07/14/2015 4:17PM

Yonkers: Thursday 7/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 33 - 82 / $157.90 BEST BETS: 3 - 7 / $12.20

Best Bet: CRACKER COFFEE (1st)

Spot Play: ARQUE HANOVER (6th)


Race 1

(1) CRACKER COFFEE ships in from Northville where her times match up very competitively with this group. She should only improve moving into a high percentage barn. (6) QUICKSILVERCANDY A has good early speed and faces a mostly blank field; good combo. (5) SADIES PLACE can't be as bad as her latest effort.

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Race 2

(6) MASTERSON moves back down to the Excelsior Sire Stakes division and gets a major barn change to Brainard that is hard to ignore. (2) GOLD COAST MUSCLE has gone some big miles and also some duds; capable. (1) JOVIAL NATION should flash speed from the cones and get at least a small piece.

Race 3

(2) ROSE RUN QUEST looks like the clear horse to beat but I'd stop short of saying he is a lock. (3) SILVER FOX J has proven capable of going a big mile and wouldn't be a shock. (1) MONTERA is in deep but draws best; could sneak into the number.

Race 4

(2) NOBETTORPLACETOBE has won both of his starts in this Excelsior A class and should still provide value because of the lack of a catch-driver. (7) AMERICAN LEGEND picked up some confidence at Pocono and might finally be ready to show his best. (3) JK ALLNITELONG has hit the board in 9 of 11 starts this year; using underneath.

Race 5

(4) MAJOR CAMBY has won his last two starts at this level and really doesn't face the toughest field around. (3) BET YOU qualified reasonably well and certainly finds a good spot; worth using. (7) BRINKMAN could be a factor if Bartlett can secure good early position.

Race 6

(2) ARQUE HANOVER finally takes a shot on the NYSS circuit after an unsuccessful run versus open foes. He blitzed a field here last week to prepare and has an inside post advantage tonight. (6) NATIONAL SEELSTER is undefeated in NYSS company; one to beat. (4) CARTOON DADDY hasn't lived up to his 2014 form, but I wouldn't completely count him out, at least not for the exotics.

Race 7

(3) BETTING EXCHANGE has banked a bunch of dough as an also-ran versus the best 3-year-old pacers in the country. Now he moves to the NY circuit and should be very tough to beat. (4) GOLD STAR LAMBEAU adds Lasix and moves into the Bamond barn; improvement very possible. (5) PENJI HANOVER has displayed flashes of ability and could potentially pull off an upset. (2) SOTO has dangerous inside speed.

Race 8

(1) MY SPIRIT SOARS won his previous two starts against NYSS foes and deserves the call from pole position. (4) A BETTOR HAT was up against it in the Hempt. This is more his comfort zone. (2) ONEISALONELYNUMBER seems capable if the trip works out. (7) ROCKIN IN HEAVEN just missed in his only attempt in NYSS this year.

Race 9

(8) GLAM CAM showed crazy speed in her first start for this barn before a dull effort most recently. I think she is worth a shot at what should be a decent price. (4) BITTERSWEET DREAMS is down in class but coming off a scratched-lame line; tough call. (1) MY IDEAL HANOVER gets a better post and did missed a few weeks prior to her last start.

Race 10

(2) HAYWORTH BLUE CHIP was short in the stretch after a two month break and should offer good value with Dube choosing off. (5) ALITTLEEASTERMAGIC scored at first asking for this barn. (1) CHEYENNE ROBIN could find some speed from post one.

Race 11

(5) DUNE IN RED returns to Yonkers at a reduced level and looks as good or better than the competition. (2) HIT BY LIGHTNING gets a better post to work with this week; capable. (3) ELM GROVE INARUSH ships in off a decent effort and adds Sears.

Race 12

(1) MY TALLIA IDEAL has speed and moves inside to the pylons this week; one to beat. (4) BEST BOSS could be very dangerous with a smooth trip. (2) MY SPRING FLING could leave away with the top choice and end up sitting pretty in the pocket.

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