04/14/2015 3:55PM

Yonkers: Thursday 4/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 4 - 24 / $17.90  BEST BETS: 0 - 2 / $0.00

Best Bet: IDEAL A LITTLE (5th)

Spot Play: MY SPRING FLING (4th)


Race 1

(1) BAZILLION has speed and inside position against a mostly dull field; Bartlett's choice. (3) TOUCH AND GO comes off a win at this level but loses his driver. (8) LUCKY HOUSE comes off a throw-out line; exotics chance.

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Race 2

(2) THUNDER NOISE triple-dropped in class and failed in his attempt to bottom-out the field. He deserves a second chance to make amends. (3) DANISHDUJOUR was claimed right back by Banca. Gelding had three wins and two seconds for this barn in February/March. (4) REAL MARRIAGE draws better and can get a piece.

Race 3

(5) MACH THIS WAY reaches the basement condition level after another subpar effort. She is hard to love, but it is telling that Bartlett chose her. (3) JUST SAYIN faces older but has the form to compete. (6) LOCAL ART has the ability to win if right.

Race 4

(4) MY SPRING FLING has been racing fairly well and moves into a high percentage barn. (2) GET THE LOOK moves inside this week and figures to be firing early. (1) PASSION R VIRGINIE can save ground and get a piece but is not going to reach the top spot on any of my tickets.

Race 5

(1) IDEAL A LITTLE hasn't done much since the claim from outside posts but should perk up with pylon position tonight. (3) DENYITTOTHEEND has speed and form; strong combination. (5) SOOKIE picked up her game in the second start for this barn. (6) ALWAYS LOVE ME comes off a string of good efforts.

Race 6

(4) ROCKIN RAMBARAN moves from a 6% barn to a 26% barn; any questions? (1) CRIMSON CRUISER has been racing fairly well and should keep form for his new trainer. (6) KEEMOSABE steps up off a pair of big efforts and might just be sharp enough to handle the class rise.

Race 7

(3) CLASSY LANE ROSE came up with a nice mile off the bench and should be sitting first or second with a big shot. (1) MACHO CHICK has been racing a bit better lately; drops and draws best. (5) BAHAMA BLUE arrives from Florida for a capable barn.

Race 8

This seems like a competitive event with multiple options. I'll take a shot with (5) JUST THAT, who rallied nicely last time and could get a fast pace to close into. (4) REMISSIONOFSINS & (3) I'M THE REAL MAJOR both have speed and merit consideration. (2) R GAUWITZ HANOVER moves back inside and won his last two from inside posts.

Race 9

There is not much to love in this spot. (1) COCOA BEACH draws inside and drops down; narrow edge. (2) TREVOR BEBE & (3) ROYAL KNOCKOUT ships in from the Meadowlands out of the same race and either could step up.

Race 10

(4) FITZ'S Z TAM drops back in for a claiming tag and actually won his last start for this price. The defection of Dube to (2) UNCLE GOODFELLOW should ensure a good price on a horse with a clear chance. The latter has been racing well and should be forwardly placed. (1) ROADWAY comes off a win; hard to toss.

Race 11

(2) HOOSIER CHATTER has form and moves into a barn that has won nearly 50% of his races during the meet. (1) BO TOX HANOVER has been racing well for much of the year and gets the post one advantage. (4) GROUNDED should be leaving hard and hold for at least a share.

Race 12

(1) NO LIES has speed, form and pylon position. Mare should be looking down the road. (2) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY continues to climb the claiming ladder; sharp. (6) KEENE OLIVIA had no shot from post eight last time. She can play with these and should offer value.

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