08/10/2016 12:54PM

Yonkers: Friday 8/12 Analysis


MEET STATS: 189 - 823 / $1,219.30

BEST BETS: 23 - 79 / $124.10

Best Bet: BIG MAN EV (6th)

Spot Play: JUNGLE GENIE N (12th)


Race 1

(5) WINNING IS SWEET was sent down the road in last try to grab all the glory; sharp and ready for the hat trick. (3) DOJEA SOLO tired in the stretch run last out but could rebound against these. (4) SPORTS BETTOR could contend with a favorable trip.

Race 2

(7) ARCH CREDIT Juvenile is on a roll scoring his last two in a row. Stays on the far outside post but the trotter has proven he can get the job done from way out there. (5) SOUTHWIND CRUZE has been in the trifecta in all of his four starts; dangerous. (6) AMERICAN CHEQUE Down the road score at Saratoga last time around; beware of this one.

Race 3

(5) CHILI might have pulled the trigger too soon at the 3/4 pole and had nothing left in the stretch drive recently upstate; quick turnaround is not out of the question. (6) SECURITY GUARD was nailed for win honors last out but is good enough to be a serious threat against these. (2) BROADWAY JOE could have a say in the outcome.

Race 4

(4) STONE COLD SOBER Two down the road scores in a row for this 2-year-old colt. Quite fit and ready to take down the hat trick. (1) WINTER MINT gets post relief and that should help his cause; maybe. (2) RUFAS DE VIE Great recovery finishing fourth after the gelding broke at the quarter pole in his latest at Saratoga; watch out.

Race 5

(3) JONSIE JONES Now this mare moves to the 3-hole and she clearly fits with these. 9-year-old can return to the cameraman for pictures. (8) KRISPY APPLE Sharp victory wire to window last time out; main danger. (6) SELL A BIT N raced evenly in her last start and could make some noise with a favorable trip.

Race 6

Trainer Julie Miller's sharp entry of (1) BIG MAN EV and (1A) DEVIOUS MAN figures to be tough to beat. (2) ROYAL CASANOVA was second best last out at Saratoga and could contend with this group. (3) GUARDIAN ANGEL AS sharp qualifier at Philadelphia last out; completes the trifecta.

Race 7

(1) SUCH AN ANGEL was the boss in his last two starts in a row. Now the juvenile draws the rail and clearly can beat these at odds-on. (2) BARN WINNER was very game for the place spot at Saratoga last time around; second best. (3) LINDY THE SECOND Even finish last time out and must be considered in all the exotic slots.

Race 8

(1) DRIVE EM COWBOY took the pocket route home to glory last time out. Gelding moves now to the fence and a repeat effort is not out of the question. (4) BET TOGETHER was moved up to win honors off a DQ; big threat again. (3) SMOOTH CRIMINAL has wheeled off two straight victories at this level; not out of this.

Race 9

(5) ROYAL KNOCKOUT moves down in class after flashing speed in her last try. Mare got the job done two starts back so she knows how to win; gets the call. (2) JACKLYN HANOVER did not fire in her Philly finale but makes her return to Yonkers where she has quite a fondness; big player. (3) EXHILARATED did not have enough gas in the tank and had to settle for the show spot recently; can't be counted out of this.

Race 10

(2) ALHAMBRA Very sharp in her last start finishing second. Mare gets a cozy post to work with tonight and with a well judged drive she can get the job done. (1) HIDDEN LAND rallied strongly to land fourth money in her last try; main danger. (4) LUCYS PEARL 5-year-old miss figures in here for trainer Burke with a sharp place finish last out.

Race 11

(1) LUMINOSITY was super sharp last out missing the victory by only a neck. Gelding can put his best foot forward from the fence and with Brennan back at the helm. (3) MONROE COUNTY can contend with these if given a favorable trip. (5) CELEBRITY BUGATTI was flashing speed last out but if you throw out his last one he figures in this event so watch out.

Race 12

(4) JUNGLE GENIE N closed well and missed glory by only a nose. Pacing mare is good enough to return to the winner's circle and good to see Bartlett keeping the faith. (3) TESSA SEELSTER was sent by Brennan down the road last out for all the glory; threat again. (2) SCANDALICIOUS Pocono shipper put in a sharp effort for win honors recently.

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