07/03/2014 2:39PM

Yonkers: Saturday 7/5 Analysis


MEET STATS: 194 - 564 / $1022.70  BEST BETS: 33 - 46 / $108.30


Spot Play: REPORT FOR DUTY N (1st)


Race 1

(7) REPORT FOR DUTY N is reunited with Stalbaum tonight and he arguably faces a softer field than he's accustomed to; veteran could go down the road tonight. (4) RAMPAGE JACKSON raced well last out to hit the board. (2) KEHMMYWOOD pulled off the upset in his second start for Burke and he drops in for a tag tonight.

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Race 2

(1) NO BU has some back class to him and the Allard trainee has looked sharp in his last two at Pocono. (6) DIAMOND COWBOY drops back down a notch off a no-chance try last week. (4) ELECTRIC SHOOTER is back up in class after finally ending his seasonal skid.

Race 3

(4) ORILLIA JOE meets a pretty soft field of NW12000 types and the four-year-old should be forwardly placed. (6) RIVER RUN FOR RYAN gets some class relief and he can be more involved. (3) FOREVER JUST also drops, gets post relief but hasn't done much recently.

Race 4

(4) KEYSTONE VELOCITY has some obvious physical issues but he can pace up a storm when he's right. (6) MAY DAY returns from Upstate and he should be firing from the gate. (1) BROOKSTONE draws best for live connections.

Race 5

(4) THE REAL ONE looks like the real deal based on his two initial local outings for Lachance. (3) FATEFUL CHOICE has taken three in a row at Pocono in sub-1:50 times (yawn). (1) GRAND MASTER lacks the class of others but he's clearly in career form and he draws best.

Race 6

(3) P H SUPERCAM finally gets the post relief he needs and the Levy winner can resume winning ways. (2) DIGITAL Z TAM didn't fire last week after upsetting the start prior; he also lands back inside. (8) DYNAMIC YOUTH returns locally where he had taken two straight Opens but he faces a tall order from this assigned post.

Race 7

(1) SOMETHING FOR DOC has shown some renewed life recently and he can trip out from this spot. (2) NOB HILL HIGH gets some needed post relief and we all know he's a major player when drawn inside. (5)  FRIDAY AT FIVE gets tested for class but this barn is going well.

Race 8

(5) DOCTOR BUTCH raced well enough to win but came up just shy last week in a solid eight-hole effort; he can resume winning ways tonight from this spot. (7) SAPPHIRE CITY dropped in class and sizzled around the track in last; his good early speed always makes this classy gelding dangerous. (4) FAT MANS ALLEY is always capable but he can be frustrating sometimes with his sluggish running style.

Race 9

(4) CHARGER BLUE CHIP doesn't face anything special here and he gets a very weak vote. (6) ERLE DALE N needs post relief but maybe he can be a closing threat with the right setup. (2) ELECTROFIRE is up in class off a loss but he should be competitive with these.

Race 10

I've been a fan of (4) THIRTY TWO RED for some time now and he was a solid second last week; Schnittker trainee appears ready to score. (6) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH has shown a tremendous closing kick in his last few; now Brennan drives and I wouldn't be shocked if he generated early speed. (1) DULL ROAR faces tougher off a decent try and he draws best.

Race 11

(2) EIGHTEEN returns locally at a reduced level and he should take control from start to finish. (1) GOBAN drops, draws best and has the speed to protect early position. (8) STATESMAN N was a solid second last week in his debut for a new barn; veteran deserves a long look, even from this tough post.

Race 12

(3) GLASS PRINCE beat these in solid fashion two back and he can grind his way to victory from this spot. (6) FRANKIES DRAGON was second best at odds-on to the tough Great Vintage last week; threat. (2) BIG N BAD has been pretty solid since arriving locally but he faces tougher tonight.


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