05/15/2013 10:11AM

Yonkers: Thursday 5/16 Analysis


Best Bet:  GODDESS’S JUSTIN (4th)

Spot Play: MIDNIGHT MASS (1st)

Race 1

(2) MIDNIGHT MASS comes with a ton of angles. She moves inside this week and adds Brennan in the bike. Plus she should be primed for a top effort in her third start of the year. (5) DENYITTOTHEEND bumped up off the claim and couldn’t handle the task. She should get to the top in a hurry tonight. (1) JULIAS SONG N doesn’t get away well and seems very unreliable as the morning line chalk.

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Race 2

(5) IM THE CASH MAN was used to make the lead in his first start off the claim and tired badly late. He drops back down tonight and should sail on the engine. (3) PHOTO RULES was up against it from post seven last time. I’m expecting more from this gelding tonight. (1) NICE DREAM has speed but is very risky.

Race 3

(4) LATIN LYRIC should have no problem keeping her form for new connections this week. She certainly looks to be in a great spot. (8) KATHERINE B has a big early motor and could make the top despite the poor draw. (5) CAMMI PLACE was flat in her first start for this barn, but was handicapped with an outside post.

Race 4

(3) GODDESS'S JUSTIN got caught chasing in a freaky-fast mile last time and finished up willingly. Gelding jumps off the page against this bunch. (2) OUTA MY HEAD has turned it around since the barn change. (5) TENANT IN CHIEF does well on these types of drops and does have early speed.

Race 5

(4) WICKED N RUDE has hit the board in nearly every start this year and now gets an interesting barn change to a pretty good stable; driver change, too. (1) DONTAKEYOURGUNS has speed and the pylons; sits close. (2) NOT THIS TIME is capable of winning here given the right trip.

Race 6

(3) SARKOZY has two wins and a second in his last three starts at this level. (6) JON WIN has loads of form and early speed. (4) LONG STORY SHORT excels in this barn. If the pace gets too quick, watch out! (1) BACK FROM VACATION seems destined for a first-over trip unless Brennan has a trick up his sleeve.

Race 7

This looks like a wide open race without a clear standout worth keying in on. (1) WIZZARD QUEEN drops back down and adds Sears, but this barn only has 1 win in 42 starts here this year. (5) RUNAWAY ROSE seems the most logical choice but I’m not running to the windows. (2) SPECIAL SWEETHEART should save ground and get a decent piece.

Race 8

This is another tough race. (1) MUGSHOT JESS drops to the lowest level he has seen in some time and I’m looking for a quarter-move tonight. (6) MYSTICAL ESCAPADE has 2 wins in her last 6 tries at this level; clear player. (8) JAILHOUSE JESSE is clearly fast enough to go with these if he minds his manners. (2) CARNEGIE drops back down and has some speed.

Race 9

(2) BEST BUSINESS got claimed by another live barn last week and has been racing well all year. She gets the narrow call over fellow speedster (1) MARIE THE ARTIST, who also goes for a new barn and has loads of form. (8) DINAH ROSS popped at first asking for Allard; dangerous.

Race 10

(1) AUBSESSION had no shot two back and was stuck first-over last time. This gal is ready to win and should be aided by Sears and the rail draw. (3) CANNAE CAMMIE drops out of the Matchmaker series and deserves plenty of respect. (4) CHARLOTTES MAGGIE comes over from the Meadowlands in good form.

Race 11

(2) NOBLE WARRAWEE is feeling good now and deserves the call. (3) UPFRONTSTRIKESGOLD only needs a smooth trip to have a chance at the top spot. (1) DEAD WRONG should be leaving from the cones and get a nice piece.

Race 12

(2) FLYING MOCHA won at first asking for Allard. She doesn’t stick out in this spot but should be the favorite. (1) CRAZY LUV BUG should flash speed and get a nice piece. (6) DOCDOR LIBBY drops down. Can Bartlett work out a trip? (7) LATE FLYIN N is a proven winner.