09/08/2014 9:50PM

Mohawk: Tuesday 9/9 Analysis

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Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: BISTROBISTRO TAJ (10th)

Spot Play: FIERY EYES (1st)

 

Race 1

(2) FIERY EYES has many advantages in this dash including her top connections in trainer John Bax and driver Steve Byron. (9) MASS RAIL was an open length winner in her division of the Grassroots three starts back and finished second on another occasion for trainer Shannon Henry. (5) TYRONE ZOEY hasn’t hit the board yet this season from four starts, but the young filly comes from the Bob McIntosh barn and therefore is an option to consider in this field.

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Race 2

(6) WINEM was a winner two back in her division of the Grassroots at Clinton Raceway before the connections elected to race her in the Champlain. (1) DESIS DREAM draws the rail for trainer John Bax and the Muscle Mass miss has been much better in her last three starts over the half-mile tracks in Ontario. (5) GIONA has been much better in her last two starts for trainer/driver Wayne MacLean.

Race 3

(7) SUMMERS JEWEL likely will get the bulk of attention in this dash and rightfully so after posting three wins already this season and failing to miss the board in six career starts. (3) TYMAL ILLBTHERE is well overdue for her first career win as the ‘Dewey’ filly has hit the board in four of five career starts. (8) MUSCLE KIT comes from the Tony Alagna barn and is fresh off a winning qualifier by open lengths in 2:00.

Race 4

(9) ROMANCE IN CAMELOT suffered interference behind the starting gate in her latest and was refunded by the Ontario Racing Commission judges. She was the favorite when the gates unfolded and likely will be again in this contest. (1) BEST RISQUE draws the rail and much like Romance In Camelot has been the picture of consistency this season. (5) ALL CHOCOLATE has offered a very low price in each of her last two starts and has failed to win.

Race 5

(3) HOPE RISES draws inside and has won each of her last two starts for high percentage trainer Kelly Goodwin. (5) SECOND SISTER comes from the McNair barn and missed the board for the first time in her career last week in the Grassroots at Clinton Raceway. (7) SUPERBOWL SUNSHINE comes from the Blake Macintosh barn and has finished second in four of six career starts.

Race 6

(3) LITTLE MISS SPORTY appears ready for her first career start tonight for trainer Casie Coleman. (5) SOUTHWIND GINGER is another Sportswriter filly in this contest and is fresh off a win at Hiawatha Horse Park in 1:56 1/5 for trainer Todd Kennedy. (2) AINTSHEASWEETIE draws inside and comes from the Jeff Gillis barn.

Race 7

(2) CANBEC KINGKAZIMIR has been racing at his best in recent weeks for trainer Vic Puddy. (8) HERE COMES WILLIAM draws towards the outside, but has the speed and is due for a winning effort. The Dragon Again son is winless from 13 starts this season, but offers a lot of versatility and quick final quarter speed. (9) NORMSTRIKESFAME appears one-dimensional and isn’t the easiest horse to guide throughout the mile. He has terrific gate speed and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was your first leader into the first turn.

Race 8

(2) WINDFALL BLUE CHIP is a classy veteran pacer that returned to our circuit last week and back into the Tony Montini barn. The Art Major son was buried turning for home and lacked racing room until deep stretch, but was able to move his way up the pylons to finish fourth. (6) SOULFUL LINDY has hit the board in three of his last four starts, draws in the middle of the gate and has excellent gate speed. (4) SHIPPS XPECTANCY comes from the Kevin McMaster barn and has been racing very strong as of late.

Race 9

(9) MY MINI SNICKERS looks like the filly to defeat in this dash based on her record this season, which includes back-to-back scores at the Grassroots program. (4) MEADOW SEELSTER was an impressive winner last week at Georgian Downs as the bay got under the wire first in 1:58 2/5 by over five lengths for trainer Bill Budd. (2) STAY IN TOUCH comes from the McIntosh barn and hasn’t missed the board in four career starts.

Race 10

(5) BISTROBISTRO TAJ gets major class relief in this field for trainer/driver Rick Zeron and the talented filly shows all kinds of speed to offer. (2) PINKY THE INTERN draws inside and comes from the Dustin Jones barn. The talented filly likely will offer a short price. (4) METS LIFE has hit the board once from five starts this season, but has been competing in the OSS Gold Series and most recently in the Champlain Stakes which is a Grand Circuit event.

Race 11

(9) HUNCH MAN has been racing well against Gold company this season and really stepped up his game over the course of the season for trainer Bob Young. (7) ANDREIOS KARDIA has hit the board in each of his last two starts and three of his last four. (3) FLIRTNWITHDISASTER draws inside again this week for trainer Fred Jamieson.

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