03/15/2016 3:13PM

Yonkers: Thursday 3/17 Analysis


MEET STATS: 68 - 213 / $386.50

BEST BETS: 7 - 18 / $26.00

Best Bet: LYONS SHADOW (12th)

Spot Play: BETTOR OUT WEST (4th)

Race 1

(1) CLARA BEA returns locally off a game front-end score up at Saratoga and she can control the action from this spot. (2) MISS ALI MACH N wasn't awful in her debut for the Allard barn and she deserves a long look. (4) LOCAL ART may have regained some confidence with that trip-sitting win last out for Stalbaum.

Race 2

(3) JUST SAYIN was run over at the wire last week, her first start for new connections. She keeps the leading driver and can make amends. (7) VILLAGE JESSICA has plenty of early speed if Sears elects to use it. (4) BORN TO DREAM is down in class for the third consecutive start for Lachance; this could finally be a winning level.

Race 3

(5) HUSTLEONHOME gave way after an uncovered try into a 1/20 shot last week; A Nap drives again and we're all recognizing his ability this year. Mare can connect with a better trip. (3) TRINE HANOVER is back down in class and looms the one to beat with Bartlett. (4) AMERICAN FILLY could show more in her second start for new connections.

Race 4

(3) BETTOR OUT WEST rushed up at the half and kept plugging away to record the upset score last week; she faces some tough rivals tonight but seems sharp enough to repeat. (1) SENTIMENTAL LADY debuts for Allard via claim, has speed and the best draw. (2) RIVER RUNS THRU IT has been dull in her last two but was a winner when last at this level.

Race 5

(1) SENORITA SANTANNA finished well in her debut for the Renaud barn and she can be very tough tonight from this spot. (4) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N has been flashing speed recently for the Vallee barn, which has had some live ones recently. (3) SUMMER SNOW will attract plenty of attention off the Banca claim. This class grey will either win by 10 or be up the track; use caution.

Race 6

(2) MC DYNAMITE is a bit of a reach but this barn has been going well and there are some suspect speed types in here; it wouldn't shock me if he shook free late and was able to charge home. (1) MAGIC MANNY closed a ton last week off the claim and should be on the lead or in the pocket here. (4) ROCKSTAR STRIDE jogged just three nights ago versus lesser for the world's greatest trainer Tom Milici.

Race 7

(1) JOLT OF WHISKEY jogged last week on the front end for Milici, will be odds-on to repeat. (4) HANDS OFF FRANK shook free and rallied well last out to be second best to the top choice. (5) COLONIAL ROAD can rally late at a price.

Race 8

(1) BIG BAD BOSSMAN has been much, much improved in his last two and he can be tough from this spot. (5) REAL FLIGHT debuts for Milici off the claim; I'm sure the double jump won't matter as he'll probably improve three seconds. (2) WHOSURPAPA went too fast last week and folded shop; off the pace tonight?

Race 9

(3) LET HER ROCK always seems like she should be better than she is but she should fit nicely with these and will be better value than others. (1) BETTOR CHILL OUT returns from The Meadowlands and looms the one to catch. (4) I DO IT MYSELF has done nothing off the recent claim but she does get post relief and may show some improvement.

Race 10

(4) ALL FIRED UP didn't really fire last out but note the Simpson barn has had some live ones recently and this one is worth a look in an open race. (3) STEUBEN PATRIOT blew away lesser at Monti and has raced with better than these in the past. (8) BOX CAR JOHNNIE jogged three days ago and is two for two since the claim.

Race 11

(3) FITZ'S Z TAM gets some needed post relief and can resume winning ways. (1) COACH CAL also moves all the way inside and will look for a live stalking trip. (5) ELECTRIC CHAPEL kicked home nicely last week and can do the same here.

Race 12

(4) LYONS SHADOW was well handled last week by Bartlett, who made the best of a bad situation to be second best; she'll be close enough from this spot to grind by. (1) KIDDIE MCCARDLE couldn't last after brushing to the front last out; she draws best and keeps Sears for Allard. (3) BLUSH HANOVER shook free with pace last week, could do the same here.

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