05/26/2015 4:05PM

Yonkers: Thursday 5/28 Analysis


MEET STATS: 26 - 71 / $119.60  BEST BETS: 3 - 6 / $12.20

Best Bet: DONT FOOL WITH ME (3rd)

Spot Play: NUTMEGS DESIRE (4th)


Race 1

(5) DENYITTOTHEEND was on quite a roll the last time she was in the Richard Banca barn and she is also coming off a win. (3) IDEAL A LITTLE came up flat from an outside post after missing a few weeks. She can do better. (6) ALWAYS LOVE ME has been very consistent when it comes to hitting the board.

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Race 2

(2) MEADOWVIEW ARNY has a win with this amateur driver in the bike, which is always a good thing. Seven-year-old should get around the rail horse and secure no worse than a pocket trip. (5) REV IT NOW has been having a strong year with Hannah Miller in the bike. Unfortunately she is usually overbet due to her success. (4) STARSABOVEALLERAGE has some early speed and finds the right spot to put it to good use.

Race 3

(4) DON’T FOOL WITH ME has posted consecutive victories since the claim and seems likely to go down the road again. (1) SPEEDACIOUS & (2) DANISHDUJOUR are both coming off solid second place finishes and hail from strong barns.

Race 4

(3) NUTMEGS DESIRE has stepped up in the right spots this year. I can see her firing off the gate and taking the bull by the horns at a decent price. (1) H-ANDHARLEYTHEJET draws inside and is likely to find early speed. (2) PUTNAMS GLORY is the sharpest horse in the race, but has developed a case of seconditis.

Race 5

(5) TIDEWATER TOMAHAWK finds a blank field and might be able to dart off the gate and back down the pace. (4) NORTHERN BREAKOUT has been keeping up in some fast miles for the condition. This race should be slower. (7) FLYING INSTRUCTOR closed well from a tough spot; threat if she shows early speed.

Race 6

(1) REAL MARRIAGE finally draws well and seems likely to get aggressive. (4) BAZILLION drops back down to the level of the claim and should feel more comfortable now. (3) FREE LOVE changes barns and drops down; turnaround possible.

Race 7

(3) CLIMATE HANOVER moves into another high percentage barn and looks like a major player in a race with many contenders. (1) GINGER SPICE N could be the best value of the group and the inside draw will likely result in early speed. (4) FIRSTCLASSFLIGHT has won two straight. (2) MY SPRING FLING could be very dangerous if able to get around #1; contender regardless.

Race 8

(7) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY has lost her form but could easily wake up and gun down the road for new connections. (1) BAHAMA BLUE should get away close and have every shot. (3) CAM FUNNY has some recent form but steps up a level.

Race 9

(7) HARE CRAFT has consistently performed well at this level and Jason Bartlett choose this guy over a couple of others, including a Bamond barn entrant. (5) SOUTHWESTERN DREAM is a veteran that usually races well at this level. (1) CRIMSON CRUISER draws better. He is not as bad as his last two races appear.

Race 10

(1) TYE SEELSTER blew away lesser in his first start for Banca and figures to come away with no worse than a pocket trip in this spot. (4) AUTOMATIC SLIMS has won two straight versus similar and is impossible to leave off your tickets. (2) GAVINS DESIGNER should save ground and could get lucky with clear sailing.

Race 11

(4) BREATHTAKING went too fast on the engine last time and can make amends. (1) I DO IT MYSELF can stay close from the pylons and maybe even get up with the right stretch room. (3) ROBIN CRUISER has speed. Will she be leaving while slightly up in class?

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