04/23/2015 3:56PM

Yonkers: Saturday 4/25 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 125 - 381 / $649.60  BEST BETS: 16 - 30 / $60.80

Best Bet: CLEAR VISION (4th)

Spot Play: CASIMIR JITTERBUG (3rd)

 

Race 1

(2) MAINLAND KEY N has raced well in all recent efforts and he gets the post relief he needs tonight to be competitive. (4) THE LUNCH PAIL needs a trip and he's capable of blowing these away. (5) MCDYNAMITE was dropped into claimers last week and was immediately snatched up by Banca; given the right setup he can storm home.

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Race 2

(2) HERE WE GO AGAIN was shuffled out last week after leaving for a good trip; toss out that effort and the classy gelding looms large from this spot. (3) SECOND WIND N beat similar three back and did flash some late pace last week. (1) TWIN B FAMOUS has speed and the best draw but beware he can be camera-shy and is also coming off a scratch-sick line.

Race 3

(6) CASIMIR JITTERBUG finished very well after swinging wide off a pocket trip but he couldn't get to the well-rated winner; he should be forwardly placed again and can get the job done. (1) OUTRAGEOUS ART gapped the top ones last week but he should be closer from the rail spot. (4) ONE THROUGH TEN likely isn't as good as the top choices but he has blazing early speed which should set him up for a live trip.

Race 4

(4) CLEAR VISION gets a crack at the Levy also-rans and the classy Burke trainee should have little excuse to fail. (1) TEXICAN N paid his way through the series and he can trip out from the rail spot. (2) BIG N BAD was very impressive beating lesser in his last two.

Race 5

(4) ANNDROVETTE was wildly overbet last week but managed to sprint home and got there in time to break the seasonal skid; maybe that gets the triple millionaire rolling. (5) FOR THE LADIES N was caught uncovered in her last two starts; she can be sharper late with a helmet to follow. (1) MEDUSA headlines a very unreliable Burke entry and she should be heading to the front.

Race 6 – Matchmaker Final

(1) VENUS DELIGHT may be a slight notch below some of these top mares but landing the best post may put her on par with her contemporaries. Having entrymate Krispy Apple as insurance could help if the pace falls apart late. (2A) CAROLSIDEAL is near-perfect in 10 starts since the Allard purchase and she lands a good enough post to assume she'll be the one to beat. (3) FANCY DESIRE certainly hasn't disgraced herself in the series and she could add some value to the exotics; Gingras drives.

Race 7

(6) DANCIN YANKEE charged home with plenty of pace last week after disappointing in prior legs of the series; veteran has some speedy ones inside of him but he's sharp enough to get it done. (5) MICHAEL'S POWER came up empty from the pocket last out in a race that fell apart. His prior three Levy races were super, however, so clearly he's capable of bouncing back. (2) FAT MAN'S ALLEY is always competitive when drawn inside but he needs a trip.

Race 8 – Levy Final

(5) BEACH MEMORIES took a well-deserved week off before his last Levy trial then was caught uncovered and ended up doing the dirty work for others. Recent addition to the DiDomenico barn lands a perfect midpack post here and could be in line to work out a live cover trip in this evenly-matched Levy final. (3) LUCAN HANOVER really has done little wrong in every preliminary leg but has had some bad luck along the way. He could be first over from this spot but has shown the ability to rough it. (1) MACH IT SO is one half of the Bamond entry and along with last year's champ P H Supercam they drew the two worst posts. This gelding finally put it all together last week with a big back half and he could be a closing threat with some luck.

Race 9

(8) DW'S NY YANK took a week off but he's back in action tonight and should go down the road again. (5) MODEST PRINCE closed very sharply last out and can do so again. (3) STAN THE MAN gets Sears in the bike tonight for trainer Greg Peck; that combo scored the other day.

Race 10

(1) BETTOR REASON N has looked super in his three U.S. starts and perhaps we've yet so see his best. (4) SUMMER SMACKDOWN faces a sharper field tonight and he's been good himself recently. (5) AMERICAN RAGE drops in class and he's capable of better.

Race 11

(4) PHOTOSAVVY was an easy winner with Dube in the bike when last seen here in an added-distance event; mare can roll home with any sort of pace to chase. (7) AWSOME VALLEY was going nowhere in his local return; he'll be more involved tonight. (2) JUSTA REBEL benefitted when beating lesser last out and he's classy enough to compete with better.

Race 12

(4) SMOOTH CRIMINAL is back with Sears and back at the level where he recently jogged at odds-on. (3) UNCLE GOODFELLOW takes an ambitious rise in class off the claim while in raging form; worth considering. (2) HARD TO MACH doesn't like to win but he's hit the board in his last six.

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