08/04/2016 4:27PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/6 Analysis


MEET STATS: 257 - 761 / $1344.40

BEST BETS: 36 - 63 / $123.40

Best Bet: TAKE IT BACK TERRY (8th)

Spot Play: LADY’S DUDE (6th)


Race 1

(5) DUEL IN THE SUN isn't the most consistent horse but he certainly is capable versus this highly questionable bunch; MacDonald's choice. (4) TYLER was third best at this level two back from a similar spot. (2) KEYSTONE HONOR is up the ladder again looking for three straight; sharp sort certainly has a chance.

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Race 2

(3) STEVENSVILLE was outfinished after an uncovered grind last week; Stratton drives again and I'm giving him one more chance. (5) DENNY CRANE N took all the money last week and just failed; Vallee trainee looms a big threat again. (1) NATIONAL SEELSTER gets class and post relief but needs to show more late.

Race 3

(2) PANCETTA got well in a hurry out of town and the veteran is a legit Open commodity when he's on his game. (3) BIG N BAD should be leaving the gate from this spot and can take this field a long way. (7) ROYAL HEART is sharp but has to overcome the outside post.

Race 4

(2) SOMEWHERE FANCY jogged at odds-on at this level when last seen at Yonkers; Allard trainee should be primed from this spot. (1) BETTOREVER gets needed post relief and is in line for a live trip. (5) MICHAEL'S POWER has tailed off a touch recently at The Meadowlands and maybe the change in scenery can perk him up.

Race 5

(4) SHADES OF BAY finished with plenty of pace but just had too far to come in his local debut, his second start for the Allard barn. Sears' choice may have more to offer. (1) WINDS OF CHANGE was a safe winner last week versus one notch lesser and he draws best for the third consecutive week. (7) LIMELIGHT BEACH raced well from off the pace last out and will likely be in another closing spot tonight from the outside post.

Race 6

(6) LADY'S DUDE went a huge effort in defeat last week and he deserves top billing off that effort. (2) MONEY MAVEN was no factor last out, but that was in that Open event with Resolve and Shake It Cerry; gelding could be in line for a live trip from this inside post. (5) E R ELLIE has quietly had a solid season and she's proven she can go with this type. (8) UNDERCOVER STRIKE is stuck outside again but he'll be a big threat with good early positioning.

Race 7

(1) MACH IT SO couldn't sustain a two-move effort last week but he lands the rail tonight in this open draw and looms the one to beat. (5) MCERLEAN was super last out flashing both early and late pace; sharp sort must be included. (6) LUCK BE WITHYOU is a certified speed threat.

Race 8

(5) TAKE IT BACK TERRY was stellar in defeat last week, getting run down by a tripped-out P H Supercam; Burke trainee is sharp and seems better than these. (4) FASHION DELIGHT exits claimers in solid form and looking for three straight. (2) DREAM OUT LOUD N should be close up throughout from this spot.

Race 9

(1) MAKE SOME LUCK returns locally with some class relief after getting roughed up last week in the Open at Saratoga; Allard trainee gets the call. (3) BADIOU HANOVER actually raced pretty well last week from the tough outside spot; big threat with the class and post relief. (4) J T doesn't seem like a threat to win but he's a steady check-earner; use underneath.

Race 10

(7) FOOL ME ONCE had late pace in traffic last week versus better stock;  Alagna trainee has to overcome the poor post but he's sharp and may find a way. (2) HILLBILLY HANOVER has been close up in his last handful from inside posts. (5) STOLEN CAR has been well handled by Vallee in his last few and he looks like a candidate to round out the exotics.

Race 11

(4) PANSFORMATIVE had been sharp prior to last week's no-chance effort; 4-year-old gets some post relief in this tough-to-figure event. (5) OH JONNY B GOOD N qualified very nicely for his U.S. debut. (2) CYCLONE KIWI N is better than last week's no-excuse effort.

Race 12

(1) WESTERN ROCKSTAR A was a good second to a much better rival last and he draws best again while luring the leading driver. (3) U F ROCKIN DRAGON drops from the Open ranks and he was an upset winner when last in with this type. (5) CLASS SIX had no chance last out at Saratoga but was a winner here the start prior.

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