09/13/2016 4:05PM

Mohawk: Thursday 9/15 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


PICK 5: 5/3/1,4/4,5,6,8/1,2,4,5,9,10 = $9.60

EARLY PICK 4: 4,5,6,8/1,2,4,5,9,10/5/3,10 = $48

LATE PICK 4: 1/3,4,9/1,2,4,7,9/3,7,10 = $45

MEET STATS: 345 - 1025 / $1776.70  BEST BETS: 57 - 94 / $179.40

SPOT PLAYS: 20 - 94/ $119.10

Best Bet: ANIKADABRA (1st)

Spot Play: P L KAHLUAA (9th)

Race 1

(5) ANNIKADABRA looks much the best in this first Grassroots semi-final. She will likely go right down the road at a very short price. (2) YOU CANT AFFORD ME has been racing well and she should be put into the race earlier here from a better post. She is an exotics factor. (7) HILARIOUS HONEY is a solid bet for third as her record and recent placings do indicate. (1) STRITCH will likely stay glued to the pylons here and re-emerge for a piece late.

Race 2

(3) BET ON BRETT really turned up the speed to bottom out the field last time. He is getting hot at the right time; call to repeat. (7) SILVERINYOURPOCKET has won three of his last four - all in Grassroots races - and he is the main danger here. (1) ASTON HILL DAVE is still searching for his maiden win, but he should get a good trip here and make the ticket. (8) TIGERS WAY can close from far back for a share.

Race 3

(4) HEAD TURNING JAG has shown tremendous improvement in his past three starts and should win this Grassroots semi-final if he can duplicate his most recent powerful win. (1) THEMANOFMYDREAMS won three times in a row in this company in July and he should be tough starting from the inside. (2) SANTINI couldn't repel the choice last time and he would need to find more late speed here to compete with that rival. (3) YO YO MASS provided the choice's cover last time. He can be closer here if he can avoid taking a lot of air.

Race 4

(6) TYMAL PEACEMAKER has been lights out in Grassroots races in his last two starts and looks best here, too. (8) MC MACH can be a major pace threat if he stays flat. (4) THE DARK SHADOW has raced tough in each of his past two starts and he isn't out of this. (5) DREAMFAIR B J is another that has reached sharp form at the right time and he should threaten the above three here.

Race 5

(2) TIGRA SEELSTER provided perfect cover for the leader last week and she was overtaken very late in the mile. She's really sharp now and is the one to knock off here. (10) BIG TSUNAMI is unbeaten in this class and is worth including here despite the post. (9) PRETTY HOT was out a long way but on good cover last week and she got up to win. She is another to consider for multi-race tickets and she could bring a good price again. (1) DARKTWISTEDFANTASY moves inside, which should make her more dangerous here.

Race 6

(5) POWERFUL MISSION was beaten by a good one last week but that rival draws into a different division of this semi-final. This filly should be tough if she stays flat. (1) DELCREST MAGICSTAR made up a ton of ground in the third quarter last week, which softened her up late. She could get a better trip here and should be used on Pick 4 tickets. (9) JILONA is a speedy threat who has already shown she can overcome this post. (10) NORTHERN OATH should be passing many of these in the back half for a share.

Race 7

(3) PERFECT CENTS was a sharp debut winner for the hottest barn on the grounds last week and this assignment doesn't look much tougher; call to repeat. (10) DIAMOND TESTED hasn't been far back when facing tougher recently. Back in with mostly maidens, she is a must-use here. (2) COME WHAT MAY should get a good following trip; using. (7) PRETTY ANGEL EYES can close for a minor share at a price.

Race 8

(1) MANY A MAN has won the last three times he has been in Grassroots races and he will likely be put into action early here leaving from the inside; top call. (7) LITTLE LION MAN has been getting closer to his first win and he should be a pace threat here, at a minimum. (2) CHARMBO CHROME has raced much better in his last two starts. He should get a good piece of this. (8) ZORGWIJK ROCKET has been solid in this class for several weeks. He could better this prediction.

Race 9

(4) P L KAHLUAA went much faster early to the three quarters than she ever has last week and she paid the price late in the mile. These should be much easier and she can get back on track here. (9) WHITE DANCER gets a catch-driver back and she is capable of charging onto the scene late at a price. (3) SHANGHAI SUGAR has never missed the board and she has to be considered here based on her consistent approach. (5) AMULET SEELSTER is another that consistently hits the board and should be used on vertical wagers.

Race 10

(2) JOLTS PRAYER won three straight in this class in July and August and she should be tough to beat here starting from the inside. (7) BADLANDS DELIGHT tries hard every week but never seems to get a winning trip. She will break through soon. (1) CHARMING HILL gets reclassified here and has shown enough speed to compete with these; consider. (4) MISS PRINT never misses the Super and she should be in the picture for a slice at the wire here, too.

Race 11

(10) P L KARIS beat similar two back before trying tougher south of the border. She could beat these at a price here if she floats out and lands in the top 5 early. (3) ANDERSON SEELSTER will be a pace threat as she typically is and is the one they will have to overhaul late. (7) DAENERYS HANOVER is one of the best closers in here and she is sharp; using. (2) ODYSSEEUS is consistently in the picture at the wire and she has a decent shot to upset here. (6) THE JOY LUCK CLUB is a good one to use on the bottom of exotic wagers.

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