07/09/2014 10:26AM

Mohawk: Thursday 7/10 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: WILDCAT MAGIC (4th)

Spot Play: DESIGNER GENES (10th)


Race 1

(3) FAITHFUL FRIEND qualified very strong on June 21 with a solid final quarter and draws inside in this field. (1) LADY MY LUCK qualified well in her latest with a strong final quarter and is blessed with the rail to begin her career. Don't be surprised to see her drop multiple seconds off her best time. (4) WISHES FOR YOU was a $7K purchase and so far has looked to be worth every penny.

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Race 2

(5) SHES A PANSATION recently entered the Jeff Gillis barn and has posted a trio of qualifiers to prepare for her career debut. (1) YELLOW MUSTANG is fresh off a convincingly open-length qualifier and is blessed with post one start to begin her career. (8) STONEBRIDGE QUEST has shown much improvement in her two qualifying efforts, comes from good connections and was impressive in her recent outing as the track was listed as 'Good' on that occasion with a two-second variant.

Race 3

(5) NORTHERN SECRET is winless from eight starts this season, but has been racing very well as of late. (10) CAVIART GRIFFIN has had my full attention for the past three weeks as I've put him on top. I can't do it for a fourth straight week from another outside post, but I'll include him in the exactor. (2) CUDA SIXTY SIX was a winner in his most recent start for trainer Murray Brethour after receiving a terrific two-hole trip.

Race 4

(3) WILDCAT MAGIC comes out of the Town Pro Series and into a more suitable field for her liking. (4) SAM also drops out of the Town Pro Series after finishing second and fourth in both preliminary legs. (2) EXHILARATED will offer a low price again in this field and has been racing very well in her last three starts.

Race 5

(7) AMAZING CONTROL is a half-sister to OSS graduate Winbak Warrior ($153K) and comes from the Jack Darling stable. This filly by Shadow Play posted a pair of convincing qualifiers. (5) SOUTHWIND LUNA has posted one qualifier, but in a speedy time of 1:58 with a :27 2/5 final quarter to finish second. (3) MS DIAMOND STATE draws inside for her career debut after a pair of qualifying efforts.

Race 6

(2) DOWEYPUFFANDHOW comes from the John Bax barn and has been knocking on the door in each of her last two starts. (1) BRANDON IRON has a history of making breaks, but when he's on his game, he's proven to be very competitive in this class. (7) FORCE FLEX competed in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots in his latest and now returns to the bottom class where he should find a group more to his liking.

Race 7

(6) DOUBLE JOY competed in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots in his latest and now returns to the bottom class where he should find this group to his liking. (8) SEAWIND GINGER hasn't been worse than second in each of her last three starts and has terrific gate speed. She's fresh off a win and has been rounding into form compared to her efforts earlier in the season. (9) P L HULA was a convincing winner in her latest from a post eight start at Georgian Downs.

Race 8

(8) SOUTHWIND PARIS commanded $62K as she's the first foal from A And Gs Princess, who banked over $287K while competing on the Grand Circuit. (5) LADY JEN disappointed the public last week as she failed to win as the favorite in her first start of her career. (9) GOLDIES BAD GIRL is a perfect one-for-one to start her career and she did so in convincing fashion at Hiawatha Horse Park in 1:57 4/5 by over five lengths.

Race 9

(2) SHES DIGNIFIED is a homebred daughter of Your Nemesis that posted an impressive score in her lone qualifying effort. (7) SASSAFRAS GIRL was an impressive winner last week in her first start of her career. (8) JINGLEWRITER comes out of the Hudon barn, which is excellent with young horses. This filly by Sportswriter closed well last week in her first career start to finish third at Georgian Downs.

Race 10

(2) DESIGNER GENES finally draws inside and driver Chris Christoforou will likely use that to his advantage. This trotting daughter of Cantab Hall has been a main threat in this class for the past several weeks. (3) HOLY MOLIE MAGGIE is a logical candidate for the exactor and triactor. (4) PROTEGE SEELSTER is a classy veteran that draws well and comes from the Corey Johnson barn. He's hit the board in two of his last three starts and when he didn't, he made a miscue.

Race 11

(3) BUDDY HOPE entered the Victor Puddy barn last week and resulted in a third-place finish for driver Jody Jamieson. The son of Western Ideal received an inside trip and fired home well with a :27 4/5 final quarter. (8) LITTLE QUICK has been knocking on the door in each of his last five starts and once again poses as a threat to his nine rivals. (4) LOST IN PANSLATION has been a main threat in this class for many weeks. He was a winner two back, by a neck, and finished fourth last week by a length.

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