08/28/2014 3:19PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/30 Analysis


MEET STATS: 260 - 756 / $1324.70  BEST BETS: 44 - 62 / $140.20

Best Bet: SAFE HARBOR (9th)

Spot Play: MONTANA PABLO A (2nd)


Race 1

(2) GAMBLER'S TALE finds his softest spot in some time and the veteran should get back on track versus these. (3) SMOKEALITTLESMOKE was in a different zip code throughout upon arrival last week but the Fanning trainee will be much closer to the action tonight. (4) LISTOWEL is capable of stepping it up every once in a while.

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Race 2

(4) MONTANA PABLO A closed very crisply last week from a tough spot; Cassar trainee is way, way overdue. (3) SHORTSTACKED returns to Goodell and was a winner with these three back; big threat here. (1) MAN HE CAN SKOOT is not a prolific winner but he'll be prominent throughout.

Race 3

(3) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM drops in class, finally gets a good post and he will take all sorts of tote action. That 3 for 54 record over the last two years is hard to overlook, however. (1) K SLATER also drops, lands inside and Brennan's driving again. (2) BUBBIE BOY was overbet last week and never threatened while uncovered; proceed with caution.

Race 4

(4) ROLLWITHITHARRY drops in class again off an aggressive try and Dube will surely be rolling from this spot. (6) HERE WE GO AGAIN should, yes should be leaving the gate from this spot to have his best chance at victory. (2) TOBAGO CAYS is very speedy and classy and would be no surprise here.

Race 5

(7) MCERLEAN was a strong winner at this level two back, then had no chance last out; sharp horse is stuck outside again but he may be worth a try at a price. (4) LAWGIVER HANOVER gets Sears in the bike tonight and he will probably be overbet. (1) ESPEN DE VIE has speed and the rail draw.

Race 6

(6) FRANKIES DRAGON was last week's Open winner with a gutsy uncovered performance; Sears sticks with him over two rivals and he's capable of tripping out from this spot. (8) HESTON BLUE CHIP was second best at Saratoga pacing his mile in 1:49 2/5; he would be a huge force here with a better starting spot. (3) PANCETTA is generously assigned post three after a well-deserved week off.

Race 7

(5) TAKE IT BACK TERRY made some money in the Cup & Saucer in Canada and four back he beat better than these after a perfect trip; Burke trainee gets top billing here. (3) HILARIOUS HALO has raced well in all recent efforts for Lachance and clearly the post relief will help tonight. (6) AMERICAN RAGE is sharp but he may have trouble getting involved from this spot.

Race 8

(1) RAMPAGE JACKSON stayed pacing last week and just missed after a pocket ride; Brainard trainee deserves another chance. (2) BIG N BAD kicked home nicely last week in the Open and he's been solid in all local efforts; one to beat. (3) IDEAL CHAMP has been razor-sharp in his last two victories.

Race 9

Let me see if I have this straight...(1) SAFE HARBOR drew away powerfully last out in a wicked-fast time and now he gets to drop in class, and he draws the rail to boot? This seems like one easy game. (6) DIGITAL Z TAM also drops and clearly fits with these. (5) GLASS PRINCE seems to have tailed off and Stratton bailed for a seemingly overmatched rival.

Race 10

(1) STOLEN CAR paced just evenly late following live cover last week but there's nothing special in here and the veteran is overdue. (4) DREAMLANDS ART gets some post relief and may be forwardly placed. (5) BOX CAR JOHNNIE has proven to be a very effective claim for Schlosser and he should pick up a decent share tonight.

Race 11

(3) THE REAL ONE really hasn't put in a bad effort since arriving from Quebec for Lachance and the class relief should help his cause tonight. (1) CASIMIR JITTERBUG also drops, draws best and returns to Sears; deserving favorite. (2) SHOCK IT TO 'EM raced okay here three back in his lone local appearance.

Race 12

(3) DOCTOR BUTCH gets a free ride at this level off an odds-on victory; it won't be as easy tonight but he should be able to repeat. (1) DIAMOND COWBOY will be sitting close up throughout and the Fraley trainee should be able to hit the ticket. (2) ISLAND JET returns locally and has maintained good form since the Allard purchase.

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