08/23/2012 3:40PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/25 Analysis


MEET STATS: 230 - 689 / $1143.50

Best Bet: WHATSITTOYOUGRANT (1st)     Spot Play: RIVER SHARK (12th)

Race 1

(5) WHATSITTOYOUGRANT needed last week's race and he should be better tonight. (3) OK BRAVEHEART was used in the pace last out; he gets class and post relief here. (7) KING CAT ANVIL N makes only his second start in two years and he should get progressively better.

Race 2

(3) NINE INNINGS gets a change of scenery for the Fraley barn and he's capable of rebounding. (5) COLONIAL ROAD exits claimers and he's a closing threat. (4) LEAN ON YOU drops but he's hardly a prolific winner.

Race 3

(5) FLOWMASTER showed big speed here in May, then missed some time. Last week's start should have him tight for tonight. (1) ART FOR ARTS SAKE has seen better days but he remains a threat from the rail. (2) MCCEDES has yet to earn much cash for his new connections.

Race 4

(7) ALFREDSSON was closing fast after getting shuffled in a strange race last Monday; he looks good enough to compete with these and he may be a good price from this spot. (1) HRUBYS N LUCK will likely control the action from this spot. (4) RAFFERTY HANOVER was nailed at the wire last out, ending his nice win streak.

Race 5

(2) WESTERN TRADEMARK was a gutsy second upon arrival and he deserves a long look off that effort. (1) MEANT TO BE ME drops, draws best. (6) MR COOLIE fits with these, but he hasn't won in a while.

Race 6

(3) FOUR TRUMPS A has had a very successful string of off-the-pace rallies recently; he seems capable of upsetting here with some racing luck. (7) ROCK TO GLORY was racing huge when last seen locally. (2) CODE WORD can be more involved tonight.

Race 7

(4) FOX VALLEY TRIBAL could have a clear shot to the lead tonight and get it done for the Croghan barn. (1) HICKORY HORACE appears pretty logical given the post relief. (2) SILENT SWING is feeling good again but it may get dicey for him if he can't cross over the rail horse early.

Race 8

(3) FOUR STARZ TRACE has been solid in his last two starts at this level; Burke trainee looks like he headlines this field. (1) EAGLE ALL should work out a perfect trip from this spot. (6) LISTOWEL continues to impress and could be a closing threat here.

Race 9

(4) I WANNARACE HANOVER went from an awful-looking 10K claimer at Philly to my top selection in this high-conditioned event; he was so impressive in his two local starts that he deserves a play versus these. (6) HYPNOTIST looks logical, but it's tough to play him on top with much confidence. (1) GREYSTONE CASH has been improved in his last few.

Race 10

(3) MALICIOUS moves up in class off two good showings and there's no world-beaters in here. (1) SECLUDED ISLAND may lack the class of others but he does outdraw them. (4) ART OF ILLUSION was better last week, from off the pace.

Race 11

(3) SFUMATO was in over his head in his last two; with tonight's post and class relief the veteran's got a shot. (2) CASH CAB was a solid second three back versus this type. (4) STONEBRIDGE TONIC failed here last week at odds-on.

Race 12

(3) RIVER SHARK is overloaded with class and he could get the best of these in the finale. (1) JERRYS BROWN GOLD has been formful for some time now and with the class and post relief, he looms the one to beat. (4) WAYNE THE LEFTY has been more active in his last two.

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