03/02/2012 12:16PM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/3 Analysis


MEET STATS: 50 - 155 / $250.70

Best Bet: EMJAYEM GRAND A (10th)    Spot Play: REAL NICE (6th)

Race 1

(4) NOBLES GRAND SLAM finds a spot where he should be able to leave the gate; veteran could take these wire-to-wire. (1) HANDS TO YOURSELF needed last week's race and he should be tighter tonight. (2) PALMERS Z TAM is back at a winning level and he gets post relief.

Race 2

(3) JOLTIN COLT returns with class relief and was Bartlett's choice. (7) HANDSOME HARRY was a game winner when last seen at this level; can Mark Macdonald hustle him from the gate? (2) FOUR STARZ KYLE has speed and an inside draw.

Race 3

(3) SCOTTY MACH N ships from The Meadowlands, where he was arguably facing better; this looks like a winning spot. (6) DR CS Z TAM gets class relief, could be more involved. (7) EMERALD EXPRESS held gamely after a tough parked-out trip; he's got the speed to overcome the outside draw.

Race 4

(4) TIDEWATER TEDDY needed that first start off the vacation; Burke trainee has proven that he can be competitive at this level. (2) NY ICE has been rock-solid for DiDomenico. (5) WINORDIETRYING drops in his third start off the shelf and he's capable of better.

Race 5

(8) BIG BAY POINT will head out to the front again and try to take them the distance; I think he will make it tonight. (5) CRUZNWITHDABIGDOG picks up Bartlett and should be more aggressively handled. (2) ART FOR ARTS SAKE was a game uncovered winner versus lesser.

Race 6

(4) REAL NICE was shuffled in his 2012 debut; Levy champ should hit the front here and steer clear of traffic issues. (5) TOBAGO CAYS gets some needed post relief. (2) SEA VENTURE seems a touch below these class-wise but he's capable of landing a share.

Race 7

(6) ROJETTES BEST needed last week's start, where he never factored in the outcome; Raymer trainee gets some class relief and he seems capable with a live trip. (4) SHOOBEES PLACE is another that figures to show more in his second return start. (1) NOB HILL HIGH gets lucky with the post draw again.

Race 8

(7) RIVER SHARK never got involved last week from post eight; classy gelding will be a big threat with an alert getaway. (8) MACRAIDER went wire-to-window last week; he will have to work for it tonight if he wants to repeat. (5) WAYNE THE LEFTY has been a good earner recently.

Race 9

(3) SAILING CRUISE drops to the level of his dominating win three back. (1) FOREST VIC A also drops, should be no worse than the pocket for Steve Smith. (5) MR TERRY FRA came up big versus lesser last out; could be a closing threat here.

Race 10

(1) EMJAYEM GRAND A came up a touch short in his debut for Pena; he's been camera-shy recently but something tells me he'll win by open lengths tonight. (5) JACKED UP collapsed badly last week; he's better than that. (4) SAND BENELLI drops out of claimers, gets needed post relief.

Race 11

(3) REPORT FOR DUTY N raced well after enduring a horror trip last week; Brennan hops off tonight but the capable Tyler Buter drives and that change could improve his price. (4) PEMBROKE NICK looms the main threat here. (1) ARTS LAIR draws best and could hang around for a share.

Race 12

(4) CORKY BARAN has had some big efforts recently versus Open types; veteran can get over the hump with the class relief. (3) B JS BEQUIA beat these wire-to-wire last out; obvious threat. (1) SOUTHWIND TABOR is better than that last effort.