03/16/2016 3:11PM

Yonkers: Friday 3/18 Analysis


MEET STATS: 71 - 276 / $504.70

BEST BETS: 7 - 22 / $28.50

Best Bet: TIPITINA (12th)

Spot Play: AMASA AL (3rd)

Race 1

(3) I SCOOT SAM makes his return inside and now this gelding has a big shot to get back into the winner's circle; rate and score. (2) GRANDPA DON was never in it from the 8-hole last out but moving to the 2-hole should help his cause. (7) AUTOMATIC SLIMS has tactical speed however will have to overcome the outside slot to take this.

Race 2

(1) SWIFT AS A SHADOW Strong to run down some of these contestants last week. Now the pacer moves to the fence in same condition and once again the assignment goes to Matt Kakaley; the pick. (3) FOOL TO CRY was very flat in his latest. The move to the 3-hole should make this guy a contender for new connections. (2) GREYSTONE CASH here's another with post relief; exotics factor.

Race 3

(5) AMASA AL had live cover and rallied nicely down the lane, but could not get to the winner Outa My Head last week. Hopefully gelding will get the best of trips and with a well rated drive he can mow these down for all the glory. (6) WAYNE THE LEFTY goes for new connections, Bartlett stays and he's on a roll scoring three straight. (2) ARTHUR should appreciate the move back to the 2-hole where he got the job done two starts ago.

Race 4

(6) MONTREAL PHIL does not like to be rated, but the gelding is much stronger when he shows speed. If Dube chooses to get this 12-year-old on the engine, he could be tough in here; we shall see. (5) OK GALAHAD should make some noise from the 5-hole and Brennan gets the call. (3) SMOKING JOEY is 0 for 9 this year but should fit with these and door number three should help his chances.

Race 5

(2) CANACO STAR was uncovered approaching the 1/2 pole and was at the helmet of Lightning Paige, but was flat turning for home in her most recent outing. Should be geared up this time around from the 2-hole and catches a weak group tonight; gets the call. (5) WANNA ROCK N ROLL was first over at the half and this mare kept pecking away for her second straight score last out. (1) OUR ELS DREAM N took a tough break at the start last out but is very capable of rebounding back from the fence.

Race 6

(4) KRISPY APPLE makes her second start of the year. If you throw out her latest, this gal has a proven record 17 of 21 starts in the exacta last year so we shall see if time has caught up to her; big threat at her best. (2) REGIL ELEKTRA took the pocket route home for the victory in her last try. (6) HAZMATT Sharp 4-year-old mare is unbeaten this year scoring five straight all at the Hilltop.

Race 7

(1) YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT made her 2016 return racing evenly for fifth last out at Pompano. The last time this mare was seen here was on September 4th when she got the job done down the road; ready for action with Dube at the helm. (3) SECRETS OUT N sharp in victory when this gal led every step of the way last week. (2) VENUS DELIGHT Two nice qualifiers at the Meadowlands put this mare right in the mix with these.

Race 8

(4) GALLIE BYTHE BEACH did not fire in her last trip but this mare had everything go her way two starts back with a down the road score. Fits well in here and if she can revert to her February 26th try the rest will have to settle for place money. (2) BETTOR N BETTER was sitting a 3-hole trip and just got up to greet the cameraman for pictures last out. (1) JUNGLE GENIE N was first up at the 1/2 but could not keep going thru the lane last time around so maybe she will fare well from the fence.

Race 9

(6) ALL ABOUT KISSES Mare seems to be knocking at the door based on her last two trips to the post. Has good tactical speed and good to see Brennan keep the faith; quite playable. (2) PLAYAWAY N had a second over trip to run down the competition in her latest. (8) BAD NIGHT MARE flashed good speed last time around. Post hurts but she is very capable.

Race 10

(6) PAMS LEGACY Gelding showed some early zip from the pocket to hold on for second in his last start. Has hit the board 6 of 7 tries this year so if he gets a covered up trip it could be game over for the rest; we shall see. (6) ARI ALLSTAR Pocket-rocket victory in his last start makes this guy a strong contender in here. (1) MAINLAND KEY N showed late pace to land down the show spot in his latest.

Race 11

(3) BENJAMINBANNEKER N gets serious post relief and gelding knows how to get the job done. So with that said he clearly can boss these at his best. (5) HARDTS OR BETTOR has scored in his last two starts at this level. (2) OUTRAGEOUS ART Even finish holding on for fourth money recently.

Race 12

Meadows invader (3) TIPITINA makes her return to Yonkers and trainer Mike Forte. Was a covered up winner two starts back at the western Pennsylvania oval and maybe this group will suit her well; gets the call. (1) GROUNDED was uncovered and at the helmet of Envious Hanover at the 1/2 but tired in the stretch run last out; note the barn change. (4) VIRGIN MARY got the job done against lesser company last time around.

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