12/01/2016 3:31PM

Yonkers: Saturday 12/3 Analysis


MEET STATS: 432 - 1235 / $2,377.20

BEST BETS: 56 - 101 / $189.60


Spot Play: TAKE IT BACK TERRY (8th)


Race 1

(4) GYPSY LEATHER returns to the Allard barn via claim, keeps Dube and has won his last two at this level; veteran should be on the move early. (6) SHADIOS stepped up to the 30K claiming level and got hung to dry; he's back where he belongs. (2) RANGERS SURESHOT returns locally and has been sharp in his last two.

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Race 2

(5) CHOCOLATE CRACKERS was very stubborn in defeat last out coming off a sick scratch and he looms the one to beat for these live connections. (6) FREENEASY HANOVER ships from Pocono for Burke, where he's been flashing solid speed. (2) ROGER MACH EM rallied well for a share last out in a needed start and looms a threat from the better post.

Race 3

(6) BETTOR REASON N debuts for the Hudson barn off the claim and he's proven to be capable with this type; he could get it done with a smooth trip. (5) LUCKY MCTRUCKY returns locally after blowing away lesser in his last three and he has some early speed at his disposal. (1) REAL FLIGHT has clearly tailed off recently but he does draw best and picks up Bartlett.

Race 4

(3) SWEET TALKIN SATIN powered away versus lesser in his debut for Milici and may have more to offer. (6) IN THE HUDDLE has solid speed and is clearly fast enough to go with these. (1) TYLER gets much-needed post relief and will be part of the early pace.

Race 5

(1) MACHS BEACH BOY should have finished better last out but he was used a bit in the early stages; he draws best and I'm willing to give him one last chance. (6) BIG SURF lacks the class of others but he's been very sharp. (4) BIG N BAD disappointed me last out and now Bartlett chose elsewhere.

Race 6

(4) MACINTOSH N surprised me with an aggressive eight-hole speed try last out; Vallee trainee remains sharp and the post relief helps. (8) DALHOUSIE DAVE remains at the same level off a win but he's stuck outside tonight. (5) KEYSTONE HONOR fits with these but needs a trip; closing threat.

Race 7

(4) SANTA FE BEACHBOY gets needed class relief, a decent post and Bartlett's back driving; lots to like. (3) DOCTOR BUTCH needed last week's start and is always better with an inside post; threat. (7) LUCAN HANOVER is another coming off a needed start where he was uninvolved; perhaps he shows more tonight.

Race 8

(4) TAKE IT BACK TERRY got away last and had too far to come in that record-setting mile last out; I fully expect him to be much more involved tonight. (3) P H SUPERCAM hasn't been at his best recently but lands a better spot and certainly is capable. (7) FIRST CLASS HORSE was game in defeat last out; erratic yet talented horse could land a share with some racing luck.

Race 9

(4) ROCK ABSORBER loomed large but flattened in his first start for new connections; prior to that race he had won four straight. (5) SPORTS BETTOR keeps Barteltt and has been very sharp. (6) DOJEA SOLO has had a very nice season and he would be a big threat with a better post; with that said he does have strong early speed to get into play.

Race 10

(3) OH JOHNY BE GOOD N has been very sharp in his last two and he faces no standouts here. (1) J T doesn't win often but he can rally late from this spot off a ground-saving trip. (4) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH has hit the board in his last four at this level.

Race 11

(4) TE KAWAU N returns locally off a sharp win at Pocono and he was facing better when last seen here. (5) MCERLEAN moved aggressively and was much the best last out; he can string multiple good efforts together. (2) HOLDINGALLTHECARDS remains at the same level off a front-end win and he draws well again.

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