08/24/2016 11:00AM

Yonkers: Thursday 8/25 Analysis


MEET STATS: 198 - 859 / $1,262.30

BEST BETS: 25 - 82 / $129.70

Best Bet: NIPPY W HANOVER (4th)

Spot Play: ROCK OUT (10th)


Race 1

(5) GALLANT MAJOR showed some life finishing fourth last out so he clearly can move forward against this weak group. (4) LIGHT UP THE SKY has hit the board in his last five tries; big player. (1) JC KINGDOM was on the engine most of the way but tired in deep stretch and had to settle for the placing in his Philly finale.

Race 2

(1) FLYING ISA N put in two strong victories at the Meadowlands in a row. Now this trotter will try for the hat trick at the half-mile oval; the pick. (4) GEORGINA CORNER has good early zip and most likely will be the one to catch. (2) NEWCASTLE was facing open foes at Saratoga last out and showed good speed; watch out.

Race 3

(3) RETURN TO SENDER N might have found a perfect spot to grab his first score of the year and good to see Bartlett at the helm. (6) BIG BAMBU rallied strongly to lose glory by only a nose; big threat. (8) WINDSONG GORGEOUS was sharp in his Meadowlands finale; post hurts but gelding is very capable.

Race 4

(7) NIPPY W HANOVER did not fire at odds-on last out but this pacing mare did not have the best trip. With a favorable journey she can return to her winning ways. (6) KIDDIE MCCARDLE might have moved too soon in her latest; main danger. (3) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N gets post relief and that might help her cause; maybe.

Race 5

(2) CRUISINWITHMYBABY was nailed for win honors last time around and this gal is in super form. She is very capable of returning back to the winner's circle. (3) INTOVIEW closed well and held on for the place spot in her last trip to the post; contender in here. (1) BAD NIGHT MARE moves to the fence and could have a say in the outcome.

Race 6

(4) I DO IT MYSELF did not fire from the 8-hole and now she gets back to a winning post where she was a down the road winner two trips ago; gets the call. You have to love the consistency of (2) KAITLYN RAE. She is knocking at the door and could be dangerous. (8) NORTHERN DALI has reeled off two straight victories; gets a bad draw but mare could be right in the mix with these.

Race 7

(2) BITTERSWEET CHAMP moves down in class off a dull effort against tougher last out. Gelding knows how to get the job done, just like he did two trips ago; threat at his best. (7) PASS THEM BY N has tactical speed and is knocking at the door based on his last three starts. (1) YORK SEELSTER retains the rail and is on the drop-down; not out of this.

Race 8

(3) MARTIAL BLISS has put in two sharp efforts in a row. Gelding appears to be rounding into winning form, so he can boss these with a well-judged drive. (2) THISGUYSAROCKSTAR got the job done via the pocket route last time around; main danger. (7) SMOOTH CRIMINAL scored the hat trick in his most recent outing; bad post, but must be considered in all the exotic slots.

Race 9

(4) SPORTSKEEPER was sharp in victory last time out. This gelding appears to be in excellent form and stays in same company; the pick. (2) PAMS LEGACY took the pocket route home to glory last time out; threat. (1) CARD SHOCK was sent down the road in his last start for all the marbles and retains the fence; don't overlook.

Race 10

(1) ROCK OUT comes off two sharp tries and that makes this gelding a strong contender to greet the cameraman for pictures. (7) GALLANT SEELSTER might have been used up in the early stages last time around; big player. (8) UNION MAN HANOVER showed good speed and lasted for place money recently. Don't overlook this guy despite leaving from the 8-hole.

Race 11

(5) ROYAL MAX has sharp speed with three strong efforts in Pennsylvania. Gelding should find these to his liking and the half-mile oval should not be a problem. (3) IN NOMINE PATRI put in a late rally for fourth money in his Pocono finale; main danger. (4) ZORGWIJK NOVA was sitting in the pocket most of the way but she could not get to the winner. She did save the placing last time out.

Race 12

(6) VILLAGE JESSICA put in a mild rally to land the fourth spot last time out. She does have speed and with a better trip she can get back to the winner's circle. (1) CHERRY BLISS is knocking at the door based on her last three outings. (3) SIR JILLIAN Z TAM took the pocket route on her way to victory last time around against lesser company.

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Joel Weiner 5 months ago
Nice watching Patrick LaChance not even try to get by Village Jessica with Sir Jillian Z Tam in the stretch at Yonkers in race 12. A less than pedestrian effort. Butt what the heck; there's only the public's money  bet on him. Just another night of harness racing. Patrick, at least shake the reigns and make it look good.