07/30/2015 2:39PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/1 Analysis


MEET STATS: 213 - 685 / $1193.20 BEST BETS: 29 - 54 / $100.30

Best Bet: E Z NOAH (10th)

Spot Play: ROYAL HEART (2nd)


Race 1

(4) MONTREAL PHIL gets needed post relief after three consecutive eight holes and although this veteran isn't what he used to be he's got a shot here versus this suspect bunch. (1) EIGHTEEN was caught uncovered last week, which isn't his game, but the didn't tire that badly. He should be cutting the mile tonight. (3) BET TOGETHER ships down from Saratoga for the Rohr barn and he's been racing well of late.

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Race 2

(1) ROYAL HEART was uncovered and attacked a well-rated Sapphire City before being rebuffed upon arrival from The Meadows; things should go smoother tonight from the rail. (3) BURKENTINE HANOVER returns from Vernon coming off some very fast miles. (6) PANIC DISORDER was live on the board and live on the track upon arrival last week.

Race 3

(3) REGULUS N faltered on the front end last week as the odds-on favorite but the Down-Under gelding deserves another chance, at a much better price. (2) DUEL IN THE SUN should be saving ground from this spot and can have something to offer late. (1) AMERICAN VENTURE absolutely crushed cheaper a few days ago and forgot to stop late; he's got one big brush in him but it needs to be timed right.

Race 4

(5) FLEM N EM N hasn't been in good form recently but he does get reunited with Bartlett; worth a look. (3) REUBEN BROGDEN N returns locally with some class relief and I suppose he's the one to beat from this spot. (1) AMERICAN FLIGHT saved ground last week from an inside post and hit the ticket; he should have a similar effort on tap.

Race 5

(1) SHADY CITY lacks the class of others in here but the Team Stalbaum charge has been in good form for some time now and he does get needed post relief. (7) BIG N BAD didn't make the lead last week but was game to grab second; if Sears fires hard with him and makes the top it will be tough to catch him. (3) HERE WE GO AGAIN drops in class, returns to Bartlett and is always capable on his best day.

Race 6

(3) TEXICAN N just missed last week in a record-setting time, and to be honest, he hasn't put in a bad effort in ages, yet never garners a ton of respect. He's got a big shot here from this favorable post draw. (2) MICHAEL'S POWER returns from the Gerrity at Saratoga, where he finished fourth. He's a proven entity here and somehow is assigned an inside post. (7) DOMETHATAGAIN was flying home in the Gerrity and don't forget the Allard trainee was the Levy winner here a couple of months ago.

Race 7

(8) BEE A MAGICIAN has come back stronger than ever this season and the now 5-year-old mare is clearly best of these; she's the deserving favorite even from her assigned outside post. (3) FORT VALLEY AS has plenty of speed, hails from the hot Sabot barn and was Bartlett's choice of four. (1) CASHONTHEROCS is ambitiously placed here but he's been sharp and could last for a share.

Race 8

(2) ORILLIA JOE has a win and a second three and four back at this level with Brennan driving; gelding has a post edge on his main rivals here. (3) MACHS BEACH BOY is clearly a proven entity with these and was motoring well in the late stages last week. (4) CASIMIR JITTERBUG was a good second to a strong front-end winner last out.

Race 9

(3) SOMEWHERE FANCY never fired last week, but it was from a tough spot. From this improved post he can revert back to his solid prior form. (8) ALWAYS AT MY PLACE was absolutely super last week upon arrival from Hoosier and he's the one to beat here, despite the outside post. (5) FORT KNOX moves in a few spots tonight and should be more involved.

Race 10

(4) E Z NOAH was an odds-on winner last week at Saratoga, his second start for the Allard barn. He's in for the $75K tag tonight and should fit nicely with these. (1) VALIDUS DEO is back with Bartlett and back on the rail. A similar scenario two back resulted in victory. (5) TYE SEELSTER was sent to the lead and rated a very kind pace en route to victory last week but I suspect he'll have to come from off the pace tonight.

Race 11

(6) MARCH AWARENESS was outfinished last week but it was a good effort nonetheless; Burke's trotter is outside of what he has to beat tonight but that should help the price. (3) ILLUSIONOFDREAMS was nailed on the money in a good front-end effort last out; speed threat again. (4) LUCKY COLBY is an obvious threat if he can stay trotting.

Race 12

(2) SAPPHIRE CITY finally got that elusive win last week and though he's up in class tonight he's more than capable of repeating. (3) MCERLEAN takes the opposite route to this level--dropping from the Open, where he hasn't been racing badly. Cassar trainee could be considered the one to beat. (4) SKY IS THE LIMIT hasn't put in a bad effort in ages and he should hit the ticket with a smooth trip.

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