08/13/2015 3:27PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/15 Analysis


MEET STATS: 232 - 733 / $1306.90  BEST BETS: 31 - 58 / $107.10

Best Bet: HEEZ ORL BLACK N (5th)



Race 1

(4) CHEYENNE JEFFREY has been stuck with outside posts seemingly forever and always gives a good accounting of himself. From this improved starting spot Stalbaum should be firing hard. (1) UF ROCKIN DRAGON is back at the level where he just recently missed and he draws best. (6) DAVID THE SAINT takes a needed drop in class after being in too tough in his last few.

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Race 2

(5) AMERCIAN VENTURE collapsed on the front end last out after blowing the doors off the field the start prior. Bartlett is back driving and clearly the Sabot trainee is better off stalking and making one big move. (4) SAFE HARBOR is back up a notch in class off a big eight-hole confidence-boosting try. (1) FREDDY DAY HANOVER ships in from The Meadowlands; veteran has talent and should fit nicely here.

Race 3

(4) OUR DRAGON KING returns locally now in the Croghan barn and he raced well when last here; gelding deserves top billing from this spot. (1) HARD TO MACH hasn't done much recently but from this post Dube should get very aggressive to protect early position. (6) FAMEOUS WESTERN cut the mile with a broken headpole last week and understandably tired; he fits well here and could be an off-the-pace threat.

Race 4

(2) LIFE UP FRONT was aggressively handled last week on the dropdown and came up just shy. Classy veteran drops again and draws well again; worth following. (7) BETTOREVER stormed home last out for sharp connections; I suspect he may be overbet off that effort and have too much to do especially with the tough outside post. (6) LETTUCEROCKU A returns to the level where he was a winner three back but that was from a good post; tough spot tonight but he could hit the ticket.

Race 5

(1) HEEZ ORL BLACK N finally lands that inside post that he's been craving for some time now and the classy import will handle his business tonight. (2) CHARGER BLUE CHIP is not a prolific winner but his last effort was solid and he should be close up throughout from this spot. (6) ASLAN closed belatedly from the eight hole last out and he does move in a couple of notches.

Race 6

(6) GREAT VINTAGE has given his all in practically every start this year and although this is a tough group he's facing if Dube can make the top he'll be tough to catch. (3) TEXICAN N toured the track last week from post eight; he's back inside and will be more involved. (2) DOCTOR BUTCH returns locally and gets a nice post assignment; threat.

Race 7

(7) FORTY FIVE RED has been solid in defeat in his last two, which were in the Open Handicap. He's back in with age-restricted types tonight and will be tough if he can make it near the lead. (6) SOMEWHERE FANCY finally took money last week and failed late; I looked elsewhere for the top spot so this 4-year-old will probably bounce right back at a price. (4) TWIN B TENACIOUS has clearly proven that he belongs with this elite type.

Race 8

(6) LUMINOSITY returns from a visit to The Meadowlands on Hambo day and he gets a better post than he's accustomed to; down the road. (2) BOFFIN has raced much better in his last two and it looks like the Lorentzon trainee is ready for a breakout performance. (5) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE has been first or second in his last five local starts.

Race 9

(5) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE has been just that in practically every start he's made since shipping in to Yonkers. He gets some post relief tonight which may enable him to be close enough to score. (1) ORILLIA JOE lands another good post and should be prominent throughout. (2) FOOL ME ONCE should fit with these but he's missed three weeks which could be a slight concern.

Race 10

(1) SOUTHWIND TERROR didn't fire trying to close from the back last out versus similar; as is often the case it's all about post position so this Allard trainee should be well primed from this spot. (6) KIWI IDEAL N found late clearance and was charging to the wire; clearly he's sharp but will need some luck. (3) SHADY CITY gets much-needed post relief.

Race 11

(8) THERAPUTIC is stuck in a poor outside spot but he returns to Brennan tonight and was sharp in prior efforts. (2) E R ELLIE dropped and popped last out and looks for two straight. (5) ILLUSIONSNDREAMS has plenty of early speed; late endurance may be an issue.

Race 12

(2) FLEM N EM N probably should have won last out but it was an improved effort; Bamond draws well in this very competitive event and he's got as good a shot as any. (1) PASS THEM BY N may lack the class of others but these Peter Tritton imports have all been sharp and this one gets serious post relief. (4) MCERLEAN dropped to this level and awakened, beating Sapphire City in the process; big threat.

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