Best Bet - (3) SAULSBROOK RAVEN - Race 7
Spot Play - (7) BEACH SPORTS - Race 3
Early Pick 4 - 3,4,7/1,3,6/2,3,5/2,3,6 = $16.20
Late Pick 4 - 1,4,5/1,3,5/1,4,5/5,8 = $10.80
Race 1 - (1) SHARKS SUMMRSHANDY was a beaten favorite against tougher at Mohawk two back. She will enjoy the class relief and the draw tonight. (2) JESSICAS LEGACY gets an improved post and class relief over her last starts. (6) FREE EXCHANGE is another that gets class relief from her previous starts, where she has performed well.
Race 2 - (2) BETTER BE GOUDA raced well in his last as he moved into a fast back half. He was a nice winner at this class three starts ago. (3) IM A GOODSPORT rallied nicely despite road trouble in his most recent. He has had tough trips and post draws as of late. (5) LEGION SEELSTER has looked good in victory in his first few career starts. He is the obvious one to beat.
Race 3 - (7) BEACH SPORTS has raced well while saddled with tough posts in her young career. She has talent and should bring us good value. (4) KEYSTONE KALIMBA is improving in every aspect of her race lines every start. (3) FREE FLYIN TICKET had no shot to close into that fast back half last out. Her previous lines suggest we pay attention.
Race 4 - (1) SICARIO was our pick last week and simply never made the lead. Speed and the rail are a great combination for him tonight. (3) DOTTIE has an adequate late kick and gets Filion for the first time. (6) ITS HUW YOU KNOW has been knocking at the door at this level as of late. He has the tactical speed to overcome the post.
Race 5 - (3) MUSIC TO MY GEARS moves back down to a level he beat four starts back. (2) MACH IT AGAIN gets first time Jamieson and a better post from his most recent. (5) BETTER EARL was used twice in defeat last out. His sharpness speaks for itself.
Race 6 - (6) ADVERSITY’s first start off the bench was adequate. He gets class relief and should be tighter tonight. (3) GLIDER MAN is coming off an improved effort. He draws well once again and figures to be forwardly placed. (2) FLEXIE is usually knocking at the door, and figures to be once again with the kind draw. (9) POLLAR HILL was facing tougher at Mohawk in his last few. The trip is always the key from the second tier. (7) PARKHILL NONSTOP was on the lead and broke last time. How much will he have to exert early is the question.
Race 7 - (3) SAULSBROOK RAVEN was visually impressive in her career debut. Obviously, the task is tougher here, but she looks to be a good one. (2) BETALADY was shuffled a bit and still came on for the win last out. She will enjoy the post relief she gets tonight. (5) MARTINIS PLACE beat a similar field three back. She is coming off a good qualifier after a mini break.
Race 8 - (1) HALTON HURRICANE dives into the claiming ranks here tonight. He performed well against tougher in his previous races. (4) CONFLICT DIAMOND is riding a hot form spree as of the present. McClure gets the call here. (5) ANDY THE MANAGER is another that tries claimers after a series of conditioned events, where he performed evenly.
Race 9 - (3) LADY NATASHA has raced well in defeat so far in her young career. She gets post relief, and her toughest test to date. (1) P L NOTORIOUS just rolled up her sleeves and got them from post 10 in her last. The draw puts her in range. (5) ROSE RUN VANTAGE is amid a three-race win streak. Once again, this is a tougher test, and value may not be there.
Race 10 - (1) JOLTED gets Harris to steer tonight and draws the rail. His earlier efforts are okay at this level, so a step forward, as well as value, are necessary. (4) KEY TOPIC gets post relief after a series of even efforts. He faces a manageable field here. (5) DONT TELL TERRY raced well enough two starts back but has been hampered with illness here most recently.
Race 11 - (8) LODI DORIAN BLUES may offer surprisingly good value considering the wagering public likes to jump off the bandwagon fairly quickly. (5) SPICEY VICTOR will be crushed at the windows after an impressive win last out and the addition of McClure. (2) ABRAS MOMENTOM is coming off an okay qualifier. He draws well to boot. (1) MILLER TIME tired after setting the tempo last out. McNair gets the call tonight. (7) ADVENTURE AHEAD raced well in two of his last three, but the outside post will affect his chances considerably.
Mike Bozich is the current Track Announcer at Harrah's Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, where he is spending his sixth season. He is also the co-host of the popular Post Time with Mike and Mike harness podcast which airs weekly on the Bet America Radio Network.