04/02/2015 3:59PM

Yonkers: Saturday 4/4 Analysis


MEET STATS: 96 - 297 / $484.60  BEST BETS: 12 - 23 / $41.60

Best Bet: FOILED AGAIN (8th)

Spot Play: FLIPPER J (3rd)


Race 1

(5) IN COMMANDO has been sharp in all recent efforts and he's shown the ability to leave the gate hard. (6) EIGHTEEN blasted out and went coast to coast last week at a big price; he gets a free ride in this class but he'll take more action at the windows. (2) HARD TO MACH lacks the winning habit but he should be close up from this spot.

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Race 2

(1) MODEST PRINCE ships in from The Meadowlands where he was knocking heads with some really good trotters; as long as he behaves himself he should jog. (3) LORENZO DREAM can be forwardly placed and sit a good trip. (4) TAKE MY PICTURE fits with these and looks best of the rest.

Race 3

(2) FLIPPER J finally gets a good post to work with and the Bamond trainee should be close enough to strike. (3) TWIN B FAMOUS didn't leave the gate last week and therefore had no chance; he can fire to the front tonight. (1) DELCO ROCKNROLL also gets post relief and he was a solid winner from an inside post three back.

Race 4

(4) RU READY TO ROCK was third best last week to two rivals who would jog in here; Godinez trainee deserves top billing. (3) JD'S CALEB MAN has been ridiculously sharp in all recent and he's shown the ability to overcome tough trips. (1) TOWNSLIGHT HANOVER has been sneaky sharp and he draws best.

Race 5

(5) NOT AFRAID took a week off after winning five straight and the Takter trainee deserves the top call here despite the presence of big speed inside of him. (4) DW'S NY YANK finally found the winner's circle last week and he's an obvious threat to repeat. (2) TWEET ME went a rugged parked-out trip in last and still hung around for second but these are much tougher.                 

Race 6

(2) P H SUPERCAM took a chance sitting in last week but found room deep up the rail and exploded by to take his second straight Levy prelim; Bartlett should be able to land in a less stressful spot tonight and take his third straight. (6) CLEAR VISION held okay after a long uncovered battle last out; unless he fires hard he may be in line for another tough trip. (3) ASLAN gets a better post to work with.

Race 7

(2) VALIDUS DEO had no realistic chance in his first two seasonal efforts; from this improved spot be may Be able to stalk the speed and use one late run to upset. (1) SAPPHIRE CITY has looked much better in his last two races and he's an obvious speed threat from the rail. (3) BETTOR'S EDGE was left alone on the front end last week and had plenty left to sprint home; classy Burke trainee is capable of taking all.

Race 8

(2) FOILED AGAIN ended up third early in last week's contest and was forced to rough it first-over. From this spot tonight he'll be able to step over the rail horse and is practically guaranteed to be on the lead or in the pocket. I'm convinced this is his week. (6) MICHAEL'S POWER was outbattled to the wire last week by (3) POLAK A after firing to the lead; he will be forwardly placed again. The latter has looked awesome in his two U.S. starts but they were from the rail where he had a tactical advantage; it may be tougher to work out a winning trip tonight.

Race 9

(4) ONE THROUGH TEN has hit the board in all of his recent efforts flashing speed in each of them; expect that trend to continue from this spot. (5) OUTRAGEOUS ART steps up in class looking for three straight. (2) MR HASANI N should be close enough to land a share.

Race 10

Brett Miller elected not to retake and cut the mile with (1) DANCIN YANKEE last week and it cost him as the winner waltzed around the track. They get another chance from the rail tonight and something tells me he'll be more aggressively handled. (3) MACH IT SO has had two straight tough trips and he could only manage the third spot on both occasions. Gelding does have the ability to take all. (5) BEACH MEMORIES looks for three straight but note the barn change here to DiDomenico.

Race 11

(1) BULLET BOB was very stubborn in defeat in his local return and he can trip out from this rail spot. (4) HERE WE GO AGAIN rode the pocket trip to victory against lesser; I assume Bartlett will try to be on the move early with this veteran. (2) LIFE UP FRONT is also up in class off a win and he'll be close up throughout.

Race 12

(3) DAVID'S DREAM never fired last out chasing a rated pace; his prior effort he was aggressively handled in beating lesser so maybe Brennan will get on the move early. (1) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP takes a needed drop in class and he may play the role of favorite from this spot. (2) SHOW ME UP hung off a live trip when hiked to this level; consider underneath.

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