05/15/2014 3:03PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/17 Analysis


MEET STATS: 150 - 442 / $809.30   BEST BETS: 26 - 36 / $87.30

Best Bet: THIRTY TWO RED (11th)

Spot Play: STATESMAN N (6th)


Race 1

(3) HI HO STEVERINO drops in class and gets post relief off a no-chance effort; veteran looms the one to beat in the opener. (2) NEPTUNE also races back off a toss-out line where the trainer drove versus better. (1) MARINER SEELSTER was Bartlett's choice over a Heidi Rohr trainee and this gelding draws best.

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Race 2

(2) SALEVSTER STALLION returns locally and had been racing well when last seen here. (1) ON THE BRINK was Sears' choice and he draws best; contender. (6) FOREVER JUST hails from Burke and may be best of the rest in an otherwise forgettable race.

Race 3

(5) PANCETTA returned from California last week, didn't even look like he was giving his best effort yet still almost won showing a 27 1/5 final frame; he will be odds-on tonight. (1) DELCO ROCKNROLL lands the best post again and he's almost a certainty to be on the lead or in the pocket. (7) MONEY TWITCH A has tailed off in his last few but his best effort would give him a shot here.

Race 4

(1) UFDRAGONS ROCKET was my sneaky play last week and he quickly burned up my money. From the rail, I'm giving him one more chance. (5) STORMIN RUSTLER is a ten-year-old who just set a lifetime mark last week at The Big M; Sears drives. (6) FAMEOUS WESTERN is currently the king of the $30,000 claimers.

Race 5

(7) GREAT VINTAGE didn't get the easiest of trips last week yet was still game for second; classy veteran certainly fits with these and I'll give him another chance at a much-improved price. (1) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM never wins but the Lachance student can hit the ticket from this spot. (3) MACHAL JACKSON was a game second last week.

Race 6

(4) STATESMAN N has been super in all recent efforts, including a big second place finish in last week's Open; he's ready to return to the winner's circle. (7) P H SUPERCAM was the Levy winner and is the current Open champ but he can't be expected to win every week. (2) HESTON BLUE CHIP surprised me with a solid winning effort last week.

Race 7

(2) ARACACHE HANOVER gets major post relief off two solid efforts; Burke trainee is clearly the one to beat. (5) ROLLWITHITHARRY is always a threat with the right setup. (4) VERSADO could be a speed threat from this spot.

Race 8

(3) CONNERY BLUE CHIP steps up in class off a super two-move effort; Garcia-Herrera trainee is certainly capable from this spot. (2) RU READY TO ROCK closed well but too late last week. (4) CASIMIR JITTERBUG was uninvolved in his last two versus better; expect a more aggressive try tonight.

Race 9

(5) MR HASANI N held well for a board spot last week after exiting the Levy series; he faces a rather soft group tonight and should take charge. (2) ROCNROLWILNEVERDIE has hit the board in his last four tries. (3) MYSTERIOUS MOMENT needed last week's race and he should be better tonight, especially from this improved post.

Race 10

(4) HARD TO MACH acclimated nicely in his debut for Allard. I'll give him top billing despite Sears opting off. (8) DALLENBACH HANOVER drops in class and has the speed to overcome the eight hole. (1) SAINT WILLIAM A has quietly come back this season in good form for Stalbaum.

Race 11

(2) THIRTY TWO RED has hinted at serious ability. Last week he had no realistic chance yet closed willingly. He gets a strong vote from me tonight. (1) LUMBERJACK WILLIE returns locally, draws best and has good speed. (6) MONTREAL PHIL is up in class on short rest and that was a ridiculously good winning effort.

Race 12

(4) THE LADIES MAN was no match for a sharp Connery Blue Chip last week. Burke trainee can have a clear path to the lead tonight. (5) SILENT SWING has been razor-sharp and this 12-year-old with over 2 million in the bank is still going strong. (1) OR is also in raging form and can be considered despite hiking in class.



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