05/29/2014 3:34PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/31 Analysis


MEET STATS: 166 - 491 / $879.50   BEST BETS: 29 - 40 / $97.20

Best Bet: NOB HILL HIGH (3rd)

Spot Play: CONNERY BLUE CHIP (8th)


Race 1

(2) SAND SUMMERFIELD was scratched the other day for unknown reasons but he's right back in tonight looking for three in a row; he could work out a pocket trip behind (1) REPORT FOR DUTY N and strike late. The latter has been very sharp without a victory to show for it; veteran looms large here. (4) ALITTLEAINTENOUGH ships in and joins a new barn; improvement is possible.

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Race 2

(1) FLIPPER J went from awful to awesome in a short period of time; McDermott trainee has back class to call upon and the hike in class may not present a serious problem. (5) ROCK TO GLORY had no realistic chance in his last couple; he can compete with these when right. (6) TARPON HANOVER ships in for Surick and he looks like a good fit here; must include.

Race 3

(1) NOB HILL HIGH drops in class again off a good effort, draws best and is clearly the one to beat. (3) DULL ROAR was a good third last out off a long wide trip. (4) JACKED UP stopped on the lead in last; ten-year-old is better than that.

Race 4

(5) BIG BAD ELI has been in impossible spots in his last five but did finish with pace in all of those efforts; smooth sailing tonight can get it done. (4) THE POKESTER returns locally and he swept the field at the Meadowlands two back with Brennan driving. (6) SHORTSTACKED is clearly feeling good again.

Race 5

(3) RUSSLEY RASCAL N drops in class, gets post relief and Brennan is back driving...seems pretty logical to me. (1) PANONGAHELA was a solid trip-sitting winner versus lesser last week. (4) MR HASANI N was hounded on the front end last week and gave way; he can be excused for that effort.

Race 6

(6) DYNAMIC YOUTH has been absolutely awesome in his last two and there's no reason to jump off the bandwagon now. (8) EASY AGAIN is assigned outside again off last week's second place effort and he's got the speed to overcome the handicap. (5) DIGITAL Z TAM has hit the ticket in his last six races.

Race 7

(4) ROCNROLWILNEVERDIE has been racing reasonably well recently and may have finally found a winning spot. (1) CURATOR lacks the class of others but he does draw best. (6) MONTREAL PHIL always merits a mention with this type.

Race 8

(5) CONNERY BLUE CHIP raced well last week but he was in against some tough ones; he should find these more to his liking. (4) BJ'S GUY has been razor-sharp in his last couple. (6) MACHS BEACH BOY needs some help from this spot but he can rally for a share.

Race 9 – Lismore Final

(4) TYRA acclimated herself nicely last week with a crisp two-move effort; filly hinted at real promise as a freshman and she looks perfectly spotted to take the Lismore. (5) SOUTHWIND SILENCE behaved herself and went down the road in her elimination; Burke trainee is tough to ignore. (6) RUSTY'S BLISS went a big trip in her debut for her new barn but she faces a tall order from this spot; consider underneath.

Race 10

(2) LAWGIVER HANOVER is another classy Vallee trainee who gets Brennan in the bike tonight; he's worth a try on top. (4) CHINA GRILL was a sharp two-move winner last week. (3) CODE WORD returns locally and we all know he's more than capable.

Race 11 – Rooney Final

(1A) GOLD ROCKS may be a bit of a reach here but the Alagna trainee has raced very well in his last two and he could pick up the pieces late if something crazy happens on the front end. His entrymate (1) MAXI BON has also hinted at serious ability but needs to stay pacing. (5) STEVENSVILLE cruised home in his Rooney elimination and Tetrick's back to drive the talented colt in the final for Ray Schnittker. (3) ALL BETS OFF jogged last week and he's an obvious threat to repeat.

Race 12

(3) DREAMLANDS ART jogged in his debut for Tracy Brainard; repeats. (5) BULLET BOB has plenty of early speed which always makes him a threat. (1) ATLAS ALLIANCE N charged home once shaking free to dispose of lesser last out; threat for the bottom of the ticket.

Race 13

(1) ONE THROUGH TEN goes third-time McDermott off of two even efforts. From this spot he's eligible to step up his game a notch. (3) SILENT SWING gets class relief and the double-millionaire will be heading to the front. (6) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM never wins but he did hit the ticket in five of his last six.


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