09/22/2016 2:52PM

Mohawk: Saturday 9/24 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


20-CENT PICK 5: 1,4/1/3,4,6,8,10/4,5,6/1,3,6,8 = $24

EARLY PICK 4: 4,5,6/1,3,6,8/5,8,10/3 = $36

LATE PICK 4: 1,2,3/6/1,4/2,3,5,6,9 = $30

MEET STATS: 360 - 1081 / $1865.90  BEST BETS: 59 - 99 / $185.90

SPOT PLAYS: 21 - 99 / $131.00

Best Bet: ANIKADABRA (2nd)


Race 1

(1) NIRVANA SEELSTER will likely try to control things throughout in this short field and he stands a good chance of doing so. (4) ELLIS PARK faces mostly easier here and may try to grind the leader down first up; respect. (5) ROCKIN IN HEAVEN should get a spot near the front early here. If he can drop into the choice's pocket he will be dangerous. (6) AMERICAN VIRGIN will be looking for a live helmet and would benefit from a mid-race duel here.

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Race 2

(1) ANIKADABRA has been lights out in her past three starts and she looks like the most likely winner in several Grassroots finals tonight in which there are sure to be some upsets; top call and Pick 5 single. (4) STRITCH tried the choice first up last time and was easily repelled but she could offer some exacta value here as she can capitalize off a better trip. (5) DELCREST MAGICSTAR is getting hot at the right time but she still needs to find more speed to challenge the choice. (7) LATE SHIFT can close late for a share here.

Race 3

(10) GEORGIES POCKETS was super last week, taking a new life's mark despite missing 5 1/2 weeks. His price should be good again here starting from out there; top call. (8) MUSCLES FOR LIFE, Grand Circuit winner two back, easily beat many of these last week and he's the one to beat here. (4) WINDSUN MISSILE has really turned up his game in his two most recent starts and he will be coming late here again. (6) MASS BALANCE went a big trip from the 10-hole last week; he isn't out of this and he should offer a good price again here.

Race 4

(5) P L KARIS had a perfect tightener for this final last week now she moves to a much better post; slight nod. (4) P L KAHLUAA has been excellent racing in Grassroots company as has (6) DUDESALADY. Pace and trip will likely decide things here. (2) DAENERYS HANOVER can close up late for a small slice here.

Race 5

(1) MAGICAL VALENTINE was in no hurry to start her move last week and she paid the price late. Expect more aggression from this filly here. (3) SUNRISE AVENUE has had two first-up trips in a row and didn't miss by much. Zeron could work out a better trip this time and beat them all. (6) MAGICAL STEPH is always right in the picture racing in the Grassroots; using. (8) ANNELI HANOVER is another in with a serious chance in a competitive dash. Consider her for multi-race bets, too.

Race 6

(5) MANY A MAN should get a good stalking trip behind a few early speed types here and prevail late. (8) SANTINI showed a new dimension last week which makes him extra-tough; using. (10) HEAD TURNING JAG is another that could benefit from a hot early pace here if he can stay trotting. (1) THEMANOFMYDREAMS will try to control the front here but he is likely to get hounded early and often.

Race 7

(3) LADY SHADOW got a beautiful trip last week and capitalized late. She should be fresh and ready here for the Milton final. (4) SOLAR SISTER was rusty after missing three weeks but she did show some grit late in her mile. She could be much better returning in a week here. (6) FROST DAMAGE BLUES is lightly-raced this year and sharp; beware. (9) BEDROOMCONFESSIONS can work out a better trip this time and close late for a piece.

Race 8

(2) FOREVER LIZA gets a rare inside post to work with here which makes her the pick. (1) FREE SHOW took a new life's mark last week and she couldn't be sharper right now. Toss her on Pick 4 bets. (3) WINDSUN GLORY should be better here returning quicker. She isn't out of this. (5) BERNADETTE should be passing many of these late. Use her on the bottom exotic rungs.

Race 9

(6) ARSENIC has ratcheted up his late speed in his past two starts and he should be tough to beat here. (7) CONTINUAL HANOVER - winner of three straight Grassroots dashes - is the obvious danger. (10) ST LADS MOONWALK has shown he can overcome this post, but things get tougher in the final; smaller share predicted. (3) BIG PLACE can pass most of these in the second 1/2 and take a share.

Race 10

(1) DREAMFAIR B J raced tough first-up last week and he could offer a great price and get a better trip here. I'll stab with him. (4) TYMAL PEACEMAKER is obviously the one to beat and a must-use in the late Pick 4. (3) DARK SHADOW should get a good following trip near the front again and take a share. (2) BET ON BRETT has shown he likes Grassroots company and he is another that should be in the picture here.

Race 11

(3) HIDDEN POTENTIAL has been live for all three starts here and hasn't been able to work out a winning trip; maybe tonight at a price? (2) NOCTURNAL BLUECHIP was passing horses in an accelerating back 1/2 last week. He can go forward off that good effort here. (5) VEGAS ROCKS provided perfect cover for the winner last week. He is sharp but needs a better trip, which he could get here. (6) PRINT MEDIA has been facing some tough sophomores. Give him a look at a price here. (9) UFDRAGONS ROCKET is a consistent earner that could better this prediction.

[HOOSIER: Great stakes action at Hoosier Park on Saturday. Check out Matt Rose's video analysis!]