04/12/2016 2:36PM

Mohawk: Thursday 4/14 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

20-CENT PICK 5: 1,3,4/4,5/3/1,2,5,6,8/2,3,8 = $18

EARLY PICK 4: 1,6,8/2,3,8/1,9,10/3,6 = $54

LATE PICK 4: 3,6/3/1,5,8/2,4 = $12

MEET STATS: 14 - 40 / $81.40  BEST BETS: 3 - 4 / $24.90

SPOT PLAYS: 0 - 4 / $0.00

Best Bet: WINDSONG MAGIC (8th)

Spot Play: MARKATHY (10th)

Race 1

(1) HILLS ANGEL hinted at some promise last year and qualified okay for her sophomore debut for noted trotting trainer Bax; slight nod in the opener. (4) ROADMAPPER broke right on the wire last time, which was costly. Zeron sticks with her and she should be right there vs. these if flat. (3) DOTTIE looks ready based on her lone qualifier; using.

Race 2

(5) SHOREVIEW brings a sharp qualifier to the track for her 2016 debut and faces a weak group; top call. (4) THINK AGAIN has been facing much better and should be prominent here. (6) CHALK PLAYER was 2nd behind the choice in the qualifier and can also be a factor off the shelf here.

Race 3

(3) FLOWERS AND SONGS ships in sporting an impressive resume and looks much the best here. (1) WANAKA was a strong winner in her first start over Mohawk and appears to be the only legitimate threat to the choice. (5) SHES ALL MAGIC is a possibility to show dramatic improvement as many young progeny of Kadabra sometimes do.

Race 4

(8) JENS CREDIT raced well in her first start for new connections and should be prominent here. (6) STONEBRIDGE MEDUSA finished right with the choice and gets back to a 7-day rotation now; using. (1) ROCKNROLL VISION comes out of the same race and wasn't far behind the top two. She is another to consider for multi-race bets.

Race 5

(3) TOUGH AFFAIR qualified faster than most of these racing at night in pari-mutuel action; top call. (8) LISBERG also qualified well and has good gate speed which should make her a player here. (2) BEE IN CHARGE seems to have his gait issued figured out based on the last two qualifiers; using.

Race 6

(9) WARAWEE PROTON goes for Moreau off the claim here, which has been an angle that clicks at the rate of 38% so far this year. (10) PRETTY BOY raced okay over Mohawk last week and now drops in class. He's the main threat. (1) JUSTCALLMERONALD will pocket up early and trip out one of these times; maybe tonight?

Race 7

(6) GOTTI gets class relief here and is sure to be sent by Henry, who has been at his aggressive best so far at this meet. (3) SPORTY MERCEDES also drops out of the same stakes series and could get a great trip following the choice here. (1) HOME JAMES took lots of early action last week and raced okay. He could improve here.

Race 8

(3) WINDSONG MAGIC went a big trip to win last week, gobbling up ground quickly late in the mile. She should leave much better here from an inside post and double up. (8) ONATOPP qualified very well and could be faster than she was last season. (2) MIAMI MAGIC was lucky to hold on last week when a rival broke late. She will need to be faster here to beat the choice.

Race 9

(1) LUCKY COCKTAIL was a dead-game winner last week here then went to Flamboro three days later and won for fun on a snow-covered track. She is tough to beat in this class right now. (8) CAUGHT ME SPEEDING went a big first-up trip against the choice and isn't out of this, but needs a slightly better trip. (5) MICHELLES DEUCE was third in the same mile in a much-improved effort and should share again here.

Race 10

(2) MARKATHY drops from a claiming handicap into a conditioned claimer and may just take these right down the road. (4) CANADIAN WRITER went a long trip last time and paid the price. He should go better here. (6) HP BLACK SHADOW rarely wins but almost always hits the ticket. (1) LIGHT FOOT RD will be passing horses late and can take a share. (8) BEIBER HANOVER goes for Auciello off the claim and could better this placing.

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