08/25/2014 2:21PM

Mohawk: Tuesday 8/26 Analysis


Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: I WONDER WHY (2nd)

Spot Play: NIRVANA SEELSTER (11th)


Race 1

(5) BUDDYS HOPE set a new career best two back and draws well again this week. He enjoys leaving the gate and might offer a price. (4) CANBEC KINGKAZIMIR has all kinds of speed, but doesn't like to win races. He's a good option for the exactor. (8) LOVES A CHALLENGE finished a closing third last week from an outside post. He'll aim to repeat and should offer a price.

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Race 2

(1) I WONDER WHY found her best stride last week and will look to repeat. She started off the season strong, tailed off and now has regained form. (7) DOCTOR TERROR raced very strong in the PASS in her latest with quick speed. She returns to this circuit and will offer a low price. (6) NORTHERN STARLET has hit the board in each of her last two and three of her last four.

Race 3

(2) HOPE RISES draws inside, is fresh off a win and continues to improve in each outing. (7) MYLITTLESTARSHINE comes from the Zeron barn, has terrific breeding and is capable of dropping multiple seconds. (3) YAWKEE WAY draws well and comes from the Henriksen barn. She may offer a price and is a good option.

Race 4

(1) SENTOSA ISLAND draws inside, comes from the O'Sullivan and closed very strong last week. (10) OK GALAHAD comes from the Menary barn and will need to overcome post 10. The talented gelding shows quick gate-speed and was a game second in his most recent. (8) WACO BRUISER has hit the board in three of his last four starts and comes from the Auciello barn.

Race 5

(2) OSPREY IMPACT has missed the board once from four career starts, draws well and is very capable of earning her third career win. (6) HEROINE SEELSTER qualified sharply, is versatile and may offer a fair price. (1) SUPERFLEX gets the rail to her advantage and was a game second two back. This is a formless field and she should offer a price.

Race 6

(7) MOONLIT DANCE drops out of the Eternal Camnation stakes and into this easier field. Her recent efforts indicate she appears to be the filly to defeat. (1) QUEENSLAND BEACH draws the rail, comes from the MacGrath barn and faces an easier field. (5) ABBIJADE HANOVER has been finishing off her miles very well and may offer a fair price in this contest. She comes from good connections and was a game second last week.

Race 7

(4) EMERALD LEXUS has terrific gate-speed, has won three straight and draws well. (8) LITTLE QUICK hasn't missed the board in each of his last six starts and is always a top threat in this class. (2) DOCS HOSS has been very consistent all season in this class and is a logical option for the triactor.

Race 8

(5) THE OPTOMIST might offer a price in this wide-open field. The pacing gelding begins from a good post and comes from a high percentage barn. (9) RECHARGE comes from the O'Sullivan barn, is versatile and has hit the board in each of his last two. (7) VIP BAYAMA comes from the Larocque barn, gets Filion aboard and might offer a price in this contest.

Race 9

(4) SHADIOS went a tough trip in his latest, but won two straight prior. He draws well and gets a new driver. (2) REGAL SON draws inside, comes from the McIntosh barn and was a winner two back. (8) SHADOWBRIAND has hit the board in three of his last four, comes from the Darling barn and paced home in :27 in his latest.

Race 10

(9) SOMEWHERE FANCY went a tough trip in his latest, but gets a new driver tonight. He has the speed and comes from top connections. (7) SURPRISE HANOVER has won each of his last two starts and has done so impressively. (1) ONE STOP DEAL draws inside, is fresh off a win and comes from the Brethour barn.

Race 11

(9) NIRVANA SEELSTER is my upset play of the night. He has the speed, closes very well and is due for a win. (4) FLIRTNWITHDISASTER draws well and was a closing third last week. He has a good record this season and may offer a price. (1) RANSON DEMAND has hit the board in four of his last five starts and has a patented late kick.

Race 12

(6) BESTINTHEBUSINESS was hard-used last week and had to settle for third. He's a sub-1:50 winner and has excellent gate-speed for this bottom class. (3) MONTE CRISTO draws inside, drops in class and gets major post relief. (8) WORLD AWAY has all kinds of back class to offer and is capable of getting into the triactor at a price.

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