08/18/2016 2:59PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/20 Analysis


MEET STATS: 279 - 821 / $1,540.00

BEST BETS: 37 - 68 / $125.60


Spot Play: DUEL IN THE SUN (3rd)


Race 1

(4) MASTERSON has been totally uninvolved in his last three from tough outside posts; he should be geared up and ready for action tonight. (2) SHORTSTACKED is another with post relief who should be more involved. (1) SUPREME MACH N is up in class off a game uncovered win.

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Race 2

(3) KINDOFABIGDEAL had all sorts of late pace after leaving for a tuck last week; Lachance trainee gets top billing having drawn inside his main rivals. (5) CITY HALL returns locally off two dull efforts out of town and he was racing well when last seen here. (5) VALIDUS DEO gets some class relief and returns to Bartlett; include.

Race 3

(4) DUEL IN THE SUN was uninvolved last week after winning from a pocket trip the start prior; it looks like he can leave the gate from this spot. (1) SAFE HARBOR gets needed class and post relief and he'll be winging early to protect position. (6) FREESPIN N didn't fire off live cover last week but still paced home in 27 seconds.

Race 4

(4) SOMETIMES SAID was outspritned by a sharp pocket-sitting rival last week but he surely needed the start and he can get revenge tonight. (3) BETTING EXCHANGE is still trying to transition to the aged wars after a big 3-year-old season and he's been good in his last two starts. (1) CLINT WESTWOOD is up in class after beating softer from off the pace and he can be considered for a share.

Race 5

(1) MAKE SOME LUCK drops, draws best and will control these from start to finish. (2) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH also drops in class with a good post; Holland should try to protect the pocket, unless (3) BADIX HANOVER tries to fire to the front, which is a distinct possibility. Gelding closed well up the rail last week upon arrival.

Race 6

(1) MONEY MAVEN gets the best of the inside post draws and is clearly capable with this type; top billing. (5) E R ELLIE hasn't missed a check in ages and usually offers decent value. (3) LUMINOSITY is back up in class off a confidence-boosting victory.

Race 7

(4) MELADY'S MONET was charging hard last week and just missed; classy trotter is back in top form and the short field can help his chances. (3) CENTURION ATM has loads of ability for Svanstedt but has been searching for the right spot; include her at what can be a decent price. (5) ALLERAGE STAR looks for three straight Open wins.

Race 8

(5) FEEL THE NEED A could not have looked any more impressive in his two U.S. wins and the import can take another here. (4) DOCTOR BUTCH gets some needed post relief, is more than capable with these and usually offers good value. (6) P H SUPERCAM was very game last week hanging in late after a two-move trip.

Race 9

(2) JENERAL PATTON has raced pretty well all season and from this inside spot he can top this competitive group. (3) STOLEN CAR has hit the ticket in his last two and is always a threat with a good trip. (7) THESEYESRCRYING battled gamely last week off a rough trip but needs to overcome the bad post; use at a price.

Race 10

(7) POLAK A may need a bit of help from this outside post but he was razor-sharp in victory last week. (3) DREAM OUT LOUD N doesn't win as often as he should but he's a live player at this level. (1) TEXAS TERROR N was in the right place at the right time last week as the leaders battled and he stays at the same level with the best post; capable.

Race 11

(1) AMERICANPRIMETIME returns locally off two decent efforts at Pocono and the 4-year-old should fit nicely back in with his own type. (4) BLOOD BROTHER had a hint of pace last week and will be a player as Bartlett's choice but I'm still a bit nervous backing anything from this barn. (6) COOPERSTOWN'S early speed can make him a player here.

Race 12

(4) CLASS SIX has quietly been racing very well and the Burke trainee seems capable with a live trip. (1) WINDS OF CHANGE didn't fire last out but he seems better than that. (3) COWBOY TERRIOR was Bartlett's choice but he's unproven at this level.

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