12/19/2012 12:42PM

Yonkers: Friday 12/21 Analysis


MEET STATS: 34 - 106 / $194.10

Best Bet: TOBER (6th)

Spot Play: K RS CRUISER (4th)

Race 1

There are no standouts in here. (4) MAX WILL START may have missed a bunch of time, but has done well here in the past and gets Brennan. I’ll take a shot with him. (2) ROXIES BIG GUY picked up some confidence at Rosecroft. (5) JOEY HACKETT seems to have found an easier spot.

Race 2

(4) T JS MR LAVEC made his first start in over a year last week and was noticeably short. He double-drops this time around and should be tighter. (5) WALDORF HALL only needs a reasonable trip to get the job done. (3) MARION MONACO raced well with Lasix added but seems to have a knack for finishing just second.

Race 3

(3) KID CARSON gets some post relief this week and should easily control the action. (1) FIREBREATHN DRAGON should stick close to the pace from the cones and could pounce if the trip works out. (5) LODI GOVERNOR only has one win this year but could be an interesting player with a cover trip.

Race 4

(1) K RS CRUISER had no chance from post eight in his debut for the DiDomenico barn. This is a blank field and I expect we’ll see speed from this gelding tonight. (3) WINDSONG FORTUNE dropped to this level and didn’t get the job done last time, but as mentioned, this isn’t the best field ever. (4) FOREVER GOOD has posted some good miles when he draws well.

Race 5

(1) ONE TOUGH HOMBRE had no chance after chasing a slow 58 2/5 half last week. Now he moves to the rail and can dictate his own fate a bit better. (3) BEAU RIVAGE N could find some speed from this post; capable. (4) BEST DREAM SEEKER gets a barn and driver change.

Race 6

(6) TOBER is as good or better than any of these and has displayed a versatile racing style. He might even offer some value. (4) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN gets a better post and will undoubtedly be headed to the front. (5) CELEBRITY BLUECHIP lost Bartlett to my top choice but gets a capable replacement.

Race 7

(3) GREAT SOUL swept the field from last in his most recent and seems sharp enough to handle this form-filled field. (1) GODDESS’S JUSTIN added a catch-driver and almost scored last time; big threat. (8) ANNOUNCEMENT N ships in for one of the best barns on the planet. He can overcome the bad post. (7) GLASS PACK & (5) ACTIVATOR are too sharp to ignore.

Race 8

(4) QUICK DEAL perked up in a big way for Burke and should get the jump on this field from the get-go. (5) FOR YOU ALMOSTFREE drops down and adds Brennan; using. (6) REIGNING DOUGH is another getting class relief. This guy is capable of stepping up at any time. (8) FUEL CELL comes off a big mile in the slop.

Race 9

(5) ARTSY PRINCESS moves into the Burke barn after facing some tough foes in the Open ranks up at Saratoga. (1) OMEN HANOVER & (2) BUNNY IN THE BANK are pretty sharp and have tons of speed from the inside.

Race 10

(5) SYNERGY SEELSTER went some tough miles from post eight up at Saratoga. Ford brings him down Turnpike and finds a sweet spot. (2) OCEANS MOTION looks like a very uninspiring favorite. (7) RAMONA DISOMMA wouldn’t shock me at a big price.

Race 11

This is a tough race. Let’s try (6) DEFINITELY MAMIE, who is in a new barn and gets the services of Brennan. If they mix it up on the engine, she can pounce off cover. (5) PRICEVALLEYREVITUP jumped up with a monster mile in his first start for Team Miller; must use. (4) RAPID STRATEGY never seems to be the favorite, but leaves and gets a big piece every week.

Race 12

(6) CAT CORA seems sharp enough to get the job done given a trip; price play. (5) FAROUCHE HANOVER is certainly a top contender but will have a tough time making the lead. (3) STORMUNN has a string of good efforts at similar levels.


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