06/01/2015 11:26AM

Mohawk: Tuesday 6/2 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

EARLY $1 PICK 4:

2,5/3,4,8,10/5,7,9/4,6 = $48

 

LATE $1 PICK 4: 4,6/1,3,6,7,10/1/5,6,9 = $30

MEET STATS: 99 - 303 / $566.90  BEST BETS: 13 - 27 / $44.80

SPOT PLAYS: 5 - 25 / $45.60

Best Bet: TYMAL COLOSSUS (1st)

Spot Play: HIDDEN IDENTITY (8th)

Race 1

(6) TYMAL COLLOSSUS goes back to Moreau's barn sporting a great 2015 record of 5 wins from 15 starts and 10 exacta finishes. He looks formidable here. (7) WELL CONNECTED KID comes in from Indiana where he raced well when he stayed trotting. He fits here and is a threat. (2) JOSEPH GERARD parlayed a sparkling qualifier into a solid victory despite looking a bit shaky down the lane. Auciello immediately prices him to sell here which may not be the best sign.

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Race 2

(9) LEGION OF BOOM raced well in the Youthful series but has raced only sporadically perhaps with an eye to the season-long Grassroots series that begins here. His best would be too much for these if he is ready to produce it. (1) LANCASTER PARK was much more aggressive in his second start as expected and made several moves leading to a win; respect. (3) MR CARROTS twice in a row lost to a good one and looks tough here but he does get one-paced at the worst times; your call.

Race 3

(5) MAKE SOME LUCK has fired off 27 1/5 kickers in both his qualifiers and looks ready to roll for Team Jamieson. He faced much better than these a few times last year. (10) STAR COVER had a useful tightener over Flamboro and looks like the main foe based on class and overall speed. (4) WINDSONG LIGHTNING paced to a lifetime best effort then was a vet scratch sick. He may need his best here to take down the top two; hard to say if he will be ready to produce it.

Race 4

(2) NATURESCAPE destroyed his rivals in the City of London Final Friday night at Western Fair. He will take some beating here as sharp as he is. (5) ARTFUL WAY was on bad cover yet still managed to prevail with a strong late surge; contender. (8) HIS BOY ELROY would love to see some early battling for the front here but that may not materialize so he is likely best used underneath and on wider pick 4 tickets.

Race 5

(4) GAME ON HANOVER put up a stubborn fight but was nailed late by one who 5 days later won a $52K OSS Gold dash out of town; top call here. (8) FLEXCEPTIONAL dodged the tough Tymal Signature and the result was an easy win vs. lesser foes. She certainly fits here, too. (10) NOBLE POWER has a huge late kick but needs to be in contention at the 3/4 to make use of it. Keep on pick 4 tickets at a price.

Race 6

(7) MAC RAIDER suffered interference in the lane last week yet was still only beat 3 lengths in a rapid mile. He will be one of the ones here. (9) REGAL SIGHT still has only one win but appears faster and handier this year. The second victory should be forthcoming soon. (5) WINDSUN STETSON has been excellent in all of his last four starts and is one of several possibilities here.

Race 7

(6) MOONWARDS HANOVER has been prepped twice at London and last out cut some rapid fractions only to be nailed late. That mile may have him perfectly prepared for this opening Grassroots start; top call. (4) MAJOR IN LIFE was involved in some quick miles in New Jersey and displayed good late speed in most of them. He is a contender in this mixed bag. (9) MIDNIGHT PLAY showed some life late in his mile last week vs. a very good winner. Keep an eye on this one at a potential big price.

Race 8

(7) HIDDEN IDENTITY closed okay in his first start off the shelf and could move forward in a big way here at a square price. (10) FORK trotted his best mile in several months and was beating far better than these last year. He could pop here. (1) THE TRAVELLER followed along for second without threatening and then missed a week. We'll try to beat him here as an underlay.

Race 9

(1) CAMVICTED got things back on track vs. lesser at London and it looks like the lead is his for the taking in this Grassroots division. That's where he likes it, so we'll give him the nod. (7) MYHONEYTELLSALL is greatly-improved this year and one that could make things interesting for the choice. (5) CHARLOTTES COLONY was narrowly beaten by the one above at London and also looks much-improved over 2014,

Race 10

(5) TEA WITH MS MCGILL caught some eyes when he won his second start blowing by most of the field late under a death grip. He comes in here off a break but undoubtedly has the talent to compete with these. (6) YORK SEELSTER closed a good gap in his debut and is likely raced more aggressively here in the Grassroots. (9) NOR STAR RENEGADE has had two rough trips since his winning seasonal debut and can bounce back here. (4) MISTER BIG TOP paced much faster than ever before last out and could go forward again here. (2) HP BUSHIDO DRAGJET stopped so abruptly last time that something had to have gone badly amiss. He can get a slice here at a big price.

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