08/28/2013 11:16AM

Mohawk: Thursday 8/29 Analysis


Race 4 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: V C ASTEROID (8th)

Race 1

(10) ERIN HALL will have to overcome the outside post, but she has gate speed with Jamieson in the bike. (7) STRIKING SERENADE hasn't been at her best in recent starts, but she faces a lighter group and is the richest horse in the field. (4) MOUNT JULIETTE draws inside and has been knocking on the door in her last three starts.

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Race 2

(6) TIPITINA closed extremely well last start and that sets her up very well in here. Keeling's barn has been very good in recent weeks. (3) PUTMEINTOGO draws inside and is a logical candidate for the exactor. Her record speaks for itself. (4) LINDAS PASSION should provide a price and has the speed to hit the board. She draws better and should be closer to the pace.

Race 3

(8) DEMANDING SAM ships onto this circuit after stakes events in Pennsylvania. She has the speed along with a terrific record this season. (5) LOVE DETECTIVE comes out of the Takter barn, which cannot be overlooked. She's a quality filly and very versatile. (1) CHIVAREE HANOVER gets the rail and is fresh off a victory. She is a good candidate for the triactor.

Race 4

(10) MACH IT A PAR will have to overcome post 10, but she's undefeated in three starts this season. She doesn't have the best gate speed, so she'll have her work cut out for her. (8) CALL IT COURAGE has only missed the board twice from 12 starts this season and has the speed. She'll likely need a trip, but is capable. (9) HONI MAKER has a terrific closing kick and if she's within striking distance turning for home, I like her chances.

Race 5

(4) RIVITING ROSIE has won three straight and three of her four career starts. She's a top filly and will draw a lot of attention. (6) MARGIE is fresh off a victory and has yet to miss the board in three starts. (5) SCREAM AND SHOUT also hasn't missed the board yet this season, comes out of the Takter barn and is very versatile. All three fillies will be top candidates in here.

Race 6

(9) AMBLE OVER HANOVER has terrific gate speed and won in this class last start. (2) DUKE DID IT got a great drive last week and he benefits from an inside post again. He's been on his game as of late. (6) FINAL CURTAIN won last week, but moves up in class. He's won three straight and a logical option once again.

Race 7

(9) DANCING FOR MONEY is a top filly this season with a terrific record and over $100K in earnings. She's the filly to beat. (5) DONATOS PEACH has won two of her last three starts, draws inside and comes from a good trotting barn. (6) REFLECTION HANOVER hasn't missed the board in three starts this season and gets post relief.

Race 8

(5) V C ASTEROID moves into the Johnson barn and that's the main reason for my selection. (4) PRETTY BLUE EYES draws inside, is fresh off a win and has a terrific record this season. (8) PREMIER ELECKTRAH hasn't missed the board in her last four starts and raced very well in this class last week.

Race 9

(10) KEYSTONE SAPPHIRE hasn't missed the board in seven career starts and is capable of overcoming post 10 with her gate speed. (2) ANTSY DANCEY draws inside, comes out of the Beaver barn and is very versatile. (6) MUSCLE ON BROADWAY hasn't been racing at his best, but shouldn't get overlooked in here. He'll need a trip, but has the speed and versatility.

Race 10

(1) POLK DOT HANOVER gets the rail and comes out of Menary's barn. She finished second in this class last week and is due for her first career win. (3) WITCH DALI has the speed and closed very well last start. She draws nicely and is back on a seven-day rotation. (4) NAT A VIRGIN won her qualifying effort and if she minds her manners, it appears she has the speed to be very competitive in this class. She may offer a fair price.

Race 11

(2) PALM BEACH HANOVER comes out of the Eternal Camnation and into this class. She was timed in 1:53 in that effort, which makes her a top player. (3) SOMEISLANDSOMEWHERE draws inside and will make her career debut for trainer Coleman. I wouldn't expect to see much of a price. (5) PRIVATE PERFORMANC comes out of the McIntosh barn and is fresh off a win. McIntosh's barn has been much better in recent weeks.

Race 12

(1) ROCKIN ROMEO comes out of the Coleman barn, draws inside and finished a strong second last start. He used a :27 final frame and will get a lot of attention in here. (2) CANBEC KINGKAZIMIR draws inside and finished third in this class last start. He was put on the front and the same tactics could occur once again. (5) VIJAYSCAM will make his second career start and raced very well in his debut. He moves onto this circuit and likely will provide a price.


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