08/11/2016 1:19PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/13 Analysis


MEET STATS: 264 - 785 / $1431.70

BEST BETS: 36 - 65 / $123.40


Spot Play: TEXAS TERROR N (5th)


Race 1

(6) CASIMIR JITTERBUG has been solid in his last two local efforts versus better without a legitimate chance of winning; veteran can handle these. (1) TYLER gave way late after setting an aggressive pace last out. (5) FREESPIN is a decent fit at this level for Bamond; Bartlett is back driving.

Race 2

(5) FIERY LUSTRE N was a big off-the-pace winner three back and faces no standouts here. (4) GRATIAN HANOVER gets some post relief and should be a player for Bongoirno. (1) SOHO LENNON A showed some forward progress last week for the first time in quite a while.

Race 3

(2) ROYAL HEART went a long, tough trip last week and hung around gamely; Godinez trainee gets needed post relief tonight. (1) SOMETIMES SAID also moves all the way inside and drops a notch in class; player. (6) MIDNIGHT DYLAN N faces tougher but is razor-sharp.

Race 4

(2) MAH SISH N finally gets an inside post and the veteran shouldn't let the opportunity pass. (1) JUMBO JET N is tested for class but he draws best and the Vallee stock has been good recently. (3) LUCKY MCTRUCKY is another with post relief and he'll be close up throughout.

Race 5

(5) TEXAS TERROR N has been overdue for some time and he faces a field here with no standouts. (3) SNAP TO IT A has been close in his last few but probably should have won some of those races. (1) J T will land a share from this spot but is tough to endorse on top.

Race 6

(1) TAKE IT BACK TERRY has been racing well lately but probably should have been closer last week; from this spot he should control the action. (2) LYONSSOMEWHERE qualified very nicely in preparation for his 2016 debut and he draws well. (3) FEEL THE NEED A was left alone on the front end and won easily in his U.S. debut but he'll have to go faster tonight.

Race 7

(2) LADY'S DUDE faltered badly on the front end last week after a super effort the start prior; I'll give him a chance to rebound at a much-improved price. (7) MELADY'S MONET is back locally after winning in the Vincennes on Hambo day at The Meadowlands; obvious contender. (5) E R ELLIE races well week in and week out.

Race 8

(7) BIT OF A LEGEND N is back locally after a brave try last week at The Meadowlands; obviously the post is tough but the Levy champ is more than capable of overcoming the handicap. (1) MCERLEAN lands the best post off a no-chance effort last week; his race two weeks ago was awesome. (5) THE REAL ONE is back in top form and cannot be ignored.

Race 9

(3) POLAK A took the money last week at The Big M but faltered on the front end; his last two local races were decent. (1) IN THE ARSENAL is still winless on the season but he's been much more aggressive recently. (4) GHOST PINE is back at Yonkers off a win out of town and he can land a share with these.

Race 10

(4) HILLBILLY HANOVER has raced well in all recent without a win to show for it; veteran will get lucky eventually. (6) IDEALBEACH HANOVER is hampered by the outside post but the Allard trainee has live moves; consider at a price. (5) JENERAL PATTON fits with these and has had a very nice season.

Race 11

(3) RED HOT HERBIE hasn't been passing horses recently but he's clearly more than capable from this spot. (7) MONEY MAVEN gets some class relief along with the top choice and Andy Miller needs to get aggressive from this spot. (2) SKATES N PLATES has been very game on the front end in his last three versus lesser.

Race 12

(3) ALWAYS AT MY PLACE was very good last out going coast-to-coast and he can double up remaining at the same level. (2) SCOTT ROCKS has good speed and a much-improved post. (1) OH JOHNY B GOOD N raced very willingly in his U.S. debut.

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