08/17/2016 3:09PM

Yonkers: Friday 8/19 Analysis


MEET STATS: 196 - 847 / $1,239.00

BEST BETS: 25 - 81 / $129.70

Best Bet: LUCY’S PEARL (5th)



Race 1

(1) AUTOMATIC SLIMS has good speed and draws the rail slot; can boss these at his best. (5) ADDWATER got the job done last out via the pocket route. (3) MCENROE HALL was sharp in victory two starts back at Monticello.

Race 2

(1) HALTON HURRICANE put in a good effort last time out and this gelding should be sharper from the fence; big threat for win honors. (6) REGAL SIGHT raced evenly in his Pocono finale and was a good third here four starts back; main danger. (2) ULTIMAGE G should fare well from the 2-hole.

Race 3

(5) MAINLAND KEY N 11-year-old gelding was a sharp second so it might be an indication he will move forward against these; we shall see. (1) ELRAMA N has wheeled off three straight victories and is back on the fence; dangerous again. (8) SHADIOS has very good early zip; post hurts but is very ca

Race 4

(6) HEY KOBE came down the center of the track to run down Cherry Bliss for all the glory last time out. Mare is in fine form so with another great effort the rest will have to settle for second money. (3) DEUCES FOR CHARITY has scored two straight victories and she fits will against this group despite the rise in class; main danger. (1) DO YOUR JOB drops in class and gets post relief; not out of this.

Race 5

(4) LUCYS PEARL was on the rim at the 3/4 pole but could not go forward in the stretch run last out.  Team Burke's pacing mare has been picking up checks and might get a favorable trip; the pick with Brennan at the controls. (2) ALHAMBRA Even finish in her last start and clearly she is knocking at the door; player. (3) JADED DREAM was third best last out and gets some class relief in here; watch out.

Race 6

(3) TESSA SEELSTER moves up the ladder off two sharp victories in a row so hopefully she can keep stepping it up against this select group; possible. (5) PURRFECT BAGS Sharp in victory in her Delaware finale and has hit the board 9 out of 10 starts this year; threat. (4) BETTOR N BETTER did not fire in Meadowlands stakes last out but is back with old friends where she just missed the score by a head 2 starts ago; beware.

Race 7

(2) SHINOBU HANOVER was over his head last out but this gelding knows how to get the job done and this seems to be a perfect spot for him to return to the cameraman for pictures. (5) NATIONAL SEELSTER was on the engine most of the way but did not have enough gas in the tank and held on for the show spot recently. (4) BAKERSFIELD game outside trip last time out to miss glory by 1/2 length.

Race 8

(1) LIGHTNING RAIDER N moves down the scale and gets the best of the draw. Gelding most likely will be on the engine hoping to boss these down the road. (4) DEMOCRACY N is better than his last start and the 4-hole could help his cause; maybe. (8) SOMEWHERE FANCY Sharp for second last time out but now will try to make so serious noise from the far outside post; not out of the question.

Race 9

(5) RAMPAGE JACKSON Once again the gelding returned to winning form with two down the road scores in a row and he is fit and ready to keep on his winning ways. (1) J T needs a better trip to contend with these and a return to the fence could make him a factor. (3) STONEBRIDGE TONIC has hit the board in his last five tries; big threat.

Race 10

Will give a try with (8) AL RAZA N to put it all together. Knocking at the door based on her last two starts and is on the dropdown; gets the call. (3) EMPRESS DEO has been sharp in her last four outings and could have a say in the outcome. (7) ROCK N ROLL XAMPLE got the job done last out via the pocket route.

Race 11

(1) RED HOT HERBIE was sitting in the pocket most of the way but could not catch the top two in his last trip to the post. Now this gelding moves to the fence and with a favorable trip he can be the boss over these. (2) WORLD CUP moves his trade to Yonkers and gets a cozy post to work with; dangerous. (4) SUMATRA did not fire in his Philly finale but might find these to his liking.

Race 12

(4) MOSQUITO BLUE CHIP is 0 for 9 this year but the good news is the mare was very game in her last try with a second place finish so she is very capable of moving forward. (2) DELIGHTFUL DRAGON has hit the board in her last three starts and has good speed; main danger. (1) CHEYENNE ROBIN has wheeled off two straight victories and now moves to the rail; not out of this despite the escalation in class.

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