05/18/2015 3:31PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 5/19 Analysis


MEET STATS: 147 - 453 / $776.50  BEST BETS: 19 - 36 / $71.20

Best Bet: FF BIGSHOW (12th)

Spot Play: FINNTASTIC (2nd)


Race 1

(3) WESTERN DAKOTA returns for his second start off a long layoff and is in for the basement tag; if all four legs still function he's got a chance. (1) LONG FIGHT HANOVER was one I've been following but it seems he's forgotten how to win. (8) FLYING INSTRUCTOR lands another bad post, his third tough spot since the move to the Godinez barn; maybe he sneaks in at a price.

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Race 2

(1) FINNTASIC is an interesting Michigan shipper who's maintained good form this season; he might acclimate nicely here. (4) MAKEOUTLIKEAPANDIT was a sharp wire-to-wire winner upon arrival; clearly he can repeat. (7) TRUE HERO ships from Ohio and joins the hot Banca barn.

Race 3

(9) MIKALEH is the camera-shy type but she's raced well in her last two and has a chance with a smooth trip. (2) GRACE SEELSTER has jogged with little pressure in the first two legs of this series but she may have to be used harder today. (1) MISS DOLLAR MAM draws best and should be close up throughout.

Race 4

(2) WINTER BLUES was shaken off in a quick last quarter after an uncovered trip last week but this veteran has been consistent for ages and draws well enough again. (1) ALED HANOVER ships in, joins the Rohr barn and draws best; threat. (6) DIGITAL Z TAM looks for four straight but he does enter a new barn; can he maintain his form?

Race 5

(1) AUCKLAND FLYER has jogged in two straight and he returns to the Garcia-Herrera barn with the best post. (5) ACHILLES BLUE CHIP has raced well in every start since joining the Allard barn. (2) HOT SHOT LAWYER can't possibly be that far back in this abbreviated field.

Race 6

(5) CARD SHOCK has raced willingly in his two starts since rejoining the Silva barn but he's been too far back in both races; this may be another tough spot but the price should be good enough to give him a whirl. (1) SKYFUL OF LIGHTERS has been good all season for DiDomenico; he's the one to beat. (4) VICTORY AT LAST faded after showing early speed upon his local return; Burke trainee can be forwardly placed again.

Race 7

(4) WALDORF HALL picks up leading driver Bartlett for his local return. Jim Raymer trainee has been racing well of late and he has loads of back class to call upon. (7) WINEMASTER HANOVER has been flashing solid speed out of town and he should be firing from this spot. (8) WESTERN CREDIT closed a ton in his debut for the Harmon barn but he may be too far back to threaten; use underneath.

Race 8

(2) CASH ME OUT needed his last two starts off the long layoff and he gets a big driver change to Sears. (7) MOVEMENT has been solid in all recent efforts and he deserves a long look despite the outside post. (9) WINWOOD SCOUT goes for yet another new barn and he looks for two straight.

Race 9

(1) BROKEN RECORD ships in for Schnittker off an easy score at Saratoga and Stratton hops in the bike, which has been a good angle recently. (6) EXPLOSION OF LIGHT is much-improved in his last two and he keeps Bartlett. (2) LADY CATERINA was Dube's choice and him driving for trainer Bresnehan has been deadly all season.

Race 10

(4) VIBE BLUE CHIP debuts for Allard and qualified effectively with the hobbles added; worth a try in this competitive event. (5) CHELSEAS CHANCE ships from Northfield into a barn that's had success here; we'll see how the mare fits in class-wise. (6) BRICKYARD TOOTS isn't on top of her game but she's always a closing threat.

Race 11

(7) SUN OF A VICTORY jogged last week at a shorter distance and he looks much the best here on paper. (6) CELEBRITY STIMULUS exits the amateur ranks and picks up Brennan; he looks capable of scaring the top choice. (10) WHANBLAZES also returns to a professional driver and he could be considered.

Race 12

(1) FF BIGSHOW recently had two wire-to-wire wins at The Meadowlands and Bartlett will be looking to go down the road from this spot. (2) ART DEGREE should never be too far back. (4) SIR SAM'S Z TAM has been coming up short recently and has the look of a money-burner.

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