08/16/2012 3:24PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/18 Analysis


MEET STATS: 220 - 653 / $1086.10

Best Bet: SHOOBEES PLACE (9th)     Spot Play: EAGLE ALL (7th)

Race 1

(1) LOLAS CRUISER gets the class and post relief he needs to get over the top. Keep in mind that trainer Laterza won a couple of races over the last week or so. (3) SAN ANTONY O blew it late with that break last week; he's capable here. (2) MONEY TWITCH A has some back class and he's can take this if things fall his way.

Race 2

(3) SAMS ESCAPE has proven to be an awful claim, but with that said, he gets some class relief here and faces no world-beaters; maybe. (5) HURRIKANE SCOTTY J just failed last week upon arrival. (4) WAYWARD SON has rallied well in his last two starts.

Race 3

(3) SAND BENELLI is another Laterza trainee that appears to be in a winning spot. (2) WHATSITTOYOUGRANT missed a couple of months but he qualifed in good order. (1) PENCE HANOVER lacks the class of others but he does draw best.

Race 4

(2) SIR ZIGGYS Z TAM almost went the distance but got nipped by a classy rival last out; with the inside draw, it looks like his turn tonight. (3) MODERN DAY CLYDE steps up again, but he's sharp. (5) ART OF ILLUSION was my lock of the night last out but he collapsed badly; can he turn it around?

Race 5

(5) MR COOLIE tried to leave in his last local appearance but that didn't work out; perhaps he can drive on to the front tonight. (2) WESTERN TRADEMARK ships in for Erv Miller and he looks like a good fit here. (1) DEFIANCE N takes another step up the ladder looking for three in a row.

Race 6

(8) ROCKIN GLASS was a victim of the post last week; he's stuck in the eight hole again but the price may be healthy enough to take a shot. (6) BLATANTLY GOOD may be the class of the contest and he must be considered. (3) NOB HILL HIGH can likely be counted on for a share.

Race 7

(2) EAGLE ALL drops a touch in class while landing inside again; if he can step around the rail horse and sit a trip, he could be trouble. (3) STONEBRIDGE TONIC jogged in his last local appearance. (4) FORIEGN OFFICER was a decent second last out.

Race 8

(3) FOUR STARZ TRACE gets away from Open foes tonight and he may take this field wire-to-wire. (4) AUSSIE REACTOR A gapped off a hot pace, then exploded up the rail to score in his U.S. debut; how good is he? (8) JERRYS BROWN GOLD drops after overachieving in the Open ranks.

Race 9

(1) SHOOBEES PLACE returns off a stellar win and he should be able to control this group. (2) WESTERN DAKOTA always seems to go a tough trip; he'll get lucky soon. (4) POWER OF A MOMENT bounced back nicely in that last start.

Race 10

(4) GREYSTONE CASH has been much better in his last few starts and he appears capable of pouncing late to score the mild upset. (3) WAYNE THE LEFTY gets serious class relief and he's the obvious favorite on paper. (2) UNTOLD LEGEND should be close up throughout.

Race 11

(3) ELECTRIC OUI hasn't been at the top of his game lately but we know he has plenty of speed and he draws inside of his main competition here. (4) HIGH OCTANE N is back up in class off his ground-saving score. (6) MEANT TO BE ME was not all that impressive when last seen here.

Race 12

(4) VERSADO hasn't done much recently but that was against better foes; he's very capable of waking up versus this group. (3) P H JACKPOT has found his stride in recent weeks. (2) OSCAR OSCAR is a ten-time winner already this year and he's paced in under 1:50 with regularity over at The Big M.

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