05/23/2016 12:46PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 5/24 Analysis


MEET STATS: 175 - 512 / $901.80

BEST BETS: 23 - 43 / $86.00

Best Bet: IT’S A GOOD THING (4th)

Spot Play: REGULUS N (1st)

Race 1

(7) REGULUS N hasn't done all that much since returning to the Tritton barn but this is his softest spot in some time and there isn't much speed inside of him. (5) SIR JAKE'S Z TAM ships down from Saratoga in decent form and Zeron picks up the drive. (3) BEST DEAL YET N has a post advantage but isn't a prolific winner.

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Race 2

(1) KIWI IDEAL N drops to the basement, draws best and has little excuse to fail. (4) YS LOTUS also gets class relief off an improved effort. (4) ILIKETHEMTRASHY arrives from upstate, joins the Banca barn and has to be considered. (7) VILLAGE BEAT has loads of back class.

Race 3

(1) JUSTIFIED was second best last week to a fresh Milici claim; he could turn the tables with the post advantage, (7) LUCKY MCTRUCKY went down the road to defeat the top choice and he's clearly a threat to repeat. (3) PIER HO TEMPTATION returns locally and has done good things in the past with Brennan in the bike.

Race 4

(3A) ITS A GOOD THING has won two in a row on the engine off the Allard claim and he headlines a very strong and chalky mutuel entry here. (3) GRANDPA DON is the other half of the entry and they could be sitting one-two around the track. (1) INTREPID HALL will try to protect rail position. (2A) ELECTRIC CHAPEL N has talent but is very erratic.

Race 5

(7) FASHION DELIGHT returned from the Midwest last week and went down the road in a good try; Milici trainee will be heading to the front again. (1) DELCO ROCKNROLL ships back from Saratoga, draws best and should be sitting the trip. (5) CHEYENNE JEFFREY perked up a bit at Harrington and he's had his moments here in the past; consider.               

Race 6

(3) BUBBIE BOY was put on the front end in his debut for Milici and faltered late; he remains sharp and could be in line for a mild upset with a live stalking trip. (1) FAT MANS ALLEY has been razor-sharp for three different barns recently and has loads of back class; veteran is the one to beat. (1A) INNOCENT VICTIM has also been very sharp and he completes a strong Allard entry. (4) CAN'T IT BE ME has looked like a new horse since the Banca claim and he's in with a chance as well.

Race 7

(5) DOUBLEDAY gets a nice driver upgrade to Bartlett and he's proven to be a competitive fit at this level. (3) MADMAN HALL has done little wrong in his last handful of efforts and the Schnittker trainee will be prominent again. (4) FLEET BUMBLEBEE ships down from Canada where he has some good efforts sprinkled in and he definitely merits consideration.

Race 8

(5) APOSTLES CREED was outsprinted home in his local return after a decent run in the Weiss at Pocono; this is a perfect midpack post and leading driver Bartlett has tactical options as the gate springs open. (7) REAL DJ HANOVER didn't fire in his seasonal debut at The Meadowlands facing better but anything Ake Svanstedt sends out has to be respected. (6) HMS FIRECRACKER has been razor-sharp up at Saratoga. (8) ELUSIVE ACTION has also been racing well and could pick off a few for a share.

Race 9

(4) STILLWATER went a long, tough and game trip last week upon arrival for Svanstedt. Expect him to be even better in his second seasonal start. (5) GONEINAPUFFOFSMOKE has stormed home in his first two lifetime starts to be second best in both efforts; he looks impossible not to include here. (8) MASTER CLASS is stuck with a poor post but could be a closing threat. (3) OUT OF HABIT gets post relief and will be closer up.

Race 10

(10) CALIPARI chased a wild runaway last week, narrowed the gap but was outfinished by fresher foes; form has been decent and he's one of many in with a live chance here. (1) BAS J gets a subtle barn change here to Monique Cohen and the classic underachiever could show improvement. (2) PARIS PRINCESS N is a threat if she minds her manners. (6) BINGO QUEEN was a winner last week but stringing together consecutive good efforts has been problematic.

Race 11

(8) CREAMPUFF MACDADDY went a decent effort in defeat in his debut for the Reidel barn and he's got the early speed to overcome the post disadvantage. (4) BOUND FOR FAME is probably best here but he stopped last out at the added distance and that's a bit alarming. (5) ALMAFI COAST is a good fit a this bottom claiming level. (9) KINGS CAVALIER gets Abbatiello back in the bike after a series of Billings and Amateur races.

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