10/18/2016 4:54PM

Yonkers: Thursday 10/20 Analysis


MEET STATS: 261 - 1087 / $1,716.80

BEST BETS: 30 - 102 / $144.40

Best Bet: ADDWATER (6th)

Spot Play: ARIELLE LYNN (12th)


Race 1

(2) GOTTA BE ME moves down to a winning level and could boss these at her best. (3) FRESH SQUEEZED gets post relief and that should help her cause. (5) AMERICAN ALIVE's last start was dull but could show speed against these; maybe.

Race 2

(2) KIDDIE MCCARDLE moves to the 2-hole and pacing mare fits with these; can pull off the upset. (1) CRUISINWITHMYBABY was sent down the road in her last try for all the glory; the one to fear. (5) WRAPPED TO GO can run with these and she must be considered.

Race 3

(1) HERETIC FRANCO N was very sharp in her latest missing the victory by 1/2 length; primed to get the job done. (7) BETTOR BE STEPPIN is 0 for 15 this year but she does fit well in here; threat. (2) GEISHA GIRL N put in a sharp rally for the show spot last out.

Race 4

(4) OUR ELS DREAM N flashed good speed in her last try and this mare seems to be heading in the right direction; the pick. (2) MISS ALI MACH N was late on the scene to run them down in her last trip; (8) SCOOTIN FOR JOY seems to handle the 8-hole based on her September 29th start; watch out.

Race 5

(2) CLASSY LANE ROSE took the pocket route home to victory in her last try and this mare is very capable of taking another one. (4) BAD NIGHT MARE raced evenly for show money last out; second best. (5) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY took them all the way to victory last time around.

Race 6

(1) ADDWATER Gelding's last trip might be an indication he is ready to put his best foot forward from the fence; gets the call. (2) HEZABLUECHIPBOY N should be much better from door number two; main danger. (5) THE ROYAL GARDEN N was on the engine most of the way but did not have enough gas in the tank last time out.

Race 7

(1) LUCK BE A LINDY took a pocket-rocket trip on her way to victory in her Plainridge finale and now she has the rail; ready to boss these at her best. (4) DUNE IN RED is knocking at the door based on her last three tries. (7) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N has wheeled off two straight victories and she must be considered in all the exotic slots.

Race 8

(3) BJS BEQUIA showed signs of life last time out and this 9-year-old is very capable of taking these to task for all the cash. (1) GYPSY LEATHER has shown good speed in his last two tries; can have a say in the outcome. (4) BACKUP A Even finish last time out for this gelding and could be right in the mix.

Race 9

(7) ARTIST NIGHT very consistent gelding has been in the exacta picture in his last four trips to the post; poised to get the job done. (2) IDEALBEACH HANOVER drops a notch in class and gets post relief; dangerous. (3) WHAT I BELIEVE has scored two straight against lesser company; don't overlook.

Race 10

(1) WESTERN BAYAMA seems to be coming around to winning form and good to see Brennan is back at the helm and this gelding retains the rail; ready for action. (5) UNION MAN HANOVER has hit the board 14 of 30 tries this year; main threat. (2) ACE OF CLUBS came outside to grab the victory against lesser last time out.

Race 11

(1) EMPEROR MONTANA N This seems to be a perfect spot for this pacing gelding to greet the cameraman for pictures. (3) BETTOR REASON N gets serious post relief and Bartlett is at the controls; contender. (5) ROCK ABSORBER got the job done wire to window in his last start.

Race 12

(6) ARIELLE LYNN Pacing mare has not done well in her last three but the good news is she knows how to win based on her August 22nd start against tougher. With favorable trip and a well judged drive she can make her return to the winner's circle. (1) CAVIART CARI ANN Sharp qualifier at Monticello puts her right square in the mix. (4) ALHAMBRA can fare much better from the 4-hole; we shall see.

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coollikeme More than 1 year ago
STELLA'S FELLA will win the next one! why do I keep saying that over and over
Gary More than 1 year ago
Look!....Lets make this simple!..."Stella's Phella" with Mr. stiff sitting behind him, couldn't WIN a race siting on a "Harley"  with a 1/4 mile lead at yonkers raceway!!!!
So stop your dreaming!
Gary More than 1 year ago
I'd lke to make a comment about a certain horse and a "so called" driver in the harness racing scene at Yonkers Raceway NY. This is about a horse who i believe isn't treated fairly...and a driver who instead of driving this animal, should be sweeping out the barns!...Im talking about a horse named "STELLA'S FELLA" who is 0 for 49 and counting, and the driver who is also 0 for 49 and counting as well!...and the father who's training record is ....lets see!....oh yeah 0 for 49 too!  I realize that this is probably the only horse they have, and if they finish in at least the top 5 in a race it pays for the feed, vets, stable, rent, ect. so it really doesn't matter to them if they win or not! Im sure "Shane Darish" has another job, and just does this once a week!. But somebody!!! has to show him how to drive a horse. I would be humiliated to be on the same track with other drivers who have won hundreds of races....and me not one!  Now, i watched the last race the other day, and i followed this horse from start to finish. Shane, does not understand that leaning back in the sulky (as others do) while driving a horse ...stops the wind resistance giving the horse more speed...not rocket science!....basic knowledge!...and i noticed he doesn't have a whip! WHAT!...instead he shakes the reins with both hands while sitting straight up! at the finish line!...you have a better chance of seeing "Hailey's comet" in outer space in it's present position with the naked eye...then you would winning a race that way!  It has to be an insult to the Darish family name... although probably a great and decent man!.., as i remember the older Darish in the 80's was at least a winner from time to time....Why not let the father try it once!...at this point what do you have to lose!....Shane simply can not drive a horse...period!....sorry!  If this horse had a catch driver...he would probably be in the open ranks!......Please somebody give him a broom!

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
  I am the owner of Stellas Phella. Just yesterday I was made aware of your comments about my horse and the Darish family. First let me say this. Buy your own horse and do what ever you want. Second your comments are insulting and show you dont have the basic knowledge of my horse .Attacking the honest, hardworking and very capable Darish family  is uncalled for, unfair and most off all not accurate.Please somebody give him a muzzle!