10/21/2015 2:21PM

Yonkers: Friday 10/23 Analysis


MEET STATS: 209 - 987 / $1,451.2  BEST BETS: 24 - 82 / $110.00


Spot Play: ORILLIA JOE (7th)


Race 1

(2) NATURAL LEDA Gelding might have been used up in the early stages last time around; can get back into the grove with a favorable trip. (1) ELECTROFIRE makes his return to Yonkers where he was a fast closing third to miss by only 3/4 of a length; big threat. (5) BIG JER did beat lesser three starts back; could be a exotic factor.

Race 2

(4) VALLEY GLIDER seems to have been over his head of late; moves back down in class and catches a weak group of trotters; gets the call. (5) MONROE COUNTY also gets class relief in here; if you throw out her last clunker, she fits with these; dangerous. (1) BAILEYS WISH needs a favorable trip to contend; maybe the rail could help her cause.

Race 3

(3) EMPEROR MONTANA N showed good speed in his last start; let’s see if Buter will put this gelding right on the engine for a down the road victory; maybe. (1) ARI ALLSTAR has scored his last two in a row; returns to the fence and appears to be the main danger in here. (2) DEMOCRACY N was sent outside to nail down the victory last out; must be considered.

Race 4

(1) SPREESTER Pacing miss gets the best of the draw; has good early zip and good to see Bartlett with the assignment; threat at her best. (6) BAHAMA BLUE Quite sharp to grab the place spot and miss by only 3/4 of a length; watch out. (3) HANDSOFFMYCOOKIE With a favorable trip, this gal could contend with these with Brennan at the helm.

Race 5

(2) UF DRAGONS QUEEN Pocono shipper has been very good; makes her return to the Hilltop and will give these a shot to take this with a fine-timed drive from MacDonald. (1) VIRGIN MARY Very wide to get up to be the boss in her latest at Philly; figures to be right in the mix from the fence. (5) DELIGHTFUL DRAGON She is very capable of being a exotics factor so watch out.

Race 6

(3) ENVIOUS HANOVER put in a mild bid in her last try; pacing mare could mow these down if she gets the right trip; we shall see. (6) INITTOWINAFORTUNE has sharp speed and the good news is Brennan will take charge of this 5-year-old miss; consider. (1) JUSTHAVENTMETUYET retains the rail slot and needs to return to her September 25th start to contend; quite possible.

Race 7

(4) ORILLIA JOE moves down the ladder and that should be what he needs to get back into the winner's circle. (7) BEST SAID rallied strongly to just miss the score by only a neck; main danger. (2) SMOOTH CRIMINAL flashed good early zip in his last start; not out of this.

Race 8

(3) COACH CAL Sharp pacing gelding just got caught but hey he only lost by a nose; ready to atone. (1) MUSTANG MACH N Speedy gelding retains the rail slot and appears to be the one to catch. (2) IDEAL RACE raced evenly in his last trip to the post; must be considered in the exotics mix.

Race 9

(1) POSSESSED FASHION Pennsylvania invader has good speed; gets the rail slot and Sears has the assignment; ready to boss these trotters. (3) BERTOS ANGEL She was quite good against lesser two starts back; longshot factor. (2) ANGELS RANSOM Gelding has hit the board 9 of 16 tries this year; could have a say in the outcome.

Race 10

(2) HANG TEN moves up in class off two straight victories; Good to see Brennan stays aboard; could take this if he gets the right kind of trip. (1) SANTANNA ONE closed well to grab the placing last week and just missed the victory by a nose; big threat. (5) SIX GUN has wheeled off two scores in a row; beware again.

Race 11

(3) PASADENA STAR Gelding showed signs of life last out; good to see Dube keeps the faith; has every right to put his best foot forward. (8) SUMMER INDIAN Very fast trotter has fine speed; post hurts but is very capable. (4) MASSIVE TALENT Quite consistent trotter figures to be right square in the mix with Sears at the helm.

Race 12

Tough post for (8) ACT NOW but this pacing mare has the edge over these with an easy victory last time out; repeat effort is clearly not out of the question despite the rise in class. (3) CRACKER COFFEE has hit the board 14 out of 27 starts this year and gets serious post relief; big player. (2) CAROBBEAN PACETRY has been facing Open foes of late; should make some noise against this group; we shall see.

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