07/30/2014 11:12AM

Yonkers: Thursday 7/31 Analysis


MEET STATS: 18 - 48 / $88.80  BEST BETS: 3 - 4 / $10.70

Best Bet: B SEVENTEEN (5th)

Spot Play: RIVIERA (1st)


Race 1

(4) RIVIERA drops down and should bring a top effort. (1) SADIES PLACE should push away from the cones; very dangerous. (6) A AND G'S DESIGN comes off a win but draws outside this week.

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Race 2

(1) RINGSIDE MUSCLE has proven himself the king of this $20K claiming level and draws the inside to boot. (5) JAILHOUSE FUNK has been racing well and shouldn't miss a beat for the new barn. (3) TROTTIN TROY should be forwardly placed.

Race 3

(3) FAST MOVIN TRAIN gets class and post relief. Don't sell this son of Rock N Roll Heaven short. (5) JULERICA has raced well in both starts and merits a long look as the possible second choice. (4) ARTISTIC MAJOR has yet to lose in three career attempts.

Race 4

(6) SIMON SAID prepped with two decent qualifying miles at the Meadowlands. This field came up light and this son of American Ideal can capitalize. (4) PERFECT BET has faced tougher in every start of his three-race career. (1) HOWDOILIVEWITHYOU has yet to miss the board and did draw pylon position.

Race 5

(2) B SEVENTEEN drops out of the top class of Sire Stakes and should take charge. (5) HEAVEN ROCKS qualified well at Pocono and is worth a long look on the track. (6) MAJOR PLAYER also exits NYSS for tonight's Excelsior condition; could improve.

Race 6

(4) SOUTHWIND MASIMO posted a big mile at Monticello in his career debut; staying here. (5) AMERICAN CROSSROAD arrives for top trainer Alagna off a confidence-building win; very dangerous. (7) MY SPIRIT SOARS has done nothing to make you think he can't win.

Race 7

(6) BET YOU took a shot first over and held for second last time. Gingras chose this one and I expect a victory. (3) MAJOR WAR flashed speed last time and stopped. He should get the lead easily tonight. (1) BORIS broke in his debut; another chance.

Race 8

(1) FREEDOMFORMYSOUL looks like a serious horse and just set a track record at Monticello. (2) LONE SURVIVOR faced a killer at The Meadows most recently. If he sits close he could be dangerous. (5) ROCKNTOUCH comes off a pair of strong efforts.

Race 9

(1) SUCHASENSEOFHUMOR draws best, adds Gingras and faces a suspect group. (7) ULTIMATE G has plenty of early speed; using. (3) BETTING EXCHANGE is a bit of an unkown. He is worth a look on the track.

Race 10

(5) SICILY made a nice middle move but couldn't come close to the top two in his first career start. He adds Sears now and is certainly eligible to improve. (8) IN THE ARSENAL swept through the Sheppard series but drew poorly. (1) MIKADO BLUE CHIP draws well and should get a good piece.

Race 11

(8) BREW MASTER would be a no-go if this was a mile race, but with the added distance into the first turn he should be able to make the top. (2) SISTER GOLA should be a contender on the driver change to Sears, but might be overbet because of that change. (1) WILD SMILE has speed from the inside; using underneath.

Race 12

(1) MC TAYLOR gets class and post relief in her return to the Hilltop. (4) I DO IT MYSELF is hsarp and a must use on most tickets. (6) SIR LEHIGH Z TAM drops down but needs a trip.

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