03/29/2016 4:05PM

Yonkers: Thursday 3/31 Analysis

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Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 85 - 285 / $474.20

BEST BETS: 12 - 24 / $45.50

 

Best Bet: SHARK FANTASY (8th)

Spot Play: GOLD ROCKS (10th)        

Race 1

(1) HUSTLEONHOME gets needed post relief for a driver/trainer tandem that's been live; mare may look to go down the road. (4) SUMMER SNOW stays at the basement level after being reclaimed at a discount by Kokinos. (3) NIPPY W HANOVER beat 30K claimers not too long ago but she's fallen on hard times.

Race 2

(3) ST LADS MORGAN finished with very good pace at a huge price last week and she's playable here with the post relief. (1) I DO IT MYSELF drops off a good showing and is clearly the one to beat. (5) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N can usually be counted on for a share.

Race 3

(3) SPORTING THE LOOK has been a big speed player for Milici and is back at the right level after being overmatched last out. (1) GIOCAMETTI draws best and Zeron should do all he can to protect early position. (4) BIG BAMBU returns locally with a better draw, picks up the leading driver and should threaten.

Race 4

(1) FOOL TO CRY jogged in his debut for Banca and now draws best; slight edge. (3) GRANDPA DON put in a solid effort in defeat after chasing a wicked pace; he debuts for Renaud tonight with the very live Anthony Napolitano driving. (5) AMASA AL is much, much improved in his last two but I can't see him reaching the top two from this spot.

Race 5

(3) MOJARRA HANOVER has a decent history here and she's not facing any standouts. (4) IMAGE OF FELICIA drops, gets much-needed post relief and returns to Bartlett; overbet? (6) THE RIGHT MOVE raced decently off a good trip last week; factor underneath.

Race 6

(1) ROCKSTAR STRIDE is clearly a live player at this level and lands in a controlling position in this competitive field; one to beat. (3) MAGIC MANNY gets post relief and should be forwardly placed, perhaps sitting the trip to the top choice. (2) COACH CAL will never be too far back from this spot.

Race 7

(1) ANALYZE finally draws a good post and I doubt Buter will let the opportunity pass. (4) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY will be firing hard from the gate looking to go the distance. (2) LITTLE MISS HENRY is a proven winner and note she's back in the Banca barn; can Bartlett step over the rail horse early? We'll see.

Race 8

(1) SHARK FANTASY raced decently with much better in his two off the claim; he's back in for the $20K tag tonight and looks perfectly spotted here. (6) WINTER BLUES returns locally off a nice effort at Pocono but he may need some help from this spot. (2) COLONIAL ROAD has been going evenly of late but a good effort from this good post lands him on the ticket.

Race 9

(5) SUMMER CAMP has tons of back class but hasn't been firing his best recently at Dover; perhaps the change of scenery and the switch to Banca will help his cause. (3) KID PK was a good pocket-pulling winner in his debut for Milici. (2) MC SYNAMITE hasn't won in like forever but he did have finishing pace last week and can land a share underneath at a price.

Race 10

(7) GOLD ROCKS was caught up in some tough spots since shipping in and joining the Milici barn; he picks up Bartlett tonight and I think he's ready for a big effort. (1) HANDS OFF FRANK didn't fire from off the pace in his Allard debut; he's a big threat from this spot down a notch in class. (2) SEA STAR is back at the level of his claim and he gets needed post relief.

Race 11

(2) ZORGWIJK NOVA was overmatched in last week's Open; mare is back at the winning level in her second start for Banca. (1) NO RECESS got lost in that added-distance event; Spagnola trainee seems capable of better. (3) THERAPUTIC has lacked finishing kick of late and is tough to endorse on top.

Race 12

(2) ROCKAROUND SUE has knocked heads with better than these and the veteran mare hails from solid connections; take the short price in the finale. (3) CHERRY BLISS raced well in her last two at The Meadowlands and she picks up Napalitano for her local return. (6) RD IOU is a proven commodity with these and she'll be a big price; consider for a share.

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Joel Weiner More than 1 year ago
So in race 4 at Yonkers, #2 Mr. Accumulator goes wire to wire in 1:52:2 after going from the Ruiz barn to Jennifer Sabot at 30/1. In the 8 starts listed in the harness eye, the horse never ran faster than 1:55. The horse never went to the front before and here he went wire to wire. The horse also lost his last 8 races by a total of 58 lengths! Perhaps Sabot is using new vitamins; also how does this make Ruiz look as a trainer??? it's races like this that destroy and credibility that harness racing may have left. 
Joel Weiner More than 1 year ago
Just to follow up, the horse did not drop in class either. 
Matthew Rose More than 1 year ago
I saw the barn change but didn't think much of it...I assume they are connected from California