09/24/2015 2:56PM

Yonkers: Saturday 9/26 Analysis


MEET STATS: 289 - 879 / $1604.10  BEST BETS: 42 - 70 / $146.10

Best Bet: MELADY’S MONET (8th)



Race 1

(2) GIVENUPDREAMING had completely dominated lesser since shipping from Canada and joining the Burke barn; the good times can continue versus this suspect group. (1) FRIDAYNIGHTFLIGHT was a well-measured winner in his local return and he's a player despite the triple-jump in class. (4) HOLLYWOOD SIGN A was second best last out in a race where he probably should have won, or at least been closer to the winner at the wire; import should be better than that.

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Race 2

(4) ALLERAGE ECHO gets Sears back in the bike for this NYSS Final event and they teamed up to be a solid winner here last month. Slight edge here over (5) DAYSON given the post advantage. The latter is undefeated in his brief career for the Okusko barn and he's clearly the trotter to beat. (2) DOG GONE LUCKY was a good second from an outside post when last here and now he gets the inside post with Campbell signed on to drive.

Race 3

(4) POSTERITY has been rock-solid in her young career and has shown versatility with a nice turn of speed in her efforts; this midpack post leaves Charlie Norris with tactical options. (5) NON STICK is perfect in five lifetime starts for Svanstedt, but note the last four were from inside posts; it may be tougher tonight. (1) GOOSEBUMP HANOVER is one half of a strong Ron Burke entry and she has a major post edge.

Race 4

(2) TIME ON MY HANDS comes into this final with a good record (like most of these) but the freshman pacer lands the coveted pole position and new driver Bartlett will take full advantage to work out a winning trip. (1A) DIME A DANCE is clearly best of the three-headed Burke entry and she should threaten despite the outside post. (6) SOFT IDEA is near-perfect for the Toscano barn but she was very bumpy in the early stages in her last local effort which scares me a bit.

Race 5

(1) JOE LARRY N CURLY and (1A) AUTOTUNE HANOVER appear to be the top two pacers in this NYSS finale and they are coupled in the wagering to create a short-priced entry. The edge has to go to 'Joe' based on the major post edge. (2) RED ROLL draws best and may hang around for a share. (7) TRAVEL PLAYLIST is undefeated coming into this race but this looks like a tough spot and he'll have his work cut out for him.

Race 6

(7) TAKE IT BACK TERRY exploded home to run third in last week's Open; he actually moves in one slot tonight after a series of local eight-holes and perhaps Brennan will have him amped up early. (3) MCERLEAN has proven that he fits with these and he should be closer up with the improved post. (1) BEST SAID moves from the 4YO restricted race to this event but he lands inside and has been razor-sharp.

Race 7

(1) MACHS BEACH BOY was a solid well-rated winner three back when at this level; no reason to think he can't win from this spot. (4) LIMELIGHT BEACH is back locally for Burke and he should be firing from the gate. (2) STEVENSVILLE will be close up throughout but I don't know he can pass the top ones late.

Race 8

(8) MELADY'S MONET faces no killers in here and the classy veteran should dominate. (2) ZOEY DE VIE returns locally for sharp trotting connections and he gets a favorable draw. (5) BACKSTREET HANOVER broke leaving last week; her best effort puts her right there at the wire.

Race 9

(4) SAM'S ESCAPE was flying home a bit too late last week and now debuts for Banca via claim; lots to like. (1) CAROL'S COMET ships from Scioto with a barn change to Allard; that makes him an instant and obvious contender. (2) CHARGER BLUE CHIP rarely wins, but he's usually good for a share.

Race 10

(3) KIWI IDEAL N gets the post relief he craves and from this spot a smooth journey can put him in the winner's circle. (4) TYE SEELSTER looks for three in a row at this level; can't argue backing him. (1) PANIC DISORDER is also a proven commodity at this level and he draws best.

Race 11

(4) THERAPUTIC has raced well in his last two to hit the board; Burke trainee faces no standouts and could be a halfway decent price. (1) WORLD CUP will attract plenty of attention with the switch to Sears. (2) SOMEBODY AS returns to Yonkers but wasn't all that successful here earlier in the year.

Race 12

(4) THE REAL ONE had too far to come trying to close into the well-rated classy winner; Lachance should be close enough with him tonight. (3) SOMEWHERE FANCY made a nice living in the 4YO Open ranks and the Toscano trainee should fit well here. (1) ALLSTAR PARTNER was on a two year winless streak but suddenly he goes for three straight; use underneath, however.

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