03/09/2016 12:48PM

Yonkers: Thursday 3/10 Analysis


MEET STATS: 61 - 241 / $447.00

BEST BETS: 6 - 19 / $24.70

Best Bet: NORTHERN DALI (6th)

Spot Play: ZIGGY SKY (9th)

Race 1

(1) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY is on a roll having scored three straight victories. Now she moves to the fence and you have to believe this pacing mare will be very tough to deny. (2) M A REFLING should benefit dramatically with the move to the 2-hole. (6) DEREK DELIGHT was sent right to the front but could not hold off Summer Snow last week.

Race 2

(1) JUST SAYIN showed good pace from the pocket and saved the show spot in her last try; retains the rail for new connections and it's nice to see MacDonald with the return assignment. (3) MY IDEAL HANOVER came up the cones to grab the place spot at 31-1 recently. (5) FIRSTCLASSFLIGHT needs a much better trip than in her latest. She came up empty when she was first over approaching the 3/4 pole most recently.

Race 3

Consistent pacer (4) WAYNE THE LEFTY is 3 for 5 this year, scoring from the pocket last out. You can't knock that solid record, so the three-peat is well within the realm. (7) STRAIGHTTALKXPRESS was late on the scene to nail down the show spot in his last trip. (2) SALEVSTER STALLION gets post relief and that might help his cause.

Race 4

(2) AUTOMATIC SLIMS was sent by Bartlett down the road but was nailed by Touch the Rock and had to settle for second money. This 10-year-old stays in the 2-hole and Bartlett keeps the faith; the pick. (3) RING WARRIOR put in a game effort from the pocket and missed the victory by only 3/4 of a length; threat. (5) SPORTING THE LOOK has wheeled off three straight victories; post hurts.

Race 5

Let's give (6) MONTREAL PHIL a shot to put it all together tonight. The 12-year-old gelding had dull cover and did not fire at all last out. Hopefully Dube will send this pacer on the engine, and with some luck, put this guy right back into the winner's circle. (4) ONTHECLOCK HANOVER flashed speed and was sitting in the pocket but had nothing in the final stretch drive; could turn things around. (5) SEA STAR was 3rd over at the half but only grabbed fourth money; could have a say.

Race 6

(4) NORTHERN DALI raced quite well in her first attempt at the Hilltop. She has a proven record at her Chicago base and has every right to move forward with Brennan at the helm. (8) SENTIMENTAL LADY just got up for win honors via the pocket route; post hurts but she could contend with these. (2) MACHO CHICK was second best in her last two tries and can't be counted out.

Race 7

(8) INTOVIEW made two nice moves on February 26th and March 1st, respectively. She catches a weak group tonight and just needs to grab good position early to mow them down late for all the glory; we shall see. (1) BORN TO DREAM drops a notch in class and moves to the pole position; could have a say in the outcome. (7) CAMS MACHARENA rallied strongly to miss the score by a half-length.

Race 8

(2) KIDDIE MACCARDLE made a first over bid at the 3/4 marker but was overmatched by a strong Hazmatt last out; goes back to the 2-hole and has every chance of getting the job done with a favorable trip. (4) WANNA ROCK N ROLL was on the rim approaching the 3/4 pole and grinded out a victory in her most recent outing. (5) LIGHTNING PAIGE was used up when she had to work hard to grab the lead at the 1/4 pole last time around; not out of this.

Race 9

(7) ZIGGY SKY was very sharp from the pocket and lost glory by a head. This gelding appears to be heading in the right direction and is a hot commodity at the claim box. At his best, he can make his return to the winner's circle for team Dube/Allard. (1) INTHENAMEOFJAMES had live cover and came down the center of the track to score by a length last out. (6) MAGIC MANNY has proven speed and will need to relax his early zip to contend; maybe.

Race 10

(7) FITZS Z TAM showed good pace in his last try and seems to be more suited to racing outside. With a fine-timed drive, this 9-year-old can make his return to the cameraman for pictures. (3) TYE SEELSTER got the job done when Bartlett sent this 7-year-old down the road. If you throw out (4) SCREAMAN SEAMAN A's last trip to the post, his two place finishes on February 12th & 26th, respectively, makes this guy a contender with these.

Race 11

This might be a perfect spot for pacing mare (1) JOKES JET to get back on the winning track. She closed fastest of them all on February 19th to land the show spot. With a covered up trip, she could best these with MacDonald at the controls. (2) QUICK AINT FAIR put in three solid performances in a row, the last one was a strong score from the pocket; big player. (8) LYONS SHADOW was dull from the 8-hole last out, so maybe Bartlett will try to get this gal close with the early leaders; maybe.

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