10/16/2014 3:14PM

Yonkers: Saturday 10/18 Analysis


MEET STATS: 305 - 888 / $1558.40  BEST BETS: 53 - 73 / $171.80

Best Bet: TYRA (9th)

Spot Play: KIWI IDEAL N (13th)


Race 1

(3) MORTAL ZIN hasn't done much recently but neither have many of these; his best can take this. (2) BUBBIE BOY will take money based on the post relief and good close last out; he's far from reliable, however. (1) GOBAN has stopped in his last three; tough to endorse.

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Race 2 - Messenger Elimination

(2) LUCK BE WITHYOU was given no realistic chance last week from the outside post. From this spot and with Tetrick driving he can go down the road. (1A) ALL BETS OFF has been a model of consistency all season for Burke. (4) MCWICKED is a top-notch sophomore from Casie Coleman who on his best day can power over these.        

Race 3

(1) CAN HE GO raced well for second two back at this level and he gets a very weak call from this spot in this tough to figure event. (5) BY A TIME has only beaten a low-end conditioned group at Philly over his last handful of starts but maybe the change in venue and the switch to Kakaley can help his cause. (2) GALLANT SEELSTER should be close up throughout.

Race 4 - Yonkers Trot Elimination

(5) NUNCIO arrives for Takter with stellar manners and an even more stellar record. He's clearly classy enough to handle the transition to the half-mile track. (2) DD'S HITMAN has been hit or miss for Svanstedt, but one of his better efforts puts him right there late. (1) EXPRESSIVE ACTION has earned 200K on the NYSS circuit this year for John Grasso and he was super last week overcoming a break in that qualifier.

Race 5 - Yonkers Trot Elimination

(1) GURAL HANOVER was supplemented for 30K into this race, and he can get most of that back here with a smooth wire-to-wire performance from the rail. (7) E L TITAN may be the most talented one in here but the eight hole makes it tough; he's got to pass a few to make the final, which I think he will do. (3) RESOLVE picks up Tetrick tonight and he could be a closing threat.

Race 6

(4) TAKE IT BACK TERRY ended up in a tough spot last week and never really fired; he can be more forwardly placed tonight and get the jump on his main rivals. (8) MACH IT SO is stuck in post eight in his local return and the classy Fraley trainee may have too far to come. (7) PANCETTA has been super in all recent efforts, but only has one win to show for it; he'll be coming fast but it may be too late.

Race 7 - Lady Maud Elimination

(2) SHADOWS WONDER ships in from Canada and she'll never be too far back in this abbreviated field. (1) FANCY DESIRE is clearly the one to beat and she'll be a short price; proceed with caution. (3) SCANDALICIOUS has plenty of local experience.

Race 8

(1) DALLENBACH HANOVER has good speed and a nice inside post assignment; Carlson should be able to work out a live trip. (3) MCERLEAN got back on the winning track last week and he can be forwardly placed again. (6) LUCAN HANOVER may have the most talent in the field and he qualified effortlessly with Lasix added.

Race 9 - Lady Maud Elimination

(1) TYRA jogged in the Lismore here a few months ago and the filly can easily go down the road from this spot. (4) BEAUTIFUL LADY figures to be forwardly placed here with Kakaley. (6) ACT NOW is talented but she gets the worst of the draw and she doesn't necessarily have to win here.

Race 10

(2) ORILLIA JOE returns locally now in the Julie Miller barn and Tetrick hops in the bike tonight; worth a try. (3) MAN HE CAN SKOOT raced well last out despite getting nipped, his third effort for Burke. (4) SPINARAMA was game for second just five days ago and Bartlett drives tonight.

Race 11

(3) DREAM OUT LOUD N gets class relief tonight and the classy veteran should respond accordingly. (1) AMERICAN VENTURE went too fast last week and fizzled out; he gets another crack from the rail. (6) HERE WE GO AGAIN has some tough ones inside of him tonight but he did win two back with Bartlett in the bike.

Race 12

(3) SMOOTH CRIMINAL just missed two back with Carlson in the bike and he was too far back to threaten last week; the post relief will help immensely. (2) OUR DRAGON KING returns locally looking for a wakeup call. (4) CHEYENNE JEFFREY rarely wins but he can save ground and be considered for the bottom of the ticket.

Race 13

(4) KIWI IDEAL N is perfect since arriving locally. Import bumps up the ladder again and we don't know how good he is. (3) DIAMOND COWBOY saved ground and rallied well last week from the tough post; he moves in a few slots tonight. (7) MICKEY HANOVER is sharp and could try leaving the gate tonight.

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