03/24/2015 4:43PM

Yonkers: Thursday 3/26 Analysis


MEET STATS: 2 - 12 / $8.40  BEST BETS: 0 - 1 / $0.00

Best Bet: SEAFOOD ANNIE (11th)

Spot Play: SIR VILLIAN Z TAM (12th)


Race 1

(1) GREYSTONE CASH finds a blank field and has to be live from the pylons for a high percentage barn. (4) AZOREANSAILOR has the early speed to make some noise; barn change a question. (2) LILSHARKSHOOTER picks up Dube and could improve.

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Race 2

(3) SEMALU EXPRESS has yet to win in 2015 but hasn't had ideal trips recently while seemingly coming into better form. Veteran campaigner has as good a chance as any in this bottom level claimer. (2) LOLAS CRUISER comes off a pair of good efforts and draws inside once again. (7) JOLLY JUBITER hasn't raced since November but this barn has been good and Bartlett opted to this guy over two others.

Race 3

(1) MAGNUS DEO has been in decent form of late and gets the benefit of pylon position this week. (6) KEEMOSABE triple drops from a $20k claimer to a $12,500. His form is far from desirable, but you have to believe he could wake up. (5) DON'T FOOL WITH ME improved when Sears jumped in the bike last time. (3) SCOTTY MACH N also drops and has a chance.

Race 4

(7) GET THE LOOK has won consecutive starts at this level and looks like the one to beat despite the outside draw. (1) JOKES JET is another triple class dropper on the card. She could easily win, but I would have liked her better if Dube didn't opt for my top choice. (3) ALWAYS LOVE ME only needs a smooth trip to get involved nearing the wire.

Race 5

(5) SOOKIE has been a new mare with Lasix added to the equation. I'm sticking with her. (1) DENYITTOTHEEND hasn't been able to get over the top in recent weeks, but you know she has early speed and will be a major player. (2) NUTMEGS DESIRE comes off a win at this level. If she can sit and find clearance in the lane, she has a big shot. (6) IDEAL A LITTLE was claimed back by Allard; obvious chance tonight.

Race 6

(3) MIKELEH finally draws well after a few weeks of outside posts. While she could show speed, there is enough outside zip for her to wait and pounce in the lane. (1) MCEVER is off a win and drew inside again. (4) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY steps up off consecutive scores but moves into a barn that is winless on the meet.

Race 7

(2) ROCKAVELLIAN moves into the Banca barn, which is scoring at a 21% clip during the meet. I expect this guy will make the front and sit no worse than a pocket trip. (3) LIGHTNING STRIKE has won his last two starts here and now tries slightly tougher foes. (5) ROADWAY used a big move to open up an insurmountable lead most recent; sharp enough.

Race 8

(5) THESEYESRCRYING drops down a notch and finds a field lacking in early speed. I can see driver Eric Carlson getting aggressive and heading down the road. (1) VENGANCE gets Sears in the bike this time; using. (3) ON THE BRINK has been closing for good shares recently.

Race 9

(5) LUCKY MAN had no real shot from post eight last week and deserves a shot at a fair price in this wide-open event. (4) DIGITAL Z TAM has scored a win and a third at this condition since the claim by the Brainard barn. (6) DUKE DID IT won at first asking off the claim.

Race 10

(3) COLD BATH has plenty of form and seems likely to offer the best value of the contenders. (2) THUNDER NOISE dropped in for a tag last week and was a solid second. (4) ROCKSTAR TEMPER was used hard and paid the price a week ago; another shot.

Race 11

(5) SEAFOOD ANNIE makes her third start back from winter recess and seems to be sitting on a big effort after a solid performance last time. (7) ALITTLEEASTERMAGIC ad no shot from post eight a week ago; moves in one spot. (3) MY TALIA IDEAL has won two straight for this tag; major player.

Race 12

(7) SIR JILLIAN Z TAM faced trouble at every turn in the stretch at the Meadowlands last time. Notice that she was racing in the Open ranks when last at Yonkers. (3) I DO IT MYSELF finally gets a good post to work with after four straight trips on the higher side of the gate. (1) CANACO STAR was claimed back by Rene Allard for the third time in five weeks; hard to toss.

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