06/11/2015 4:22PM

Yonkers: Saturday 6/13 Analysis


Race 7 - $60,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool ($25,569 C/O)

MEET STATS: 168 - 525 / $909.40  BEST BETS: 23 - 42 / $82.00


Best Bet: WARRAWEE NEEDY (1st)


Race 1

(4) WARRAWEE NEEDY remains in the Mark Ford barn despite being in a recent sale and last out he got nipped in a 1:50 4/5 mile; millionaire deserves top billing off that effort. (3) SUMMER SMACKDOWN gets some post relief and may be leaving in front of the top choice. (1) LAWGIVER HANOVER will be close up throughout leaving from this favorable post and that makes him an obvious contender.

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Race 2

(7) AMERICAN FLIGHT took the money last out on the dropdown and just missed to the trip-sitting winner; he faces some suspect rivals here and is worth a try despite the poor post. (3) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM is not a prolific winner but he does fit nicely at this level. (2) TYE SEELSTER has been a new horse since joining the Banca barn.

Race 3

(4) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH returns locally off a failed stint out of town and he looked sharp when last seen here. (2) CASIMIR JITTERBUG gets away from Open competition and that will help his cause. (1) UNCLE GOODFELLOW looks like he's tailed off some but he does return with the best post.

Race 4

(2) MACHS BEACH BOY charged home too late last out but his start prior he was aggressively handled and got the job done; he's clearly the one to fear from this improved post. (3) FRANKIES DRAGON returns locally with class relief and was a big second to a tough rival two back. (5) HERE WE GO AGAIN has beaten lesser in two straight and he should be able to land a share versus these.

Race 5

(3) THE REAL ONE is always a threat with these no matter what the trip and Lachance has some tactical options from this decent starting spot. (6) SAPPHIRE CITY has blast-away speed if MacDonald chooses to use it and that can make him a player no matter what the price. (2) FLEM N EM N makes his way back to the Open ranks off a powerful brush-and-crush effort.

Race 6

(2) VIRGIN MARY has been coming up a touch short recently but she remains relatively sharp and doesn't face an overpowering group tonight. The good draw certainly doesn't hurt. (5) FOR THE LADIES N looks like the one to beat but probably needs earlier involvement. (1) TIPITINA looked good in her two local starts versus lesser.

Race 7

(1) BACKSTREET HANOVER has been a legitimate condender with these types all season long and this added-distance Open didn't come up particularly strong; mare is worth a play. (5) IL MAGO has hit the board in his last five Open tries and on paper he looks very logical but it's interesting that Dube opted off. (9) SOMEBODY AS was Dube's choice and he did have some big efforts here last season.

Race 8

(2) STATESMAN N finds a very favorable spot tonight and despite not looking his best recently he should be able to handle this group. (3) GALACTIC GALLEON N has raced well for Vallee since arriving and he can threaten on his best. (9) SANTANNA ONE still hasn't won this year and he's stuck with a second tier start; use underneath.

Race 9

(4) FORT KNOX was second best to the sharp Big Boy Dreams at this level last out and Bartlett should be able to take control from the outset and take these the distance. (3) BEST SAID looks like he's fast enough to compete with these and he should be leaving for position. (5) THE LUNCH PAIL was overmatched last week at The Meadowlands but four back he powered home to beat these; he needs a trip but is capable.

Race 10

(1) MC DYNAMITE was Bartlett's choice over the post-compromised Fat Mans Alley and if he's kept close enough to the pace he can power by late. (5) ROCK ON MOE has done little wrong since returning this season and the Caleca trainee is a perfect fit at this level. (4) BET THE MOON is up in class for Burke off a well-rated score and he can be used in gimmicks.

Race 11

(7) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE has been a notch below the top Open trotters recently but has managed to race pretty well for minor shares; tonight's class relief can get him over the top. (3) OUTBURST tired after a tough trip in that added-distance event last out; trip should be smoother from this spot. (6) LORENZO DREAM certainly has the speed to be a player, but endurance has been a problem.

Race 12

(3) LUCAN HANOVER faces his softest competition in some time and he's really supposed to beat these. (1) BACKUP A makes his North American debut off a steady qualifier and he draws best for good connections. (2) IN COMMANDO had zero excuse last out but he should be good enough to hold off the rest from this spot.

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