08/06/2014 10:45AM

Mohawk: Thursday 8/7 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ASAP HANOVER (9th)

Spot Play: THE MUSCLER (6th)


Race 1

(7) MR LOVER comes from the Larocque barn and likely will be the favorite once again. (6) MISS LIV is winless from seven starts this season, but comes from the Baillargeon barn and was a game second last week. (1) AGGRESSIVE draws inside, consistently trots in the 1:56 range and is a good triactor options.

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Race 2

(2) JETPEDIA draws inside and scored an impressive qualifying win in 1:57 4/5. (6) ONLY MY WAY won his qualifier by 11 lengths and comes from the Bardier barn. (5) HOMEN DRY finished second in the Excel Series in his lone start of his career. He posted a good time and moves onto this surface; speed, versatility, and maybe a fair price.

Race 3

(8) TASK FORCE comes from the Alagna barn, qualified sharply at The Meadowlands and has some upside. (9) NOR STAR RENEGADE has terrific gate speed, gets Jamieson in the bike and likely will offer a low price. (3) WINDSONG LORD draws well, comes from a top barn and continues to improve with each start.

Race 4

(2) MAJOR HANGOVER has been knocking on the door for many weeks and is well overdue to break her maiden. (7) DEPTH MORE DEPTH has won two straight, comes from the Keyes barn and still fits this class. (8) LADY EMILY qualified well with a solid final quarter and may offer a price.

Race 5

(3) SURF REPORT draws inside, comes from the Alagna barn and recently qualified in 1:54 3/5. (7) THUNDERSTRUCK showed a much improved effort last week for Moiseyev and closed strongly. (1) BIG MOMENT was a strong winner two back in gate-to-wire fashion and is capable of a rebound effort.

Race 6

(3) THE MUSCLER continues to offer a price in here. He has been racing very consistently this season, shows the speed and won in this class three back. (10) ADVERSITY has been knocking on the door in each of his last three starts and was timed in 1:54 2/5. (7) DEMANDING SAM was impressive last week after she minded her manners en route to victory and will look to continue her winning ways.

Race 7

(4) PLAY AT WYNN was a winner last week in this class, comes from the Gallucci barn and draws well. (10) JUST ONE MORE has won two of her last three, comes from the Johnson barn and was impressive last week in 1:51 4/5. (6) BEST RISQUE has a terrific record this season, is versatile and is a top threat for the triactor.

Race 8

(3) SHES DANGEROUS is fresh off an open-length score and remains at this same level. (2) SAM draws inside, finished second last week in this class and has a solid late kick. (8) PAID IN CASH hasn’t missed the board in three starts this season and was a beaten favorite last week.

Race 9

(2) ASAP HANOVER will make his career debut on this circuit with Tetrick aboard. The Metro Pace eligible is a single! (6) TRACEUR HANOVER was won two straight to begin his career and is a logical choice for the exactor. (9) JAKE BLUE CHIP draws outside once again, but has all kinds of speed to offer and he may come at a price.

Race 10

(3) HAPPY BECKY is a perfect three-for-three to begin her career, comes from the Coleman barn and will get a lot of attention. (5) THE SHOW RETURNS is the younger full-sister to Put On A Show and captured her latest in the opening round of the series. It’s between these two fillies for top honors. (4) OUR HOT MAJORETTE draws well and hasn’t missed the board yet this season. She has the speed, versatility and is a logical option for the triactor.

Race 11

(1) WORLD PEACE drops into this claiming event, gets the rail and has three wins this season from seven starts. (2) A AND GS BADBOY draws inside and has been knocking on the door as of late in this class. (5) LUCKY SHOT has hit the board in each of his last four starts and moves onto this circuit.

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