09/25/2013 9:31AM

Mohawk: Thursday 9/26 Analysis

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Race 4 - $75,000 Guarantedd Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: DANCING FOR MONEY

Spot Play: SHADY B SKIPALONG

Race 1 

(8) POLK DOT HANOVER has been racing well and is certainly due for her first career win. She comes from top connections and has the speed. (9)BLIXTRA has gate speed to overcome the outside post nine and may offer a price. She’s versatile and continues to improve. (5) CAMS DALI comes out of the O’Sullivan barn and was recently timed in 1:53 4/5.

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Race 2

(7) DANCING FOR MONEY has the best record and most money made in this field. She made a break last start and will look for a rebound effort. (4) BODY TALK also made a miscue, but raced in the Champlain Stakes the week before. She’ll look to get back on track. (5) FLEXIBLE WOMAN comes out of the Bax barn and is a good option for the triactor. She has the speed and drops in class.

Race 3

(6) MAGICAL POCKETS has a terrific record this season and draws well. He has gate speed and that will likely get utilized. (10) SAMIRA HANOVER also has terrific speed and has a good record this season. She’s very capable and comes from a very good trotting barn. (2) LOKI DE VIE draws inside and trotted very well last start. He’ll likely offer a price once again and has been very consistent in this class.

Race 4

(6) ST LADS ZENA has a solid record this season and won in this class last start for new trainer Fellows. (4) AMERICAN GRACE is a good option in here as she’s very consistent. She comes from McMaster’s barn, draws well and is versatile. (9)CHARDONAY SEELSTER drops in class and into a claimer for trainer Wallace. He classified her correctly and should provide a better result.

Race 5 

(2) MAPLE LEAF MATT has the best record in this field, draws inside and has paced a pair of sub-1:55 miles in his last two starts. (5) ROCKIN ROMEO moves into the Macintosh barn and draws well. He was timed in 1:52 2/5 two starts ago, which will draw attention. (4) J JETSTAR hasn’t won in 16 starts this season, but has paced four sub-1:55 miles as of late. He was the favorite to win in this class last week and failed to do so.

Race 6

(8) J M SHOWCAT has hit the board in 11-of-14 starts this season and is fresh off a pair of wins. He moves onto this circuit and I’m going to try him. (4) KEYSTONE SAPPHIRE draws well and has missed the board just once in eight starts this season. She’s proven to be very consistent and competitive in this class. (9) PRETTY BOY has been much better in his last two starts and was timed in 1:56 1/5 last start. A repeat effort makes him a good option.

Race 7

(1) GRANTOR HANOVER has just one win from 18 starts this season, but is a good option in here. He also comes out of McNair’s barn, draws the rail and should benefit a close trip. (10) ANDWIN HANOVER will have to overcome post 10, but is versatile and won in 1:51 at this class four starts ago. (9)AUCKLAND FLYER came first over last start before tiring in deep stretch. With a cleaner trip, he can be a part of the triactor.

Race 8 

This class is very light this week. (2) SENTIMENTAL PATTI draws much better and has hit the board in all four starts this season. (9) LUTETIA SEMALU was timed in 1:52 2/5 last start and that type of effort makes her a top candidate. (4) TIPITINA draws inside, comes out of Keeling’s barn and has terrific gate speed. She should benefit from post relief and shouldn’t be as hard used.

Race 9

(5) CARDIO PUMP comes out of Steacy’s barn and draws well. She has hit the board in three of her last four starts. (9) FIVE TOWNS has terrific gate speed to overcome post nine and won in this class just two starts ago at high odds. He may provide a price once again and is certainly capable. (3) POUNCE HANOVER draws inside and has a great record this season. She’s a good option for the tricator.

Race 10

(7) SHADY B SKIPALONG is very capable, but hasn’t put it all together yet. Maybe this is the night; looking for a price. (2) PRIVATE PERFORMANC comes out of the McIntosh barn and is fresh off a win. She’s won two of her last three and moves back onto this circuit. (1) BRESCIA SEELSTER draws inside and should benefit from an inside trip. She’s considered a longshot, but worth a look.

Race 11

(1) WILDCAT ART gets the rail and has won eight of 20 starts this season. He has speed, comes out of Moreau’s barn and is classified well. (8) SHADOW BARAN has been racing very consistently while in this class. He has a good overall record this season and likely won’t offer a price. (3) WESTERN SENATOR gets post relief and won in this class last start at high odds. It was a new career best and he closed in :27.

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Race 12

(4) ALITTLEAINTENOUGH has won two straight and will likely be the favorite in here. He comes out of Johnson’s barn and will likely be put into play early. (6) WHITE SPORTSCOAT has finished first and second in his last two starts and is rounding into form. He’s been closing very well and should get a good trip from post six. (9) HES A SENSATION has the speed, but came first over last week and that wasn’t his best stride. He’ll likely race from behind and look for him late in the mile.