06/25/2014 9:29AM

Mohawk: Thursday 6/26 Analysis


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Spot Play: DREAM ROCKER (3rd)


Race 1

(6) MASSIVE POCKETS has trotted a pair of sub-1:56 miles in each of his last two starts, which makes him a top threat for this Grassroots division. (5) JACK LITTEN moved into the McNair barn following his April 21 start at Pompano Park in Florida and has responded nicely with a pair of third-place finishes in two starts. (10) HOPE FOR JUSTICE tried his luck out in the Gold Series on May 30 at Western Fair, but made a miscue twice in the mile.

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Race 2

(3) FLOAT ON BY has been spoken highly off all winter by her trainer and co-owner Dave Menary. She was a $32K yearling purchase from the Lexington Selected Yearling sale and certainly will get a lot of attention in her career debut. (8) SPORTS CHIC is also hard not to like based on her 1:54 4/5 winning qualifier. Trainer Macintosh elected to qualify this youngster twice and she continues to improve with each trip behind the gate. (5) I WONDER WHY captured her qualifying effort in 1:59 while doing so on the front-end. She draws in the middle of the gate and comes from Hall of Famer McIntosh.

Race 3

(7) DREAM ROCKER was assigned an outside post last week and closed very well to finish fifth. He trotted home in :28 while being individually timed in 1:56 4/5. (3) MAGIC IS COOL went to the back in his first start of the season from post 10 and used a :27 4/5 final quarter. Last week, in his second start, he drew inside and make the most of it with a second-place finish in 1:56 1/5 at 50-1. (1) R CHOOCHOO CHARLIE made a miscue last start and will look for a turnaround effort with a post one start.

Race 4

(7) DESIGNER GENES was assigned post 10 last start and wasn't a factor. Driver Christoforou gave her an inside trip and used the rail to their advantage. She had plenty of trot late in the mile while running out of real estate. (8) ZORGWIJK JOCK was the winner last week in this class and will look to double up. (6) PROTEGE SEELSTER enjoyed a mini vacation and qualified back on May 17 & May 19. He raced in a pair of condition events before trainer Johnson elected to race him in a claiming event last week.

Race 5

(10) CAVIART GRIFFIN made up all kinds of ground in his latest from a post 10 start. He was parked the mile and closed from ninth-to-second with a :27 3/5 final quarter. (8) WARRAWEE PREFERRED comes out of the Henriksen barn and showed a better effort in his latest. (11) DOWEBETUMNHOWE was the heavy favourite in his latest at Georgian Downs and he didn't disappoint with a 1:59 winning effort by over five lengths.

Race 6

(5) EXHILARATED put forth her best effort of the season last start with a second-place finish at the Grassroots level. (4) MEA LILLEY MARK is hard not to consider in the top two after finishing second in each of her last two starts. She has been assigned outside post positions in each of her last four starts and finally draws a favourable post. (7) RIVETING dropped down in class last week and was a game second for trainer Adams after a first-over grind.

Race 7

(3) RAMAS LAST SON scored the minor upset in his latest start in this Grassroots level. He starts from a good post once again and certainly appreciated the post relief in his latest. (4) KREMLIN was won two straight and has been very impressive. (8) WINDSUN REVENGE has a credible record this season and will debut on lasix for trainer Durham.

Race 8

(6) RED SOLO CUP was an impressive winner last start while being parked past the half en route to a 1:56 lifetime best. (1) LUCKY MASS received a terrific trip last start from MacDonald to earn a new lifetime best. (4) MASSIVE MUSCLES made his sophomore debut at Western Fair in the Gold Series, but unfortunately made a break in stride.

Race 9

(3) PASSED DAT POINT was an impressive winner in his latest at Georgian Downs when he scored an open length win in 1:57 4/5. (8) IMPRESSIVE CHIEF has one victory from three starts this season and ships in from the US. (9) SNOWSON is fresh off a win at Grand River in gate-to-wire fashion. He'll have to overcome post nine in here, but has displayed his versatility and gets Henry in the bike once again.

Race 10

(5) SHELLYSSILVERMOON was charted being 23 lengths off the leader at the opening quarter in her latest effort and closed to finish second, beaten a length for the win from a post 10 start. (2) STONEBRIDGE SUPERB draws inside and also closed very well in her latest for trainer Sims. She has a good record this season and is back on a seven-day rotation. (9) BIG THREAT has been finishing off her miles very well in her last two starts.

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