08/27/2015 3:52PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/29 Analysis


MEET STATS: 248 - 781 / $1420.60 BEST BETS: 34 - 62 / $116.80

Best Bet: PURRFECT BAGS (7th)

Spot Play: TWIN B FAMOUS (1st)


Race 1

(4) TWIN B FAMOUS gets needed post relief in his second return start at Yonkers. Ingrassia trainee used to be known for his early speed and this looks like a perfect spot for Sears to be firing with him. (2) ELECTRIC CHAPEL N makes his first U.S. start for Bamond off a decent qualifier and he could be ready for action right away. (1) V I P BAYAMA is up in class off a second place finish and the Lachance trainee draws best.

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Race 2

(2) BET THE MOON was much better last week, showing speed and finishing second to the rated front-runner. Looks like it's his turn tonight. (6) ALL WEEK has raced pretty well in three starts off the Adamczyk claim and he should be a healthy price. (7) SNAP TO IT A is reunited with Bartlett and two back he stormed home from a similar spot.

Race 3

(2) KIWI IDEAL N hasn't put in a bad effort in ages, but he never seems to be in a winning spot. Veteran gelding is a clean trip away from the winner's circle. (3) SOUTHWIND TERROR raced pretty well last week considering he was post-compromised; being back inside tonight will make a big difference. (1) ONE THROUGH TEN enters claimers looking for three in a row and he's got controlling speed.

Race 4

(2) CRAZY WOW dominated NYSS competition here two back, then was a solid upset winner last week at Pocono when Pinkman broke; versatile Burke trainee keeps Tetrick looking for three straight. (3) PINKMAN followed up his Hambletonian win with an untimely break last week; assume that was just a fluke and the Takter trainee could revert to his winning ways. Note that he does have half-mile experience with a win last season at the Delaware fairgrounds. (1) BUEN CAMINO has been beating up on Statebreds; Smedshammer charge gets a true test tonight.

Race 5

(2) CENTURION ATM turned things around in a big way last week for Svanstedt and the talented colt can certainly build off that effort. (6) FRENCH LAUNDRY lands outside and hasn't performed as well as Jimmy Takter's other stable stars have but this colt could be forwardly placed tonight with Sears. (5) HABITAT was a Hambo finalist and has hinted at serious ability but note he looked fractious and ultimately broke in his lone Yonkers appearance.

Race 6

(1) SCENTED ROSES put in a solid front-end try in her elimination; trainer Svanstedt takes the lines tonight and with this good post draw she's got a live shot in this competitive Hudson Trot final. (3) LADY WINONA was a bit compromised last week when a rival pulled in front of her and ultimately she missed by a nose; Team Miller trainee looks like one of the favorites and likely candidates here. (5) MARION MILLIONAIR is well behaved, has speed and picks up Gingras in the bike.

Race 7

(2) PURRFECT BAGS was an explosive winner here in the Lismore back in May and the filly returns looking for another win in a field without the strongest of competiton; she's the deserving odds-on favorite. (6) CHEYENNE ROBIN has been in good form recently, racing primarily against more seasoned rivals; filly could be a closing threat. (3) STRUT MY STUFF went a big effort last week at Pocono and was second best locally the start prior.

Race 8

(8) MELADY'S MONET was close up in the Crawford Farms trot last out at Vernon and his two prior local efforts he jogged from outside posts; classy gelding should work his way to the front and never look back. (7) LUMINOSITY was super winning last out on the front end but he was no match for the top choice when they faced each other. (3) ROCK OF CASHEL kind of runs hot and cold and needs a trip but he does pick up Gingras tonight.

Race 9

(3) SAPPHIRE CITY was solid in defeat to a well-meant (7) DYNAMIC YOUTH last week and the versatile veteran can turn the tables tonight in this competitive affair. The latter fired hard in his second start for the Burke barn and is certainly capable of repeating. (1) MCERLEAN moves all the way inside and is always a threat with inside posts.

Race 10

(3) SECOND WIND N took a shuffle from the pocket last out and lost all chance. His prior efforts have all been sharp and he just needs a smooth trip to convert; Gingras drives. (2) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE was collared by a sharp rival who stalked throughout; Franklin trainee has done nothing wrong since arriving from Canada a few months ago. (4) MACHS BEACH BOY is a solid money-earner for Lachance and he can win on any given day with a live trip.

Race 11

(3) AWSOME VALLEY was hung to dry last out in his local return. Trotter has always performed well at Yonkers and he deserves a look from this spot. (1) THERAPUTIC draws best and that clearly makes him the one to beat, and the likely favorite. (2) SOUL TRAIN was outfinished late last week but it was still a good effort; looks like the 4-year-old has proven he fits with these.

Race 12

(4) IDEAL COWBOY faces some tough ones in this 4-year-old Open Handicap, which has proven to always be an entertaining affair. Bamond trainee draws inside his main competition which may prove the difference. (5) SOMEWHERE FANCY is always one of my favorites and he does nothing but make money for the Toscano barn; must be included. (6) LYONSSOMEWHERE is an interesting shipper for Julie Miller. Speedy horse gets class relief after facing some of the best in the country.

Race 13

(5) DREAM OUT LOUD N was right there last out with two rivals who would jog in this race; Cassar trainee has been sharp in all recent outings. (1) MICKEY HANOVER was left alone last week and cruised on the front end versus lesser; he's up in class but should fit with these. (3) BACKUP A was second best last out to a rugged odds-on favorite.

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