07/09/2015 3:44PM

Yonkers: Saturday 7/11 Analysis


MEET STATS: 201 - 620 / $1113.30 BEST BETS: 27 - 49 / $95.00

Best Bet: SAPPHIRE CITY (4th)



Race 1

(5) RONNY BUGATTI returns locally and was facing much better when last here; Chris Marino trainee should find a way to get the job done. (1) BJ'S BEQUIA was a solid second after escaping traffic at this level two back and he should be flashing speed from this spot. (6) JUSTIFIED also gets class relief but he's outside what he needs to beat.

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Race 2

(4) LAWGIVER HANOVER gets some post relief, fits well at this level and should be much more involved from this spot. (1) ROGER MACH EM steps up off a win and draws best but it's hard to justify his short morning line; obviously he's capable of winning. (2) V I P BAYAMA should be close up throughout for Lachance.

Race 3

(2) SANTANNA ONE is by no means a prolific winner and Bartlett chose off again but he has been racing well recently and will offer a better price of the contenders. (6) SOMETHINGINTHEWIND returns to Yonkers off a successful stint in Pennsylvania and Buter could be forwardly placed with him. (3) TYE SEELSTER has been a terror since returning to the Banca barn and it's tough to leave him off any tickets.

Race 4

(6) SAPPHIRE CITY dropped to this lower level last week and made a menacing wide move from too far back, barely missing second. He's got too much class for these and should be able to handle his affairs tonight. (1) SMOOTH CRIMINAL returns locally with class relief and draws best; logical contender. (2) UNCLE GOODFELLOW gave way after setting a pressed pace last out; he could be chasing tonight and have more to offer late.

Race 5

(4) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE bumps back up to the Open ranks and doesn't meet the strongest of fields; Schnittker trainee gets around this surface flawlessly and should be in line for a live trip from this favorable post. (5) RED HOT HERBIE picks up Sears tonight and can kick home nicely if he's close enough. (8) NOT AFRAID is back locally after regaining his form out of town and he had a big run here earlier in the year.

Race 6

(3) AUTOTUNE HANOVER took the money but broke on the lead in his pari-mutuel debut in NYSS action at Monticello. His sharp morning sessions are tough to ignore and he gets the call to bounce back tonight. (2) HOLLYROCK HEYDEN raced evenly in his debut at the races and the Croghan trained youngster could have more to offer. (1) DO OVER HANOVER lands inside, was Bartlett's choice and appears capable.

Race 7

(4) JOE LARRY N CURLY could not have looked any better in his debut, winning by open lengths at Monticello. Mark Harder trainee is clearly the one to beat in this second Sheppard elimination. (1) ENDEAVOR paced evenly in his debut for Lachance and I would expect better tonight. (3) ARTMAGIC raced pretty well in last week's qualifier at the Big M and trainer Smedshammer will have him ready for action.

Race 8

(6) DOMETHATAGAIN was super in defeat when last seen here and followed that up with a nose loss in a 500K race at Pocono; hard not to like despite Dube opting off. (7) GREAT VINTAGE was much the best in his latest victory and the aforementioned Dube sticks with him for the Takter barn. (4) P H SUPERCAM gets some needed post relief and was barely outgamed last week.

Race 9

(5) SOMEWHERE FANCY was too far back to threaten last week and getting bothered as well certainly didn't help. Prior to last he took two straight in impressive fashion. Price always seems to be attractive. (3) BEAT THE DRUM ships from Pocono off some decent efforts and he looks like a nice fit here; Sears drives. (6) BETTOREVER has been a consistent sort for the Bamond stable.

Race 10

Good to see that (4) LIFE UP FRONT bounced back from that disaster with a solid qualifier. He could be ready to jump right back into action. (3) BULLET BOB has been very sharp since returning locally and Dube should have him forwardly placed. (5) FAT MANS ALLEY is good and a perfect fit at this level but I'm not thrilled with him starting from this midpack post; he's always been at his best when inside.

Race 11

(2) ROLLS BLUE CHIP has raced reasonably well since entering the Givens barn and he has good speed with an inside draw; maybe. (7) TAG UP AND GO is best here and these connections have been live all season with trotters but this gelding needs to overcome the tough starting spot. (6) CALIPARI is up in class off a blowout win.

Race 12

(6) BETTOR REASON N had nowhere to go last week chasing better. He's stuck outside what he needs to beat but appears capable with a live setup. (2) SCREAMIN SEAMAN A is up in class again but his last two have been good. (1) SANDESTIN HANOVER has speed and the best post; he's logical enough from this spot and I couldn't fault anyone for using him on top.

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