05/11/2016 9:57AM

Yonkers: Thursday 5/12 Analysis


MEET STATS: 117 - 491 / $745.50

BEST BETS: 12 - 51 / $51.40

Best Bet: HUSTLEONHOME (6th)


Race 1

(3) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY led most of the way but was caught by a pumped up My Tallia Ideal last time out. Mare seems to be heading in the right direction and should boss this group at her best. (7) MY TALLIA IDEAL took the pocket route home to glory in her latest; post hurts but she is very capable of taking another. (2) KAITLYN RAE comes off a sharp qualifier at Pocono that should put her right in the mix.

Race 2

(5) MASSIVE TALENT finished evenly in his last try. Now this trotting gelding moves down the ladder and if a favorable trip comes his way, it's lights out for the rest. (6) HIDDEN IDENTITY did not get the job done as the chalk in his last trip but has fine speed to contend again. (1) HERE COMES NUMBERS was sharp in the pocket for win honors last out at this level.

Race 3

(1) HYPNOTIST is 0 for 10 this year, but this seems to be a great spot for this 12-year-old gelding to make an impact against a weak group. Gets class relief and the rail; down the road. (2) ARTHUR needs a better trip to contend in here. (6) WINTER BLUES rallied strongly to nail down the placing at Pocono last time around.

Race 4

(7) AFTER ALIMONY was on her way to a down-the-road score but did not have enough gas in the tank and held on for third money last out. Pacing mare will most likely be on the engine again and hoping to boss these wire to window. (1) MISS MACHQUEEN seems to be much better coming off the pace, just like she did on April 21st; threat. (3) LITTLE JOKE gets class relief and that should help her cause; maybe.

Race 5

(1) BAD GIRL VEGAS is knocking at the door based on her last start. Mare draws the rail and has the speed to make tonight a winning one. (7) MISS ALI MACH N broke at the start last out, but this mare fits well with these. (5) AMERICAN ALIVE broke at the 1/4 pole and lost all chance last time time, but she has two seconds before her last flop; watch out.

Race 6

(2) HUSTLEONHOME came up the passing lane and got the job done by a neck last out. Pacing mare is in great form and is very capable of taking another one. (5) CANACO STAR has been second best in both of her last two trips to the post. (1) I DO IT MYSELF finally gets post relief and should have a say in the outcome.

Race 7

(4) LAWGIVER HANOVER flashed good speed in his last start and that was his first attempt on the drop-down. Seven-year-old draws the 4-hole and this pacer can get the job done with a fine-timed drive from Mr. Brennan. (1) CHOCOLATE CRACKERS got the job done down the road at Pocono three trips ago and now he is back at Yonkers and has the rail assignment. (7) ROCK OUT showed speed against better but tired in the stretch drive recently; factor with the drop in class.

Race 8

(2) LISPATTY is a very consistent filly that has been on the board in all of her eight starts this year. She stays in the same company and can rate on the engine; big threat for win honors. (1) HEY KOBE is knocking at the door based on her last two tries. (3) SEEKING NIRVANA is 0 for 11 this year but she could make some serious noise in deep stretch.

Race 9

(7) STEUBEN PATRIOT rallied strongly to miss glory by only 1-1/4 lengths last out at Saratoga. He can mow them down if he gets the favorable trip. (2) REAL FLIGHT led every step of the way but interfered with Ohoka Texas N at the 1/4 pole and was disqualified for win honors last out; big threat again. (6) OHOKA TEXAS N was first-up at the 3/4 pole and made headway but could not get to the winner, though he was put up first via the disqualification; watch out.

Race 10

(6) INVICTUS HANOVER has put in two sharp efforts in a row and should be cranked up to put his best forward. (7) COWBOY TERRIER moves down the scale, has speed and Brennan with the assignment; main danger. (2) R CANN needs a better trip than in his latest to make some noise against these; we shall see.

Race 11

(3) SUPER MANNING moves up in class off his wire to wire score against lesser company in his last trip. Trotter does have a fondness for Yonkers and has every right to make it two straight. (4) UNDERCOVER STRIKE has scored in his last three tries and has been in the exacta picture in all of his five starts this year; main danger. (5) ZORGWIJK NOVA got the job done down the road last time around and she is clearly not out of this.

Race 12

(2) ITS A MIRACLE moves down in class and receives the 2-hole. Mare does have fine early zip and good to see Sears with the call. (7) CAVIART SCARLETT did not get the job done as the chalk last out when she tired in the stretch drive, but, hey, you don't win 8 of 12 starts this year by accident; dangerous. (5) BROWN BRINNY closed strongly to nail down the score recently.

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