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Yonkers: Saturday 7/23 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 244 - 713 / $1294.20  BEST BETS: 35 - 60 / $121.30

Best Bet: SANTA FE BEACHBOY (10th)

Spot Play: KEYSTONE VELOCITY (8th)

 

Race 1

(1) FREESPIN N was boxed on the rail and never really had clearance last out facing better; from this spot Holland should be able to work out a perfect trip with the Bamond trainee. (6) THE ROCK was rock-solid with that uncovered win last out and he's been great since moving to the Harris barn. (2) REMEMBER ME VK was aggressively handled upon arrival from Delaware and gave way after setting a hot pace. He needs to show more late.

[SARATOGA: Watch Bit Of A Legend N take on Wiggle It Jiggleit in Saturday's Gerrity--Live on DRF!]

Race 2

(1) E Z NOAH closed with plenty in his last local effort and he's capable of dominating these, assuming he minds his manners. (6) NASSAU COUNTY drops out of claimers, where he had been pacing steadily. (7) SOHO JACKMAN A couldn't reach last out but his three prior efforts versus lesser were super; consider at a price.

Race 3

(5) SAFE HARBOR is up in class off a sharp front-end score and the veteran has been better this season since switching to the Ruiz barn; his early speed can make him a player in this tough-to-figure event. (3) CHEVALS CLIVESDALE is one of two Down-Under shippers in here and this one closed nicely in his qualifier. (7) NATIONAL DEBT has been better recently but must overcome the outside post. (1) TWIN B SPEEDO drops and draws best; logical.

Race 4

(6) GHOST PINE was out early flushing live cover last week and ended up with a good trip to be second best; Holland opts off tonight but Sears hops on and he may be the best price of the contenders. (3) HILLBILLY HANOVER has been racing very well recently without a victory to show for it. (4) CITY HALL is a very live threat with a good trip.

Race 5

(1) MAXI BON has faltered on the front end in two of his last three, but that was against better. Allard trainee can get well against this group. (4) PANSFORMATIVE had no excuse last week but if you stick with him the price will be better tonight. (6) FIRST CLASS HORSE had a tough trip when last seen locally but he has been good out of town.

Race 6

Ake Svanstedt trotter (7) RESOLVE is clearly best here despite the missed time and outside post assignment, and there are some legit contenders in here. Milllionaire still deserves top billing. (6) SHAKE IT CERRY ended up in a good spot last week and kicked home nicely. Takter trainee looks like she's regaining her form. (5) UNDERCOVER STRIKE faltered last out at Pocono but practically all of his local starts have been awesome.

Race 7

(8) TAKE IT BACK TERRY it stuck with the worst draw but it's really tough to pass on him at this level. I can't imagine Brennan sitting last with the classy Burke trainee. (1) WESTERN ROCKSTAR A closed well last week, now moves all the way inside. (5) ROGER MACH EM makes his second start off the Banca claim and really had no chance coming uncovered into last week's rated pace.

Race 8

(3) KEYSTONE VELOCITY isn't the soundest horse out there as evidenced by his 7 starts over the past two years but when right he's really fast and he looked good winning last out with Lasix added. (5) DREAM OUT LOUD N is a fringe player at this Open level but he seems capable of landing a share from this spot. (6) SAPPHIRE CITY is in stellar form and cannot be ignored.

Race 9

(4) LETTUCEROCKTHEM A gets Sears back in the bike tonight and just missed versus better two back. (6) BLOOD BROTHER was aggressively handled last week and came up just shy; threat. (1) MCINTOSH N is usually ignored at the windows and he keeps outracing his odds for Vallee.

Race 10

(1) SANTA FE BEACHBOY tried to take a good Open field down the road last week and faltered late, still pacing in 1:50 4/5. Sears drives tonight and they should prove tough to catch. (5) LIMELIGHT BEACH has been overmatched recently versus stakes foes;  Burke trainee is back where he belongs. (4) NATIONAL SEELSTER is a speedy type but he'll have to show more late.

Race 11

(1) MELADY'S MONET bounced back with a much better effort last week and this should be a perfect spot for the classy trotter to regain his confidence. (2) RED HOT HERBIE had no excuse off a perfect trip last week; Allard trainee should sit another live trip here. (6) MONROE COUNTY faces tougher but she's been much sharper in his last two.

Race 12

(2) IDEALBEACH HANOVER blew away similar two back from a comparable spot and he was Dube's choice over a Takter trainee. (1) WINDS OF CHANGE returns locally in a very good spot and will likely be the favorite. (4) COWBOY TERRIOR came from off the pace last week and closed stoutly to just miss; include.

[DRF HARNESS LIVE: Real-time insights from the DRF Harness team this Saturday at 7:00 p.m.]