09/20/2016 4:24PM

Yonkers: Thursday 9/22 Analysis


MEET STATS: 229 - 967 / $1,479.50

BEST BETS: 29 - 91 / $142.30


Spot Play: DIABANDO (9th)


Race 1

(2) MCARDLE ROYALE N returns to Yonkers and gets post relief; threat at his best. (6) UNCLE GOODFELLOW was sharp in his last trip; post hurts but he is very capable. (1) ADDWATER should do much better from the fence; watch out.

Race 2

(1) VEGAS STRIP THREE closed strongly to nail down the victory last out. Mare moves now to the rail and with another fine trip the rest will have to settle for minor awards. (8) NIPPY W HANOVER did not get the job done at odds on upstate but the move back to Yonkers and the drop in class could help his chances; maybe. (2) FIFTYSHADESOFRUSTY gets class relief and should be right in the mix.

Race 3

(3) GEISHA GIRL N was facing better last out and the last time this pacing mare got the job done was at this level; gets the call. (1) HAPPILY EVER AFTER is knocking at the door based on her last two outings. (4) HERETIC FRANCO N now leaves the 8-hole and could have a say with these.

Race 4

(4) I DO IT MYSELF has the speed and this event and this mare has every right to take these down the road for all the glory. (8) CRUISINWITHMYBABY has wheeled off two straight victories and will now have to overcome the move to the 8-hole; possible. (6) SUMMER SNOW put in a mild rally for fourth money last out; could land a share of the purse.

Race 5

(2) ZIGGY SKY Gelding was uncovered and tired in the stretch drive last out. With a better trip and a well judged drive he could get the job done. (4) P L HELLCAT was sent down the road in his last try at Philly for all the glory; main danger. (1) ASOKA N retains the rail and has tactical speed; watch out.

Race 6

(2) SOUTHWIND TERROR put in a game effort for third money last time around and this gelding fits well with this group; can take this at his best. (8) RESTLESS YANKEE was on the lead most of the way but was nailed in deep stretch last out; contender despite the move to the 8-hole. (1) WACO BRUSIER gets post relief and that might help his cause; we shall see.

Race 7

(3) ARTIST NIGHT was an easy winner down the road last time out and this pacing gelding appears to be in excellent form so two straight is clearly not out of the question. (6) MARTIAL BLISS took the pocket route on his way to victory recently; dangerous. (4) PAN STREET USA returns downstate and closed strongly for the show spot two trips ago and this gelding does have a lifetime mark this year at the Hilltop; not out of this.

Race 8

(1) ROCK ABSORBER came up the cones to just get up for win honors last time around. Gelding might like it here and now he moves to the fence; gets the call. (3) SMOOTH CRIMINAL was sharp in victory last out to grab his second straight; big player again. (5) A PLUS HANOVER raced evenly and was third best last out; could be in the mix.

Race 9

(3) DIABANDO came hard at the 3/4 pole only to be caught in deep stretch by Rock Absorber last time out and this gelding is knocking at the door; primed to boss these at his best. (4) BILLABONG BEACH Gelding is very sharp based on his last three outings upstate; big threat. (7) CARD SHOCK has hit the board in his last four trips to the post and appears to be heading in the right direction; must be considered in all the exotics slots.

Race 10

(3) ROETHBLISSBERGER took charge right from the bell and never looked back for his 10th score of the year. 8-year-old gelding might be back to his winning ways so with that said another victory is within the realm. (1) SPORTSKEEPER did not have the best of trips last out but now he moves to the fence; quite dangerous. (7) SPORTS BETTOR got the job done via the pocket route last time out; beware.

Race 11

(1) CROMBIE A gets the best of the draw and 10-year-old could be ready for a better performance against these; the pick. (7) DOJEA SOLO led most of the way but ran out of gas and was nailed for the victory by Sports Bettor last time around; big threat. (4) GALLANT SEELSTER was sitting in the pocket and could not get to the winner last time out; can contend with these.

Race 12

(3) SCOOTIN FOR JOY closed strongly and just missed glory by a length and a half last time out. Pacing mare seems to be heading in the right direction and if she gets the right trip it could be game over for the rest. (6) CLARA BEA has wheeled off two straight victories and based on her sharp form she must be considered. (7) MOTU MOONBEAM N was third best last time around and has hit the board 10 of 15 starts this year; watch out.

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