08/26/2014 3:11PM

Mohawk: Thursday 8/28 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: PROPULSION (8th)

Spot Play: P L IDAHO (10th)


Race 1

(4) MISS DOLLAR MAM draws well, has posted seven wins from 16 starts this season and was a winner last week in this class. (6) POLK DOT HANOVER comes from the Menary barn and will offer a short price. She's due for a big effort and races at this class once again. (5) FORGIVEN has hit the board in each of her last two, including a win. She enters this circuit and has some upside at a price.

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Race 2

(4) NUMBERS GAME draws well, comes from the Baillargeon barn and is coming into this dash in top form. (1) LOVE HUNTER draws the rail, qualified sharply on Aug. 22 and could be sitting on a big effort. (6) DELCREST MASSY comes from the Vic Puddy barn, gets Jamieson in the bike and is a good price play.

Race 3

(3) SPIRIT TO WIN has been exceptional this season for trainer Dustin Jones and once again will gain a lot of respect. (8) SPEAK TO ME is the other obvious choice. She comes from the Takter barn, gets Gingras in the bike and has a 4-2-0 record from six starts. (4) STUBBORN BELLE comes from the Bax barn and is a logical option for the triactor based on her recent efforts.

Race 4

(8) JUSTABIT MEAN has been knocking on the door all season and is due for a win. She raced in the Gold just two back and gets class relief. (4) J HIGH has a quick closing kick and gets Gingras in the bike. (5) ARTISTIC FUSION was a winner last week, draws well and has been much better as of late.

Race 5

(4) BODY TALK certainly has the speed, comes from the Zeron barn and is due for her first win of the season. She's very likable in this field. (6) RAGAZZI DOLCE has finished second in each of his last two starts in this class. (7) AGGRESSIVE drops out of the Gold Series and into a much more suitable level. He has the speed and has been racing very consistent as of late.

Race 6

(5) LOCK DOWN LINDY hasn't missed the board in four career starts, including two wins and has third in the Merrie Annabelle. (6) DANIELLE HALL has won four of five career starts, comes from the Jamieson camp and is capable of facing Grand Circuit foes. (7) SMEXI has hit the board in four of her last five starts, comes from the Takter barn and is an obvious choice for the triactor.

Race 7

(6) PALM BEACH HANOVER draws in the middle of the gate on this occasion. She's been knocking on the door as of late and is due for a win. (3) SHES DANGEROUS draws inside, has won two of her last three and comes from the Alagna barn.(10) PAID IN CASH has yet to miss the board in five appearances and Umphrey's barn has been terrific this season.

Race 8

(7) PROPULSION is fresh off a winning qualifier with a :27 2/5 final quarter. He has the speed and will be the likely favourite. (3) BLOCKING THE WAY was a winner last week, draws inside and comes from the Antonacci barn. (4) MAXIMUS DEO appears ready for his first career start. He comes from top connections and draws well.

Race 9

(1) JOLENE JOLENE gets the rail, was a convincing winner last week and finished second in the Merrie Annabelle. (6) JUANITAS FURY has won three of five career starts, comes from the Bax barn and appears ready for this Grand Circuit contest. (2) DYNAMITE DAME draws inside, is fresh off a win for trainer Norman and has been racing very consistent in each of her four career starts.

Race 10

(7) P L IDAHO was terrific two back before self destructing last week. The youngster was over-pacing himself and faltered. I'll back him again and hope for a cleaner trip. (5) MITT JAGGER is your likely favourite, but had to settle for second last week. He comes from the Young barn and shows quick speed. (6) MIGRATE BLUE CHIP has hit the board in each of his last two starts, is versatile and will offer a low price once again.

Race 11

(6) LIFE IS A BEACH finished a game third last week in the debut on lasix. I'll back her again and hope for a better effort. (8) D G NICKABOCKER has a good record this season and closed very well last week from eighth-to-second. (7) ANGEL LAND comes from the Fellows barn and should offer a price. She has the speed and will need a trip.

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