06/11/2014 9:50AM

Mohawk: Thursday 6/12 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool




Race 1

(10) CAVIART GRIFFIN will make his first start of the season following a terrific qualifying effort over a 'good' track on June 3. This son of Muscle Mass certainly has the speed and comes out of the Jones barn. (7) COCONUT CREAM made his career debut last week for Mayotte and faired out well. He got away near the back from an outside post and closed very strongly making up ground down the stretch. (4) AVION HANOVER rebounded well in his latest qualifier following a break in stride on May 29 in his career debut.

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Race 2

(4) SHARP LEAP HANOVER draws much better this week and can only be better in his second start of the season. (2) OFFICAL CHEROKEE went gate-to-wire last week in his first start of the season for trainer Steacy. (9) ABREATHOFRESHART qualified well for Mayotte on June 6 in a good time and final quarter. He sat in the pocket for most of the mile and closed well. He's versatile and is a good option for the triactor

Race 3

(5) KICKOFF HANOVER has a terrific record this season and performed very well in the debut for Keeling last start. (2) HOPE FOR JUSTICE put his game face on two starts back with a nice performance. (1) WONDERLAND SNOW comes out of the Parsons' barn, which has been excellent this season.

Race 4

(9) GOLDIES MACH debuted for trainer Menary last week and finished second at this class. (4) VAL DI NOTO got a terrific trip by Mayotte and closed very well. (5) LADY HOT SHOT continues to improve with each start this season and paced a :27 3/5 final quarter last week.

Race 5

(1) FRIEND OR FOE has been racing at his best this season, gets the rail and remains at the same level he won at last week. (6) RAMZAM comes out of the Moreau barn and has missed the board once from eight starts this season. (9) DOUBLE DOWN GASS posted a strong qualifier on May 29 and went overlooked by the betting public in his season debut.

Race 6

(1) DANIKA PATRIX hasn't missed the board in all five starts this season and is due for her first career win. (8) WINDSONG KHLOE comes out of the Jamieson barn and raced very well last week after receiving a terrific trip from Davis, Jr. (7) GRACEFUL MELODY was a beaten favorite last week at this level for trainer Moore.

Race 7

(2) ARTISTIC MADISON is my upset play of the night and I'm hoping for a price. She found the winner's circle in her career debut on May 26 at 6-1 and has upset potential. (1) PALM BEACH HANOVER will get a lot of attention in here following her impressive win last week for Jamieson & Menary. (4) CAN ART draws inside once again and will look to improve her final quarter speed that she was lacking last week.

Race 8

(9) CHIVAREE HANOVER banked $100K last season and could be in store for a terrific sophomore season. (1) TYRONE HAJI posted the minor upset in his latest at Western Fair for Hall of Fame conditioner McIntosh. This son of Kadabra trotted a solid mile over that half-mile track oval and that sets him up very well in here. (6) POCKET TRIP has won two straight and three of his last four.

Race 9

(2) BADLYINCLINED put forth a terrific effort last week to finish second in the SBOA final. (5) MY SECRET BELLE faced much older mares last week and paced her fastest mile of her career. She received an inside trip from trainer/driver Hudon and kicked home strong to be timed in 1:51 4/5. (1) SKIPPIN BY hasn't been worse than second in each of her three starts this season.

Race 10

(7) BET YA has won two of her last three, including last week in this class. (6) SAM closed very well to finish second, by a head, to BET YA last week in a speedy time. (4) HIGH FLYIN SARA put forth a terrific effort last week in the debut of trainer McNair. That was a big turnaround effort from her two previous starts at Yonkers Raceway.

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