08/12/2014 3:22PM

Mohawk: Thursday 8/14 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: HARPER BLUE CHIP (2nd)

Spot Play: EAGLE MOLLY (1st)


Race 1

(10) EAGLE MOLLY raced very well in her latest against tougher foes. She'll need to overcome post 10, but has the credentials and top connections in her corner. (4) LINDYSBATHINBEAUTY draws inside, was an open length winner from two back and comes from the Antonacci stable. (5) ARTISTIC FUSION gets post relief, has the speed and gets Condren in the bike. Expect a price on her as she's capable of a rebound effort.

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Race 2

(3) HARPER BLUE CHIP is the horse to beat based on his record this season and recent third-place effort in the Hambletonian. (8) OLE JACK MAGIC has a good record this season, races against his own kind in here and shows 1:54 speed. (6) MOONLIGHT ESPOIR comes from the Beaver barn, is versatile and shows the speed. He may offer a price and is a threat for the triactor.

Race 3

(1) MR LINDY posted a pair of strong qualifying efforts at Vernon Downs and appears to be ready for his first career start. (2) CAVIART GRIFFIN finally draws a favorable post and likely will make the most of it. (9) P L HOUDINI trotted home in :27 4/5 last week to finish fourth and continues to improve. He'll offer a low price in here this week.

Race 4

(3) SHES DANGEROUS has been a threat in this class for many weeks, comes from the Alagna barn and won at this level two back. (6) HAUTE COUTURE has a good record this season, enjoys racing from off a helmet and drops in class. (10) SAM will need to overcome post 10, but has the speed and should offer a price. She comes from the Dean barn and was a game second two starts back in this class.

Race 5

(7) JETPEDIA won the opening round last week impressively and appears to be the horse to beat. (4) SOUTHWIND STRYKER comes from the Maxwell barn and qualified very strongly in his lone effort. (3) HOMEN DRY also comes from the Maxwell barn, hasn't missed the board in two starts this season and is a good option for the triactor.

Race 6

(7) P L HERCULES has won two straight, including a 1:54 3/5 effort in his most recent. He's in top form right now and will get a lot of attention. (6) BRITISH STEEL comes from the Svanstedt barn, gets Jamieson in the bike and continues to improve. (2) ENTRANCED draws inside and raced well in the Canadian Breeders two back. He's been much better in his last three.

Race 7

(4) VITAL SIGN has won two of his last three, including a lifetime best last week in this class. (8) WORLD PEACE did all the work last week in this class before settling for second as the favorite. He poses as a top threat again this week. (5) WOGGY ROCKS qualified well for trainer Herlihy and has terrific gate speed. He may offer a price.

Race 8

(9) RUDY RUDCO closed well last week to finish second and has three wins from six starts this season. (2) PAGE IN TIME draws inside and has missed the board once from six starts this season. (1) MARIO BI gets the rail, comes from the Henriksen barn and adds Lasix to his program. He hasn't been at his best in recent outings and is due for a turnaround effort.

Race 9

(2) MIGRATE BLUE CHIP comes out of the Dream Maker Series and into this easier field. His individual time of 1:53 1/5 makes him a top threat. (4) MITT JAGGER won his lone qualifier by open lengths in 1:56 4/5. He has top breeding and connections in his favor. (7) ROCKIN IN HEAVEN has won two straight, comes from the Moore barn and has missed the board once from five starts this season.

Race 10

(6) MUSCLE MATTERS adds Lasix to his program and has finished second in each of his three starts this season. He's due for a win! (3) SEE THE WIND draws inside, comes from the Beaver barn and is a top candidate in this contest. (8) MAXIMUSCLE is a youngster we don't know much about while racing in Quebec. He shows quick speed over the half-mile track oval and has won five of seven this season.

Race 11

(10) VAL DI NOTO has won three straight and is capable of the class jump. (9) WANNA ROCK N ROLL hasn't missed the board in three starts and has been a constant threat in this class. (4) PALM BEACH HANOVER comes from the Menary barn, has a good record this season and may offer a fair price. She has the speed and gets Jamieson in the bike.

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