09/10/2014 10:20AM

Mohawk: Thursday 9/11 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: CHASE THE SHADOWS (4th)

Spot Play: MAXIMUS DEO (3rd)

 

Race 1

(6) SOUTHWIND LUNA has won a pair of Grassroots divisions as of late, draws well and will offer a short price. (2) MARACHERE draws inside and hasn’t missed the board in two career starts. She continues to improve in each outing. (3) FIFTYSHADESOFBAY draws the rail, comes out of the Zeron barn and hasn’t missed the board in six career starts. She’s a good option and is fresh off an open-length score.

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Race 2

(2) MUSCLE BABY DOLL comes from the O’Sullivan barn, draws inside and has been a top competitor in the OSS Gold Series. (3) A LITTLE MORE LOVE comes from the McIntosh barn, has already banked over $100K this season and drops out of the Champlain. (9) WINNING WIZARD will need to overcome post nine, but comes from the Norman barn and shows a lot of versatility. He has the speed, but will need to mind his manners.

Race 3

(2) MAXIMUS DEO draws inside and is fresh off an open length score in his qualifier. He looks like the horse to beat in this dash. (5) THE ORANGE CRUSH draws in the middle of the gate, comes from the Bax barn and was a winner last week in his qualifier. (7) SEB raced very well last week for driver Mike Saftic. The gelding went a good overall time of 1:57 3/5 and shows a lot of versatility.

Race 4

(7) CHASE THE SHADOWS put in a sub-par effort last week for trainer Menary, but is capable of rebounding. She shows a lot of versatility, but may offer a short price. (1) SHES A PANSATION gets the rail in her favor and has been a top competitor in the Grassroots this season. (3) CAVIART CARI ANN draws inside, comes from the Jones barn and went a good overall mile in her latest.

Race 5

(7) CAPITOL TRIP ships in from Pocono and may offer a price. He comes from the Marty Fine barn and has some upside in this bottom-end claimer. (3) LITTLE QUICK draws inside and has excellent closing speed. He’s been a frequent threat in this class all season and will offer a short price. (4) THE BIG BITE has hit the board in three of his last four starts, draws well and has a good overall record this season.

Race 6

(6) RAGAZZO DOLCE draws in the middle of the gate and has finished second in each of his last three starts in this class. He’s due to jump up and win. (2) UTOPIA draws inside and comes from the Puddy barn. He trotted a good overall time last week and closed off his mile well. (4) WINDSUN COBRA comes from the Baillargeon barn and has been racing very consistently for the past three starts. He’s a player in here with MacDonald aboard.

Race 7

(8) TWIN B HONOUR has won back-to-back scores in the Grassroots program, comes from the Puddy barn and will get a lot of attention in here. (4) LITTLE MISS ARTIST draws inside and hasn’t missed the board in four straight starts. (10) WICKED SPEED will need to overcome post 10, but has a good record this season and comes from the Young barn.

Race 8

(2) OK GODIVA has been knocking on the door in each of her last two in this class and is due for a win. Filion aboard will influence the price again this week. (6) LIFE IS A BEACH comes from the Gillis barn and continues to offer a short price in this class. She’s due for a winning effort and it may occur in here. (10) MY VICTORINO has the speed and is fresh off a convincing qualifying win. He’s a longshot option to spice up the triactor.

Race 9

(6) BUDDYS HOPE has been a player in this class for many weeks and was a winner three back. He has a good overall record this season. (8) MINESTRE HANOVER was overbet in each of his last two, but may offer a fair price in here following last week’s break. (3) SI SEMALU draws inside, has excellent gate speed and has been racing well in each of his last five starts.

Race 10

(8) MS MAC N CHEESE has posted back-to-back scores at the Grassroots level for trainer Moreau and is the filly to beat in here. (3) OK HEAVENLY draws inside, comes from the Steacy barn and hasn’t missed the board in each of her last three. (2) LADY JEN draws inside and has been a top threat in this Grassroots program this season. She has the speed, versatility and may offer a price.

Race 11

(2) VITAL SIGN has won two of his last three in this class, draws inside and has excellent gate speed. (1) GREYSTONE MOE has been very consistent as of late and suffered a troubled trip last week. (5) P L GYRO has hit the board in four of his last five, gets Christoforou in the bike and is a good option for the triactor.

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