05/11/2016 4:11PM

Yonkers: Friday 5/13 Analysis


MEET STATS: 117 - 491 / $745.50

BEST BETS: 12 - 51 / $51.40

Best Bet: OPEN WATER (3rd)


Race 1

(3) J C KINGDOM is 0 for 13 this year however this gelding is knocking at the door based on his two sharp efforts in a row; gets the call. (1) ART FOR ARTS SAKE gets post relief and that should help his chances. (7) OR was sharp from the rail last out to miss glory by only 3/4 length; post hurts but is capable.

Race 2

(7) EXPRESSIVE ACTION makes his return to Yonkers where he has done his best running. With a return to his April 26th trip the rest will have to settle for place money. (4) HYWAY MARCUS moves down in class and gets a cozy post to boot. (2) LATOKA makes his second start on the dropdown and raced evenly for the show spot last time around; not out of this.

Race 3

(4) OPEN WATER was flashing good speed in his last two trips to the post. Clearly this gelding fits well in here and could boss these at his best. (1) ROSE RUN QUEST has been very game in his last two tries and could have a say in the outcome. (7) WAYNE THE LEFTY was on the lead most of the way but did not have enough gas in the tank to grab the victory last time out.

Race 4

(5) DOJEA SOLO Gelding showed he can win at the Hilltop with a pocket rocket score on May 7th. With a favorable trip this 4-year-old can greet the cameraman again for pictures. (2) SPORTING THE LOOK was first up at the 3/4 pole and lost the victory by only a half of length. (1) EVERY INTENTION has flashed speed in his last two tries so the rail should help his cause tonight.

Race 5

(1) MARINER SEELSTER gets serious post relief and moves down in class. Gelding appears to be ready for a sharp effort against these if given the right trip. (3) MAXI BON has scored in his last two starts and might show more speed against these. (7) TITUS SEELSTER has been facing open foes upstate. Post hurts but based on his last two he should contend in here.

Race 6

(1) KID PK tucked in the pocket at the 1/4 pole and showed good speed but could not get to winner Nassau County last out. Now this 6-year-old moves to the fence and has every right to top these down the road. (5) GOTTA LAUGH AGAIN was very game in the pocket and was second best in his last try. (2) IDEALBEACH HANOVER get post relief, has speed and Brennan with the call; not out of this.

Race 7

This seems to be a battle from last week with the top three. (2) TESSA SEELSTER led from start to finish holding on by a neck last out. Pacing mare seems to be sharp right now and another fine effort is not out of the question. (1) MACH IT A PAR did put in a nice run but could not get to the winner Tessa Seelster in her latest. (7) KRISPY APPLE came charging down the center of the track but came up short to lose to the top pick by a by a long neck.

Race 8

(3) TOTALLY RUSTY Mare moves down in class and did show speed against better stock last out. She has a chance to get back to the winner’s circle with a fine-timed drive. (2) GROUNDED is back in the 2-hole where this 8-year-old miss was sharp losing the victory by a neck on April 29th; big threat. (1) LYONS SHADOW left the cones at the 1/2 mile pole, got the lead but could not hold on in deep stretch last time around.

Race 9

(5) FOR THE LADIES N for what it's worth this mare did show signs of life in her latest and there's an indication she will return to her winning ways given a favorable trip; playable. (1) ALHAMBRA was late on the scene and almost got the job done missing glory by 3/4 length. (7) LOOKOUT STOKK ZONE has put in two solid efforts and most likely will be in the mix with these.

Race 10

(5) WILD SMILE raced evenly for the fourth spot in his last start. Gelding has hit the board 6 of 13 trips this year so he does know how to get back to the winner's circle but will need a covered up trip to make that happen; possible. (7) STIRLING CADET Speedy gelding was facing open foes at Vernon; main danger. (1) SKATES N PLATES should be right in the hunt from the fence with his early zip.

Race 11

(2) NARCIAN JEWEL Sharp performance from this 5-year-old mare last time around. Was on the lead until the 1/2 mile pole, overtaken by two others then came up the cones and re-rallied to get the job done; not out of the question for the repeat. (1) STRINGS has scored in her last two tries and makes her return to the fence; main danger. (4) HERETIC FRANCO N was going the long mile most of the way, had a brief lead and tired in the stretch drive in her last trip to the post; watch out.

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