06/23/2016 3:06PM

Yonkers: Saturday 6/25 Analysis


MEET STATS: 208 - 605 / $1125.50  BEST BETS: 28 - 51 / $100.40




Race 1

(3) SOMEWHERE FANCY returns locally, now in the Allard barn, and he did some nice things here last season as a 4-year-old. He clearly looks best from this spot. (2) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE gets much-needed post relief and will be more involved. (1) EMPEROR MONTANA N is another who moves all the way inside and should be sitting close up throughout.

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Race 2

(4) TEXAS TERROR N proved no match for a revved-up rival last week but he faces a suspect field here and note he was a Levy finalist a couple of months ago. (6) DUEL IN THE SUN is fast off the gate and has a driver (Stalbaum) who loves to send them. (1) REUBEN BROGDEN N returns locally now in a new barn and he draws best; consider.

Race 3

(3) FAMEOUS WESTERN is up in class off a loss but he's been sharp in his last few and has Brennan driving again. (7) MAH SISH N is sharp but hampered by another outside post; Blumenfeld trainee must be included. (6) BJ'S GUY returns locally and was a winner when last seen here.

Race 4

(4) SNAP TO IT A is a proven commodity with this type and Brent Holland is more than capable of tripping out with the Bamond-trained veteran. (2) FOOL ME ONCE was third best last week to a couple of good ones and he draws well again; Alagna trainee seems like the one to beat. (7) BIG N BAD has been razor-sharp since moving to the Julie Miller barn but he gets a less aggressive driver tonight; off the pace?

Race 5

(3) CASIMIR JITTERBUG returns locally now in the Andrew Harris barn and the classy veteran has a proven history here; MacDonald can steer him to the front from this spot. (2) SOHO LENNON A didn't really fire last week but he lands inside again and picks up Brennan. (5) WINDSONG JACK returns to Yonkers and was sharp in his last two over at Pocono.

Race 6

(7) MELADY'S MONET qualified nicely off a brief freshening and if ready he's the horse to beat. (5) AGGRESSIVE was last week's Open winner tripping out from the pocket; trotter is sharp and should be a decent price again. (6) ALLERAGE STAR is sharp and versatile.

Race 7

(8) ARTISTIC MAJOR has looked really nice coming back as a 4-year-old and despite getting the worst of it saddled in post eight the Steve Elliott trainee deserves top billing. (5) BLOOD BROTHER has looked very sharp in his last two for Banca after giving way in his seasonal debut; threat. (7) NATIONAL SEELSTER was collared at the wire as the odds-on favorite last week; price will be better tonight.

Race 8

(3) GREAT VINTAGE hasn't shown much in his last few but we all know what the Takter trainee is capable of when in shape; definitely worth a play if the price is right. (2) TEXICAN N gets needed post relief and should be more involved but he loses his regular driver. (4) SOMEWHERE IN L A has done little wrong in his last three.

Race 9

(4) IDOLE DUHARAS sat the rail and gapped last week but finished decently in a needed start; recent addition to the Allard barn seems capable of showing much more. (1) AMERICAN RAGE is sharp and is obviously very logical from the rail slot. (2) FIERY LUSTRE N will be close up throughout and can be considered.

Race 10

(4) IDEALBEACH HANOVER gets Brennan in the bike and should be on the move early from this spot. (1) ROGER MACH EM was a pocket-sitting winner last week and figures to get a similar trip. (2) WICK N has shown promise since arriving in the U.S.

Race 11

(5) RED HOT HERBIE is a consistent force at this level and he's just a smooth trip away from winning here. (8) NOT AFRAID is stuck outside again but he's got the early speed to compensate. (3) MAJOR ATHENS is clearly trending downwards but he should still be able to hit the ticket.

Race 12

(3) BIG BOY DREAMS is up in class off a speedy front-end win and he seems talented enough to handle better. (5) SAPPHIRE CITY always gives an honest effort and he may be a decent price again. (4) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH gets some needed class relief and was a winner when last at this level.

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