09/12/2014 12:37AM

Mohawk: Saturday 9/13 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MISSION BRIEF (3rd)

Spot Play: DONAU (13th)


Race 1

(4) FOOLISH MIND draws well, drops in class and Gangell’s barn has been very good this season. (3) ST LADS PEEPER also gets class relief and has all kinds of speed to offer. She has a good record this season along with back class. (2) SEASIDE RORY draws inside, comes out of the Gillis barn and has hit the board in each of her last three starts.

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Race 2

(9) REAL ROCKER will get top billing once again in this class. He was a beaten favorite last week, but has the speed to overcome the outside and gets Zeron. (7) DRAIN DADDY was a decent third in this class last week. (3) ROETHBLISSBERGER draws inside and was a game second last week in this class in a good overall time. Jamieson is back aboard and should offer a price.

Race 3

(5) MISSION BRIEF is clearly the filly to beat in this group. She romped in her elim and comes from top connections. (1) STUBBORN BELLE was a game second last week, gets the rail and comes from the Bax barn. (2) DANIELLE HALL hasn’t missed the board yet this season from seven starts, draws well and comes from the Jamieson barn.

Race 4

(3) KG DRAGONATOR makes his return following some time away from the track. He qualified sharply in his latest and appears ready for trainer Umphrey. (2) COBBLE BEACH draws inside, shows sub-1:50 speed and comes from the Brealey barn. (5) SPECKLED DOOR comes from the McNair barn and went a big trip in his latest.

Race 5

(6) HABITAT is reunited with Gingras and may offer a fair price in this rich final. (3) UNCLE LASSE comes from the Takter barn, gets Pierce and offers terrific gate speed. (8) SOUTHWIND STRYKER is a price option for the triactor. He was charging hard last week, comes from good connections and is due for a big effort.

Race 6

(2) DROP THE BALL re-enters the O’Sullivan barn, has a patented late kick and may offer a price. (4) CAMILLE has all kinds of back class to offer and draws well. (6) KRISPY APPLE is fresh off an open length score, gets Tetrick and will offer a short price.

Race 7

(7 SHAKE IT CERRY has won eight of 10 this season, comes from the Takter barn and likely will have her gate speed utilized. (11) DESIGN TO BE will begin from the trailing post 11, but has a terrific record this season. She’ll offer a short price. (9) HEAVENS DOOR has been racing very strong as of late with good overall times and final quarter speed. She’s versatile and comes from top connections.

Race 8

(4) ONTARIO SUCCESS made a miscue last week, but is very capable of rebounding with his quick speed along with Zeron aboard. (2) APPRENTICE HANOVER is very likeable in here, with his overall record this season and facing lesser. (9) COUGAR HALL debuts after a layoff and should offer a price.

Race 9

(6) FATHER PATRICK has returned to top form and is the top Grand Circuit sophomore trotting colt this season. (5) TRIXTON is the richest trotting sophomore this season and romped in his latest here at Mohawk. (2) HARPER BLUE CHIP is the local horse with an excellent record, top connections, and gets a solid post to work with.

Race 10

(7) ANNDROVETTE has won each of her last two starts, is reunited with Tetrick and is a three-time O’Brien Award winner. (8) ROCKLAMATION has been very consistent in each of her last four starts, comes from the Burke barn and gets Gingras. (5) YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT draws in the middle of the gate and has been much better in her last two.

Race 11

(6) THINKING OUT LOUD comes out of the Grand Circuit and likely will be the favorite in here. (8) DUVOTO HANOVER has won this contest in each of his last two starts and is in top form. (9) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE comes out of the Derby for trainer Johnson; needs to overcome post nine.

Race 12

(1) ITS NO SECRET draws the rail, drops in class and comes from the Robinson barn. She enjoys racing off a helmet and gets Jamieson in the bike. (10) REBEKA BAYAMA has all kinds of back class and raced terrific last week to win. (3) RUBIS PRESCOTT has the speed and closed very strong last week. She comes from the Nixon barn and shows 1:50 speed two back.

Race 13

(3) DONAU finally draws inside, shows the speed and is due for a big effort. He’s worth a look if the price is right. (8) SING FOR ME GEORGE comes from the O’Sullivan barn, gets McNair in the bike and has all kinds of back class to offer for this level. (7) NICKLE BAG draws inside, comes from the Robinson barn and has a patented late kick.

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