09/08/2016 2:22PM

Mohawk: Saturday 9/10 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,2/6/3/1,6/ALL = $8

EARLY PICK 4: 1,6/2,3,7,8/4,5/2,4,6 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 1,4,5/5,6/10/2,4 = $12

MEET STATS: 329 - 981 / $1721.40  BEST BETS: 54 - 91 / $172.30

SPOT PLAYS: 20 - 91 / $119.10


Spot Play: FLANAGAN MEMORY (6th)

Race 1

(2) HAPPY HANNAH had an impossible trip in the Shes A Great Lady and still almost got up for a check. She looks best here. (1) EVERYONES WATCHING has improved her late speed in her past three starts. She should be a threat here. (3) BID WRITER was used up early last time. She should get a better trip here and stick around for a good share. (5) BLACK JACK PAT should be an early pace presence and hang on for a smaller share.

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Race 2

(6) MARION MARAUDER doesn't meet his arch-rival Southwind Frank here so he should take this Canadian Trotting Classic elimination without much trouble. (3) WINTER HARBOR was flying at the end of the mile last week but he ran out of racetrack. His improving form should put him in the picture here. (2) WAITLIFTER K should improve on last week's mile here returning in 7 days. (1) BLENHEIM is often at the mercy of the pace with his style, but, he should contend here. The short field helps him.

Race 3

(3) SOUTHWIND FRANK is the best of this bunch and he should control this race from start to finish. (4) BEE IN CHARGE was ultra-impressive last week when taking a new life's mark; respect his current sharpness. (6) BAR HOPPING should easily qualify for the final and could threaten the choice with the right trip although the post likely hurts him here. (2) WILL TAKE CHARGE has put together a strong season and he could better this placing.

Race 4

(6) IDEAL WHEEL was on bad cover in the Metro Pace but still finished a decent third. He should be tough to beat here. (1) ODDS ON DELRAY parlayed a good trip into a Metro Consolation win, but he was really moving late and merits Pick 4 consideration off that mile. (5) LINDYTHEFOURTEENTH showed good speed in his debut win in July. If he has his issues straightened out, he could contend here. (2) VERY SPECIAL AGENT is probably unlucky to still be a maiden at this point. He has some upside; toss him on tri bets.

Race 5

(3) SHADOW PLACE moves inside off a good effort. He should get a better trip here, but he is one of a few viable options for multi-race wagers. (2) BOOMBOOM BALLYKEEL fits at this level and will look to sit a following trip in the top flight then pounce late; using. (8) WAZZUP WAZZUP is always a threat at this level and should get a spot near the front early, which is when he races most effectively. (7) ASAP HANOVER takes a big class drop here and picks up Tetrick. He is another that's in the picture here.

Race 6

(4) FLANAGAN MEMORY has raced well in all of his last five starts and he will likely be third or fourth choice here. He could upset on his favorite track with a good trip. (5) RESOLVE is always a threat from close range and he's the one to beat here. (2) SHAKE IT CERRY - although only a one-time winner this year so far - has been racing better lately and should make the final at a minimum. (6) MUSICAL RHYTHM gives pause for concern with that break in his qualifier, but, if he is right, he is a threat.

Race 7

(4) THE WAYFARING MAN remarkably went from 2nd to 6th in the final quarter while pacing a 27 flat 1/4 last week. From an inner post, he should get a better trip here; slight nod. (6) JINS SHARK passed the choice down the lane but couldn't threaten a strong leader. He is sharp and dangerous. (5) CARACCI HANOVER has done well for Moreau and he is another that should threaten from close range here. (3) ALEXAS JACKPOT has taken 25 slices in his past 49 starts and is likely to grab a minor share again here.

Race 8

(1) CLASSIC PRO made an aggressive early move in the Metro final then was lurking late for a share. From the inside here he could get the jump on his main rivals and score a minor upset. (4) BEYOND DELIGHT has gotten very, very good in the past couple of weeks and his potent closing kick will be hard to withstand if he is in striking range turning home. (5) BLOOD LINE had a rough trip from a bad post vs. the top two. He merits consideration moving to the middle of the gate here. (8) SPORTS COLUMN gets the acid test here after handling lesser locally. He could better this prediction if he trips well.

Race 9

(5) HANNELORE HANOVER is having a phenomenal season and boasts a record 1:51 mile over this track. Facing males should not pose much of a problem for her. (6) NAHAR travels here from Sweden after facing some of the best over there recently. This $1.8 million earner should pose a formidable challenge. (2) J L CRUZE is one that will likely leave for good position then hang on late for a slice. (1) IL SOGNO DREAM is winless this year but he is another that can share off a following trip.

Race 10

(10) BETTING LINE shouldn't have any issue with the 10-hole here. Expect the win streak to reach 11. (1) LYONS SNYDER was a game winner last week despite missing a month. He could give the big chalk something to think about here. (8) AMERICAN PASSPORT tired late as a big chalk in the Empire Breeders Classic and was beaten as a big chalk. He can share here but likely won't threaten the choice. (5) MAGNUM J is a good one to use in exotic bets. He's honest and should get a better trip here.

Race 11

(4) CANDLELIGHT DINNER bounced back with a better effort last week but was no match for the top two. These are easier and she should be a major factor. (2) THATS THE TICKET reversed tactics last week and it backfired. Look for her to change back to a closing style here. (5) AWASH gets Zeron and a better post here; consider. (3) BLAMEITONTHENIGHT also moves inside and should be a factor for a minor award vs. these.

Race 12

(4) STATE TREASURER couldn't make any headway first up in the Pacing Derby, but this is assignment is easier, obviously. He should be one of the major players here along with (5) EVENIN OF PLEASURE, who also exits that race and is sure to be put into play early here. (1) AMERICAN VIRGIN looked good winning last week but likely takes a smaller share here in the top class as has been his custom so far. (8) ELLIS PARK always figures in this class but post will likely make him more of a fringe player here.

Race 13

(1) VEGAS ROCKS drops and moves inside. He should be put into this race early and gets a slight nod in a competitive finale. (2) AMERICAN ROCK is another that should benefit from post relief here. (3) PRINCE CLYDE won last time he raced at this level on August 6th; using. (6) ROCK N ROLL LEGACY has been racing well at lower classes and can take a share here. (5) SHIPPEN OUT will be passing horses late and is a good one to use in the minor slots.

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