06/30/2014 5:42PM

Mohawk: Tuesday 7/1 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: V I P BAYAMA (1st)


Race 1

(9) VIP BAYAMA was a top rookie pacer last year in the Grassroots program and since then has returned with a pair of qualifying efforts. (7) SVADILFARI has a good record this season and raced very well in his latest despite not winning as the favourite. (4) CHRISTAS WINGS likely wouldn't have gotten included in the top three if it wasn't for his most recent race line.

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Race 2

(3) MOONWARDS HANOVER was a $35K yearling purchase and has started off his season in terrific form. Trainer and owner Jack Darling qualified him twice with a most recent 1:56 4/5 winning qualifier on June 21. (2) GO DADDY GO is a homebred half-brother to Daddy Mac ($600K) and comes from Hall of Famer McIntosh's barn. (5) FIGHTTOTHEFINISH was 41-1 last week in his maiden contest and caught a lot of handicappers by surprise with his third-place finish.

Race 3

(4) RAISE THE CURTAIN was heavily-favoured last week in this class and tired in the final strides to finish second. (7) CRAZZYCRAZZY enjoyed a successful rookie campaign with over $50K in earnings, but hasn't returned to a level he's capable of yet this season. (5) HIE BENNY was the heavy favourite two starts back in this class, but suffered a break in stride behind the gate.

Race 4

(4) SOME MAJOR BEACH has disappointed as the favourite in his two starts this season and is due for his first win of the season. (5) CLUSTER HANOVER was a winner three starts back, draws well and comes from the Darling barn. (2) MAJOR STARLIGHT comes out of the Summertime Series and into this Grassroots division.

Race 5

(6) ANAFFAIRTOREMEMBER finally put her game face on last week and resulted in a victory at 6-1 for driver Ritchie and trainer Dupont. (4) FORK received a terrific trip last week by Baillargeon en route to victory. He remains at this level and has proven to be a main threat at his level in his two starts in this class. (3) BWT TAJ has an excellent record this season and Auciello has done a great job with this son of Broadway Hall since his $12K claim.

Race 6

(1) ALLSTAR SEELSTER won an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division two starts ago and now faces a much softer group in this Grassroots division. (8) D GS JUSTLIKETHAT is a colt that we don't know too much about as he's never raced on this circuit, but he moves into Moreau's barn and hasn't missed the board in five starts this season. (5) SENTOSA ISLAND will make his third start on this circuit and for new trainer O'Sullivan. He made a miscue in his debut and went to the back last week.

Race 7

(4) REGAL BABE is well overdue for his first win of the season. (1) SHADOW PLACE is a perfect one-for-one this season and gets the rail. (9) GRAND REWARDS will make his fourth start of the season and is fresh off a win at the maiden level for trainer Fellows and driver Zeron. He did so impressively after making the front past the quarter and scoring by a length and a half.

Race 8

(6) MMS LUCKY BOY received a terrific trip last week by MacDonald en route to victory in a new career best. (8) BUDDY HALLY was the first-over attacker last week in this class and had to settle for fourth. Despite a poor record this season, he has all kinds of speed to offer and has been much better in his last two. (3) OPEN ALL DOORS continues to offer a high price, but he draws inside and has hit the board in each of his last three starts and four of his last five.

Race 9

(7) PRINCE CLYDE looks like the obvious choice in here after winning two straight, including his division of the Grassroots in his latest. (2) ATOMIC MILLION AM posted the 11-1 upset two back when he captured his Grassroots contest for trainer Alain Martin. (9) BALI ships in from Quebec and went a speedy 1:54.2 effort over Trois Rivieres to finish second, beaten half a length for the win.

Race 10

(6) REGAL SON comes out of the McIntosh barn and drops out of the Summertime Pacing Series. (10) IM DRINKIN DOUBLES has a terrific record this season, comes from the Moore barn and shows quick gate-speed to overcome post 10. (3) WORLD PEACE draws inside this week and will make his fifth start of the campaign.

Race 11

(6) FIRE ON THE WATER was the winner last week, but caused interference in deep stretch and was placed sixth. (1) HERE COMES WILLIAM is a three-year-old facing older horses in this contest. He starts from the rail and went a tough trip in his latest. (4) LOVES A CHALLENGE is winless from 17 starts this season, but raced very well last week to finish second.

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