10/28/2014 4:43PM

Yonkers: Thursday 10/30 Analysis


MEET STATS: 31 - 108 / $171.90  BEST BETS: 5 - 9 / $18.40

Best Bet: IT REALLY MATTERS (11th)

Spot Play: EXPENSIVE TOY (4th)


Race 1

(2) BRICKYARD NELLIE just missed at this level starting from the far outside. She gets post relief and should make the top easily. (6) DELICIOUSLYNAUGHTY has been racing well but can’t last in the final yards. (5) CAMPHOR HANOVER is very capable given a clean cover trip.

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Race 2

(1) SUN OF A VICTORY finds a field without much early speed and he drew the rail. New acquisition for top trainer Rene Allard should prove tough. (7) COCOTIER kept his form for new connections last time and got claimed for the fifth straight start; obvious player. (6) TURTLE EXPRESS looks like an import with a chance if the trip works out.

Race 3

(5) MAGNUS DEO showed life in his second start for trainer Kevin Carr. This is a tight-knit group, but don’t be shocked if he finally wins his first race of the year. (4) AZOREANSAILOR is another coming off a decent effort for a new trainer; post relief. (8) SEA VENTURE is plenty sharp and might be able to overcome the poor post. (1) MOMMA’S ARTIST & (3) NOBLE’S GRAND SLAM have drawn well and have speed; worth using.

Race 4

(4) EXPENSIVE TOY was hung to dry in his first start for trainer Drolet. Making the top from this spot should be much easier. (5) LONG FIGHT HANOVER had a tough trip last time and second best in his prior start. (3) ROCKROCKWHOSTHERE drew three straight seven-holes here; post break.

Race 5

(3) ZINDERELLA comes off a win at this level and doesn’t exactly face the toughest group. (1) PERFECTLY ROYAL drew the best post and seems likely to fire out and protect her position. (4) GLAM CAM was a winner when last at Yonkers in this condition.

Race 6

(5) CAT CORA is the sharpest horse in the race by far. I don’t love her in this spot, but she looks like the one to beat. (1) IF I DIDN’T CARE finds a field without too much early zip and should come away well from the inside. (4) CASE SOLVED is as good as any of the others in this uninspiring field.

Race 7

(3) VELOCITY VESPA can leave away from the gate nicely and finds little to no speed to her inside. (1) VICTORIA MAY N has some class to her and finds the perfect spot tonight; must use. (4) MACHO CHICK drops down and gets a better post; good combination.

Race 8

(7) LITTLE MISS HENRY got on a roll in the Richard Banca barn and should keep her form for new trainer Carr. (3) ARIADNE HANOVER gets a better post to work with this time; dangerous. (2) SCOOTS WEST is another getting a more favorable starting slot.

Race 9

(1) CANACO STAR steps up a notch for new trainer PJ Fraley but should be aided by the post one draw. (5) SEA CRUISE HANOVER just missed last time. She can win from on or off the pace. (4) RD IOU overcame post seven at this level most recently.

Race 10

(6) SOCIAL SCENE hasn’t won since August but finds herself in a great spot this week. (3) KNOW IT ALL comes off a good effort; using. (1) PALM PATROL ships down from Woodbine and gets a great post to work with.

Race 11

(6) IT REALLY MATTERS has been firing on all cylinders and should have no issues making the front in this added distance race. (3) TAG UP AND GO comes off a good mile. (2) BLUEBIRD KIDSQUEEN raced a bit better last time.

Race 12

(5) ACE OF PACE picked up some confidence up at Vernon and has a solid history of success at Yonkers. (2) ROYAL KNOCKOUT gets the class and post relief daily double. (4) PARK N ORCHARD cloased well from post eight last time; moves inside.

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