04/21/2016 2:43PM

Yonkers: Saturday 4/23 Analysis


MEET STATS: 132 - 393 / $712.80

BEST BETS: 17 - 33 / $60.00


Spot Play: CAROLSIDEAL (6th)

Race 1

(5) SECOND WIND N was going nowhere in his last two starts from the eight hole; veteran fits with these and he's got as good a chance as any in this wide-open race. (6) DRUNKEN DESIRE A is back on five days rest after having no chance in a paceless race. (1) BETTER REASON N had good pace last out and now draws best.

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Race 2

(4) CYCLONE KIWI N finished well last week but had too far to come; from this spot Tetrick should be firing early. (1) RURAL ART drops, draws best and is reunited with Sears; big threat. (2) ROGER MACH EM gets a better post and will be more involved.

Race 3

(1) CASIMIR JITTERBUG beat better than these four back as the odds-on favorite; O'Sullivan trainee looks like logical and reliable chalk tonight. (6) ALBERTO CONTADOR N has been hit-or-miss recently but with any sort of luck he can be second best. (2) AMERICAN RAGE lands another good post and can be close up throughout.

Race 4

(5) E Z NOAH has been solid in his four starts since returning locally but has come up just short in each of them; Allard trainee will break through sooner rather than later. (1) MATTAMERICAN faces tougher looking for two straight. (3) GALACTIC GALLEON N closed well at a big price last week and he could spice up the exotics again.

Race 5 – Levy eligibles

(1) FOILED AGAIN was hustled hard early to assume command but gave way late under pressure; oldtimer gets another crack at the rail and I have to give him one final chance. (4) TE KAWAU N closed well off live cover but probably should have had a touch more; recent import still seems to have some upside. (8) LETTUCEROCKTHEM A took the tote action and proved a solid, handy winner after brushing last week; this is a tough assignment tonight from the eight hole.

Race 6 – Matchmaker Consolation

(4) CAROLSIDEAL was uncovered into a well-rated frontrunner last week and held her ground decently late; Allard trainee is clearly back in top shape and will be close enough to strike from this spot. (2) ANNDROVETTE was used hard early last out after getting looped and gave way without much of a fight; classy triple millionaire is tough to trust at this point in the game. (6) GALLIE BYTHE BEACH was understandably turned away after a brief bid last week; with a halfway decent setup she can be a closing threat.

Race 7 – Matchmaker Final

(4) SELL A BIT N has done little wrong in all five legs of the Matchmaker. Tritton trainee lands a decent enough starting post and Stratton should be hustling hard early. (5) YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT has three wins in the series, all from off the pace. Allard trainee will be likely be stalking from midpack and promises to be gaining late. (2) LADY SHADOW has plenty of speed and lands the best post; mare figures on the lead or in the pocket but she'll need to show a bit more late.

Race 8 – Levy Consolation

(7) WIGGLE IT JIGGLEIT needs no introduction. Teague trainee has been all the talk this week for both good and bad reasons, and the end result is that the gelding is in the consolation, where he will win at a short price. (4) EVENIN OF PLEASURE left hard last week to secure a good spot but was outfinished late. Early movement could be expected again. (3) DOMETHATAGAIN had some traffic issues last week. Last year's Levy champ could be a threat with smooth sailing.

Race 9 – Levy Final

(2) BIT OF A LEGEND N is perfect in the Levy, the clear points leader, looks for six straight and hasn't really even been used hard yet. Peter Tritton trainee lands a nice inside post and looks primed for a perfect stalking trip behind (1) TAKE IT BACK TERRY. The latter was nipped on the money last out then took a well-deserved week off. I can't envision a scenario where Brennan isn't cutting the mile here. (3) P H SUPERCAM was held at bay by a well-meant winner last week after sitting a winning trip; he may be uncovered from this spot into the top two and that can compromise his chances. The rest of the participants here are all legitimate talents who may be done in by the post draw.

Race 10

(8) MELADY'S MONET is clearly the best horse but this isn't necessarily the best spot tonight; classy trotter will have to work much harder tonight to get it done. (6) MAJOR ATHENS closed well last out after a fortunate ground-saving trip; Sears should be leaving hard tonight. (3) DOT DOT DOT DASH always closes well and if they mix it up early she'll be coming late.

Race 11

In a wide-open affair I'll stick with (2) MAH SISH N. Veteran quarter-moved and disposed of a decent field last week and he's assigned a generous starting spot tonight. (3) JENERAL PATTON returns locally and was in stellar form when last seen here. (1) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH will be close up throughout but will need more late to get it done versus these.

Race 12

(1) REUBEN BROGDEN N drops, draws best and should work out the winning trip. (3) FORTY FIVE RED was overmatched in the Levy but certainly didn't disgrace himself; Bucci trainee has plenty of speed at his disposal. (7) ROCK ON MOE gets Kakaley in the bike for his second return start and he could add value underneath.

Race 13

(2) OUTRAGEOUS ART changed tactics last week and raced well from off the pace; Allard trainee can sit a perfect stalking trip from this spot. (6) FAMEOUS WESTERN hasn't put in a bad effort in some time and the veteran seems like he's sharp enough to go with this type; consider at a price. (1) IDEALBEACH HANOVER will need much more late to hold off some of these.

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