08/08/2012 10:35AM

Yonkers: Thursday 8/9 Analysis


MEET STATS: 11 - 34 / $91.20

Best Bet: DOCTOR BUTCH (3rd)     Spot Play: STORY BOOK (4th)

Race 1

(1) TIJUANA PARTY should get away close and work out the winning trip. (5) DENY DENY DENY looks like the favorite but doesn't jump off the page as a lock. (7) FRAMED ART blew them away at Saratoga but he is up against it from the outside post.

Race 2

(1) BLAZIN BENNY has speed and the cones against a field without any standouts. (2) LIVE JAZZ is certainly capable of a big mile. (7) FOR YOU ALMOSTFREE is sharp but drawn outside.

Race 3

(4) DOCTOR BUTCH is 2 for 3 on the NYSS circuit and looks like a clear standout. (1) AMERICASGOTTALENT comes off a win and should stay close from the cones. (6) TRACK MASTER D posted a nice debut mile for a top barn. (7) ARTIST NIGHT appears to be capable if he behaves.

Race 4

(3) STORY BOOK should sit no worse than the pocket tonight. Hopefully we get the storybook ending. (6) BET THE MOON only needs live cover to have a big shot. (5) RONNY BUGATTI started off his career at a lower level; tested tonight.

Race 5

(2) SWIFT AS A SHADOW can brush and crush from this post. (5) ROYCE BLUE CHIP ouldn't touch Doctor Butch last time. This spot is easier. (6) UP FRONT PETE VK has four second in five career starts.

Race 6

(5) THREE TO FIVE has early speed, which is a big plus in this field. (8) BAMBINAS SORELLA was second from the 8-hole last time; possible again. (3) MIDNIGHT MASS looks like she can get a piece against this dull-looking bunch.

Race 7

(2) ERAGON is sharp and draws well; star in this field. (4) ENRY is not one of my favorites but has good early zip. (3) ICONIC STYLE seems to be finding his form.

Race 8

(7) MOVING ART is back in the Garcia-Herrera barn. She was 3 for 3 in June and July for that outfit. (4) SUPERSTAR DREAM is another getting driver and trainer changes. (8) AMERICAN HILL might be sharp enough to get a big piece from post 8.

Race 9

(2) ABOMINABLE SNOWPAN charged home to win at first asking for new connections; again. (1) UP FRONT JERRY has Brennan and the cones. (5) KING OF KINGS was up against it from post 8 in his first try for the Lappe barn.

Race 10

(6) FROGGY TURNER finally gets out of the 8-hole. This guy is capable of the upset. (2) ALL STAR DRAGON will take all the money and is a must use on your tickets. (3) LIGHT UP THE SKY is sharp and has Tetrick.

Race 11

(2) NORA LEE moves into a high percentage barn and adds Tetrick. (7) LATE FLYIN N could be the sharpest horse on the grounds. (1) JULIAS SONG N was Bartlett's choice.

Race 12

(4) DELIGHTFUL DIVA won't find a much easier spot at this level. (3) DOUBLE MAJOR faces elders this week but might actually be in against lesser. (1) GORDYS FILLY YENTA is in form.