02/22/2012 11:28AM

Yonkers: Thursday 2/23 Analysis


MEET STATS: 48 - 192 / $339.90

Best Bet: COLLAGE (12th)   Spot Play: JAZZ BAND (8th)

Race 1

(2) STYX DELIGHT showed life in her last try and she has a chance to move forward against these. (5) WITCH TRIALS draws better in this event and could contend in here. (8) HIGHLY THOUGHT OF was second best in her last try but will have to work hard from the eight hole.

Race 2

(1) IPO BLUE CHIP moves to the fence and she has the speed to take this group all the way to victory. (3) CHOSEN VOYAGEUR Gelding also gets a better draw and he fits with these. (6) IMPRESSIVE EARL was second best at this level recently.

Race 3

(3) TILT YA KILT N Sharp in his last two trips to the post. Gelding is clearly best in here. (1) SKIVVIES closed strongly for the place spot in his last start and the rail slot should help his chances tonight. (5) NEWSAM went down the road at this level last time around and is a big threat once again.

Race 4

(4) YANKEE MANNY moves down the ladder and this trotter can take this at his best. (7) NEW HAMPSHIRE BOY Gelding showed speed in his last start and Brennan stays aboard. (5) ROADSHOW VIC showed late trot to get the job done in his recent trip.

Race 5

(8) TRIESTE SEELSTER Dover invader makes her Yonkers debut and has tactical speed. She may not have to work that hard from the eight hole to take this event. (6) SO CONFUSING put in a game effort in her last try and is the main danger. (4) MARIE THE ARTIST gets post relief.

Race 6

(1) JULIAS SONG N She drops in class and has the rail. Seven-year-old mare can boss these at her best. (4) DELIGHTFUL SYD has scored three in a row and she is a major player with this group. (3) LIGHTNING DRAGON Her recent qualifier was sharp enough to contend in here.

Race 7

(1) BRAGGART Meadowlands invader makes his first trip to the Hilltop and the rail should help his chances of taking this at his best. (5) BET IT ALL moves from the outside slot and is a big threat with these. (4) IMA SPUR Gelding will be closing in the final strides.

Race 8

(2) JAZZ BAND put in a game effort in his last start. Gelding can put his best foot forward against these. (1) AWESOME ABE draws the rail and is clearly second best. (4) SWINGINGWITHASHARK could fare better with this group.

Race 9

(4) JEANIE MARIE could turn things around with the move back to Yonkers.  Has a chance to mow them down with a meltdown of the early leaders. (2) FORT VALLEY AS Qualifier at the Meadowlands was sharp enough for his return to the Hilltop. (5) ZIEGFELD moves down in class and that could help his chances.

Race 10

(7) EVICTION NOTICE N 10-year-old gelding has good speed; chance to put his best foot forward from the outside slot. (5) KEVLAR HANOVER Pena trainee has the tactical speed to contend with these. (2) MODERN DAY CLYDE Pacer is on a roll scoring his fourth straight victory last week.

Race 11

(4) PHOTO KING Sharp in victory last time out. Gelding is very capable of taking his second straight score. (3) MARION MISS JULIE moves up in class off her two easy scores. (7) CC MISTER C just got up for win honors recently but he will have to work hard from the seven hole tonight.

Race 12

(2) COLLAGE just missed the score in her previous trip to the post. Pacing mare is capable of returning to her winning ways. (5) GORDYYYS PET did not race badly at the Big M and she fits with these. (6) FOUR STARZ ROE should be closing in the final strides.