12/07/2015 12:38PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 12/8 Analysis


MEET STATS: 387 - 1168 / $2,168.10  BEST BETS: 56 - 94 / $196.60

Best Bet: AM MAGIC MAN (4th)

Spot Play: OPENING NIGHT GEM (3rd)


Race 1

(1) FOUR CORNERS was a solid winner in his debut for DiDomenico breaking a long losing streak and he can certainly repeat here despite facing some tough foes. (3) OR was flying home to just miss last out; erratic veteran has a big chance. (4) LETS ROCK TOGETHER was an easy winner for Allard upon arrival from Canada.

Race 2

(5) BETTER TO BE LUCKY was second best in his last two to a tough rival; time to graduate. (4) ROSE RUN QUICKLY could have more to offer in his second local start since shipping from Indiana. (7) RILEY'S DREAM qualified very nicely at The Meadowlands and the filly has had a nice season but she also has breaking issues.

Race 3

(3) OPENING NIGHT GEM went a huge effort in his debut for the Burke barn and he deserves top billing off that race. (1) DCS BETTER LIFE looked awful at The Meadowlands but he was second best in his last local try. (2) TOUCH OF LUCK gets needed post relief.

Race 4

(1) AM MAGIC MAN had too far to come in his local debut but still paced a good back half; he will be much closer to the action today. (3) WELL SAID STRIDE returns locally and was decent when last seen here. (5) ELWELL was a winner in his debut for Laterza but he's off three weeks after being off a month prior; proceed with caution.

Race 5

(3) UNIX HANOVER was a well rated winner last week and the sharp sort can take another at this NW4 level. (2) BORIS will be close to the action and has a chance. (1) WINNING IS SWEET is another new Allard trainee shipping in sharp but he's missed some time and could be overbet.

Race 6

(6) CLASS SIX is undefeated since moving to the Burke barn; why not again? (1) SECRET THREAT raced better last week after hanging the week prior; Sears should be in line for a perfect trip from this spot. (5) ITSONLYROCKNROLL A is clearly better than he's been showing; his best effort can take this.

Race 7

(10) INSOMNIAC has hit the board in his last three tries versus this type and today Dube gets in the bike for trainer Jeff Gregory; worth a long look. (5) CLIFTON BEACH is another who's been racing well and picks up a catch-driver. (1) LADY WINONA really should have won last week but at least the filly can now get another crack at this same level.

Race 8

(3) HOME'N DRY ships in off some live efforts at Philly and the driver/trainer combo of Dube and Bresnahan have clicked well in these added-distance events. (4) DOUBLEDAY didn't fire with his best last week in a quick mile but his prior three efforts were super. (1) NORTHERN OBSESSION bounced back with a good effort last out.

Race 9

(1) RUDDY RUSTY returns locally at a reduced level and finds a very soft field; the Mark Ford barn has been relatively live recently so this gelding deserves top billing. (3) LIVE JAZZ makes his third start for a new barn and showed improvement last week. (8) A J DESTINY was a good second three back versus similar and he may be worth a look at a big price.

Race 10

(6) CAPTURETHEMEMORY stayed flat in that qualifier after two insane efforts with recoveries off breaks; any sort of trouble-free effort and she takes this. (2) SING OUT rebounded last week with a solid effort. (7) SHORTSKIRTNHIHEELS battled with the former for half a mile and came up just shy; mare is a good fit at this basement claiming level.

Race 11

(6) BRICKYARD TOOTS drops to a new low and only needs some sort of live setup to get the job done. (10) BIG PAYOUT can't seem to get the job done at this $15K claiming level but he remains sharp and should be considered. (4) COIN COLLECTOR was uninvolved last out at Philly and she returns locally for Burke in for a tag.

Race 12

(2) PAPARAZZI HANOVER has been second best in his last two racing big off tough trips; from this spot Kakaley can take control early and never look back. (1) TAIL GUNNER HALL gets needed post relief and looks second best from this spot. (3) MCCITO doesn't look like a major threat to the top two but he can hold the rest safe.

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