08/21/2013 10:24AM

Mohawk: Thursday 8/22 Analysis

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Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: FLANAGAN MEMORY (1st)

Spot Play: HANDS OFF HANOVER (7th)

Race 1

(1) FLANAGAN MEMORY might be the most logical play on the card. He won the Gold division in his latest and drops into the Grassroots level and has been blessed with post one. (3) MUSCLE ON BROADWAY draws inside, comes from a good trotting barn and is very versatile. (11) KENNEL BUDDY was timed in 1:54 4/5 in his latest start, so he certainly has the speed. McNair's barn has been on fire as of late.

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Race 2

(3) E L TITAN has top breeding and posted a very encouraging qualifier in his latest. He appears ready at first asking. (2) SHELINESCANDY draws inside and comes out of the Norman barn. She raced very well in her latest despite getting interfered with. (8) BIT A MAGIC enjoys being put into the race and is fresh off a victory. She's a good option for the triactor.

Race 3

(1) HOPE FOR JUSTICE draws inside and although he made a miscue in his latest, he appears to be the horse to beat in this field. Jamieson now aboard only decreases his price. (9) MUSCLE NETWORK didn't get the best trip last week and now will get McNair in the bike. He's highly talented and may offer a fair price. (6) P L HERCULES has hit the board in two of three starts this season. He's versatile and trotted in 1:58 4/5 last start.

Race 4

(9) PUTMEINTOGO has been knocking on the door in this class and once again is a top contender. Hope for quick fractions as she races from off-the-pace. (5) DOUKNOWWHEREURGOIN gets major post relief and certainly has the speed to compete in this class. She's also back on a seven-day rotation, which is a plus. (6) LINDAS PASSION was timed in 1:54 4/5 last start and that type of effort should be quick enough to be competitive in here. She draws better and should be closer to the pace.

Race 5

(4) CROSBYS CLAM BAKE is fresh off a win and has a good win percentage this season. He's the fastest horse in the field this season with his 1:54 win. (2) KINETIC KING draws inside and scored a comfortable win in his latest. If he can mind his manners, he's a very good option. (5) MR VS VICTORY has a good record this season and is very consistent and versatile. He also comes out of the Steacy barn, which is a plus.

Race 6

(5) ROCKIN ROMEO debuts for trainer Casie Coleman and that's the main reason for my selection. (3) FEEL THE BLUES draws inside and adds lasix for the first time. He also gets major post relief. (1) CANBEC KINGKAZIMIR draws inside and paced a strong mile in this class last start. He'll look for an inside trip.

Race 7

This is a very wide-open event, but (4) HANDS OFF HANOVER gets Jamieson in the bike, which is a major plus. He draws well and may offer a price. (2) ROCKNFLO draws inside and has terrific gate-speed. She's fresh off a win and moves up in class. (5) GRANDVIEW HANOVER is versatile and comes out of the Austin barn. She's very lightly-raced in her career and should provide a price.

Race 8

(7) DOCS HOSS has been knocking on the door in his last two starts and remains a top candidate for this class. He's back at the same level and enjoys racing from behind. (1) ALLAMERICAN EXTRA drops in class after finishing second at a higher level. He draws the rail and has a good record this season. (4) WILDCAT ART was the favourite last start at a higher level and drops in class. He's won three of his last four starts and will likely get a lot of consideration.

Race 9

(7) FRAME WORTHY finished second in her career debut last start and comes from good connections. She dropped a lot of time and won’t offer much of a price. (8) A LITTLE STARSTRUK posted a strong qualifier in her lone qualifier and comes from a high percentage barn. (6) WITCH DALI has displayed the speed to be competitive in this class. She raced in the Gold division in her career debut and faces an easier bunch in here.

Race 10

(4) SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK made a miscue last start, but has showed the speed required to win this event. He's versatile and gets Ritchie in the bike. (9) TWO DOORS DOWN has post nine, but has tremendous gate-speed. He's also finished first and second in his last two starts. (3) MASSIVE MAN draws inside and comes from Alagna's barn. He moves onto the big track and should provide a healthy price.

Race 11

(7) POUNCE HANOVER looks like the logical choice in here after winning his past three races. (8) DOUBLEDOWN GASS has a good record this season, shows versatility and is fresh off a win. (11) NEXT TO GO has hit the board in eight of 12 starts this season and comes out of the Baillargeon barn. He should get a clean trip from post 11.

Race 12

(4) FREQUENT FLYER draws well again this week and has a good record in 2013. She came onto this circuit last week and made a good showing of herself. (2) TSM STARLIT CRUISE draws inside and is fresh off a pair of wins. Her confidence is up as she moves up in class and onto this circuit. (5) PREIER ELECKTRAH has a good record and has hit the board in each of her last three starts. She may provide a price, but shows the speed necessary for this class.

 

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