04/25/2012 10:04AM

Yonkers: Thursday 4/26 Analysis


MEET STATS: 6 - 23 / $33.50

Best Bet: LADY YACHTSMAN (1st)    Spot Play: THREE TO FIVE (5th)

Race 1

(3) LADY YACHTSMAN looks like a lock on paper. (8) BAMBINAS SORELLA finds a field without much early zip and could gun off the gate and spice up the exacta. (4) OUR GIRLS CHANCE N has been racing well. (7) LITTLE MERMAID N could have needed that start last week; tri player at a price?

Race 2

(2) ORANGE BIGI got the job done last week and seems good enough to grind this field down even if she has to go first over. (5) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN scored at first asking for his new connections; very dangerous. (1) FLASHY LADY is very sharp now. (7) BIG SKY STORM is another who is going well.

Race 3

(6) DRAGON ISLAND has found himself since dropping to the basement claiming level. (1) JOHNNY WALKER has drawn inside twice in his last six starts and finished second both times. (2) WICKED N RUDE is clearly capable with the right trip and will surely offer decent value.

Race 4

(2) BAD TIME raced well with an inside draw at this level last time. There seems to be plenty of speed to set up his late rally. (4) SAMS TREASURE gets class and post relief. I wouldn't be shocked if he woke up. (7) M K G will certainly be bet but does find a lot of speed to his inside; tough to love.

Race 5

(6) THREE TO FIVE didn't fire off the claim but was stuck in post eight. Mare moves in a couple of spots now and doesn't face any killers. (1) MARIES Z TAM drops down and should find some speed from the cones. (2) STRATUS gets some needed post relief. (7) DINAH ROSS was a winner when last seen at this level.

Race 6

(5) WITCH IS BETTOR returns to Yonkers at a reduced level and I like her versatility; edge. (4) MAKE A BUNDLE N moves into a barn with a high win rate. (6) SO CONFUSING is just that coming off a scratched-injured line; tough call.

Race 7

(1) MS RUSH remains in the same class but finds an easier spot this week. Speed, rail, and Pena usually means a win. (6) FANCY PANTS SANDY is in form and could offer some value. (4) COLLAGE is certainly fast enough; needs trip.

Race 8

(3) MIDNIGHT GAMBOL reunites with Brennan, who had plenty of success with this guy when he was in the Fraley barn. (5) ARTIC STRETCH takes a big step up while in form. If he makes an easy lead he has a shot. (6) BLADE RUNNER certainly looks like a fit with these but hasn't raced since March 10.

Race 9

Only the #1 & #3 would be a surprise in here. (8) KANDI CHIP swept many of these from last in his most recent. Why not again? (5) OYSTER BAY had too far to come last week and should be closer tonight. (4) UP FRONT JERRY will make the top but might have plenty of company. If others elect not to leave, he will be tough. (2) VERY UPSET RICHIE gutted out a win last time. (6) SPACE WALK was better last week.

Race 10

Another tough race. (1) TIGERS TOO GOOD was facing slightly tougher at the Meadowlands and has shown success here in the past. (4) RODEO RED sports some fine form and only needs a decent trip to get a big piece. (6) TSMLIL ORPHAN ANDY could swoop by these with a clean trip. (5) LORD DARBY was awful last time. Let's look for early speed now.

Race 11

(2) JIMMY THE TERROR was sharp last time and appears the one to beat. (4) BRITASH REDCOAT didn't miss a beat for her new connections. (3) FROM THE START is another on a roll.