brett Miller and may offer a price. (7) MACHAL JORDAN was closing very strongly last week in this class and is capable of another big effort. Expect a price on this veteran.

Race 9

(11) TRIXTON is the Hambo winner, comes from Takter's barn and is clearly the horse to beat. (10) HARPER BLUE CHIP is the top OSS colt this season and continues to make his name present in the Grand Circuit. He'll need to overcome post 10. (9) E L TITAN went a convincing mile to begin his season for Rekila. He faces a tough task tonight, but appears ready.

Race 10

(7) FOILED AGAIN raced tremendous in his elimination to finish second. He landed in the the two-hole at the opening quarter in :25 and kicked home in :25 3/5. He's been racing well all season and is due for a winning effort. He draws well despite not winning his elim and may offer a fair price. (3) SWEET LOUT will be your favourite when the gates unfold and deserves to be. He's the top free-for-all pacer so far this season, draws well and has won 10 of 13 starts this season. He's the horse to beat in this field. (2) CLEAR VISION was the other elimination winner, draws inside and kicked home in a sizzling :25 1/5 to win by a nose. He certainly has the speed and top connections in his favour. He'll look to redeem himself after finishing second, by a nose, in last year’s rich final.

Race 11

(7) PISTON BROKE got a different type of trip with Gingras aboard last week en route to victory. With Gingras driving again this week, he'll likely be the favourite in this heavy tilt. (8) ODDS OF EQUULEUS finished a game third last week with a sizzling final frame. He has the speed, comes from Alagna's barn and a short field only increases his chances. (4) SUNSHINE BEACH drops out of the Derby and into a more suitable level. He draws inside and is a logical option for the triactor.

Race 12

(7) APPRENTICE HANOVER will get my top selection based on the class drop and his return back to this circuit. He has a solid record this season and gets Jamieson back aboard. (2) RESISTANCE FUTILE finally put his game face on last week with a sub-1:50 win. He's capable of a repeat effort with Callahan. (4) UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY draws inside, comes from the Johnson barn and drops in class.

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