08/07/2014 2:18PM

Yonkers: Saturday 8/9 Analysis


MEET STATS: 235 - 684 / $1227.20  BEST BETS: 41 - 56 / $131.30

Best Bet: NOB HILL HIGH (4th)

Spot Play: P H SUPERCAM (6th)


Race 1

(5) AMERICAN RAGE closed with plenty of pace after having no chance chasing a soft pace; any sort of live trip can take this. (1) ITS A GOOD THING has speed, the best draw and the veteran is clearly feeling good again. (3) ONE AND ONLY drops in class off a rather flat effort; barn is going well now.

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Race 2

(3) ETHAN HANOVER returns locally off two solid efforts at The Meadowlands; streaky gelding should have some more good efforts in the tank. (1) HOKURI HANDRAIL N has been showing steady improvement for Vallee. (4) GOBAN can be a speed threat from this spot.

Race 3

(1) GAMBLER'S TALE had little to offer last week from a tough spot upon dropping to this level; veteran can show more tonight. (2) BUBBIE BOY drops, gets post relief and was Stalbaum's choice over the morning-line favorite. (5) HYPNOTIST couldn't reach last out; prior two efforts were solid.

Race 4

(2) NOB HILL HIGH finds a pretty soft field of NW18000 types and he should flaunt his class from this spot. (3) OURCULLENSCROWN N has missed some time but he fits with these and the Vallee-trained stock has been much better recently. (6) IDEAL CHAMP should definitely be forwardly placed tonight.

Race 5

(4) DELAWARE HANOVER has flashed solid speed in his last two local starts but lacked late stamina; maybe Carlson can coax more out of him tonight. (3) RU READY TO ROCK has more than proven himself at this level; big threat. (5) HI HO STEVERINO hails from live connections and he's capable of landing a small share.

Race 6

(6) P H SUPERCAM was too far back to threaten YET again last week; perhaps tonight's the night that Bartlett leaves with him. (4) THE REAL ONE rode the rail and was never a threat in last; I do think he has the ability to compete with these. (7) SAPPHIRE CITY took last week off after a solid, well driven victory.

Race 7

(7) RAMPAGE JACKSON returns to Bartlett and he may well be firing from the gate tonight; watch the board. (5) ROCK ON MOE is up in class off an easy win and he was a fringe Levy player earlier this year. (8) FAMEOUS WESTERN is razor-sharp but this is a very tough spot tonight; maybe he can spice up the triple.

Race 8

(4) FAT MANS ALLEY must be lazy because he needs constant urging and attention but he sure is fast when he needs to be; veteran looks best of these. (5) SOURCE OF PRIDE needed last week's race at Saratoga and he should be tighter tonight. (8) SMOOTH CRIMINAL is stuck outside again but he's capable of a big rally.

Race 9

(4) GRAB A CRAB lacks the class of others but he's sharp and he picks up Carlson. (7) TALKING BLUES wired these last week from the two hole; move outside could hurt. (2) MACERLEAN should be more involved from this spot.

Race 10

(4) TARPON HANOVER was an upset winner four back when Carlson drove; Surick trainee looks as capable as any in here. (3) HANG TEN hails from Burke, has Brennan driving and he may be cutting the mile. (6) CASIMIR JITTERBUG blasted from the eight hole at a million to one last week and didn't tire that badly; Sears drives tonight.

Race 11

(1) SUNFIRE BLUE CHIP held his ground pretty well on Hambletonian day versus Sweet Lou; it's safe to say he's the one to beat from this spot. (2) STATESMAN N has a good history of solid efforts over this surface. (4) ALLSTAR LEGEND returns locally for Burke and he looks like a player.

Race 12

(4) FRIDAY AT FIVE has raced pretty well in all his recent efforts and he gets the call in this wide-open finale. (3) SKY IS THE LIMIT gets some class and post relief. (6) RIVER RUN FOR RYAN steps up off a race he probably should have won; tough to endorse for the top spot but he's more than capable of hitting the ticket.


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