04/18/2012 10:33AM

Yonkers: Thursday 4/19 Analysis


MEET STATS: 3 - 12 / $19.70

Best Bet: ITSTIMEFORMETOFLY (11th)      Spot Play: SEVRUGA (10th)

Race 1

(6) ARTS FAV WON drops a couple of classes for Pena and is hard to look past. (4) LOCKRIDGE has been going well lately and might actually find himself in the pocket behind the top choice. (3) TEVENAY HALL puts in an honest effort each week and has a long string of in-the-money finishes.

Race 2

(4) RINGSIDE LAURYN is another dropping way down for Pena. Her form is questionable but I'm expecting a wakeup. (6) BENNS SURE THING & (7) TSMLIL ORPHAN ANDY both have some speed. The one that leaves and gets good position can complete the exacta. (1) CC MISTER C is another exotics player.

Race 3

(3) MULTIPLE CHOICE drops for a barn that knows how to send out winners. Speed has been good here lately and this guy has plenty of it. (6) PLAY OF THE DAY was a winner when last seen at this level; leaves? (2) ACTIVATOR is a classy veteran; not impossible.

Race 4

(4) LADY YACHTSMAN moves into a barn with a 38% win rate. That's good enough for me. (2) BAMBINAS SORELLA perked up nicely with the trainer change to Lance Hudson. (7) STRATUS has to hope for some live cover and a fast pace. If she doesn't get it an exotic spot is her ceiling.

Race 5

(8) SKYWAY HANOVER has been red hot all year and finds a field lacking a ton of early zip. (2) LITTLE MISS HENRY hasn't won in a long time but seems to be in a decent spot. (1) LATE FLYIN N & (3) CARRIE ANN are dropping down the class ladder; playable.

Race 6

(6) BRITASH REDCOAT comes off a win and enters a solid barn. She'll need some pace help but could be live at a price. (2) SO CONFUSING looks like the clear favorite; must use. (4) DELIGHTFUL SYD is another switching barns while sharp. It looks like she might wind up first-over. (5) SOLD OUT could be dangerous with live cover.

Race 7

(5) BOOTS PLACE showed some life on the drop to the NW $6,000 level last time. She bumps back up one level but looks like a good fit at a possible price. (6) FROM THE START wired them at this level and has won two of three for this condition. (1) ROCKNROLL PRINCESS takes on more seasoned foes but is very sharp. (2) LEGERDEPAN drops down and lured Brennan off my top choice.

Race 8

(3) DAN CHAZ won going away last time and Manzi stays with this Michael Posner trainee over some other barns which he is usually loyal to. (6) BOX CAR JOHNNIE has plenty of early speed; player. (1) WINDSONG FORTUNE had to go a bit too fast in the pocket. If he gets away a bit softer he could much better.

Race 9

(3) WHITE RULER draws well for the first time since the claim; edge. (4) BACCARAT STENA drops a notch and lands Bartlett in the bike. (1) MIXED MEDIA raced well for his new connections.

Race 10

(4) SEVRUGA qualified back nicely at the Meadowlands and finds the perfect hand picked spot. If he doesn't make a mistake, he wins. (3) FRIENDLY AMIGO has plenty of half-mile track experience and enters a live barn. (6) ORANGE BIGI certainly looks capable, but can he get a trip?

Race 11

(1) ITSTIMEFORMETOFLY ran into a killer last week. She should push away from the rail and get the job done late. (4) JIMMY THE TERROR will be gunning to the front; threat. (3) SIR JILLIAN Z TAM is clearly sharp but faces elders.