03/29/2012 10:25AM

Yonkers: Friday 3/30 Analysis


Best Bet: KRISPY APPLE (9th)     Spot Play: SHORTEST DISTANCE (1st)

Race 1

(1) SHORTEST DISTANCE was a winner when last seen at this level in December. She ships in from Saratoga in better form than it looks on paper and has Brennan from the rail; down the road. (2) MOJARRA HANOVER should come away in striking distance and pass one or two late for second.(8) ITS DE LOVELY is certainly at a good level. If Gregory can work out a trip, she has a shot.

Race 2

(7) TASTY MAX drops way down and there seems to be enough speed to set up his late rally. (3) GOTTA BE PERFECT destroyed lesser. This spot is much tougher. (6) WORTH THE MONEY AS moves into the Pena barn and cannot be overlooked.

Race 3

(4) COLD WINNER gets a bit of class relief on paper, though this race did not come up easy. I'll give him the narrow edge. (1) LIVE JAZZ reunites with Gregory. (6) MYSTICAL STARLIGHT made over $124k here last year.

Race 4

(4) BREAKHEART PASS rallied nicely last week against a slightly tougher bunch. (2) ARCTIC FIRE N held her ground nicely against better mares. (1) FOX VALLEY SAGE could be handled more agressively from the cones.

Race 5

(5) FOX VALLEY ILIAD went down the road in his last try here and looks like the favorite to do so again. (2) H AND MS HIT could be sitting a comfy pocket behind the top choice at a nice price. (6) FLEX THE MUSCLE is very capable given the right trip.

Race 6

(3) ANNDROVETTE does her best work on the engine and just didn't fire out of the pocket last week. Let's look for her to control it tonight. (2) WESTERN SILK was solid last time and is perfect (4 for 4) here over the last two years. (6) MYSTICAL DIVA is another coming off a strong effort; capable.

Race 7

(3) CHANCEY LADY did a great job to dig in for the tie last week on a night where speed wasn't great. She should be able to control the action with a soft half in this spot. (1) SYMPHONY IN MOTION was a solid second last week and should be sitting a fine trip. (4) ROCKLAMATION charged off cover last week. The pace scenario doesn't look to work in her favor tonight.

Race 8

(5) MYLUVMYLIFE showed some ability as a 3-year-old and had no shot in round one from post eight. Burke trainee makes her third start of the year and finds a good spot to possibly upset. (7) SEE YOU AT PEELERS surprised me when she took off the gate last week. If she sticks with those tactics, it will be tough to win from post seven. (4) PANCLEEFANDARPELS took a shot first over and hung around nicely.

Race 9

(2) KRISPY APPLE came up a bit short in her 2012 debut. I can't see her losing in this spot. (1) QUEEN OF ROYALTY had no chance from post seven last time. I expect we'll see some speed from her tonight. To me, it is a toss up for the exotic slots.

Race 10

(3) STACKED DECK arrives sharp and enters the Pena barn; enough said. (4) PANAGLER won going away last time. (2) MEDIA DARLING is erratic but capable.

Race 11

(5) LORENZO DREAM ships down off a nice score and adds Tetrick. (1) AISLING clearly has a big shot in here but the rail is not the best spot for him. (4) FORT VALLEY AS gets some class relief and a new pilot.

Race 12

(3) ALL ABOUT KISSES went a very fast qualifying mile and this barn has had a good meet. (5) FOUR STARZ ROE is the one to beat on paper; exacta box looks good. (7) FEELING YOU has class.