04/27/2016 2:22PM

Yonkers: Friday 4/29 Analysis


MEET STATS: 109 - 444 / $707.00

BEST BETS: 12 - 47 / $51.40

Best Bet: R CAAN (10th)

Spot Play: NARCIAN JEWEL (5th)

Race 1

(2) OPEN WATER Gelding has showed signs of life and gets a nice post; can top these with a covered up trip. (4) STRAIGHTTALKXPRESS put in a mild rally for fourth money last out at Philly. (5) DRIVE EM COWBOY was sent from the fence down the road last time around and took home top prize.

Race 2

(7) EVERY INTENTION was gaining ground in the stretch and just missed glory by only a length and a quarter. Gelding appears to be coming around to winning form and with the right trip he can mow them down. (1) SPORTING THE LOOK gets serious post relief and that should help his cause. (3) ADONIS BAY is another with great post position and most likely will be on the engine.

Race 3

Will go with (2) KARETS. He's 0 for 7 at Yonkers but his last try at Pocono was sharp, given he came extremely wide grabbing the front and never looked back; worth a shot. (1) ZORGWIJK NOVA is knocking at the door based on her three seconds in a row. (5) THERAPUTIC needs a better trip than in his latest.

Race 4

(4) MONTREAL PHIL Sharp in victory last time out in a snappy 1:52 4/5. 12-year-old seems fit and ready to boss these for his second straight score. (6) AUTOMATIC SLIMS should be right in the mix based on his last three outings. (3) MR BIG LOAD got the job done at this level last out down the road as the chalk.

Race 5

(6) NARCIAN JEWEL did not fire in her last trip to the post but she does have the desire to win races, was sharp in victory on April 14th; will give her a shot to get back into the winning groove. (2) MACHO CHICK had live cover at the 3/4 pole and just missed the score by a length and a quarter. (4) TIPITINA put in a nice rally against better company last time out to lose glory by a length and a half.

Race 6

(6) DAYLON MIRACLE has wheeled off two straight victories against lesser company. Trotting mare appears to be in solid form so with another great performance the rest will have to settle for second money. (5) CLEMENTINE DREAM has fine speed and most likely this mare will be on the engine. (4) NOT AFRAID was on the rim at the 3/4 pole and grinded out a victory in deep stretch last out.

Race 7

(2) GROUNDED is sharp and consistent; has been in the exacta picture in her last three tries. Was caught in deep stretch by (3) GOD FORBID N last week so the former can turn the tables on that rival. God Forbid N just got up in the final strides to get the job done and appears to be the main danger again. (6) SCOOTIN FOR JOY Qualifier here was good enough for her to contend with these.

Race 8

(8) BETTOR N BETTER took the pocket route home to victory for her second straight score at the open level. 4-year-old mare's form is excellent but if she is going to make it the hat trick she will have to get it done from the far outside; quite possible. (7) AL RAZA N was very wide in the Matchmaker final last out and rallied for show money. (6) MCCOVEY COVE N has not been out of the exacta picture since coming to America.

Race 9

(2) TOTALLY RUSTY Pacing mare gets post relief in this event and now she has a feel for the Yonkers oval; with a well rated drive she can get the job done over these. (4) ALHAMBRA was gaining some ground to miss glory by a 1/2 length last out. (1) HERETIC FRANCO N Speedy mare did not have enough gas in the tank last time out but should have a say in the outcome.

Race 10

(2) R CAAN is knocking at the door based on his last three starts. Gelding does have a fondness for the Hilltop and is back in the Allard barn; has every right to greet the cameraman for pictures. (1) IDEALBEACH HANOVER was in the pocket most of the way but could not gain any ground in deep stretch and had to settle for the show spot last time out. (7) SAMS ESCAPE moves down the ladder and that should put this gelding right in the mix with this group.

Race 11

(3) GALLANT SEELSTER moves up the scale off his last two victories. Gelding can rate off the pace or be on the front, so with that said the hat trick is clearly not out of the question. (4) SUMMER CAMP was in the pocket most of the way but could not get to the winner JD`s Caleb Man last week. (1) GOTTA LAUGH AGAIN put in a good effort for the place spot given he was uncovered at the 3/4 pole.

Race 12

(2) MATTAMERICAN moves back to a winning level and this 5-year-old has done quite well at Yonkers; poised to boss this group down the road. (5) HANDS OFF FRANK put in an even finish and lasted for the show spot in his most recent outing. (6) CHEYENNE SEEBER needs a better trip than in his last start but he is very capable.

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