08/11/2015 3:36PM

Yonkers: Thursday 8/13 Analysis


MEET STATS: 38 - 94 / $178.20 BEST BETS: 4 - 8 / $14.70


Spot Play: JEWELS IN HOCK (7th)


Race 1

(6) STIRLING BREEZE moves into a solid barn and shows just enough form to think the change can push her over the top. (3) JUST SAYIN wasn’t awful from post eight last time and has a string of outside posts on her PP lines; wake-up candidate. (2) PRIVATE PERFORMANC has put in two nice miles from inside posts.

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Race 2

(5) COSMICPEDIA hasn’t lost a race in this class since April 17. I wouldn’t say he is a complete lock, but I’m not picking against him, either. (2) SHEER DESIRE has enough early speed to get around #1 and hails from a good barn. (4) WHOLLY LOUY is certainly sharp and it could get interesting if he guns out inside of the fave.

Race 3

(3) LEGAL LITIGATOR finds a spot where he should be able to take charge; adds Sears. (5) TIDEWATER TOMAHAWK has been racing well; clear threat. (2) STORY BOOK won for this tag last time but has a string of loses versus similar behind it. (1) THUNDER’S FURY returns from a few months off with two good qualifiers.

Race 4

(1) MY IDEAL HANOVER dropped to this level last time but was stuck with an outside post. If she is going to get off the schneid, this looks like the spot. (6) STIRLING CAPRICE gets a barn and driver change; dangerous. (3) NUTMEGS DESIRE hasn’t had much luck at the draw lately; exotics player.

Race 5

(1) IDEAL A LITTLE was claimed right back by trainer Rene Allard, so he must like this gal. She is sharp and drew best. (6) DEREK DELIGHT was very sharp prior to the claim by this high percentage barn; dangerous early speed. (2) EXHILARATED hasn’t been on a half mile track in a while, but won at Grand River in 1:54 1/5 back on June 15.

Race 6

(1) NUNKERI hasn’t had much success against the top level Sire Stakes foes, but she draws inside this week and has the early speed to work out a nice trip. (2) BARN GIRL hasn’t put in a bad race all year. (5) SUMMER SCENT should fire to the front, but is winless on the year. (6) LADY WINONA took a shot in the Hambo Oaks and found that crew a bit too tough; worth using.

Race 7

(4) JEWELS IN HOCK went down the road in both her recent NYSS appearances. Don’t be shocked if she gets the jump on (7) BARN DOLL and pulls off the upset. The latter hasn’t lost in months and sports a sparkling 15-for-18 career record. The outside post is the only issue. (6) WAITING ROOM has the early speed to make some noise.

Race 8

(1) COLLAGE hasn’t seen a post inside of eight since July 1, six starts ago. This looks like a prime spot. (3) SHESAIDHESAIDSAID drops won off a decent effort; must use. (4) MISSSOMEBEACH BLUE also gets a class break and could threaten.

Race 9

(5) CHEYENNE ROBIN won her last start against this type and may still offer a bit of value. (2) GRACE SEELSTER is another that was claimed right back by Allard. Mare has a strong record against this type. (1) MIKELEH should flash speed from the inside.

Race 10

(7) KAITLYN RAE has her work cut out for her from post seven, but the switch to Sears and her seven wins on the year are big positives. (4) MY TALLIA IDEAL seems likely to fly to the front and should hold on for at least a piece. (1) LITTLE MISS HENRY is off a win and drew best.

Race 11

(5) IDEAL RACE arrives from Pocono off a big race where he finished second; another adding Sears. (2) SOMEPLACE SPECIAL has early zip and an inside post to work with tonight. (1) TYLER has been racing very well and should keep his form for new connections.

Race 12

(2) FASHION MYSTERY comes out of a pretty high class at Pocono and raced well considering it was her first start since June. Jason Bartlett and some early speed are also nice plusses. (1) STORMUNN should flash early speed from the cones and get involved. (3) COFFEE ADDICT showed signs of life leaving from post eight last time out; improvement coming?

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