08/15/2012 10:33AM

Yonkers: Thursday 8/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 14 - 46 / $100.00

Best Bet: MOVING ART (12th)    Spot Play: AMERICAN HILL (3rd)

Race 1

(4) PAY TRIBUTE returns to Yonkers at a reduced level and lured Brennan off of three others. (1) MARIES Z TAM might be only 1 for 47 over the last two years but seems to be in a wining spot. (2) STORMUNN has some speed.

Race 2

(2) TASTY MAX has always been a horse that seems to wake up when in at this level. (4) MARTINO is certainly sharp; hard to ignore. (5) NEARLY UNCLE could be an interesting price play with a trip.

Race 3

(5) AMERICAN HILL had no chance from post eight last week. Mare drops down and has plenty of speed. (2) BY ALL MEANS is somewhat inconsistent but has Brennan and can fire off the gate. (1) TANZANITE HANOVER has as good a shot as any of the rest to be in the lower exotics.

Race 4

(1) MAKE A BUNDLE N took a few months off and came back fresh with a solid effort. She should sit second or brush to the front and be very tough. (6) SO CONFUSING is certainly good enough to win this race. If MacDonald is patient, he could benefit from the amount of early speed signed on. (7) MS RUSH clearly needed the race last time; capable. (4) LITTLE MISS HENRY arrives in fine form.

Race 5

(4) FORT VALLEY AS is on a roll now and should be headed down the road again. (1) BANK PRESIDENT can’t be faulted on class. How does he handle the rail on the half-mile track. (6) TIA MARIA KOSMOS should be leaving; chance.

Race 6

(6) BRICKYARD NELLIE gets huge driver and trainer switches. It is hard not to bite on this mare. (1) RUNAWAY ROSE has speed and the cones; very tough. (3) SUPERSTAR DREAM raced well off the claim.

Race 7

(2) BEST DREAM SEEKER moves into a new barn and draws well. (1) ISLAND REDEMPTION looks good on recent form but does his best work at the $15k level. (5) MY LAST LAUGH is another that is moving into a new stable; maybe.

Race 8

(6) SHARK DRESSED MAN couldn’t be any sharper. He can handle the jump in class. (4) DVC GIVEMEATTITUDE enters a good barn and should keep his form. (3) LILSHARKSHOOTER drops for a high percentage outfit.

Race 9

(1) NORA LEE was claimed right back by Harmon; always a good sign. I can see her sitting the pocket and nailing heavy favorite (5) LATE FLYIN N at the wire. (6) DIAMOND TIARA has been good since switching barns and is certainly at a winning level. (2) JULIAS SONG N has some form; chance with trip.

Race 10

(6) COURSER HANOVER displayed a smidge of life last time. I’ll take a shot on the class drop. (1) NY ICE also drops down and has good speed; use. (8) MCARDLE PARK can overcome the outside post and should be a price.

Race 11

(8) ALL STAR DRAGON is a speed demon off the gate; take a shot. (2) GREAT SOUL gets around #1 easily enough and that gives him a big chance. (5) ACTIVATOR is a live horse moving into a live barn; use.

Race 12

(7) MOVING ART was done in by the trip last week. I’m expecting her to take charge tonight. (5) LEGERDEPAN drops a notch. Can she find some speed? (2) WIZZARD QUEEN is clearly on a roll.

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