08/22/2013 3:45PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/24 Analysis


MEET STATS: 255 - 711 / $1415.00    BEST BETS: 35 - 57 / $119.20


Best Bet: SAMANDAR (12th)

Spot Play: TOBAGO CAYS (13th)

Race 1

(3) ROLLWITHITHARRY has had a couple of good efforts this year and he ships in to find a pretty soft field; maybe. (1) FRIDAY AT FIVE has Sears and should go well from the rail. (4) TIDEWATER TEDDY is still looking for that elusive first win of the season.

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Race 2

(5) SIR MELO'S Z TAM drops in class and should be in line for a smoother trip tonight. (3) TALKTOMECOURAGE N has shown renewed energy since the DiDomenico claim. (3) WAYNE THE LEFTY never wins but he should be good for a share.

Race 3

(2) ARCTIC ESCAPE gets post relief in his second start off the claim and he's eligible to improve. (1) THE POKESTER also moves inside and that fact alone makes him a serious threat here. (4) GAMBLERS TALE closed well last week versus lesser to be second best.

Race 4

(5) DALLENBACH HANOVER picks up Sears tonight and he's really fast off the gate; hard to believe he's just 1 for 27 on the year. (1) BETTOR DESIGN is always a better horse when drawn inside. (4) DRAGON LAWS flashed good speed last week before tiring.

Race 5

(1) CHICAGO HANOVER has been a new horse since the barn change to Lambert and he can keep the good times rolling tonight from this spot. (8) FAT MANS ALLEY tumbles out of the Open but he must generate some early speed here to be a factor. (7) ALL SPEED HANOVER was pretty game in defeat last week versus lesser.

Race 6

(5) SAPPHIRE CITY never has any success out of town when he tries to go up against the big boys; he's back in his comfort zone tonight. (6) MALAK USWAAD N suffered a tough beat last week and it will be tougher tonight from this outside spot. (7) HILLBILLY HANOVER returns off a big effort up at Charlottetown.

Race 7

(8) SAINT WILLIAM A was no match to Bjs Guy last out while second best; I can see Stalbaum trying to blast out tonight. (2) BESTNOTLIE HANOVER has been a steady commodity of late and he gets needed post relief. (3) LUCKY MCTRUCKY should be close up from this spot and he can hit the ticket with a ground-saving trip.

Race 8

(2) DOMETHATAGAIN was overmatched in the Gerrity at Saratoga; he's taken his last two at this level in game fashion. (4) PONTIAC LUCK returns off a solid eight-hole effort upstate and he lands a nice post; forget the generous morning line, this one will probably be your favorite. (1) DIAMOND COWBOY toured the track last out with no chance; rail slot will make a difference tonight.

Race 9

(3) VERDAD drops from the Open ranks off two eight-hole no-chance efforts into this easier spot. (4) ROCK TO GLORY looks for four in a row while facing tougher. (1) JACKED UP should be good for a minor award from this spot.

Race 10

(4) EIGHTEEN understandably tired last week off an uncovered effort; a smoother trip can take this. (1) IDEAL CHAMP would appear pretty logical from this spot but his last few local efforts weren't all that impressive. (8) MR HASANI N has class and could be considered at a price.

Race 11

(1) MODERN DAY CLYDE moves all the way inside and he appears overdue. (5) FOUR STARZ TRACE is usually good for minor awards; consider him here, especially with Sears driving. (6) ESPEN DE VIE could rally at a price.

Race 12

(1) SAMANDAR was coming late to just miss last week and that makes three close calls in a row; clear-cut horse to beat tonight. (3) ROCKIN ROBERT faces better but his last two races have been good. (6) SAULSBROOK FAME drops a notch an aggressive effort last week.

Race 13

(5) TOBAGO CAYS tired after a big speed effort last out at Pocono; his prior local effort here he was third best to two good rivals; take a long look at him tonight. (1) ONE THROUGH TEN  was caught uncovered last week upon arrival; fortunes can change tonight from the coveted rail spot. (4) MONTREAL PHIL is an awesome money-earner for Lachance.



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