03/02/2016 5:20PM

Yonkers: Friday 3/4 Analysis


MEET STATS: 58 - 229 / $426.80

BEST BETS: 5 - 19 / $24.70

Best Bet: SWIFT AS A SHADOW (3rd)

Spot Play: SELL A BIT N (6th)

Race 1

(2) REAL FLIGHT was quite dull from the 7-hole last out but the good news is the gelding moves back inside where he just missed glory by a 1/2 length two trips ago; ready for action. (1) CHEYENNE CAM if you throw out his latest clunker, pacer has hit the exacta four times in a row. (5) GREYSTONE CASH put in a nice rally to nail down the show spot last time around.

Race 2

(1) MOVEMENT makes her return from Ohio facing open foes out there; obviously this mare has a fondness for Yonkers and with a fine-timed drive, this 7-year-old trotter can greet the cameraman for pictures. (3) SCOTTISH CROSS did flash speed from the second tier and raced evenly last time out. (6) JUSTA REBEL was extremely wide to grab the lead on turn one and might have been compromised by that effort in his most recent trip.

Race 3

(1) SWIFT AS A SHADOW gets serious post relief and moves down in class; has not been to the Hilltop since 2014 but he is sharp and Bartlett has the assignment; ready to boss these at his best. (2) OR rallied outside to get up for win honors last time out. (4) DOUBLE YOUR BET was sitting in the pocket most of the way but was mowed down by Or in their latest.

Race 4

(3) CELEBRITY BLUECHIP was sharp last out and missed the victory by only a nose; has tactical speed and could top these with a covered up trip. (2) SILVER CREDIT did not fire at the Meadowlands last out but she has a good record here so the mare must be considered. (6) WILD SMILE moves down the scale and that could help his cause.

Race 5

(7) FAT MANS ALLEY Gelding seems to be coming around based on his last two starts; last outing he was first over but could not get past (3) FOUR BOYS.  The latter was sitting in the pocket and took the passing lane on his way to glory . (5) COME ON RIDGE should have a say from the 5-hole and the gelding has tactical speed.

Race 6

(6) SELL A BIT N Pacing mare showed signs of life in her last try; was first up at the 3/4 pole, did make headway turning for home but could not catch the winner Gallie Bythe Beach in her last outing; capable of getting the job done tonight. (2) JUNGLE GENIE N flashed speed but tired in the final stretch drive last out. (5) REGIL ELEKTRA rallied strongly to nail down the show spot last time around.

Race 7

(4) PASADENA STAR's last try he took charge right from the start, led into the final stretch run but did not have enough gas in the tank; all systems go for this trotter to boss these down the road. (1) HOORAYFORVACATION has been in the exacta in his last four tries; capable. (2) THERAPUTIC closed well from the outside to grab the show spot last out.

Race 8

(7) MAJOR ATHENS Sharp trotter seems to be getting better based on his last two game outings; retains the 7-hole but with a covered up trip this guy can make tonight a winning one. (8) NOT AFRAID was sent by Dube down the road from door number four to grab all the marbles last time out; post hurts but he is very capable. (3) CAN DO should appreciate the move to the 3-hole and figures to be right in the thick of it.

Race 9

(5) ALHAMBRA was inside turning for home, swung very wide and rolled on home for the victory in her latest; form is quite good enough for this pacing mare to take another. (6) DUBLIN ROSE has wheeled off two straight victories and both of them wire to window. (2) UF DRAGON QUEEN was up on the rim at the half and grinded out a victory by a neck last out.

Race 10

Hopefully (2) BJS BEQUIA could put it all together; 9-year-old rallied strongly to get the job done two trips ago and the move to the 2-hole can enhance his potential of taking these down for all the glory. (4) HARDTS OR BETTOR led every step of the way and just held on for win honors in his last try. (1) DELLA CRUISE did put in a mild rally and missed the victory by only a length.

Race 11

(7) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE 6-year-old is a proven trotter; went off as the even money favorite and raced evenly for third in his 2016 debut at the Big M. With a favorable trip and a fine-timed drive, the rest will have to settle for second money, but the trip will be everything. (2) TAKE MY PICTURE has been knocking at the door based on his last three trips to the post. (1) OUTBURST had live cover and blew past them going away for the score last time out.

Race 12

(6) AL RAZA N retook from Jaded Dream approaching the 1/4 pole to lead all the way last time out; will have to do her best from the 6-hole but her form seems to be good enough to knock these off with a covered up trip; we shall see. (4) THE EMPIRESSISTER Tough break in her latest but hey that was against a much stronger group so this class drop can only help her cause. (3) JADED DREAM was sitting in the pocket most the trip but could not catch Al Raza N in their most recent outing.

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