06/18/2015 3:55PM

Yonkers: Saturday 6/20 Analysis


MEET STATS: 176 - 549 / $953.60  BEST BETS: 25 - 44 / $87.90




Race 1

(3) SUMMER SMACKDOWN drops in class and should be showing speed but I'm not exactly thrilled with his chances. (5) FREESPIN N raced well in his U.S. debut for Bamond and I suspect he'll be overbet tonight. (1) HYPNOTIST draws best and was an upset winner when last at this level.

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Race 2

(1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE seems to make all the sense in the world here. He drops in class, moves all the way in off no-chance efforts in three of his last four, and he's had wicked final quarters in those races. (2) BEST SAID also gets class relief and he went wire-to-wire with these three back. (4) BULLVILLEY KYLE is not a likely win candidate but he's been racing well and should be used underneath.

Race 3

(3) UNCLE GOODFELLOW paced evenly behind two good rivals in his local return for Allard and I suspect he'll be more aggressively handled tonight. (2) ALBERTO CONTADOR N gets much-needed post relief. (5) SANTANNA ONE is still winless on the season but is usually involved in the outcome; use underneath.

Race 4

(1) KINDOFABIGDEAL paced a very nice back half and was third best while chasing a rated lineup number; Lachance trainee will be good to go from this spot. (4) ONE THROUGH TEN returns locally now in the DiDomenico barn and he should be firing from the gate. (6) DAVID THE SAINT lacks the class of others but he raced well in his debut for new connections and he can be used at a big price.

Race 5

(4) SOMEBODY AS was much-improved last week and held for a board spot after a wide trip; gelding had a big season here last year and looks to be rounding into form. (8) LUMINOSITY gave way late after going the added distance from a second-tier start; prior to that he had taken three straight. (2) E R ELLIE hasn't put in a bad effort since arriving locally and she did have some traffic issues last ot.

Race 6

(5) MCERLEAN has been razor-sharp in all recent, including last week where he actually showed some speed off the gate; this may be a perfect spot for the Cassar trainee to get the job done. (6) DOMETHATAGAIN returns to Yonkers and reunites with Dube. They teamed up to take the Levy final not too long ago. (3) LIFE UP FRONT has been a model of consistency recently, including second place finishes in his last two Open tries.

Race 7

(3) SOMEWHERE FANCY may be a bit of a reach versus these but he had absolutely no chance last out from the eight hole in a bulky field and his prior start was a gutsy victory at The Meadowlands. (8) FORT KNOX is the one to beat despite the eight hole assignment and Bartlett will be firing hard from the gate. (6) FORTY FIVE RED had no chance and wasn't involved last week; maybe he can show more tonight.

Race 8

(1) TEXICAN N returns to Yonkers off a solid second-place finish to a tough rival at Pocono; Tritton trainee has to be on the lead or in the pocket from this spot. (2) MC DYNAMITE lands another favorable post and he's always capable of firing home. (3) BET THE MOON didn't have the easiest of trips chasing a rated pace last week and he should be in line for a smoother journey tonight.

Race 9

(1) DREAM OUT LOUD N has steadily been getting better and the veteran returns off a sharp uncovered score at Philly. (3) STEVENSVILLE looks like he's transitioned to a solid overnight horse for the Schnittker barn. (4) FRANKIES DRAGON was a game winner last week where he wore down the classy Machs Beach Boy.

Race 10

(5) CROMBIE A has taken two straight in impressive fashion since arriving from Australia. Allard trainee faces tougher tonight but he may be this good. (3) COWBOY TERRIER finished with pace last week after having no chance; he looks like he will be firing early from this spot. (4) LAWGIVER HANOVER steps up a notch but he's been very sharp.

Race 11

(8) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE broke my heart last week when he flew home making up a ton of ground but missed by an inch; he may have another tough go of it tonight from this poor post but I have to stay on board. (5) FORT VALLEY AS gets some class relief and this looks like a spot where he should be leaving the gate. (2) SUPER MANNING returns off a brief freshening and he's a tough one when he's on his game.

Race 12

(3) BETTOR REASON N looks to have been a touch outclassed in his last few so this type may be a better fit for him. (2) JD'S CALEB MAN was going nowhere last week from the eight hole; clearly this reformed claimer will be more involved tonight. (4) MEETBEHINDTHEBARN gets Bartlett in the bike tonight for the live Banca barn.

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