05/01/2014 4:47PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/3 Analysis


MEET STATS: 135 - 396 / $746.00   BEST BETS: 22 - 32 / $75.00

Best Bet: STATESMAN N (11th)

Spot Play: TAKE IT BACK TERRY (6th)


Race 1

(2) NORTHERN BREAKOUT slipped off the rail late in the mile and finished with plenty last out; it seems like this veteran is ready to score. (5) REPORT FOR DUTY N should be able to return to his front-running style tonight after a no-chance trip. (4) FAMEOUS WESTERN is currently in raging form and I couldn't fault anyone for backing him.

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Race 2

(3) MONTREAL PHIL gets needed post relief and note that the Lachance barn has been heating up. (2) CODE WORD is back up in class off a dominating score; veteran has beaten much better than these in the past. (7) GREAT VINTAGE returns locally and he had a nice run here last year.

Race 3

(4) YO CHEYENNE ROCKY has flashed solid speed in his last two since Brennan took over the driving duties; Trainer Siegelman has had some live ones race here recently. (2) ON THE BRINK gets some class and post relief; gelding could be a factor here. (3) MACHAPELO closed well last out after saving ground.

Race 4

(6) VERDAD toured the track with little chance in his local return; this looks like a spot were Brennan can get aggressive early. (1) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM moves all the way inside and he can be close enough to strike. (5) BAKIN ON THE BEACH was Sears' choice of four in here but he's certainly underwhelmed of late.

Race 5

(4) BULLET BOB has plenty of early speed but needs more late stamina; he's worth a try anyway from this spot. (3) K SLATER drops in class and draws better; obvious threat. (2) LISTOWEL also lands inside and he's proven to be competitive with these.

Race 6

(2) TAKE IT BACK TERRY is back up in class off a very easy score and he finds a soft field of winners-over types; repeats. (4) VERSADO picks up Sears and should be forwardly placed. (5) FOUR STARZ TRACE has been a decent money-earner and he could rally for a share.

Race 7

(4) THIRTY TWO RED was absolutely super in victory just five days ago and he could be a price here on the hike in class. (2) DREAM OUT LOUD N finally moves inside and he will be a powerful presence from this spot. (5) GIDDY UP VICTORY was also a game winner versus lesser.

Race 8

(1) VALENTINO has plenty of back class and he meets a field with no standouts; maybe. (3) EIGHTEEN returns into a good spot and he will be close to the action. (2) ETHAN HANOVER has been sharp in all recent and he lands inside again.

Race 9

(5) THE LADIES MAN shipped in, joined the Burke barn and was absolutely sparkling in victory; hike in class should not be a problem. (1) ROCK TO GLORY returns in a good spot and he's a proven commodity at this level. (7) MACHS BEACH BOY is another Lachance trainee that showed improvement in his prior start.

Race 10

(5) CONNERY BLUE CHIP was pretty game in defeat last week versus similar; Garcia-Herrera student can take this with any sort of favorable trip. (7) PANONGAHELA was a solid closing second to a runaway winner last out. (3) SAFE HARBOR has had his moments over this track in the past.

Race 11

(1) STATESMAN N has been rock solid in his last three and he will easily control the action from this spot. (3) ESPEN DE VIE was boxed and didn't threaten last week; tonight he may be leaving to secure a trip behind the top choice. (2) BJ'S GUY seems to alternate between good and bad efforts which would mean he's due for a good one tonight.

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