05/16/2012 10:23AM

Yonkers: Thursday 5/17 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 133 - 539 / $1,005.30

Best Bet: THE ENCOUNTER (1st)     Spot Play: COLLAGE (9th)

Race 1

(5) THE ENCOUNTER did not have the best of trips and has every right to bounce right back to the winner's circle tonight. (1) ALBERT STREET A closed strongly for win honors last time around. (6) ANSWER ME THIS will be flying in the final strides.

Race 2

(7) FLASHY LADY She put in a good bid in her last try. With a good trip, this trotting gal can get the job done. (8) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN Gelding took home the top prize last time out. (5) SPEED HANOVER has wheeled off three victories in a row.

Race 3

(8) PLAY OF THE DAY broke at the start recently, but if he can return back to his April 26 trip, it could be game over for the rest. (2) TOO MUCH PEPPER raced evenly in his last try. (7) MATTJESTIC ART could land a share.

Race 4

(5) SKYWAY HANOVER Pacing mare is knocking at the door. Very capable of taking this at her best. (4) LADY YACHTSMAN has scored in her last two tries. (3) MOVING ART rode the rail for the score last time out.

Race 5

(2) SO CONFUSING She gets serious class & post relief. Pena trainee can boss these gals with a perfect trip. (1) SAD TUNE Eight-year-old miss can be right square in the mix from the fence. (5) MARIE THE ARTIST was second best in her last one.

Race 6

(4) ALL STAR DRAGON put in a solid try in his last start and this pacing gelding can top this group at his best. (1) FOREVER WILD has the early zip to contend with these. (3) MANCHINE went down the road for the victory recently.

Race 7

(1) BIG SKY STORM has been knocking at the door. With the rail slot, this four-year-old trotter can make tonight a winning one. (7) KRISTAL DREAM Pennsylvania invader has done well in her last two tries. (6) RAPID STRATEGY Gelding was second best against lesser.

Race 8

(5) MS RUSH is on a roll, scoring her third straight victory and a four-peat is not out of the question for Team Pena. (1) RAMONA DISOMMA should do better with the return to Yonkers and the pole position. (6) SIR JILLIAN Z TAM put in a mild rally in her last try.

Race 9

(5) COLLAGE has four thirds in a row at this level. This pacer is capable of putting his best foot forward for win honors. (3) SADIES PLACE moves down in class and gets post relief. (1) MISSMAXIMUS Sharp score at Vernon last time out.

Race 10

(4) BANK PRESIDENT was facing open foes at Saratoga last time around. Trotter fits well in here and can take this with a return to his April 27 start. (6) RINGSIDE LAURYN went wire to wire in her recent try. (5) LORD DARBY His last two trips to the post were quite good.

Race 11

(1) NORA LEE She has put in two game efforts at Yonkers and this pacing mare can best this group with a perfect trip. (7) THREE TO FIVE was a game second in her last try. (5) BEST BUSINESS raced evenly in her recent outing against better.