10/01/2015 3:45PM

Yonkers: Saturday 10/3 Analysis


MEET STATS: 297 - 903 / $1639.10  BEST BETS: 43 - 72 / $148.80

Best Bet: GREAT VINTAGE (8th)

Spot Play: E Z NOAH (4th)


Race 1

(3) SOMESIZESOMESTYLE was the pick last out, ran decently at a nice price but was run over by a sharp Down-under shipper. Overdue 4-year-old can take this with a live setup. (1) INNOCENT VICTIM was used early in last, kept up a quick pace and gave way; clearly the Allard trainee is capable of rebounding. (5) CYCLONE KIWI N shows two super qualifiers with an ugly break in between; I need to see one first.

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Race 2

(1) HI HO STEVERINO isn't a prolific winner but he's always competitive when drawn inside; Bartlett can work out a live stalking trip and edge by late. (6) CHEYENNE SEEBER dropped to this level last week and was a well-driven winner; he gets a free ride at this class. (4) FRIDAYNIGHTFLIGHT is up in class again off three solid efforts since joining the Allard barn.

Race 3

(4) NATIONAL DEBT gets needed class and post relief plus Dube returns to the bike; Alagna trainee can get the jump on his competition from this spot. (5) CALVIN B is having a career year for Rohr, gets Bartlett back and looks like the chief threat. (2) URBANA BAYAMA has had no real chance in three starts since being claimed by Blumenfeld but he rallied well in all those tries; he can be considered with the inside post.

Race 4

(7) E Z NOAH was a strong front-end winner here last month and he will he hard to catch if he makes the lead. (1) TWIN B HOLLISTER finished with pace last week and he'll be protecting position from his inside assignment. (6) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE has serious talent and has been a fringe stakes player this season.

Race 5

(2) CITY HALL, when in the mood, can pace up a storm. Gelding can power by late with the right setup. (5) BURKENTINE HANOVER returns from Saratoga, where he's been a major player in all his recent effort versus Open types; Rohr trainee should fit well at this level. (4) TINK AND TIGER is up in class again but has been very sharp.

Race 6

(6) LUMINOSITY took a week off after two straight decisive victories and the fact that he drew inside nemesis (7) MELADY'S MONET makes him the top selection in this solid field. The latter beat a weaker group last week and Bartlett will have the classy trotter in play early again. (5) NOT AFRAID was fumbly behind the gate last out losing all chance but his best effort makes him a serious player.

Race 7

(5) AMERICAN VENTURE responded nicely to Brennan's handling last week and closed crisply; gelding has a nice brush in him and should be close enough to strike. (1) TYE SEELSTER gets lucky with another inside post draw and he's the one to beat but the missed time is a concern. (2) REUBEN BROGDEN N  put in a good effort two back and should be close up from this spot.

Race 8

(5) GREAT VINTAGE is back at Yonkers where he always gives 100%; from this spot Dube will have the Takter trainee in play early and likely controlling the action. (2) SAPPHIRE CITY got parked the mile last week and understandably retreated; from this inside spot he may be able to step around the rail horse and sit a good trip. (6) DYNAMIC YOUTH has to be put in play early but will there be a spot waiting or can he clear the lead? Tough to say.

Race 9

(2) CRAZY ABOUT PAT is crazy sharp right now and from this inside spot he should take another. (1) LUCKY COLBY was Stratton's choice and he's been reasonably sharp as well. (5) CASHONTHEROCS takes a needed drop from the Open ranks where he did have a win three back.

Race 10

(2) BEST SAID was a touch overmatched last week in the Open Handicap. Mark Ford trainee is back in with the age-restricted types and was sharp in prior starts; consider at a price. (4) FORTY FIVE RED lands in a spot where he should be firing from the gate. (7) LYONSSOMEWHERE is another (who along with Ideal Cowboy and Limelight Beach) should be forwardly placed and he's inside those aforementioned rivals.

Race 11

(3) B YOYO gets some needed class and post relief; price should be decent with some legit rivals surrounding him. (1) GLOIRE DREAM put in three rock-solid efforts in his local appearances. (4) RED HOT HERBIE was a well-rated winner versus lesser last out.

Race 12

(6) SOMEWHERE FANCY gave a good accounting of himself at this level last week and while it will be tougher tonight from the outside post the Toscano trainee deserves serious consideration. (1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE draws best and is a proven commodity at this level. (7) LUCAN HANOVER dropped and popped just five days ago; obviously he's got back class.

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