12/01/2016 5:28PM

Yonkers: Sunday 12/4 Analysis


MEET STATS: 432 - 1235 / $2,377.20

BEST BETS: 56 - 101 / $189.60


Spot Play: TORNADO TIM (1st)


Race 1

(5) TORNADO TIM broke while on the move last week but was solid in prior starts; gelding faces softer today and is reunited with Dube. (9) LUMINOSITY was no match for Hemi Seelster last out but the argument can be made that the Burke trainee is best here; must navigate the second tier. (1) ZOOMING ended up trapped in last week; Buter trainee has been sharp, however.

Race 2

(2) NEWCASTLE gets an interesting driver change to Kakaley and draws well in a field with some question marks; worth a look at a price. (9) LUCKY COLBY returns locally and he's had success here in the past. (1) WATKINS has quietly banked over $100K this season and he fits well with these but he did break in his last Yonkers start.

Race 3

(3) SHOWMEYOURGUNS gets a better starting spot and more importantly gets leading driver Jason Bartlett back in the bike; he can take these down the road. (10) WALLTOCOUSINS should be more involved today, provided he gets a smooth getaway from the second tier. (5) ROCKET MASTER was a decent second best last week after tracking live cover.

Race 4

(9) SIM BROWN showed improvement on the recent barn change and now he goes for new connections via claim; trotter may be sharp enough to handle these. (4) POP I looks for three straight, at his third different venue. (8) NORTHERN OBSESSION was a winner at this level four back with MacDonald driving; consider for a share at a price.

Race 5

(4) LO RAIL CROSSING drops in claiming price off a solid win and while generally that's a red flag I'll assume everything is ok and he'll repeat. (9) EMPIRE EARL N has hinted at ability since arriving in the U.S. (5) WESTERN CREDIT has alternated between really good or really bad; I guess it's his turn to be good today.

Race 6

(8) HEMI SEELSTER was dead-game on the front end last week holding off a good rival in the process; Bartlett will be moving early until clearing the front and will look to score again. (5) RED HOT HERBIE should leave the gate from this spot and could work out a good stalking trip. (7) WIND OF THE NORTH needs to generate some early speed for his best chance but he clearly is capable with these.

Race 7

(5) DREAMSTEELER has been very sharp in his last few and seems capable of powering by late. (1) CHINESE CUISINE returns locally and is a threat to lead these the distance. (3) DARK ROAST lands in a much more realistic spot in her second local start; threat.

Race 8

(2) CARD SHOCK returns locally, where he's had some success in the past, especially from inside posts; Dube's choice. (6) GRIN FOR MONEY debuts for the Hudson barn via claim and will look to continue his form spree. (7) MAJOR HOMER goes for Bartlett/Milici but is clearly at a post disadvantage.

Race 9

(4) MARTIAL BLISS has been second best in his last three and is more than capable of getting lucky today. (3) WHAT I BELIEVE is another horse in raging form who was claimed by Hudson and he stays at the same level. (7) IDEALBEACH HANOVER is clearly better than his recent lines indicate but he's stuck outside.

Race 10

(4) SONOFA SIZZLE never fully fired last week but that was a tough trip from the eight hole; post relief could get him over the top in the finale. (1) MILLIONDOLLAR WAVE returns locally off a sharp score at Dover and looks like the primary threat. (5) MACON GEORGIA A seems capable of landing a share; consider underneath at a price.

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