04/20/2016 3:34PM

Yonkers: Friday 4/22 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 100 - 408 / $648.90

BEST BETS: 11 - 44 / $41.00

Best Bet: AUTOMATIC SLIMS (2nd)

Spot Play: WESTERN ROCKSTAR A (8th)

Race 1

(2) ARTHUR leaves the far outside slot and he figures to be ready for a better effort against these. (1) MR BIG LOAD put in a mild rally for third last out. (3) RILEYS LUCK could land a share with a much more favorable trip.

Race 2

(3) AUTOMATIC SLIMS is knocking at the door based on his last two tries; down the road is quite possible. (5) WAYNE THE LEFTY is very consistent and has hit the board 9 of 10 starts this year. (2) MONTREAL PHIL Even finish for the show spot last out.

Race 3

(6) SHARK FANTASY did not fire in his last try but the gelding seems capable of making a quick turnaround and good to see Bartlett with the assignment. (2) GRANDPA DON has wheeled off two straight victories against lesser company. (1) FAT MANS ALLEY sat a good trip to get the job done last time around.

Race 4

(7) SPORTING THE LOOK had good cover and just missed the score by a length. 4-year-old knows how to win and could top these with a well rated drive. (5) GIVEN UP TERROR Gelding was very game in his latest missing glory by 3/4 of a length. (2) EVERY INTENTION was late on the scene to grab the fourth spot recently.

Race 5

(1) VIRGIN MARY moves back to the fence where this mare took home top prize on March 11th and is very capable of retuning back to the winner's circle. (2) DUBLIN ROSE was sent down the road but did not have enough gas in the tank and lasted for fourth money last out. (4) MACHO CHICK rallied strongly as usual to nail down the place spot last week.

Race 6

(3) BETTOR N BETTER Strong rally to grab the victory in her last try. Pacing mare seems to be in solid form so two straight is clearly not out of the question. (5) MCCOVEY COVE N has been no worse than second and she is quite consistent; big threat. (4) SASSA HANOVER gets post relief and that might help her cause.

Race 7

(4) GOD FORBID N made a strong finish down the lane to grab fourth money last out. Brennan keeps the faith and with a favorable trip she could greet the cameraman for pictures. (5) GROUNDED took charge at the 1/4 pole and never looked back in her latest. (2) OUR ELS DREAM N was in the pocket most of the way only to lose glory by a neck; not out of this.

Race 8

(7) WESTERN ROCKSTAR A did not race badly in his last start at this level so there is an indication he is ready to boss these at his best. (1) SKY IS THE LIMIT got the job done via the pocket route last time around. (3) GOTTA LAUGH AGAIN moves back inside after he was a rallying fourth recently.

Race 9

(1) JDS CALEB MAN Gelding had his best run in quite a long time and hopefully this 10-year-old can put his best foot forward down the road; we shall see. (4) SUMMER CAMP has scored two straight victories and could contend despite the rise in class. (7) ARI ALLSTAR has been in the exacta in his last four outings; must be considered.

Race 10

(1) RED HOT HERBIE is clearly knocking at the door based on his last four starts. Now this gelding moves to the fence and with a fine-timed drive he will make tonight a winning one. (4) SKATES N PLATES needs to revert to his April 8th trip to contend with these; maybe. (3) TAKE MY PICTURE was sitting in the pocket most of the trip and had no kick in deep stretch last out but held on for third money.

Race 11

(2) KINGS BARNS Considering his last three wins were at Pocono, this gelding appears to be in solid form and should appreciate the return to Yonkers; can take this with Brennan at the controls. (4) PAMS LEGACY was sent down the road last time out for all the glory. (3) HANDS OFF FRANK is back on the rail where he was quite game for second three trips ago.

Race 12

Will give a shot to pacing mare (3) PASULTIMATEDELITE N to get back into the winner's circle. She just lost glory by a nose so despite the rise up the ladder this 7-year-old can top these. (4) KNOW IT ALL moved up in class to grab the victory making it two scores in a row. (1) EXHILARATED is in rare form scoring her second straight victory.

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