08/15/2015 5:51PM

Yonkers: Monday 8/17 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 232 - 733 / $1306.90 BEST BETS: 31 - 58 / $107.10

Best Bet: LIGHTNING RADIER N (3rd)

Spot Play: KELLI RACHELLE (11th)

Race 1

(3) ONE AND ONLY was my best bet last out but was forced to tuck early and never fired; against better judgment I'm going to give him one more chance. (1) SHADIOS takes a big drop in class to a more reasonable level. (4) A STITCH IN TIME returns for Brandon Todd trying to get back on track.

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Race 2

(6) UNCLE DAN was a solid winner here last month and he recently added hobbles with may help his breaking problems; worth a try here at a price. (2) RADICAL WAY has done nothing wrong in his brief career; he picks up Bartlett with Jeff Gregory opting elsewhere. (5) SWEET ROYALTY tries the half mile for the first time and he appears pretty well-mannered.

Race 3

(1) LIGHTNING RAIDER N was very aggressively handled last out by Vallee and paid the price dearly; tonight Sears hops aboard and he's in line for a much smoother trip. (3) BIG JER was hung to dry by the top choice after being looped; they can line up tonight and finish 1-2. (4) LISTOWEL should fit well at this level and looks best of the rest.

Race 4

(1) CASHUZ held gamely after being used hard in his Excelsior test last out at Batavia and the gelding looks to be getting better with each start; just hold your breath going around the first turn. (6) NONO LINDY was a good second to the top choice last out and he was second best locally last month. (7) DO WHAT YOU DREAM was racing well prior to his recent miscue; Carlson drives tonight.

Race 5

(3) WESTERN COLE has done nothing recently but he does drop in class, is capable of better and we saw barn mate Grand Master awaken in a similar scenerio last week. (4) SHOW ME UP charged home to beat these in last and he stays at the same level but there will be no value here. (6) RAGE N RYAN goes for a new barn and has been sharp for some time now.

Race 6

(3) CREDEVIE was a nice off-the-pace winner here last month and Smedshammer's NY breds have been going well this season. (4) CHARGIN CADET has good speed and is well-mannered for Ray Schnittker; good combo. (6) ALLERAGE ECHO returns to Sears in the sulky tonight and he looks for three straight, obviously much-improved from his dull performance here last month.

Race 7

(1) DAYSON is perfect in four starts in his brief career, including two back where he overcame a break to win easily. Clearly the one to beat from this spot. (2) REVE ROYALE was a going-away winner at Yonkers last month and he can give the top one a tussle at some point in the mile. (3) CUPID draws third best, looks third best on paper and can be third best on the track to complete a short trifecta.

Race 8

(3) CAVIART CHRISTA returns from Ontario where she was way overmatched in stakes action; two local efforts prior were good. (2) YOU CANBEANANGEL  makes her second local start, gets post relief and can show more. (6) LITTLE JOKE jogged at 1/9 when last at this level versus a weak field.

Race 9

(2) STEUBEN PATRIOT finally gets needed post relief and I expect Stalbaum to get aggressive from this spot. (7) FASHION DELIGHT hasn't done much recently and is stuck outside, but he does get class relief and the leading driver in the bike. (4) VANCE BAYAMA passed tired ones last out for a small share but at least he went forward and he can build off that effort.

Race 10

(5) BATTLE CALL has raced well in his two starts since returning locally and he could be a decent price from this spot. (4) LONG LIVE ROCK is the best horse in here but he didn't really fire last out after taking plenty of money. (1) DON'T TELL WAYNE drops in class, draws best and should be included.

Race 11

(1) KELLI RACHELLE qualified nicely behind two solid aged rivals last week and the filly can be ready to roll from this spot. (4) BOSSERS JOY just missed versus this type two back and she should be forwardly placed tonight. (8) ALESSANA HANOVER has been very good in her last two starts and would rate higher if not for the tough post.

Race 12

(3) STRUT MY STUFF was a game third two back after an uncovered trip and she followed that up with a good effort in stakes action up at Tioga; gets the upset call over (1) IDEAL NUGGETS. The latter was overbet when last here locally but did prevail on the front end; she looks for three straight and five of six. (6) YES YOU CAN probably thinks “no I can't” but she can loom for a minor share.

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