07/22/2015 9:57AM

Yonkers: Thursday 7/23 Analysis


MEET STATS: 119 - 603 / $840.60  BEST BETS: 14 - 52 / $65.60


Spot Play: I’M BLUE TOO (8th)


Race 1

(1) PASSION R VIRGINIE closed strong on the outside to settle for the show spot recently.  Mare is very capable of moving forward with a favorable trip. (2) ODDS ON AVENTURE came first over, got some cover briefly and stayed on for the placing last time out. Threat at her best. (6) SPECIAL KIM raced exceptionally well down along the inside in her latest. Factor with these.

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Race 2

If you go back two weeks ago, (4) NUTMEGS DESIRE shot like a cannon down the stretch to miss the victory by a neck; improvement expected. (3) CASE SOLVED flashed good speed, but made no moves in her last try. Might be on the engine? (5) SADIES PLACE was sitting second the entire trip facing odds-on favorite Cracker Coffee, but could not get by the winner; factor.

Race 3

(5) ALIBI HANOVER was last here on March 9th and has been bouncing around down south. She might be able to handle these at her best. (4) BROOKLYNS BEST had easy fractions on the lead in her last trip, but faded away. Maybe Brennan will try new tactics. (6) IDEAL A LITTLE came outside and pulled away to an easy victory last time out. Bad post, but capable.

Race 4

(1) SHARP WEST HANOVER was not sharp on June 26. He finished dead last in a five-horse field. The good news is this gelding catches a weak group tonight, plus the rail slot can only help his cause. (4) KEEMOSABE could not handle the $15k ranks. So the 12.5k might suit him well. (3) MILITARY STRATCOM was very sluggish from the 8-hole last time around. He did score from slot 3 on January 5. Brennan takes over the lines; watch out.

Race 5

(2) TIDEWATER TOMAHAWK had to be urged on turn one by Brennan to grab the front. Lost the lead to favorite Or, but that one broke on the backstretch, so he regained the lead to just hold off Free Love for the score. We will see if this gelding can repeat; many questions. (3) DONT FOOL WITH ME moved outside and appears he was going to mow Tidewater Tomahawk & Free Love down; threat again. (7) JUMP THE SHARK put in a mild rally to dead-heat with Italian Rebel in his latest; price factor.

Race 6

(1) CAMERON LUCKY blasted her way to the lead from post 8, but faded in the stretch drive. Now she moves to the fence and Zeron knows this mare from her May 28th trip; seems ready to fire her best. (5) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY stayed in the 3-hole the entire way against better; contender. (2) LET HER ROCK was along the rail and took to the outside for the stretch run, but could not sustain her rally last time out; may have a chance with these.

Race 7

(4) BABES I SCOOT did not disappoint the longshot players with a pocket-rocket score last time around. Gelding might have found his winning form, so he could be up to the task tonight for the repeat. (2) INTREPID HALL made an outside bid on July 3, but could not get to the top pair. Gets post relief; watch out. (3) FRITZS Z TAM ships in from Pocono with good early zip; beware.

Race 8

(3) IM BLUE TOO made a rallying bid to nail down the place spot last out. Gelding is knocking at the door based on his last three tries; must be considered in all exotics. (6) ROADWAY left from the 3-hole and made an outside bid, but tired in the stretch drive in his latest; factor. (1) SOMEPLACE SPECIAL was on the engine recently but the gas tank ran out; could fare well from the fence.

Race 9

The chalk fans got excited when (6) GAVINS DESIGNER just got up to best longshot Just That for the victory. Gelding is very capable of repeating. (3) ALL WEEK comes by way of Delaware with some nice efforts; big threat. (4) JUST THAT raced huge at a big price against Gavins Designer, but could not hold on against the latter; not out of this.

Race 10

(5) ALITTLEEASTERMAGIC led every step of the way but Cheyenne Robin came up the passing lane to take her down by a neck last time out. She is sharp and fit enough to make amends. (1) GRACE SEELSTER was facing better company in her last trip. She has fine speed, so the rail slot should get her mind back to business. (2) LITTLE MISS HENRY was very dull from post seven recently, but she will get some post relief tonight; don't overlook.

Race 11

(1) COCOA BEACH seemed to gain some ground along the rail in the stretch drive, but couldn't catch the top two recently. Now this pacing mare moves to the fence, so with a fine-timed drive from Stalbaum, this gal can get it done. (4) ROCK N LOAD drops in class, plus get a cozy post to work with; good enough to contend. (2) EYRE HOSTESS N should fare well from the 2-hole; maybe.

Race 12

(2) BLACK MAGIC EYES was sharp in the pocket and was moving up the fence,  but Victoria May N followed her along the rail and just nailed her for win honors last time out; good enough to make amends. (5) FANTICIPATION did not fire her best last time around, but she fits well with these; threat. (8) MY TALLIA IDEAL leaves from the 8-hole and will need a lot of gas in the tank to win this; watch out.

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