05/28/2015 3:06PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/30 Analysis


MEET STATS: 163 - 501 / $871.70  BEST BETS: 21 - 40 / $76.60

Best Bet: REUBEN BROGDEN N (10th)

Spot Play: FAT MANS ALLEY (9th)


Race 1

(3) ANNIESWESTERNCARD got shuffled and lost his best chance in his local return; Burke-trained veteran can show more tonight. (2) CHEYENNE JEFFREY bumped up to this level and was good third off a tough trip; Siegelman trainee is sharp and draws well. (1) STATION THREEOHSIX has seemingly forgotten how to win but he must be included from the best post with the leading driver.

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Race 2

(1) WARRAWEE NEEDY drops in class again and lands inside with his controlling speed; this looks like a now-or-never spot. (2) DELCO ROCKNROLL was buried and had no chance last out but did finish with pace; Sears drives tonight. (6) VALIDUS DEO was jammed up with nowhere to go last week; he also gets class relief but draws poorly.

Race 3

(8) MICHAEL'S POWER was collared by a very sharp shipper last time but it was still a solid effort; he's got the early speed to overcome the eight hole handicap. (1) CASIMIR JITTERBUG was a touch short from the pocket last week but he could be in line for a similar trip. (5) THE REAL ONE is mighty consistent for Lachance and he could be a closing threat.

Race 4

(1) IN THE ARSENAL took care of business in his elimination, digging in when engaged late. He gets a nice cozy inside draw for the Rooney final and the sharp three-year-old should be able to handle these. (1A) BETTING EXCHANGE had a very nice acclimating mile last week and being coupled with the top choice makes him great insurance if you're betting on the entry. (3) ARQUE HANOVER had plenty of pace from the pocket but broke in the final turn. He recovered enough to make the final and the Casie Coleman trainee can be given a good look. (2) ROCK N' ROLL WORLD has been second best in all four of his 2015 efforts and he draws best here for a close-up trip.

Race 5

(6) REDISCOVERY was a solid second to the classy Wake Up Peter last week at Philly; Burke trainee should fit well here. (2) NATIONAL DEBT has underachieved in his career but he wasn't all that bad in the Levy. (8) BETTOREVER is razor-sharp for Bamond but he may be done in by post eight.

Race 6

(3) SASSA HANOVER looked good chasing top horses such as JK She'salady in her freshman season and she should be good to go in this short-but-select field. (1A) TOTALLY RUSTY has transitioned nicely from the Delaware-bred ranks and the owners paid $15,000 to supplement into this race. (4) PURRFECT BAGS has also been big racing in Delaware and she arrives off two blowout qualifiers.

Race 7

(3) MARINER SEELSTER finds a pretty soft field of NW25000 types tonight and the Mark Ford trainee may be able to take advantage. (1) SANTANNA ONE draws best and is still looking for his first seasonal win. (2) SHORTSTACKED is back up in class off a trip-sitting win just five days ago.

Race 8

(4) IN COMMANDO was uncovered last out and shaken off by a well-meant winner; prior efforts were good and he can rebound here with some racing luck. (1) BET THE MOON had the eight hole last week and had absolutely no chance; it's a whole new ballgame tonight from the rail. (5) SMOOTH CRIMINAL also gets some class and post relief and seems very logical in here.

Race 9

(3) FAT MANS ALLEY had missed almost a month prior to last week's race, where he had no shot from the outside post. This seems like a much more realistic spot. (4) FRANKIES DRAGON had also missed time prior to last week's effort and he tired after an aggressive try; threat. (6) ROCK ON MOE has been razor-sharp in his last handful of efforts.

Race 10

(1) REUBEN BROGDEN N sprinted home nicely to keep a rival at bay last week, just his second U.S. start. Import seems good enough to handle better. (2) GALACTIC GALLEON is another down-under import who's been racing well; second best? (4) TEXICAN N is back at his preferred venue after a failed try at Philly.

Race 11

(3) RU READY TO ROCK fired home from third over to share for win honors last week; he may strike again from slightly off the pace. (2) HEEZ ORL BLACK N was used early last out by Vallee and came up empty late; he's better than that. (4) FLEM N EM N didn't really have an excuse last out but all in all he's been improved recently.

Race 12

(1) AMERICAN VENTURE returns locally and was in the Levy when last seen here; Sabot trainee gets my vote in the finale, but he is by no means a lock. (5) SAFE HARBOR picks up Brennan with Dube opting off and I can envision him leaving hard from the gate. (4) JD'S CALEB MAN drove on early and controlled lesser last out; the aformentioned Dube sticks with him and maybe he can land a share.

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