05/24/2016 3:52PM

Mohawk: Thursday 5/26 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


PICK 5: 3,8/4,8,9,10/3,4,10/2,5,8/2,9 = $28.80

EARLY PICK 4: 3,4,10/1,2,6,7,9/1,6,7/1 = $45

LATE PICK 4: 1,2,4,8/7/1,4,5,8/6 = $16

MEET STATS: 97 - 292 / $561.20  BEST BETS: 17 - 28 / $63.10

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 28 / $32.80


Spot Play: XELENE BAYAMA (4th)

Race 1

(8) NORTHERN LAUREN took plenty of action for her debut but made her move at the wrong time when the pace was accelerating. She can beat these if handled more aggressively here. (3) SQUARE DANCER is another that tried to close into a quickening pace in her debut that should improve off that initial effort. (2) BAD LIGHTNING had a sharp qualifier and should get an aggressive drive from leading teamster Henry here. (10) LUCKY PLAYER raced well first up last time and is in with a shot but needs to work out a trip from out there.

Race 2

(10) ABSOLUT SEELSTER has raced well for Filion and gets a slight nod here in a wide-open dash. (9) RUSTY HEFNER continues to be in the mix most races and should be competitive vs. this group. (8) ARCHERY has the speed to contend if he can stay flat this time. (4) MISSEDBYADAY can improve and hit the ticket at a price with the move to an inside post here.

Race 3

(4) THE LAND SHARK adds Lasix and trotting hopples here and should improve with those changes. (3) DEWY DON'T CHEAT had a decent season's debut and will likely take lots of action again and be put into the race earlier here by Zeron. (10) DIA MONDE was an impressive winner of his sophomore debut and will be tough again if he can clear early here. (6) UNICUM BI is another that should be a threat from up close here in a race that has a few possibilities.

Race 4

(2) XELENE BAYAMA ships in and goes for Laroque which is an angle that has produced a few winners in the past; top call. (8) DANISH N COFFEE raced well in the Princess series and is an obvious contender but is likely to be overbet and is worth taking a shot to beat here. (5) FROG POND PRINCESS improved noticeably in her most recent qualifier now adds Lasix and should be contentious late. (6) DOCS SAUSALITO showed some late zip last week and can make the ticket here with a late burst.

Race 5

(2) NICHOLAS RYAN was hung first-over vs. a very strong repeat winner. This gelding could get a much better trip here and pop at a price. (9) ST LADS MOONWALK was closing belatedly in the same race and merits respect here with his good form but post 9 isn't best for him. (7) INSPIRATION VIEW improved slightly last time and could wake up with a much better effort here. (1) LIGHT FOOT RD was claimed twice straight off good efforts and isn't out of this despite the move from claimers to a conditioned race.

Race 6

(1) JUSTCALLMERONALD goes for trainer/driver Macdonald here for the first time after breaking in an amateur race and is worth a stab here starting from the inside. (6) GIRL DRAMA was claimed back by Henriksen who had success with her in the past; using. (7) R CHOOCHOO CHARLIE qualified well for his return to the WEG circuit and is another to consider for Pick 4 tickets. (8) WINGS OF BALLYKEEL has been on fire out of town and driver McClure suits her well. She can contend here.

Race 7

(1) CS EYE was bought by trainer Weller for himself now ships in which is a potent angle; top call. (5) ER QUINN has been a hot item at the claim box recently and should be tough in here. (4) MYSTIC DEUCE tripped out to win last week but isn't out of this. (2) NEW YORK NIGHTMARE can follow along from this post and grab a smaller share.

Race 8

(2) MISSION MAN made two moves to win last time and should be tough in here right back. (4) ZAGSTER's first up journey was just too long last time and she should be put into the race earlier here; using. (10) MUSCLE AVE went too fast to the 3/4 last time and could rebound here with a better trip. (1) MIDNIGHT TOKER can improve off his decent season debut and take a bigger share here.

Race 9

(7) BRING ME DIAMONDS shoots for four straight here and looks best of this bunch off her impressive win on May 13. (3) PARKLANE GLAMOROUS couldn't hold off the pocket sitter late last time in an improved performance but she should contend here. (10) ITSALLABOUTTHEBASS is one of the best fillies in here but may find herself too far back early here. (1) BAHAMA ISLAND ships on with some okay form and can make the ticket starting from the inside.

Race 10

(5) TEDDYS SUPER TOY flew home in 53 3/5 to win his local debut now gets a better post and returns to a 7-day cycle; call to repeat. (4) XPERT BAYAMA looks ready based on his 26 kicker in the May 20 qualifier; using. (1) DERECHO also looks sharp and ready for his 2016 debut and can't be dismissed completely. (8) MAJOR HILL was nailed right on the line by the choice and is likely to be put into the race earlier here.

Race 11

(6) LINWOOD BEACHGIRL has been very sharp in both her wins to kick off the season and is likely to make it three straight here facing similar. (5) BLISS AND LUCK makes her second start after missing time due to lameness and could improve sharply here starting from a better post. (3) TEMPUS SEELSTER couldn't close into a quickening pace last time but can take a share if handled more aggressively early here. (1) HOPE AND FAITH should get pushed early for position here and stick around for a slice. (4) MAXIM SEELSTER is another that can go better from an improved post here.

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