06/25/2014 9:33AM

Yonkers: Thursday 6/26 Analysis


MEET STATS: 14 - 36 / $68.10   BEST BETS: 3 - 3 / $10.70


Spot Play: BABE’S BISTRO (3rd)


Race 1

(4) BLACK MAGIC EYES drops back down and finds dull foes to her inside. She should be able to control the action. (8) YUMMY SUSHI came back with two decent early speed qualifiers and might be able to leave for position. (6) IF I DIDN'T CARE passed some horses at Tioga and might be a braver horse in her Yonkers return.

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Race 2

(4) WHERE TO HANOVER arrives back on the Hilltop at a reduced level and gets Brian Sears at the controls. (3) BREW MASTER is a shipper with some early zip and a top pilot. (2) CANADIAN OVERALL was used early in the mile last time and finished up evenly. With a smoother early journey, he may have a bit more in the tank at the end.

Race 3

(1) BABE'S BISTRO changes barns and is another adding Sears to the team. The last time this owner switched trainers a few of his horses woke up nicely. (7) I KNOW NOTHING double-drops in class and qualified very well. That said, why did Bartlett opt off to drive (2) LITTLE MERMAID. The latter has an inside post and early speed.

Race 4

(2) DUTCH RICHMAN is back at the level of the claim two starts back and faces a non-winners class. This looks like a winning spot. (4) EAGLE NOW was facing tougher the last time he was seen here; adds Sears. (7) LOCKLOADNEXPLODE is a proven commodity at this condition.

Race 5

(8) RINGSIDE MUSCLE would normally be a toss at Yonkers from post eight, but the added distance should give Brennan the opportunity to make the front or find a good seat. (7) IMA QUE T drops down to the level of her last win; very dangerous. (1) NEWPORT VOLO moves into a new barn. If he keeps his form, he'll compete.

Race 6

(2) GREYSTONE CASH gets a better post to work with while facing a very suspect bunch. (4) PRESTISSIMO could be flying off the wings of the gate and would be tough to beat if left alone. (5) BOOTS N BOURBON bested a similar group two start back.

Race 7

(4) ROYAL KNOCKOUT freefalls down the class ladder and figures to find renewed life. (6) BELLE BOYD put together a big 3-year-old year but has been having trouble finding her way against older foes. Perhaps the change of scenery will do her good. (7) SOCIAL SCENE is in a similar boat to the previously mentioned mare. Maybe Brennan can wake her up from the slumber.

Race 8

(2) THISTHATNTHEOTHER ships into a great spot and should be pointed down the road. (5) MY IDEAL was racing very well in this class when last here. (1) TIGER BOUDOIR could find some early zip and be a factor from the pylons.

Race 9

(2) MC RUSTY moves into a high percentage barn and figures to bring an improved effort. (1) SIX GUN draws inside and adds Sears; plenty to like. (6) NORTHERN BREAKOUT drops down the claiming ladder and could show more.

Race 10

(1) TALKTOMECOURAGE N was a decent second last time and gets to start from pylon position. Perhaps the inside post will help brave this veteran up. (3) PUTNAMS ATTACK moves into a barn which could certain perk this guy back to his form from a few starts back. (4) LULU'S BOY drops down and adds Sears.

Race 11

(6) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N drops down a notch and while not a great play to win, could step up at a big mutuel in a wide-open race. (8) VENUS DELIGHT lured Bartlett off two inside horses; interesting. (5) GRACE SEELSTER was a bit flat last time but looks capable.

Race 12

(1) MISS ANNIE J returns to Yonkers at a reduced level and should be tough from the inside post. (5) MACH THIS WAY has speed and form. (2) FLYING MOCHA could be an interesting player if over whatever caused the Scratched-Injured line.


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