08/31/2016 4:37PM

Yonkers: Friday 9/2 Analysis


MEET STATS: 207 - 895 / $1,328.40

BEST BETS: 25 - 85 / $129.70

Best Bet: WILD AGAIN (4th)

Spot Play: MACHO CHICK (8th)


Race 1

(3) SHARK FANTASY was very game for the show spot last time around and this gelding appears to be heading in the right direction; the pick against a weak group. (4) GALLANT MAJOR needs to step up his game to have a say in here. (1) KILLER MARTINI gets serious post relief and that should help his cause.

Race 2

(6) ALL ARTIST had an easy lead turning for home but ran out of gas in deep stretch and settled for place money in his recent event; should be ready to boss these with Brennan at the helm. (4) WINNING IS SWEET came outside and mowed them down for all the glory last out; main danger. (1) DOJEA SOLO has speed, the rail and Bartlett; watch out.

Race 3

(3) BIG BAMBU seems to have found a perfect home in the $12k claiming ranks with two seconds in a row and a win three starts back; threat at his best. (1) AUTOMATIC SLIMS retains the rail and Bartlett is back at the controls; big factor. (2) ANDERLECHT returns to Yonkers where he was a good second three trips ago.

Race 4

(2) WILD AGAIN goes to a new barn and gets post relief. Gelding has done well at this level and could get the job done with a well-judged drive. (1) ULTIMATE G flashed speed in his last start to hold on for the placing; main danger. (6) CARTOON DADDY closed down the center of the track to get up in time for the score last out.

Race 5

(5) STYXIT TO EM N is knocking at the door based on his last two starts. Gelding is seeking his first score of the year and it appears that he has every right to take these to task for all of the cash. (4) SMOOTH CRIMINAL was sent down the road but ran out of gas turning for home in his last try; contender. (2) THISGUYSAROCKSTAR put in a mild bid to land the show spot last time around.

Race 6

(6) SELL A BIT N was dull in her latest but she is much better than her last flop. If she gets the favorable trip, the rest will have to settle for minor awards. (8) TESSA SEELSTER got the job done last out down the road and clearly will be the one to catch again. (7) KRISPY APPLE did not have the best of trips last out, but this mare is very capable; not out of this.

Race 7

(2) SAMMY THE BULL N has put in some nice efforts and seems to be moving forward. Pacing gelding can be the boss over these with a perfect trip. (3) WINDSUN STETSON showed good early zip last out but tired in the stretch run; player. (6) BIG N BAD is another with good early speed based on his last two tries; must be considered in all the exotics.

Race 8

(2) MACHO CHICK moves to the 2-hole and in her last try she made some headway at the three quarter pole but was fourth best. All systems go for this mare to get the job done. (6) NARCIAN JEWEL was very game against open foes at Saratoga last out and she is knocking at the door; big threat. (4) NORTHERN DALI leaves the 8-hole for a cozy post and Bartlett keeps the faith.

Race 9

(4) UNION MAN HANOVER moves up in class off his fine win effort last out and he seems to be in good form, so two straight is not out of the question. (7) RAMPAGE JACKSON moves up in class and draws door number seven; tough task but not impossible. (2) TENDTOWIN came up the rail to land the show spot in his latest; not out of this one by far.

Race 10

(1) HANDSOFFMYCUPCAKE did not fire in her Pocono finale, but the good news is she is back at Yonkers in the NW$15k ranks where she was a strong second three trips ago; worth a play from the fence. (5) SWEETNSINFUL will need a better trip to contend. She was sharp in her August 18th outing; main danger. (3) LISPATTY was all alone at the wire scoring by 5 lengths last out at Pocono.

Race 11

(1) ZOOMING is sharp and now he moves up the ladder. Trotter can rate or be on the engine; capable for the repeat. (2) FLYING ISA N has wheeled off three straight and in his last try was never headed; dangerous again. (6) WATKINS could have a say in the outcome with a favorable trip; maybe.

Race 12

(7) CHEYENNE ROBIN has hit the board in her last five outings and she is quite versatile; gets the call. (3) TOTALLY RUSTY put in a mild rally to land the show spot against tougher last out; capable. (1) JADED DREAM was second best in her last trip to the post and now she moves to the fence; must be considered.

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