09/01/2016 4:09PM

Yonkers: Saturday 9/3 Analysis


MEET STATS: 302 - 881 / $1,673.70

BEST BETS: 40 - 73 / $137.00

Best Bet: RACING HILL (9th)

Spot Play: SIR MACHALOT (1st)


Race 1

(3) SIR MACHALOT has jogged in his two starts since arriving from Canada and clearly he has more to offer. (2) PASS THEM BY N never had an anxious moment last week beating lesser and he could get the jump on the top choice. (1) BULLSEYE gets some class and post relief and seems capable of keeping up for a share.

Race 2

(3) LADY'S DUDE held his own these last few weeks in the Open and the Burke trainee should be able to handle this type. (2) RED HOT HERBIE returns from Saratoga off a failed effort on the front end but he won his start prior versus lesser; his speed and inside post makes him a threat. (1) CRESCENT FASHION is facing more seasoned foes and I'm not convinced he's ready for this type but he still merits consideration.

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Race 3

(2) BJ'S GUY is up in class off two solid performances and he's been competitive with this type in the past. (1) FAN OF TERROR returns with the best post and picks up Zeron. (8) FIERY LUSTRE was a winner when last in with this type but the outside post may seal his fate; use underneath.

Race 4

(5) AMERICAN RAGE had no real chance in his last couple but his prior efforts were good; consider at a price in this wide-open affair. (6) COYBOY TERRIER exits claimers where he just missed to the streaking Rampage Jackson and he should be forwardly placed. (1) MIDNIGHT DYLAN was razor-sharp in defeat last out but he's missed almost a month; use caution.

Race 5

(3) MACH PRIDE had an interesting trip against better last week where he rushed up from last at 124/1 to challenge the leader; this is another open affair and he deserves serious consideration. (4) LAWGIVER HANOVER is up a notch in class off a very sharp win. (1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE has been close in his last few and he has back class.

Race 6

(5) IDEAL COWBOY returns locally with needed class relief and Bartlett should be heading to the front with the Bamond trainee. (1) POLAK A was used up on the front end last out but his prior effort was sharp. (2) MISTER BLING A showed major promise when he first arrived in the U.S. but he's been a bit erratic since.

Race 7

(5) MELMERBY BEACH was awesome in defeat after battling a long way in a 1:50 4/5 mile; sharp sort can score off a trip. (2) SAPPHIRE CITY may be able to step over the rail horse and sit a close-up trip from this spot; threat if he isn't buried. (8) ROCKIN RON is back locally after defeating the great Wiggle It Jiggleit.

Race 8

(4) MARION MARAUDER adapted nicely to the half-mile track in last week's elimination and had a very easy time of it once he brushed to the lead; Hambletonian winner will likely have to work much harder tonight but he should be up to it. All eyes will be on him as the heavy favorite in this edition of the Yonkers Trot. (1) IRON MINE BUCKY tracked from third last week and trotted home evenly despite drifting. Colt gets a lucky draw again and should never be too far back. (5) LAGERFELD never had a chance last week as he was wiped out early and it's hard to ignore anything from these connections; trotter may be following the favorite. (3) SMALLTOWNTHROWDOWN will be firing hard early with Dan Daley at the controls.

Race 9

(3) RACING HILL has made more money this year than the rest of the field combined. He was the Hempt winner, the Adios winner and missed a nose in the Meadowlands Pace. While it's awesome to see a horse of his stature in this race you won't be looking at any value as he'll probably pay $2.20 to win. (7) DR J HANOVER is the other Tony Alagna entrant and he's very fast off the gate. Scott Zeron will likely be firing early looking for the trip behing the top one. (6) ANOTHER DAILY COPY has barely been a fringe player this year versus the top 3-year-olds but maybe he'll break out soon with a live performance.

Race 10

(4) DUEL IN THE SUN had decent pace at both ends last week and Bartlett sticks with him; lukewarm call. (1) IN THE ARSENAL is still winless on the year and had no excuse last out. (2) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH was a winner from the pocket last out and should be close up again.

Race 11

(3) FASHION DELIGHT gets needed class and post relief; he jogged from a similar spot four back with Bartlett. (4) AMERICANPRIMETIME was very game in defeat last week versus 4-year-olds; sharp sort seems capable with these. (2) MCERLEAN did have some late pace last out after escaping traffic.

Race 12

(5) MELADY'S MONET was a good second off a stalking trip last week and he has a post edge on that rival; perhaps it's his turn now. (4) CENTURION ATM was a big upset winner here two back and he certainly can win again but probably won't offer value tonight. (7) UNDERCOVER STRIKE is assigned outside after last week's easy win; Milici trainee is still capable.

Race 13

(3) E Z NOAH faltered badly on the front end last week but I'll give him another chance at a better price, probably from off the pace. (5) ROCK ON MOE has been a solid money-earner in his career and he'll probably be on the move early. (2) CLASS SIX didn't fire last out; prior efforts were good.