04/06/2016 11:29AM

Yonkers: Thursday 4/7 Analysis


Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool ($2,599.79 C/O)

MEET STATS: 90 - 360 / $612.50

BEST BETS: 11 - 40 / $41.00

Best Bet: SUMMER SNOW (4th)

Spot Play: HANDS OFF FRANK (10th)

Race 1

(3) OR gets serious post relief and has fine late punch. He has every right to return to his winning ways, mowing these down. (5) ART FOR ARTS SAKE did not fire in his last try but that was against better; threat at this level. (8) ARTHUR has good early zip. Post hurts, but he is very capable against this group.

Race 2

(2) TAPIT blasted from the 8-hole and was sitting in the pocket most of the way but tired in the stretch drive while holding on for show money last out. Trotting mare has hit the board in 6 of 8 starts this year and has proven she can get the job done; must be considered. (7) LUCKY COLBY put in a nice effort against tougher and appears to be the main danger. (4) FOX VALLEY STEFFEN was sent by Bartlett down the road last out for all the glory.

Race 3

(3) AMERICAN ALIVE just lost the victory by only 3/4 of a length. Mare did get the job done on March 17th and she figures to be heading in the right direction. (1) MISS ALI MACH N closed well to nail down the show spot in her most recent outing. (2) DEREK DELIGHT should make some noise moving back inside.

Race 4

(2) SUMMER SNOW has put in two good starts in a row and this gal seems to be in fine form; big threat to boss these. (1) JUST SAYIN did not have the best of trips last out but this mare could make a quick turnaround. (5) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N led most of the way but did not have enough gas in the tank and could only hold on for the place spot recently.

Race 5

(1) SENTIMENTAL LADY is knocking at the door based on her last two trips to the post. Moves back to the fence where she just missed the score by a neck. (2) NIPPY W HANOVER closed strongly outside and wore down Summer Snow in her last try; major player. (5) KIDDIE MCCARDLE figures to be right in the swing of things as she closed nicely for the show spot last out.

Race 6

(3) BIG BAD BOSSMAN raced evenly for fourth money last time around. Gelding appears to have good speed and with a well rated drive he could top these at his best. (5) SHARK FANTASY was on the engine most of the way but was caught at the wire in his last start; must be considered. (7) STONEBRIDGE TONIC had good cover and mowed them down for all the marbles in his latest.

Race 7

(6) CHERRY BLISS put in a very good run outside and just lost the victory by only a neck. Mare is knocking at the door and has every right to greet the cameraman for pictures tonight. (3) CANACO STAR gets post relief and that might help her cause; we shall see. (2) ROCK MY WORLD did not race badly in her most recent outing and could have a say in the outcome.

Race 8

(3) LYONS SHADOW was on the rim approaching the 3/4 pole and grabbed the lead turning for home, but did not have anything left in deep stretch last out. Now this mare could make a quick turnaround if given a favorable trip. (2) NORTHERN BEAUTY was second best in the Petticoat series last time around and could be right in the hunt. (1) HERETIC FRANCO N is quite speedy and this might be a better spot for her; not out of this.

Race 9

(2) NASSAU COUNTY showed a good late kick in his last start. Now this gelding moves to the 2-hole. He has three seconds this year and if Zeron gets the right kind of trip, he could mow these down for win honors. (4) INTHENAMEOFJAMES is back at the $25k claiming ranks and that could help his chances in here; threat. (8) SIGN TO INVERELL A got the job done down the road last out; post hurts, but very capable.

Race 10

(2) HANDS OFF FRANK was flashing good speed in his last start. He now moves back up in class off that outing, but he seems to be capable of making tonight a winning one; we shall see. (4) ROCKSTAR STRIDE was on his way to victory but was nailed by a pocket-rocket move from R Caan last week. (1) R CANN is on a roll scoring his second straight victory; dangerous.

Race 11

I'll go with the Saratoga invader (3) TWISTED PRETZEL. Gelding has been very good at his base with two straight victories and figures to get a favorable trip; big shot for the hat trick. (6) JUSTICE JET was late on the scene to nail down the score at Pocono last out. (8) UNDERCOVER STRIKE went down the road for victory last time around. Post does hurt but he could contend with these.

Race 12

(3) ROCKAROUND SUE gets class relief in the finale and she was a very game second two trips ago. She can boss these at her best. (1) BETTOR CHILL OUT has the best of the draw and did race quite well at the Meadowlands; threat. (4) RD IOU leaves the 6-hole for door number 4; could be an exotics factor.

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