03/09/2016 4:18PM

Yonkers: Friday 3/11 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 61 - 241 / $447.00

BEST BETS: 6 - 19 / $24.70

Best Bet: EXHILARATED (4th)

Spot Play: KNOCKING AROUND (8th)

Race 1

(5) OR did make up some ground having live cover but could not make headway to catch the top three last week. If he could revert to his February 23rd trip, it could be game over for the rest of these. (3) SWIFT AS A SHADOW flashed good speed to finish third when this 6-year-old took a drop in class last time out. (6) GREYSTONE CASH needs a better trip to contend; maybe.

Race 2

(1) OUTA MY HEAD moves back inside when this pacer was a very game second three trips ago; poised to return to the winner's circle. (3) REPORT FOR DUTY N was used hard to grab the lead at the 1/4 pole but did not have enough gas in the tank in the final stretch drive last out. (6) ARTHUR got the job done via the pocket last out. Post hurts, but is very capable.

Race 3

If you throw out (6) WHAT THE SHEIK's last start, he was an easy winner against same company. At his best he can make tonight a winning one. (4) DOUBLE YOUR BET is knocking at the door based on his last two trips to the post. (2) HERE COMES HUDD gets post relief and that could help his cause; we shall see.

Race 4

(5) EXHILARATED might have found the right condition to get greet the cameraman for pictures. When right, this mare has good early pace to grab a favorable position; gets the call. (3) BAD NIGHT MARE was late on the scene to nail down the placing in her latest. (2) ART IDEAL here's another that rallied strongly to miss the victory by only a neck; watch out.

Race 5

(3) HIPNUMBERONE lost good cover, was second turning for home but flattened out in deep stretch last time around. She fits with these and if she can overcome traffic, there's a good chance she can mow these down at her best. (4) GROUNDED took charge past the 1/2 mile pole and held on for win honors last time out. (7) FANTICIPATION gets a tough post to work with but the drop in class will put her right in the mix.

Race 6

(6) ROCKN RUBY N Pacing mare did show some early zip before tiring against some of these last week. She has hit the board 4 of 7 trips this year and with some luck, this gal can get back into the winner's circle just like she did on February 19th. (7) GALLIE BYTHE BEACH Consistent mare was sent down the road last out for all the glory; dangerous. (8) KRISPY APPLE put in a nice qualifier at the Meadowlands last week; threat.

Race 7

(7) CRACKER COFFEE showed signs of life missing the victory by only 3/4 of a length. She does have speed to grab a good spot early and mow them down when the real racing starts. (3) SCOOTIN FOR JOY was battling outside and still pecked out a score in her last try. (1) GEISHA GIRL N will need a better trip than in her last two starts. Was a sold wire to window victor three starts back; watch out.

Race 8

(2) KNOCKING AROUND was extremely wide turning for home and could not get close to the top two in his last start. Gelding has excellent late kick and with a covered up trip, he can blow these away for all the marbles. (3) ART FOR ARTS SAKE took a 3-hole trip throughout and was at the helmet of two of his rivals but missed the score by a head. (1) IDEAL CARVER is 0 for 7 this year but should fare well from the fence; maybe.

Race 9

(6) ROCKAROUND SUE moves down the ladder where this mare had done her best running (NW$12k). Has the tactical speed to pick them up and lay them down for all the glory. (1) GIANNAS DELIGHT had to re-take the lead at the 1/4 pole and that might have compromised her chances last out. (2) NIPPY W HANOVER gets the luck of the draw and this mare got the job done on January 29th; not out of this.

Race 10

(1) ARI ALLSTAR Gelding did not fire his best in his last start but hey that was in the 7-hole. The good news is he moves to the fence and has the tactical speed to be the boss over this group. (2) URBANA BAYAMA flashed speed for most of the way but did not have any more fuel in the gas tank and tired badly to fifth last time out. (3) OUTRAGEOUS ART had live cover and just got up for win honors in his latest.

Race 11

(3) PAMS LEGACY had no chance from the 8-hole last out but now this gelding gets serious post relief; could top these. (1) THESEYESRCRYING retains the rail slot and does have some early pace; threat. (6) TWIN B HOLLISTER is 0 for 6 this year but did show signs of life in his most recent outing.

Race 12

(4) ELISAVETA N was very dull in her last start but that was against a much better group. Now she moves down in class and Carlson knows this pacing mare so there's a good chance she can put it all together with the right trip. (1) INITTOWINAFORTUNE Sharp in her last trip at the Big M and now she moves back to Yonkers where she has done quite well. (3) KNOW IT ALL got the job done via the pocket recently against lesser.

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Joel Weiner More than 1 year ago
I think it's time for Eric Carlson to take a permanent vacation. 3% win percentage? Really! His drive on Double Your Bet at 2/5 in the 3rd was shameful; a rookie could have done better. Betting public be damned once again. Maybe there's a spot for him at Batavia.