08/19/2014 3:55PM

Mohawk: Thursday 8/21 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: P L HALFWAY (2nd)


Race 1

(3) WANNA ROCK N ROLL recently entered the Shawn Robinson barn and has turned for the better. The Rocknroll Hanover miss has a 1-2-2 record in her last five starts since the barn change and is fresh off a win last week in this class. (1) PALM BEACH HANOVER is a main threat in this class once again as the Somebeachsomewhere filly has been knocking on the door in recent outings for trainer David Menary. (9) RIVETING continues to offer quick speed and has a good record this season for trainer Eric Adams.

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Race 2

(2) P L HALWAY will get my top selection in this wide-open contest. He draws inside and drops in class for trainer Matt Dupuis. (9) YANKEE PUZZLE has hit the board in three of six starts and raced very strong in her latest in this class as the filly closed from ninth-to-third from a post 10 start. (10) CAPTURETHEMEMORY will once again begin from the outside for the third week in-a-row. The Per Henriksen trainee has the speed, but will need to put a full mile together

Race 3

(4) POLK DOT HANOVER drops into a condition claimer for the first time in her career for trainer David Menary and the Western Ideal filly will look to capitalize. (5) SHANGHAI MIMI has been racing against conditioned foes in each of her last three starts on this circuit and makes her way into the claiming ranks on this occasion. (1) MISS DOLLAR MAM will make her debut for new trainer Carmen Auciello and has been blessed with the rail in this dash.

Race 4

(3) LIFE IS A BEACH begins from a much needed better post after drawing outside in each of her last two starts. She also drops in class for trainer Jeff Gillis. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere will appreciate the easier field. (2) ARTISTIC FUSION made a much better impression last week in her second start for trainer Joe Agostino. (8) OK GODIVA comes from the Mark Steacy barn and raced very well last week.

Race 5

(1) HOMEN DRY made a big step last week with a winning effort in the second leg for trainer Brad Maxwell. (5) BOLI comes from top connections and if he minds his manners, he has a lot of upside. He's due for a win and it may come in here in just his third career start. (7) JETPEDIA enjoys using her gate speed, gets Saftic back aboard and the talented trotter is a top threat for the triactor.

Race 6

(2) MAJESTIC GINGER is fresh off a winning effort in this class one week ago and is very capable of doubling up for driver Clarke Steacy. (6) HUNKOFBURNINLOVE has finished second in each of his last two starts in this class and has hit the board in three of his last four. (7) SO NOT COOL has the speed, but will need to mind his manners for trainer Ben Baillargeon.

Race 7

(4) MINESTRE HANOVER put forth a sub-par effort in his most recent outing, but he'll begin for new connections tonight. (5) USEFUL HANOVER draws in the middle of the gate and was a game second last week in this class. (8) P L GYRO won in this class last week to earn his first win of the season. He was 0-for-25 prior, which is a concern.

Race 8

(8) MR LINDY comes from the same maternal family as Lindy Lane (1:53 - $895,110) and is a perfect one-for-one to begin his career. (2) RAGAZZO DOLCE is a top threat in this class if he can minds his manners and receive a clean trip. (4) CAVIART GRIFFIN has hit the board in three of his last four starts for trainer/driver Dustin Jones.

Race 9

(4) MITT JAGGER was ultra-impressive in his career debut on August 14 as the rookie pacer scored an open-length victory in 1:53 1/5 for Team Young. (3) PENJI HANOVER was a $120K yearling purchase and will make his debut on this circuit in this contest. The Tony Alagna trainee draws well and has been much better in each of his last two pari-mutuel starts. (2) MIGRATE BLUE CHIP has been racing very well, continues to show quick speed and will get a new pilot this week in Rick Zeron

Race 10

(9) DAMFOOLRMILLIONAIRE has a terrific record this season and made a successful jump in class last start with a second-place effort. (3) FANTASTIC FLIRT draws inside once again this week, has the speed and will aim for another solid effort on this bigger surface. Don't expect 29-1 like last week. (2) EXEMPLAR was a winner two back in this class in his 2014 debut. Got away too far back last week and wasn't a factor.

Race 11

(1) PORSCHE SEELSTER gets major class relief as she drops out of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold series and into this much easier classification. (8) PAID IN CASH will make just her fifth career start and has yet to miss the board in her young career. (2) J HIGH has all kinds of closing speed, but tends to not be in position in the middle stages of the mile. She's a threat for the triactor.



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