05/28/2014 10:14AM

Mohawk: Thursday 5/29 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: DANA DEAREST (10th)

Spot Play: NO SERIOUS MATTER (4th)


Race 1

(3) K D BELLA has been knocking on the door in recent weeks, draws inside and is overdue for her first career win. (10) QUADROPHENIA is a perfect one-for-one this season and can't be overlooked in the debut for Menary. (2) KEEP THE CASH comes out of the McIntosh barn, qualified well and is capable of dropping more time.

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Race 2

(4) DREAMINGOFWICHITA failed to get the job done last week as the favorite, but I'm going to try her again and hope for a price. (2) SEAWIND GINGER continues to be effective in this class, draws well once again and enjoys being put in the race. (5) MARY MICHELLE posted a good qualifying time and wouldn't have to improve much more to be competitive in here.

Race 3

(3) MIDAS TOUCH qualified strong and comes from a top trotting barn in Maxwell. (5) TOTALLY RIPPED hasn't missed the board in two lifetime starts and has been closing very strongly. Post relief should be helpful in here. (8) COCONUT CREAM qualified well for Mayotte and likely will offer a price. He's a good option for the triactor.

Race 4

(4) NO SERIOUS MATTER draws well and went a speedy mile last week. A repeat effort makes her a top candidate. (3) RURAL ART showed the speed last season and qualified well. He looks like he's ready to drop more time with an inside trip. (7) MACHS BOY gets the services of MacDonell, which is a plus. This youngster shows the speed and is a concern if he's not too far back.

Race 5

(7) RAMZAN has only missed the board once this season from seven starts and comes out of the Moreau barn. (10) FRIEND OR FOE will have to overcome post 10, but he's on his game and racing at his best. (5) STRIKER ACE went a tough trip in his latest, but has been a main threat in prior outings. He has the speed and enjoys racing on the front.

Race 6

(7) BUTTON FLY has been racing at his best in recent weeks, is fresh off a win and remains at this level. (2) MONTEZUMA BLUECHP draws inside and has missed as the favorite in each of his last two. He's due for a big effort. (4) BUGGER MAX has terrific closing speed when put into position. He'll likely offer a reasonable price despite no wins this season.

Race 7

(3) BET YA was a convincing winner last start and has yet to miss the board this season. (5) VILLAGE JESSICA hasn't been worse than second in each of her last three and went a speedy mile in her latest. (10) SHADOWS WONDER will have to overcome post 10, but she comes out of the Moore barn and went a speedy mile last week for this class.

Race 8

(6) SAM went a terrific effort last week with a solid final quarter. She continues to improve with each start and is the likely favorite. (4) WINDSONG KHLOE got a great trip last week en route to a third place finish. She draws well once again and is a likeable candidate. (3) PALM BEACH HANOVER comes out of the Menary barn, qualified strong and showed the speed last season as a rookie.

Race 9

If (8) THE MUSCLER is on his game, he's a top threat in here. He hasn't raced since May 5, which is a concern, but has excellent gate speed and comes from a top trotting barn. (7) WHICHAMACALLIT comes out of the Blais barn. He failed last week as the favorite, but is worth a look once again. (3) SO NOT COOL went a speedy mile last week over a sloppy track en route to victory and comes from team Baillargeon.

Race 10

(8) DANA DEAREST is a perfect two-for-two this season and the likely favorite in here. (5) LEGAL PROCESS comes out of the McNair barn, posted a solid first start back and can only improve off that effort. (3) KISS ME OR NOT draws inside and has hit the board in three of her last four starts at high odds.

Race 11

(1) DOCS HOSS gets the rail to work with and has won two of his last three starts at this level. (8) LUIGI comes from a high percentage barn, has been racing well and won on this circuit in this class three back. (7) DOING SOME DAMAGE has an excellent record this season, moves into the Maclean barn and enjoys racing off a helmet.

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