08/11/2014 4:48PM

Mohawk: Tuesday 8/12 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MYSTICAL WISHES (3rd)

Spot Play: BESTINTHEBUSINESS (7th)

 

Race 1

(8) LITTLE QUICK has a patented late kick, is fresh off a win and has won two of his last three. (10) VAL AMERICA raced terrific in his last start for trainer Larocque in this class and has all kinds of back class to offer. (9) SHIPPS XPECTANCY will likely be your first leader with his gate speed and is a prime threat in this lower level.

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Race 2

(4) MAGIC FACTORY has terrific gate speed, minds her manners and was a game third in her most recent outing. (2) LOVE DETECTIVE draws inside and comes from the Takter barn. She has the speed and should appreciate the better post. (6) WINGS OF BALLYKEEL was a winner two back, comes from the Moreau barn and may offer a price.

Race 3

(1) MYSTICAL WISHES gets the rail and was a comfortable winner last week by over seven lengths for trainer Alagna. (8) VIVA BAYAMA has won three straight, enters the Larocque barn and has missed the board once this season. (6) CHELSEAS CHANCE comes from the McIntosh barn, gets post relief and drops out of the Canadian Breeders Championship final and into this easier field.

Race 4

(10) YS LOTUS shows quick speed at Pocono and moves into the Zeron barn. He is a two-time winner already this season. (7) TWIN B SHADOW has excellent gate speed, gets MacDonald in the bike and appears to be a prime threat. (3) CHRISTAS WINGS draws inside, comes from the Gillis barn and may come at a price.

Race 5

(5) ACAPULCO HALL is a perfect one-for-one this season, moves onto this circuit and looks like the filly to beat. (7) FLEXIBLE WOMAN has been racing consistently all season, drops in class from two back and is a top threat in here for trainer Bax. (1) LENNY MAC will likely utilize her gate speed, comes from the McIntosh barn and was a winner three back in this class.

Race 6

(10) STEPHANA DREAM was recently timed in 1:54 1/5 at The Meadowlands, returns to this circuit and is capable of overcoming post 10. (3) DREAM ACT enters the Baillargeon barn and is a threat if she can mind her manners. She’s a coin toss based on her past performances. (2) WONDERLAND SNOW draws inside, was a winner two back and has some upset potential for the Pick 4. Parsons’ barn has done very well this season and this filly has some upside.

Race 7

(4) BESTINTHEBUSINESS is a sub-1:50 winner, has some back class and is a threat in this bottom class as he returns to this circuit. (2) CAMS TUX draws inside, has a patented late kick and shouldn’t get away too far back with an inside post. (8) CROWN ISLE was much better in his latest to finish second with a quick final quarter. He’s a top threat with a repeat effort.

Race 8

(10) NORMSTRIKESFAME went a big mile last week, has terrific gate speed along with a credible 2014 campaign. (9) REGAL BABE hasn’t been worse than second in each of his last six starts. (8) TITUS SEELSTER is fresh off a win, raced in the Gold Series two back and shows 1:51 speed.

Race 9

(5) THATS MY OPINION was very disappointing last week as the heavy favorite. I’ll back him again in here based on his pedigree and sizzling speed from two back. (7) RANSON DEMAND has finished second in each of his last four starts, including last week in this class. (3) IDEALBEACH HANOVER continues to improve and provided a better result last week. He has the speed and comes from top connections.

Race 10

(8) MISS AULTSVILLE has the speed, but will need to mind her manners. Her latest qualifier indicates that she’s ready for tonight’s contest. (2) DIAMONDS FOR LIFE draws inside, comes from the Steacy barn and has hit the board in two of her last three. (6) K D BELLA finally broke her maiden last week and again poses as a top threat. She’s very versatile and starts from a good post.

Race 11

(2) KATE SMITH raced barefoot last week and that proved to be the winning move as she responded with a win. (4) HOLLYWOOD DRAMA comes from the Moore barn, hasn’t missed the board in each of his last three starts and has a good record this season. (3) APHRODITY raced in the Gold Series and Canadian Breeders Championship in recent outings and should enjoy this easier field. She’s a top threat in here for Zeron.

Race 12

(2) SOME MAJOR BEACH has been much better in each of his last two starts, draws inside and will offer a low price. (3) HALL BRO has been pacing terrific miles in Quebec and is certainly capable of a big effort on this circuit. He begins from a good post and has an excellent record this season. (6) VIP BAYAMA comes from the Larocque barn, shows quick speed and should offer a price.

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