05/05/2016 3:27PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/7 Analysis


MEET STATS: 158 - 453 / $825.50

BEST BETS: 21 - 38 / $76.00

Best Bet: SAM’S ESCAPE (5th)

Spot Play: TE KAWAU N (8th)

Race 1

(5) CHEYENNE SEEBER flashed some decent pace last out and doesn't meet the toughest of fields tonight; worth a look. (1) AMERICAN RAGE draws best and is in line for a very live trip. (3) ROGER MACH EM did just miss last out but I always get the feeling he should be better than he shows.

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Race 2

(5) SNAP TO IT A closed well last week but had too far to come; Bamond trainee seems to be a perfect fit at this level and can get the job done with a decent trip. (4) BIG N BAD was better last out when dropped back to this level but didn't have the best of trips. (1) RU READY TO ROCK draws best and certainly is capable.

Race 3

(3) FREESPIN N was third best last week to two runaways in a good needed start off the bench; he should be ready to roll tonight. (2) KEYSTONE HONOR draws well and takes a needed drop in class. (6) KIWI IDEAL N returns locally and clearly he's better than he's been showing.

Race 4

(6) ONE THROUGH TEN was a solid second chasing a revved up Mcerlean last week; he should be forwardly placed again tonight. (5) CASIMIR JITTERBUG was an odds-on winner two back at this level. (1) LONG LIVE ROCK is up in class off two solid efforts and the veteran draws best.

Race 5

(3) SAM'S ESCAPE was a good albeit no-match second last week; Banca trainee finds a softer spot tonight. (1) SKY IS THE LIMIT is feeling good again and will be close up throughout. (2) STEVENSVILLE made it to the wire last out but he'll need more late to repeat.

Race 6

(7) LUMINOSITY was a good two-move second-best last week to Melady's Monet and the Burke trainee should be forwardly placed again. (5) SOMEBODY AS seems to perform better out of town but he goes second-time Lasix and could show more. (8) MAJOR ATHENS is stuck on the far outside again and it's tough to gauge whether he'll be aggressively handled.

Race 7

(6) GREAT VINTAGE is up in class again looking for three straight and it's assumed the Takter trainee will be firing from the gate. (5) BETTOR ROCK ON N had his moments in the Levy and is clearly a prime contender. (4) KINGS BARNS finished with pace last week sitting a three-hole trip and this gelding can also take air.

Race 8

(3) TE KAWAU N was hard used last out in the Levy eligibles pace and understandably flatered late; recent import looks like he's ready for a breakout performance. (4) JENERAL PATTON hasn't put in a bad race in ages and has to be considered from the decent starting spot. (7) TEXICAN N and (8) LUCAN HANOVER are both legit Open types coming out of the Levy Final and one or both may be trying to leave the gate hard.

Race 9

(1) THE REAL ONE faces some good ones here but realistically has no excuse to lose. (2) MCERLEAN sizzled in 1:50 2/5 last week and he's got the back class. (5) CYCLONE KIWI N looks for three straight but is outside what he needs to beat.

Race 10

(3) RONNY BUGATTI gets Bartlett in the bike tonight with his regular driver Stratton opting for the Tritton trainee and maybe the fresh set of hands will do him good. (1) FIRST CLASS HORSE has basically underachieved since arriving locally but he's a prime player from this spot. (7) EXIT CAM has Dube in the bike again and will likely be leaving looking for a spot.

Race 11

(1) NOT AFRAID has perked up in his last two defeating lesser; Tatker trainee is feeling good again and can easily handle these. (7) ALLERAGE STAR needs to leave the gate hard for her best chance, which is a distinct possibility here. (2) CLEMENTINE DREAM was a good second last week to the top choice.

Race 12

(5) SAPPHIRE CITY returns to MacDonald with Bartlett opting elsewhere and the veteran has more than enough speed and class to win here. (1) VALIDUS DEO keeps the leading driver and faces tougher while in stellar form. (2) MACHTU N finished very willingly in his U.S. debut and should be followed.

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