10/15/2015 4:14PM

Yonkers: Saturday 10/17 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 315 - 964 / $1735.10  BEST BETS: 47 - 77 / $162.30

Best Bet: ASLAN (4th)

Spot Play: BRETT MCFAVRELOUS (3rd)

 

Race 1

(1) ADKINS HANOVER hit town, cut the pace and was outgamed with no serious excuse; Allard trainee lands the rail again and could be tighter tonight. (3) ARTIST NIGHT has been racing well out of town for Burke and he can be a good fit here. (6) SOMEWHERE FANCY returns with some class relief and he could rally late at a price.

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Race 2

(3) LORENZO DREAM lands another good inside post and this looks like a spot to take command and go coast-to-coast. (1) ON THE PODIUM could be sitting the pocket from start to finish. (4) SWISHNFLICK had missed some time and probably needed last week's start; she can be better tonight.

Race 3

(2) BRETT MCFAVRELOUS was okay last week landing a small share versus some tougher rivals; DiDomenico trainee draws well again and faces no standouts. (4) TERROR TIME A gets needed post relief in his third local start and can be handled more aggressively. (8) LIGHTNING RAIDER N was a winner when last at this level, but that was from an inside post. He can be included here at a good price.

Race 4

(3) ASLAN was flying late with too far to come last week. Tonight with the class and post relief he looks tough to beat. (4) MR HASANI N rallied inside from a tough spot last out and he should be in a better striking spot tonight. (1) FRIDAYNIGHTFLIGHT didn't fire upon hiking to the level but at least he draws best tonight.

Race 5

(4) THE REAL ONE is the type that's tough to play on top, and tough not to play on top. Lachance trainee oozes class and will go well from this spot. (1) SKY IS THE LIMIT had no chance from post eight last week; he should be live from this spot. (5) ALBERTO CONTADOR N has been razor-sharp in his last three.

Race 6

(7) LUMINOSITY was perfectly handled in that added-distance event last week and was a solid winner; he'll be firing again and looms a big threat. (8) NATURAL HERBIE never fired from a tough spot in last week's International; interesting that Verlin Yoder has him back for a return engagement; needs to overcome the eight hole, however, which will be tough. (6) ZOOMING has been hard to fault in all recent.

Race 7

(2) MCERLEAN dominated last week with a two-move effort and he gets a free ride at this level; looks like logical odds-on chalk here. (3) CAROL'S COMET rallied for a small share last week from the eight hole and with the post relief he'll be much more involved. (4) CLASSIESISTAR N is up in class off a loss but that was a game uncovered effort; use underneath.

Race 8

(6) GREAT VINTAGE made a very uncharacteristic break at the start last out and lost all chance; Takter trainee can still be considered better than these and he deserves another chance. (2) E Z NOAH was restrained at the start last week and toured the track from post eight. He faces tougher tonight but from an inside post; consider. (8) TAKE IT BACK TERRY was a game uncovered winner after getting a gift tuck last week; he's sharp as a tack but should have too far to come tonight.

Race 9

(1) RED HOT HERBIE was a big front-end winner two back and he'll be on or near the lead from this spot. (8) SEVRUGA gets needed class relief and has the early speed to overcome the outside post; contender. (3) LUCKY COLBY also drops from the Open ranks and could be a threat with the right setup.

Race 10

(3) SOMEWHERE IN L A was off the gate last week for some odd reason but I can't imagine that being the case tonight; he's got a post edge on his main rivals. (7) FORTY FIVE RED was very stubborn in defeat last out. (8) LUCK BE WITHYOU looks for four straight but has to overcome a tough eight hole assignment.

Race 11

(6) PANIC DISORDER has been second best in his last three, and just missed in two of those efforts. An alert getaway can give him a live shot here. (5) TWIN B HOLLISTER moves back into claimers after being collared last week by two very good rivals; Bartlett's choice is likely the one to beat. (4) REUBEN BROGDEN N was a game winner at this level last out and may be a decent price again.

Race 12

(1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE never puts in a bad effort and the Jack Franklin trainee should be in a perfect spot when they turn for home. (7) TEXICAN N  returns locally facing softer and I have to believe Carlson will be forwardly placed with this veteran. (2) LAUXMONT CAPRI was a good second versus lesser and he can't possibly be that far back from this spot.

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