03/23/2016 11:06AM

Yonkers: Thursday 3/24 Analysis


MEET STATS: 76 - 300 / $531.60

BEST BETS: 8 - 24 / $30.60


Spot Play: BAD GIRL VEGAS (4th)

Race 1

(6) TOUCH THE ROCK was nailed in the last jump for win honors last out. Gelding appears to be in solid form and has every right to boss this group at his best. (2) TOUCH AND GO left the pocket at the 3/4 pole but went flat in the final stretch drive recently. (1) GIACOMETTI rallied strongly to miss the score by only a length last time around.

Race 2

(2) CELEBRITY BLUECHIP picked up a check upstate last out but now this trotting gelding is back at his home turf where he got the job done two trips ago. (1) PINE TAB put in a mild rally for the placing last time out. (5) KLM EXPRESS was late on the scene and came up short to lose the victory by a length in his latest.

Race 3

(8) HUSTLEONHOME 9-year-old mare raced quite well last out. Now she will have to get it done from the 8-hole, but she appears to be in fine form. A favorable trip will put this gal into the winner's circle. (3) JUST SAYIN was going the long mile and tired in the stretch run last out. (2) DEREK DELIGHT is speedy and most likely she will be on the engine.

Race 4

(5) BAD GIRL VEGAS is knocking at the door based on her last two trips to the post. Mare appears to be heading in the right direction. With a well rated drive, she can make tonight a winning one. (3) AMERICAN ALIVE came first over at the 3/4 pole and just held on for win honors recently. (1) M A REFLING got the job done via the pocket route last time out.

Race 5

(1) KIDDIE MCCARDLE was facing much better of late, so the class relief should help her cause. Retains the rail and has every right to be the boss over this group. (5) SUMMER SNOW has found a better spot  to contend in here; maybe. (3) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N needs to revert to her March 10th trip to be a factor; we shall see.

Race 6

Hopefully (6) TOP BRAND can put it all together. Pacing mare was a very game second at this level on March 3rd and now she takes a slight drop in class from her last two tries; worth a look. (2) FOX VALLEY HERMIA did not fire at all in her Jersey finale, but maybe the Hilltop will help her chances. (1) LOONEY DUNE showed sharp speed but was nailed at the wire in her latest outing.

Race 7

(3) SENTIMENTAL LADY was very game in her last start to miss the victory by a neck. She has the tactical speed to rate and score over these; threat at her best. (4) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY is on a roll scoring her fifth straight victory and will clearly be the one to deny. (2) NIPPY W HANOVER will need to revert to his March 3rd try to make a dent with these.

Race 8

(1) ONTHECLOCK HANOVER has put in two good efforts for show money and now this gelding moves to the rail. He is very capable of taking these down the road for all the glory. (3) GALLANT SEELSTER gets some class relief and that might help his cause; maybe. (7) SPORTING THE LOOK led every step of the way, but was nipped in deep stretch for top honors last out.

Race 9

(4) FOUR BOYS was uncovered approaching the half and tired in the stretch run last time around. Gelding has proven to belong with these and was sharp in victory two starts back; big threat. (3) SIGN TO INVERELL A closed down the center of the track but came up a little short to lose by a length and quarter recently. (1) REAL FLIGHT put in a sharp pocket rally to get up for the victory last out.

Race 10

(1) NOBLES FINESSE is seeking his first score of the year and his last start is an indication he's about to move forward and greet the cameraman for pictures. (3) ROCKSTAR STRIDE has pulled off two scores in a row against lesser company. (4) WHAT I BELIEVE is another one that has wheeled off two straight victories in the NW of $12k ranks.

Race 11

(4) SCREAMAN SEAMAN A showed improvement in his latest try. Gelding does have tactical speed and with a favorable trip he can get the job done. (2) INTHENAMEOFJAMES flashed speed but came uncovered and tried in the final stretch run recently. (3) R CAAN fits with these and he must be considered despite his last flop.

Race 12

(1) EXHILARATED had a mild bid to grab fourth money last out. Now the mare moves to the fence and we shall see how Mr. Holland chooses to drive this gal; very capable of being a threat at her best. (3) LYONS SHADOW is knocking at the door based on her last two tries. (7) CAVIART SCARLETT comes by way of Dover Downs with four straight victories.

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Joel Weiner More than 1 year ago
If you watch the races, it's pretty clear why Eric Carlson is a 2% driver.