08/14/2014 3:31PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 246 - 708 / $1266.50  BEST BETS: 43 - 58 / $136.90

Best Bet: SPEED AGAIN (4th)

Spot Play: WHOGOESFIRST (3rd)


Race 1

(4) LETTUCEROCKU A had no chance last week from post seven; his prior two efforts from posts such as this he showed early speed. (3) EAGLE ALL ran pretty well last out and figures prominently here. (7) YO CHEYENNE ROCKY  steps back up and lands outside off a second place finish to a sharp rival; he should be a big price and he can spice up the bottom of the ticket.

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Race 2

(6) MONTANA PABLO A took plenty of money but didn't fully fire last out versus two rivals that would probably be favored here; capable of tripping out at a better price tonight. (2) SAMANDAR dropped and popped last week; he's got back class. (4) LISTOWEL fits with these but doesn't win all that often.

Race 3

(2) WHOGOESFIRST has missed a couple of weeks off a scratch-sick line which is a bit of a concern but he's got class and could be best from this spot. (5) KEEP GOING returns locally and he's won here in the past. (4) HI HO STEVERINO crumbled on the front end last week versus better but he's a threat here.

Race 4

(6) SPEED AGAIN has been awesome since joining the Burke barn and he should be able to take another. (1) BJ'S GUY returns locally at a competitive level and the gelding knows how to win. (5) ASLAN ships in for live connections but it appears he'll be coming from off the pace which is always tough.

Race 5

(3) SON OF FERGIE A double-jumps in class off two solid scores for Team Vallee and we don't know how good he can be; import is worth following. (5) RU READY TO ROCK just missed last week in a good try. (1) IDEAL CHAMP has speed and the best draw but I can envision him getting run over late.

Race 6

(4) MACH IT SO has put in some big efforts out of town versus good stock and this looks like the perfect spot for the Fraley trainee to get it done. (2) THE REAL ONE was aggressively handled last week and was outfinished late after a rugged try; worth considering from this inside post. (7) PANCETTA promises to be motoring in the late stages.

Race 7

(6) FAMEOUS WESTERN may need some help from this spot but he's got a big closing kick. (1) HPYNOTIST is back up the ladder again and the veteran is feeling good now. (4) K SLATER could linger around for a share.

Race 8

(2) BET THE MOON dug in to beat lesser last out and he may get away cheaply on the front end again. (5) IDEAL MATTERS ships in razor-sharp from Pocono for razor-sharp connections. (4) RUSSLEY RASCAL N bumps up off two easy wins but he loses Brennan tonight; consider underneath.

Race 9

(1) SMOOTH CRIMINAL gets the needed post relief he needs to get back on track. (2) DIGITAL Z TAM was outfinished in last after grinding uncovered; he can show more with a smoother trip. (5) URGENT ACTION has plenty of back class and he ships in off a brutal try at The Meadowlands.

Race 10

(3) TALKING BLUES had no chance of reaching last week after being a solid front-end winner the week prior; big threat from this improved post. (4) STOLEN CAR was going well in the late stages last out and the veteran appears on the cusp of a victory. (2) DREAMSLAND ART could be a threat from this inside spot.

Race 11

(1) FRIDAY AT FIVE didn't fire as my pick last week when he was chasing a soft pace; Sears can trip out with this gelding tonight. (2) GLASS PRINCE took too much money and failed to deliver as the favorite in last; he's an automatic contender when drawn inside. (4) SAFE HARBOR drops from the Open ranks into a much more realistic spot.

Race 12

(1) SANTANNA ONE saved ground and rallied for second last week in a record-tying mile by the winner; he's a logical candidate to advance to the next step. (3) VERDAD returns with some class relief for connections that are impossible to ignore. (2) THAT MAN OF MINE returns locally off a sucessful stint up at Saratoga.

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