08/30/2015 1:18PM

Yonkers: Monday 8/31 Analysis


Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 248 - 781 / $1420.60  BEST BETS: 34 - 62 / $116.80


Best Bet: SASSA HANOVER (6th)

Spot Play: ROCKNTOUCH (1st)

Race 1

(2) ROCKNTOUCH made a huge move in the third quarter to enter contention last week but understandably tired; Ed Hart trainee is impossible to look past from this spot. (3) ASTOR gets needed post relief after last week's parked-out effort. (4) TRIGGER FINGER has had his moments here in the past.

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Race 2

(1) FASHION DELIGHT gets both serious class and post relief; he's the deserving choice from this spot. (2) ROADWAY has raced just evenly recently for Banca but he also drops in class. (7) TOUCH AND GO is up the claiming ladder off an easy win and he'll be a big price; worth including underneath.

Race 3

(3) ROCK SONG took money last week from the outside post and raced well considering the trip; ready to roll from the improved post. (1) DULL ROAR moves all the way inside and these Mark Ford-trained veterans are capable of popping at any given time. (2) FASTLANELUKE is another with needed post relief.

Race 4

(1) JUDY'S GIRL ships south from Saratoga and makes her debut for the Sabot barn; worth following at first asking. (3) CRAZEY MARVALIS returns locally off a blowout score at Monticello. (6) STERLING DELILAH ships in from Philly, were he was second best last out at a big price.

Race 5

(7) MOREMERCY BLUECHIP is at the mercy of the poor post draw but filly is the most accomplished NYSS contender this season and she has enough early speed to get involved. (6) DEVIL CHILD hasn't put in a bad effort in some time. (2) BETTORHAVEANOTHER tightened effectively in a qualifier for this event and she should be well-spotted here.

Race 6

(3) SASSA HANOVER has loads of talent but hasn't really put it all together this season; Burke's filly should be able to take control from this spot. (1) LUCK BE A LINDY has been more of a fringe player this season but she draws best and the talented Scott Zeron drives again. (6) ROCK ME GENTLY seems best used underneath from this spot, where she will likely be trying to rally late.

Race 7

(3) DIVINE CAROLINE is a highly regarded filly from Joe Holloway who couldn't sustain late after brushing for command in the ECB final at Tioga. From this spot she might not have to be used as hard to control things. (6) MOSQUITO BLUE CHIP has quietly had an awesome year and has banked almost 500K lifetime for smaller-time connections than we're used to seeing; Morrill will have to fire hard early for her best chance. (2) BAND OF ANGELS is another legit filly in here who has a post advantage in a great three-horse matchup.

Race 8

(6) SCARLET CHASER needs a trip from this spot but he seems capable versus this camera-shy group. (5) DONT TELL WAYNE added Lasix last out and tripped-out from the pocket; capable of repeating. (3) K SLATER gets a slightly better post to work with.

Race 9

(5) STATION THREEOHSIX drops to a new low, has Brennan driving again and should awaken. (6) MEIRS HANOVER is an interesting shipper for Allard, was Sears' choice is will probably be forwardly placed. (3) STEUBEN PATRIOT is better than he's been showing.

Race 10

(7) CLEAREDFORTAKEOFF has been solid at multiple venues out of town recently and I expect Stalbaum to be firing hard with her. (1) MAC'S SECURE has been a steady earner at this level; draws best. (8) LADY BETH has been super in her two starts since joining the Dan Gill barn but I don't know how she'll get involved from this spot.

Race 11

(1) MADIBA MAGIC N had back-to-back eight holes versus better in his two prior local starts; this is a spot to see what he's got. (3) LAST DRAGON debuts for the Blumenfeld barn, which has been going well recently. (4) MR PERSEVERENCE returns locally and has been flashing speed out of town.

Race 12

(1) FIE FY FO has tailed off recently out of town but the filly recently added Lasix and does show up here with the best post in a hard-to-figure event; worth a look. (5) ELOQUENTLY STATED has good speed for Brennan/Burke; stamina may be the issue. (4) SOUTHWIND MISCHIEF had no chance in her local debut; perhaps she can show more tonight.


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