03/30/2016 2:43PM

Yonkers: Friday 4/1 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 86 - 336 / $587.50 

BEST BETS: 9 - 38 / $36.30

Best Bet: MCCOVEY COVE N (12th)

Spot Play: YES YOU CAN (9th)

Race 1

(5) TOUCH AND GO was sharp in his last start only to get nailed by Touch the Rock. With a relaxing trip he can turn the tables on that rival. (3) TOUCH THE ROCK was on the rim and grinded out a victory in the final strides recently. (2) INNOCENT VICTIM gets post relief and that could help his cause.

Race 2

(4) LORENZO DREAM did not fire from the 7-hole in his latest but the good news is the gelding moves back inside and has the tactical speed to rate and score over these; we shall see. (1) VEGLIANTINO was flashing speed in her last outing so she must be considered from the fence. (8) SOUL TRAIN blasted home late to take down the victory last out.

Race 3

(4) STOMPIN TOM CREEK rallied strongly to grab the show spot last out. Gelding seems to be heading in the right direction based on his last two tries. (5) ROETHBLISSBERGER has wheeled off two straight victories against lesser company. (6) DALLENBACH HANOVER Here's another pacer that has pulled off the double score; watch out.

Race 4

(5) GROUNDED Pacing mare is in solid form scoring her second in a row and she fits well in here so this gal is very capable of keeping on her winning ways. (3) TIPITINA saved ground for three quarters but tried in the final stretch drive last time around. (4) DUNE IN RED had a tough break at the start last time out but could get back into the swing of things with a return to her March 11th trip.

Race 5

(2) CINAMONY Her last two were not so good but she did not have the best of trips either so this seems to be a better spot for this mare to make a quick turnaround based on her resume at the Hilltop. (6) KRISPY APPLE was very sharp for the placing last time out and appears to be a big threat in this event. (4) REGIL ELEKTRA leaves the 8-hole and has fine speed; not out of this.

Race 6

(2) VENUS DELIGHT Now that this 6-year-old mare has two starts under her belt, there's a chance she will put her best foot forward. (6) SELL A BIT N was sent down the road recently for all the glory. (6) SKIPPIN BY was sharp on the engine but was nailed for win honors last out.

Race 7

(1) YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT Very good score when this gal was on the rim and wore down the leader for all the marbles last out; not out of the question for the double. (3) ANNDROVETTE was sitting in the pocket most of the way but came up short missing the victory by only a 1/2 length. (4) AL RAZA N is two for two in the Matchmaker series and she much be considered in all the exotics slots.

Race 8

Have to take a shot with (2) JADED DREAM to put it all together. Mare was an even fourth last out and has tactical speed so with a fine-timed drive she can make tonight a winning one. (7) MEDUSA Pocket-rocket score against some of these last week; likely favorite. (8) LOVINEVERYMINUTE Two easy scores in a row against lesser; post hurts but is quite capable.

Race 9

(3) YES YOU CAN Woodbine invader makes her return to Yonkers and was facing tougher in her last three outings. She can take this with Tetrick at the helm. (2) ROCK N ROLL XAMPLE sharp in her last two scores puts this gal right in the mix. (6) BABY REMIND ME was very game sitting in the pocket most of the way and blasted through the passing lane for all the glory last out.

Race 10

(6) KNOCKING AROUND Quite consistent gelding has been on the board in his last four trips to the post; big threat despite the rise in class. (4) ARI ALLSTAR is on a roll scoring two straight victories. Here's another win machine (3) WHAT I BELIEVE taking down the hat trick last time around.

Race 11

(2) RED HOT HERBIE his second place finish is an indication he is knocking at the door. He moves down in class and this gelding appears to be ready to greet the cameraman for pictures. (4) ALLERAGE STAR was quite good in the pocket and only lost glory by a length and a half. (3) E R ELLIE gets a solid post to work with and could have a say in the outcome.

Race 12

(2) MCCOVEY COVE N Great effort in her first U.S. outing getting the job done. Retains the 2-hole and catches a weak group; major threat for the repeat. (1) ALHAMBRA closed well to nail down the place spot in her latest. (6) ENVIOUS HANOVER has hit the board in her last four outings; exotics factor.

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