10/02/2013 10:34AM

Mohawk: Thursday 10/3 Analysis


Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MARGIE (3rd)

Spot Play: POLK DOT HANOVER (6th)

Race 1

(9) DONTCHEATONMENOW has gate speed and drops in class. He comes from good connections and likely won't offer a price. (6) ENTRANCED made a miscue last start and still trotted home in :26 4/5. He draws in the middle of the gate and enjoys racing off a helmet. (1) RAMAS LAST SON draws inside and finished a strong second last week. He Trotted home strong and has been much better in his last two.

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Race 2

(1) GREYSTONE MOE gets the rail and has won three of six starts this season. He moves onto this circuit, but is capable of dropping multiple seconds. (4) ALEXIS STYLE hasn't won in 20 career starts, but raced very well last week. He closed strongly and this is not a deep field for this class. (6) CANBEC KINGKAZIMIR is very versatile and should offer a price. He has the speed, but will need the correct trip.

Race 3

(7) MARGIE did all the work last start before finishing second, by a nose. She faces an easier group, enjoys leaving the gate and has a good record this season. (5) R CHOOCHOO CHARLIE hasn't been worse than second in four of his last five starts. He's very versatile and a good option in here. (6) BELGRAVIA also faces an easier group this week and should put forth a better effort. He raced in the Champlain Stakes two starts ago and is a top candidate in here.

Race 4

(1) TIPITINA draws the rail and has been knocking on the door in her last few starts. She has gate speed and should benefit from an inside trip. (4) SENTIMENTAL LADY has hit the board in four of her last five starts. She draws inside and certainly has the speed for this class. (9) STONEBRIDGE MYSTIC raced very well last start. She was put on the front, got covered up and finished up well. Maybe the same tactics will be tried again.

Race 5

(3) I LIKE MY KADDY won at this level last start and draws well. He closed very well en route to a new lifetime best and should be better placed this week. (6) TYMAL VIVA closed well last start with a :28 final frame. She trotted a good mile and with a closer trip, she's capable and may offer a price. (2) MUSCLE ON BROADWAY draws well and has been racing competitively in this class. He has the speed, but will need a trip.

Race 6

(9) POLK DOT HANOVER comes out of Menary's barn and is due for her first career win. She'll have to overcome post nine, but has early speed and likely will offer a low price. (1) SAM gets the rail and raced very well last start at a high price. She closed well and continues to improve. (8) SOMEBAYSOMEWHERE comes out of the Auciello barn, which has been terrific in recent weeks. She'll likely be your first leader and should offer a high price.

Race 7

(5) HES A SENSATION is very lightly raced, but shows all kinds of potential. He draws much better compared to last week and should benefit from a close off-the-pace trip. (3) FEEL THE BLUES comes out of O'Sullivan's barn and has won his last two. He also draws well and likely will attract a low price. (4) ADVERSARY SEELSTER has hit the board in two of his last three starts. He's versatile and is classified accordingly.

Race 8

(8) CHARDONAY SEELSTER was put in a claimer last week and raced well to finish third. She draws outside once again and remains a top candidate for trainer Wallace. (1) AMERICAN GRACE draws inside and has hit the board in three of her last four starts. She also comes out of McMaster's barn, which has been terrific in 2013. (9) NORVENA HANOVER will have to overcome post nine, but she has hit the board in each of her last three starts. She's at the same level and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 9

(6) OZZY OZZY faces a much easier group compared to his last start. He's versatile and was recently timed in 1:54 4/5. (1) MYSTICAL MELODY gets the rail and comes out of Alagna's barn. She's versatile and raced very well in her career debut in Lexington. (4) MASSMANIAN DEVIL continues to improve and will need a trip in this class. She draws well and closed well last start.

Race 10

(9) LADY JAKE won at a higher class last week in gate-to-wire fashion. She has the speed, comes out of the Gillis barn and is certainly capable of the repeat. (1) SOMEISLANDSOMEWHERE draws inside and comes out of Coleman's barn. She has hit the board in two of three career starts and likely will offer a low price. (7) SKIPPIN BY comes out of Boyd's barn and has a good overall record this season. She raced well on this circuit last start and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 11

(2) WITCH DALI gets a major class drop as she comes out of the Gold and into this maiden event. She comes out of Alagna's barn and certainly has the speed. (7) SHADY B SKIPALONG is due for a much improved effort. She tends to get away too far back and pace home strong. Hopefully she's closer to the front this week. (4) EXHILARATED had an outside post last week and draws much better in here. She'll need an inside trip and should provide a high price to spice up the triactor.

Race 12

(2) WILDCAT ART draws inside, returns to the Newman barn and is put back in the same class. He's been very consistent this season with eight wins to his credit. (3) FRESH HERB draws inside and raced well last week to finish third. He's hit the board in four of his last five starts and has a terrific overall record this season. (6) R LIL KING also has hit the board in four of his last five starts and comes out of Boyd's barn. He draws well and is very versatile.


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