05/05/2015 4:05PM

Yonkers: Thursday 5/7 Analysis


MEET STATS: 15 - 48 / $65.90  BEST BETS: 1 - 4 / $4.20

Best Bet: RIVEIRA (9th)

Spot Play: ROBIN CRUISER (11th)


Race 1

(5) MY SPRING FLING has won her last two starts when in the Banca barn. This spot is more difficult than last week, but she still seems best. (2) CANTTAKEITWITHYOU drops in for a tag off a credible effort. (3) ALWAYS LOVE ME has been picking up just minor rewards, but is more than capable given the proper trip.

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Race 2

(5) ART FRENZY comes in from Pocono where you need to pace much faster to pick up a win. She should be very competitive in this spot. (3) SENTIMENTAL LADY drops down a notch for a barn you would expect to have her ready on this type of condition adjustment. (1) SPRINGHOUSE STAR can get away close from the pylons and pick up a decent share in the exotics.

Race 3

(6) MACH THIS WAY double-drops to the level where she won by almost five lengths three starts back. (5) JUST SAYIN raced only evenly off the claim but sometimes it takes a horse one start to acclimate to a new system. (1) NUTMEGS DESIRE has done her best work when kept close to the early action. Seven-year-old mare should have that opportunity from pylon position.

Race 4

(4) TALKTOMECOURAGE N plunges from the $20k claiming level to $12,500. Veteran campaigner should be firing off the wings and take them as far as he can. (2) ELECTRICITY gets a positive driver change and can show more. (3) SEMALU EXPRESS is tough to love on top as he remains winless on the year, but getting into the exotics is very possible.

Race 5

(3) DENYITTOTHEEND reeled off five straight for trainer Banca and should have no trouble keeping her form for the Jennifer Sabot barn. (6) TEXAS CAVIAR ships in from Philly with fine form and plenty of early speed; dangerous. (1) GET THE LOOK is another switching barns. She should be able to stick close from the pylons and get a big piece. (7) SUMMER SNOW drops down and could make some noise if carried into the race behind cover. (4) CAM FUNNY hasn’t been on her game, but is clearly in a winning spot if she is feeling good.

Race 6

(1) ROCKAVELLIAN went down the road in his first start for this barn and should be tough to beat once again. (6) SHOW ME UP has been plucked away in both recent starts for this claiming tag. I’m expecting to see some early speed with the likelihood that he’ll be claimed again. (4) P L FIGHTER failed to fire in his first start since December. Having that race under his belt and the slight class drop should give him a shot.

Race 7

In what could be a very competitive race, (5) I DO IT MYSELF trims one-third off her claiming price after a pair of no-shot races from outside posts. I have to expect her to be ready for a big effort and she only needs a reasonable trip to be involved in a big way. (1) CLIMATE HANOVER came up with a huge seven-length win off the claim and looks menacing from pylon position. (7) LITTLE MISS HENRY is another dropping down the claiming ladder; expect early speed. (2) BAHAMA BLUE has been just okay here in recent starts, but she is capable of waking up with a big mile.

Race 8

In a race where more than half of the field s moving into new barns, (1) R GAUWITZ HANOVER seems most likely to get away first or second and sit a good trip. Six-year-old has won four of his last five starts. (4) ROCKIN RAMBARAN has fired down the road in consecutive starts for victories; very dangerous. (2) JJ’S DOUGHNUT needs to figure out how to work out as trip from this spot. If he does, watch out.

Race 9

(1) RIVIERA had no shot from an outside when dropped to this level last time. All signs point to a big effort tonight. (4) KEENE OLIVIA seems to have enough form and early speed to make some noise; adds Bartlett. (2) GINGER SPICE N should stay close to the action and get into the exotics.

Race 10

(5) DIAMOND COWBOY comes back to Yonkers in fine form and really should take care of business. (1) MEETYOUATMIDNIGHT was burnt to a crisp on the engine last week and understandably tired. He can do better. (4) MEETBEHINDTHEBARN has won three straight but switches barns.

Race 11

(3) ROBIN CRUISER finally gets a good post to work with and it doesn’t hurt that she’s dropping in class. (4) GROUNDED scored at this level last time; dangerous. (1) ALHAMBRA should flash speed from the cones and have an opportunity to step up.

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