08/21/2014 4:10PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/23 Analysis


MEET STATS: 252 - 732 / $1293.20   BEST BETS: 43 - 60 / $136.90

Best Bet: ASLAN (11th)

Spot Play: URGENT ACTION (7th)


Race 1

(2) ONE AND ONLY hasn't fired with his best recently but he should be aggressively handled from this spot and be sitting no worse than the pocket. (3) LITTLE MICHAEL B blew away a cheaper field and he's fast enough to compete with this type. (1) DR C'S Z TAM will save ground from this spot and he can hit the bottom of the ticket.

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Race 2

(1) DELCO ROCKNROLL returns with the all-important post relief and the all-important class relief; those two variables should get the Fraley trainee back into the winner's circle. (3) COMICBOOK HERO ships in for Burke off a solid try and I think he fits here class-wise. (2) GOBAN was outsprinted late in last by a sharp Shaun Vallee import; no shame in that.

Race 3

(2) YO CHEYENNE ROCKY gets needed post relief tonight off a tough trip and he's got more than enough class to compete here. (1) NEPTUNE was Stalbaum's choice over `Rocky' and he'll need to show more than last week. (6) MONTANA PABLO A was done in by that wide trip last week but he remains a closing threat again tonight.

Race 4

(2) VERSADO has loads of speed and class at his disposal and the inside post should suit him perfectly. (1) FLEM N EM N returns locally off a couple of good tries but he's been a bit camera-shy lately. (4) ROCKIN AMADEUS is tough to endorse based on his last few races, but I don't think anyone would be surprised if he stepped up with a big effort.

Race 5

(4) PANONGAHELA moves in a couple of slots tonight and he isn't a total reach in this inconsistent field. (2) SAMANDAR is up in class off two consecutive good efforts. (1) TALKING BLUES didn't fire in his last two but he'll be looking to take this field down the road tonight.

Race 6

(1) FRANKIE'S DRAGON returns to Sears, is assigned the rail tonight and should work out a winning trip. (6) DREAM OUT LOUD N held very well for second last week after being swallowed up by Mach It So. (8) SAPPHIRE CITY returns from Saratoga after making money in the Gerrity and is promptly assigned post eight. He's impossible to endorse for the top spot but he could add value underneath.

Race 7

(1) URGENT ACTION never fully fired on the rim last week in his local return; it should be smoother sailing tonight from the rail spot. (4) RAMPAGE JACKSON was strong in that qualifier after breaking two starts in a row. (5) IDEAL CHAMP was a strong winner versus lesser last week and he deserves a look for the bottom of the ticket.

Race 8

(3) DALLENBACH HANOVER was outfinished last week by an arguably superior rival; Sears should be heading to the front tonight. (1) TWINCREEKS JESSE bumps up but he's sharp and primed for a big piece from this spot. (6) STATION THREEOHSIX didn't fire last week but his prior efforts were solid.

Race 9

(2) SOUTHWIND AMAZON has looked good since joining the Buter barn and he draws well enough in this rather lackluster field. (3) DRAGON LAWS exits claimers and his last two have been good. (1) CHARGER BLUE CHIP gets needed post relief and probably deserves to be the lukewarm favorite.

Race 10

(1) DOCTOR BUTCH draws best and hasn't been in this soft in a while; Toscano trainee is clearly the one to beat. (5) DIGITAL Z TAM also drops off a good second-place finish and the Garcia-Herrera trainee should be heard from at some point in the race. (4) AMERICAN RAGE dug in to beat much softer last out and he loses Sears tonight.

Race 11

(1) ASLAN hit town last week and promptly impressed with a solid uncovered effort; he can repeat despite facing tougher. (3) HANG TEN will be a big speed threat from this spot. (5) ROLLWITHITHARRY was a winner four back at this level.

Race 12

(6) LETS ROCK TOGETHER has been super in his last handful of efforts out of town despite posting only one victory in the process; Allard trainee can get the best of this tough-to-figure field. (1) THAT MAN OF MINE is better than he showed last week; Bartlett gets the call tonight. (4) HYPNOTIST has back class and has been feeling good lately.

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