08/20/2015 2:38PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/22 Analysis


MEET STATS: 242 - 757 / $1390.60 BEST BETS: 33 - 60 / $113.10

Best Bet: RULES OF THE ROAD (2nd)

Spot Play: KIWI IDEAL N (10th)


Race 1

(2) DALLENBACH HANOVER is clearly feeling good again and the veteran will be right there throughout from this inside post. (1) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH is a talented gelding who fits with these, is a proven moneymaker but seems to lack the winning touch. (4) BREES CREEK gets a touch of post relief, returns to Brennan and could be more involved.

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Race 2

(1) RULES OF THE ROAD followed up her game placing in the Hambo Oaks with a solid front-end score last week at Tioga; well-mannered filly is clearly the one to beat here. (3) BRIGHT BABY BLUES was third in the Oaks, holding gamely off a long uncovered trip; she looks clearly second best here. (4) SCENTED ROSES picks up Dube tonight for the solid Ake Svanstedt barn.

Race 3

(5) FLEM N EM N was a solid second best to Mcerlean last week; he needs to be aggressively handled early from this spot but he does look best. (1) CLASSIESISTAR N recovered from an early (uncharted) break leaving the gate last out to be second best; big threat from this rail spot. (3) LETTUCEROCKU A gets needed post relief and can land a share.

Race 4

(1) MARION MILLIONAIR will take these coast-to-coast as long as she behaves herself. (2) LADY WINONA could line up behind the top choice and stalk throughout as second best. (3) MURDERERS ROW finished willingly last out at Tioga and the Chuck Sylvester trainee should be gaining late.

Race 5

(1) HERE WE GO AGAIN gets another crack at this reduced level but this time he lands inside and won't have to be sacrificed first over; Bartlett can work out a winning trip tonight. (3) ASLAN also gets needed post relief and will be much more involved. (5) HANG TEN was aggressively handled last out from the eight hole at a big price and understandably flattened; maybe that was a sign of better things to come from this Burke trainee.

Race 6

(6) DYNAMIC YOUTH really had no chance in his debut for the Burke barn last week, but he did close with pace in a quick last quarter. This Open came up slightly softer tonight and I expect Brennan to get more aggressive. (1) TEXICAN N draws best and Carlson will be taking full advantage. (2) SAPPHIRE CITY also lands all the way back inside. Toss out last week's eight-hole effort where he took no money and had absolutely no chance.

Race 7

(1) FRANKIE'S DRAGON drops in class, draws best and is the default chalk selection based on those two important angles. (5) MR HASANI N is back at a level where he was very competitive last month. (4) BIG N BAD has raced well in all recent and certainly rates in the top three from this spot.

Race 8

(4) TOBER gets some needed post relief and while I think in reality he's a notch below the Open-caliber types there's no standouts in here and he's inside what he needs to beat; Bartlett's choice. (6) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE was uninvolved last week but he could be more forwardly placed tonight. (8) NOT AFRAID is assigned post eight and rightfully so but the Takter trainee will have his work cut out for him from this spot.

Race 9

(8) FORTY FIVE RED sizzled around the track last week en route to a record-tying time; I assume he will drive on early from this spot and if he makes the lead he can repeat. (1) BEST SAID steps up to this level but does draw best and may be fast enough to compete. (6) NATIONAL DEBT woke up in a big way with the barn change to Alagna and we'll see if he's capable of going even faster tonight.

Race 10

(5) KIWI IDEAL N needs a trip but he's razor-sharp right now for Cassar and deserves a long look versus these. (6) PANIC DISORDER has been no worse than third since shipping in and joining the Brandon Todd barn. (3) AMERICAN VENTURE has one big move in him but this seems like an ambitious step up in class.

Race 11

(5) NF HAPPENSTANCE has missed time but last month at this level she swept the field from post eight; maybe. (6) MARCH AWARENESS broke leaving last out; prior efforts were solid. (3) SOUL TRAIN was a strong winner versus lesser in an added-distance event upon shipping in from Ohio; he's triple-jumping in class tonight but Carlson sticks with him.

Race 12

(2) BULLET BOB drops in class, gets needed post relief and should be on or near the lead in this tough-to-figure finale. (5) ONE THROUGH TEN steps back up in class after finally getting a win and he should be leaving the gate again. (1) AMERICAN FLIGHT doesn't look like a win candidate but departing from the best post should make him a contender underneath.

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