09/06/2012 3:16PM

Yonkers: Saturday 9/8 Analysis


MEET STATS: 248 - 737 / $1282.00

Best Bet: HICKORY HORACE (13th)     Spot Play: RAFFERTY HANOVER (6th)

Race 1

(4) OK BRAVEHEART gets a touch of post relief which may get him close enough to strike. (1) FLOWMASTER was well bet last out but failed miserably; I really don't know what to expect tonight. (3) NOBLES GRAND SLAM gets some needed class relief.

Race 2

(4) FOREVER WILD exits claimers for this conditioned race. Is this an easier spot? Sometimes these Vallee claims take some time to get going. (1) DASH N will have a legit shot here from the rail. (5) MYSTIC DESIRE jogged versus much lesser. Croghan trainee has back class.

Race 3

(3) RU READY TO ROCK debuts for Godinez, could get the best of this hard-to-figure group. (2) JK CAMELOT has been facing better in all recent starts. (1) ALL TRICKED OUT has speed and the rail draw.

Race 4

(1) HI HO STEVERINO has been good an all recent starts and he looks like a live contender from this spot. (5) REPORT FOR DUTY N bounced back nicely last out. (3) BIG BAY POINT has big speed and was a big-time winner; I wonder what happened.

Race 5

(3) GODDESSS JUSTIN was perfectly driven by Brennan last out; again. (1) TYS A BIG STAR exploded home in his debut for Jody Riedel; gelding is sharp. (5) ROADWAY fizzled out in last and he's unproven at this level.

Race 6

(1) RAFFERTY HANOVER went from 15K claimer (and not a very good one) to my top choice in the Open Handicap. Ride the wave before it crashes. (2) AUSSIE REACTOR A has done little wrong since arriving. (7) ROCKIN GLASS may try to be more involved this week.

Race 7

(6) WAYNE THE LEFTY was all jammed up for the second consecutive week while appearing to have pace; obvious threat here with a smooth trip. (2) VERSADO beat better than these two back and he looks like the obvious favorite here. (1) CANACO RUN is usually good with an inside post.

Race 8

(7) MCCLELLAND was done no favors with this outside slot but there are no real killers in here and this veteran has proven to be competitive with this type. (3) BETTORS CURSE got it all last week after a big uncovered trip; Cassar charge has been razor-sharp. (8) REAL FLIGHT may provide some value here leaving from post eight.

Race 9

(2) ART OF ILLUSION draws well in a pretty dreary field; weak call. (1) LEAN ON YOU can be close up throughout. (5) HOME AGAIN DRAGON has shown some decent efforts out of town.

Race 10

(4) WESTERN TRADEMARK held well after a tough mile last week and he deserves top billing off that effort. (5) NINE INNINGS never fired while chasing a rated pace last out; prior effort was solid. (6) MICKEY HANOVER has come up big in his last two out of town.

Race 11

(5) ELECTRIC OUI'S best game is on or near the lead, and it looks like he may be able to fire from the gate tonight. (1) HIGH OCTANE N is another in a long line of steady Down-Under imports for Steve Smith, and this one should benefit from the inside draw. (3) GREYSTONE CASH gets post relief and picks up Sears.

Race 12

(1) GREAT VINTAGE has had a solid four-year-old campaign for Takter; he gets top billing tonight from this spot. (5) MCDYNAMITE exploded home to bet lesser; worth a look here. (7) NOB HILL HIGH has plenty of class.

Race 13

(4) HICKORY HORACE switches back to Brennan, and they teamed up to win four back. (2) COSMICPEDIA was uncovered into Rafferty Hanover and paid the price; he draws well again and is a threat with a smoother trip. (6) LISTOWEL could be a big closing threat on his best day

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