07/29/2015 4:21PM

Yonkers: Friday 7/31 Analysis


MEET STATS: 127 - 639 / $908.80 BEST BETS: 15 - 55 / $70.40

Best Bet: DUE WEST HANOVER (10th)

Spot Play: JUMP THE SHARK (1st)


Race 1

(3) JUMP THE SHARK moves back inside when he did show signs of life on July 2nd rallying to finish in a dead heat for third; can take this with Sears with the assignment. (1) TRIP HANOVER needs a better trip from his rail slot to contend; maybe. (4) SODYS MOONSHINE has good tactical speed; possible with a favorable trip.

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Race 2

(5) THERAPUTIC rallied on the rim to finish third just missing by a length and three quarters. Trotting gelding appears to be moving in the right direction and could boss this group at his best. (1) OUTBURST makes his return to Yonkers after a slight vacation at Philly. Sharp in victory last out and should be a threat from the fence.  (2) LAUDERDALE leaves from the 2-hole and is back with NW18k where he was very sharp to hold on for the place spot on July 3rd; watch out.

Race 3

(7) MR BIG LOAD If you throw out his previous outing, back on July 10th this gelding came close to getting the job done against Too Darn Hot; should be up to the task to make tonight a winning one. (2) PREMIUM STOCK ships in from Pocono where he beat lesser company last time out; dangerous. (1) VIRGINONTHEBEACH did not fire in his last start but might fare quite well from the fence and Brennan signs on to drive; beware.

Race 4

(1) ART FOR ARTS SAKE I cannot figure out what happened in his last try. Hopefully he will enjoy a better chance from the rail. Three starts back this gelding was late on the scene from 8th to land the place spot; return to his winning ways is not out of the question. (2) LIGHTNING STRIKE was sitting in the pocket but had nothing left in the tank and faded to fifth in his recent trip. Sharp on June 22nd, 29th and July 2nd respectably so he must be considered in the exotics. (7) DUKES UP gets a bad post but clearly he was very good last out to just miss by a head; dangerous.

Race 5

(4) ROCK TO GLORY returns from a brief period at Saratoga with a win and a second. This pacer fits with this group and can boss these with a fine-timed drive from Eric Carlson. (1) HYPNOTIST closed very fast in his latest to just miss the victory by a length and a quarter; big factor. (2) GOLD ROCKS comes by way of Ohio facing Open foes there and his last one he showed good early zip; not out of this.

Race 6

This Open pace event seems to be a match between (7) VENUS DELIGHT and (8) CINAMONY.  The former could not handle the big track at The Meadowlands so she's back to her stomping grounds. Pacing miss will try once again to mow down the likely favorite (8) CINAMONY, who is on one fine streak. So we will see if she still has plenty of gas left in the tank to grab her sixth in a row. (6) SKIPPIN BY has nailed down two straight victories and a hard fought finish to victory last out; contender.

Race 7

(2) MATTIE TERROR GIRL moved outside and was charging from fifth to grab the place spot missing by only a length in her recent trip to the post. Mare figures to put her best foot forward. (8) SENSATIONALGABBY A made her U.S. debut a winning one just to hold on for the score in a sharp 1:52 2/5; the one to fear. (3) SIR JILLIAN Z TAM gets class relief and that might help her cause against these; watch out.

Race 8

(6) I DO IT MYSELF gets the class relief she needs in this event. Pacing mare does have tactical speed so with a favorable trip she can get back to her winning self just like she did on June 25th sitting in the pocket to win by 2 1/2 lengths. (3) ROYAL KNOCKOUT Two starts back this gal took off like a shot to get the job done by a head; dangerous. (1) COCOA BEACH took the pocket route from the rail last out to be the boss over lesser; can't ignore.

Race 9

(5) BRETT MCFAVRELOUS tried to make some noise from the pocket but could not get to the top pair last time around. Gelding is knocking at the door and should be up to the task to break it down with a fine-timed drive from Jordan Stratton. (2) LIVE ON was sharp in his recent try but could not get by from the passing lane; big threat. (3) BOILER BREES Invades Yonkers with 13 of 23 on the board finishes; not out of this.

Race 10

(5) DUE WEST HANOVER did put in a mild rally for fifth in his last start. Gelding was sharp on the rim to grab the place spot on July 13th; could top these at his best. (4) ROLLWITHITHARRY was sitting in the pocket the entire trip but could close any ground on the top two last out; could be a factor against this group. (1) SAMS ESCAPE closed outside to nail down the score last time out. Steps up in class but is capable.

Race 11

Contestants from last week's event square off (1) RAMPAGE JACKSON was sent to the front by Brennan from the 8-hole. Led every step of the way but could not hold off Santanna One and the charging JD's Caleb Man and lasted for the show spot. Now gelding moves to the fence; expect a tour de force assignment. (5) SANTANNA ONE was chasing the former in the pocket throughout, caught that one in the passing lane and had the lead briefly but was nailed by JD's Caleb Man by a neck. (6) JDS CALEB MAN was sitting fifth, came out on the rim and closed down the center of the track to get the job done against the top pair; consistent to factor again.

Race 12

(2) HOT LIST was facing open foes at Vernon last time out and was sent off as the 3-5 choice but could not get the job done there. The escalation should help her cause; threat at her best. (8) FOR THE LADIES N draws badly but moves back to the NW25k ranks where she was second missing by only a length and a half; watch out. (6) RD IOU the drop in class has given this gal some confidence to be a fast closing second recently; can't be eliminated.

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