09/10/2014 10:46AM

Yonkers: Thursday 9/11 Analysis


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




Race 1

(7) DELICIOUSLYNAUGHTY came out firing in her first two tries for the Brainard barn but broke most recently. This is a really bad field and she should roll down the road if she minds her manners. (3) KJ’S FOXY LADY picked up some confidence at Saratoga and could continue the winning trend. (2) BLACK MAGIC EYES seems likely to come away in the pocket, which is a good thing.

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Race 2

(7) SAILER EDDIE drops down the class ladder and gets the benefit of an added distance race to help him gain early position from the outside post. (3) BREW MASTER is a clear player if he can trot the mile. (1) BLUEBIRD KIDS QUEEN hasn’t been on the track since the end of June but clearly fits with this group; watch the warm-ups.

Race 3

(2) STORMIN RUSTLER is a classy veteran who hasn’t been able to keep up with the fast miles at Pocono. This race should go about 3-4 seconds slower and give him every chance to awaken. (4) LARAMARS SOUL also comes over from Pocono; big shot for top barn. (3) NINE INNINGS has displayed ability and looks hard to toss.

Race 4

(2) BRICKYARD NELLIE had no chance from post eight last time and clearly remains in good form for a strong barn. (1) BOOTS PLACE finally draws well and could be in line for a pocket trip. (3) DIRT DIAMOND hasn’t done much yet for new trainer Julie Miller, but this mare will pop up with a big effort eventually.

Race 5

(7) FANCY LABEL raced well in her initial try for trainer Rene Allard. I’ll stay here and look for continued improvement. (5) COCOTIER is a sharp horse in a strong barn. (3) RINGSIDE MUSCLE loves to win but never looks pretty doing it. My main concern is that he might not get his usual easy lead this time around. (4) TSMLIL ORPHAN ANDY has the form to win this given a decent trip.

Race 6

(1) ARIADNE HANOVER gets a major trainer change into the Jennifer Sabot barn and draws the inside as well; down the road. (3) TIGER BOUDOIR is capable of winning at this level but needs a reasonable trip. (5) LITTLE MISS HENRY comes off a win and stays in the same class.

Race 7

(7) COLOSSAL CRUISER is one of many Pocono shippers from Rene Allard. The outside post could help to offer a bit of value. (4) COSMICPEDIA won at this level two starts back. (3) DASH N tries Yonkers after proving himself at the $20K level in Saratoga.

Race 8

(5) GIVEITTOEMSTAIGHT drops in company in her return to Yonkers. She should be able to handle this crew. (1) GRACE SEELSTER has the rail and should push away for a pocket trip. (3) ROCK N SOUL is capable on her best days.

Race 9

(4) CAVIART CARA steps down from the $30K to the $20K claiming level and seems likely to bring a big effort. (5) SPRINGHOUSE STAR moves into a high percentage barn and was sharp before that switch. (2) MACH THIS WAY was a solid second up in class last time.

Race 10

(3) MC TAYLOR was a good second over a month ago in this class when last seen here. This looks like a good spot. (5) GROUNDED is very dangerous on the class drop. (4) ANTIGUA HANOVER is another who has raced well against this type.

Race 11

(7) STRIKER ACE finds a field loaded with early speed potential and breakers. Four-year-old could conceivably come away close to the action just by minding his manners or have a chance to close into a quick pace; price play. (3) TOSS CARTWRIGHT has shown potential but can’t get over the hump this year. (1) CRAZZYCRAZZY is loaded with speed and has the inside to his advantage.

Race 12

(4) WESTERN EMPRESS returns to Yonkers against lesser company and should flex her muscles. (1) KNOW IT ALL has been a model of consistency recently. (7) I DO IT MYSELF wins or finishes second almost every week; dangerous.

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