10/29/2014 5:08PM

Yonkers: Friday 10/31 Analysis


MEET STATS: 324 - 938 / $1689.60  BEST BETS: 54 - 77 / $175.70

Best Bet: SIMPLE SAVER N (7th)



Race 1

(2) TALBOTCREEK ARMANI went fast last week and was swallowed up by the trip-sitting (6) LIGHTNING STRIKE; maybe he turns the tables tonight. The latter debuted for Brainard in that race and exploded out of the pocket; obvious threat. (3) VODKA IS TERROR goes for another new barn and has been sharp.

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Race 2

(6) SON OF NORDIC has speed and class in his favor; to the front. (2) BIG SKY STORM has done well with this type in the past and he looks like a closing threat. (1) SINA draws best and looks like a contender for the bottom of the ticket.

Race 3

(6) MUGSHOT JESS is better than he's been racing of late and he only needs a live trip in this suspect field. (7) SWEET JUSTICE has been knocking on the door of late but the outside post may be a problem. (2) ROYAL MALINDA should be close up throughout from this spot.

Race 4

(2) HACIENDA understandably flattened out late after a rough uncovered try last out; veteran returns to claimers and he could post a mild upset with a smoother trip. (4) FLYING INSTRUCTOR collapsed on the front end, then was scratched-sick; tough to gauge. (3) LUCKY MAN dropped to this level last week and got the job done.

Race 5

(8) EXPLOSIVE ACTION is working his way up the class ladder after just missing in a big eight-hole try last week; he should be a halfway decent price with another bad post. (5) NEIGHSAY HANOVER has class and could be leaving the gate. (2) AS YA'LL LIKE IT gets post relief and shows a win three back versus lesser.

Race 6

(5) COFFEE ADDICT has impressed me recently with a string of solid efforts; sharp sort could trip out from this midpack post. (6) SCANDALOUS HANOVER should be forwardly placed again with Sears. (4) LET'S GO HIGHER returns locally for trainer Rohr and we know what she's capable of.

Race 7

(1) SIMPLE SAVER N was the sacrificial lamb last week in the Open, trying to grind into a rated pace. It's a totally different story tonight from this spot. (4) ROCK N LOAD is a legit open-caliber mare who should go well here. (3) UF DRAGON'S QUEEN returns locally for Ford in fine form.

Race 8

(3) DANCEHALL MISTRESS arrives from Canada where she has been racing well with top stock; mare could be an immediate fit here. (4) DW'S NY YANK may have tailed off a touch but he still remains a threat. (8) MELADY'S MONET has been super in his last few but he's stuck all the way outside.

Race 9

(7) JOHNNY Z has been flat since the Drolet claim but he does drop in class and picks up Brennan; maybe. (3) BADGER QUINN scored right off the Fraley claim but he faces better tonight. (4) RICK'S SIGN took some sneaky money last out and benefitted off a hot pace.

Race 10

(3) ELIN drops in class, draws better and faces no standouts. (1) BRICKYARD TOOTS is always capable for Baynes given the right setup. (2) BROOKROAD KNIGHT drops, draws better and can resume winning ways.

Race 11

(2) TRIPLE LINDY is better than he showed last out, where he was shuffled and didn't do much; price should be ok from this spot. (7) THERAPUTIC was a solid front-end winner last out for Burke/Brennan. (1) SOME LIKE IT HOT has speed and the best draw.

Race 12

(6) STRINGS was been the victim of tough trips in her last couple; she can clearly take this with a smoother trip. (4) CLASSY LANE ROSE had a touch of belated pace last week and she can build off that effort. (3) STAR KEEPER has some class to her, having banked almost 400K and she returns off a nice try at Saratoga.

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