06/17/2014 3:50PM

Yonkers: Thursday 6/19 Analysis


MEET STATS: 10 - 24 / $43.60  BEST BETS: 2 - 2 / $6.40


Spot Play: SIR LB’S Z TAM (6th)


Race 1

(3) IDEAL FASHION won his two non-stakes starts and doesn't exactly face the toughest NYSS division tonight. (1) WESTERN CONQUEST has been racing well but settling for second. He has a big shot if hustled away to come away no worse than second. (2) MOLIERE HANOVER gets a driver change to Sears but is only 1-for-13 lifetime.

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Race 2

(3) ON THE PODIUM is down in class and figures to be hustled to the front. (6) NORTHERN SPARK is another facing easier foes; very capable. (5) ALL MUNKY BUSINESS returns to Yonkers in a higher class but this is within her realm. (7) SEAGRAM hails from a good barn; outside post hurts.

Race 3

(4) BETTOREVER has improved in each start this year and looks to have found the right spot to break into the win column. (2) DOUBLE YOUR BET will be leaving for the Burke barn; dangerous. (1) BETTOR BELIEVE IT should be a player if able to protect his inside position.

Race 4

(3) JENERAL PATTON has to prove he can handle the half-mile track here, but this Art Major-sired colt seems a step or two faster than this bunch. (1) SIR SAM'S Z TAM has proved he can fire out of the pocket and he seems likely to get that trip on Thursday. (2) STAY UP LATE finishes well every start; stays close enough?

Race 5

(2) LIVE JAZZ comes in for a winning barn with form. Add Tim Tetrick to the equation and you should have a live play. (1) RINGSIDE MUSCLE arrives at Yonkers and lucked into pylon position; using. (5) JAILHOUSE FUNK raced well the last time Sears was in the bike.

Race 6

(1) SIR LB'S Z TAM draws best and figures to find her groove against this weak field. (3) TASHIA gets class relief and figures to improve. (4) TIGER BOUDOIR wouldn't be a shock but certainly lacks form.

Race 7

(4) RIGHT ON MOLLY makes a subtle switch in conditions and might find this group a bit more to her liking. There are no standouts in this field and almost any of these mares could score. (3) ROCK N SOUL has class but sketchy form. (1) DENYITTOTHEEND has inside position and won her last start.

Race 8

(4) CABBIE'S DELIGHT has been a new horse since switching barns. This son of Bettor's Delight should roll over this group. (1) ARCHETTO HANOVER has looked good but must go faster now; bottom of cold exacta. (3) GREAT AMERICAN adds Sears; makes a difference?

Race 9

(1) ROCKAVELLIAN returns to Yonkers at a reduced level for a top barn; logical. (5) LUCKY LUCKY LEO raced very well in the Jackpot series but he'll need a trip due to a lack of high early speed. (4) BY A TIME gets a driver change to Bartlett.

Race 10

(6) BAKERSFIELD gets some serious class relief and should be pointed down the road. (1) SKYPE HANOVER draws better this time and driver Jason Bartlett should use that to his advantage. (7) MURDER HE WROTE has some ability but is stuck outside.

Race 11

(5) CAPITAL ACCOUNT can fly off the gate, which will serve him well on the half-mile surface at Yonkers. I can see him waking up in this spot. (7) EL BLOOMBITO has looked very good but shows some breaks and needs to prove himself on the smaller oval. (6) IDEAL COWBOY couldn’t  handle them in the North America Cup. This is obviously easier.

Race 12

(6) GRACE SEELSTER rolled through the Jackpot series and should get the jump on this field. (1) CAVIART CARA figures to protect her inside position. (8) I DO IT MYSELF would be the clear favorite from a better post; mixed feelings.

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