05/04/2015 11:41AM

Yonkers: Tuesday 5/5 Analysis


MEET STATS: 130 - 405 / $674.70 BEST BETS: 16 - 32 / $60.80

Best Bet: FRISKIE’S ANGEL (4th)

Spot Play: MOVE BLUE CHIP (1st)


Race 1

(2) MOVE BLUE CHIP was going nowhere last week but his start prior was solid; definitely worth a look from this improved post in this suspect field.  (6) MAKES ME STUPID drops out of claimers and has flashed speed in the past. (3) PARKLANE EAGLE was speed tightened last out and could have more to offer.

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Race 2

(3) MY IDEAL HANOVER returns for DiDomenico for this claiming series off a couple of decent speed efforts at Pocono. (1) SHAWNEE DANCER also has speed and draws best for the potent Allard barn. (2) MISS DOLLAR MAM debuts for Garcia-Herrera via claim and merits instant respect.

Race 3

(2) WINTER BLUES is sharp as could be for leading connections and looks tough to deny. (1) AUCKLAND FLYER hung first off the claim then closed well the other day; threat from the rail. (3) RED ROCK will be close up throughout.

Race 4

(6) FRISKIE'S ANGEL ships from Northfield off some good efforts and joins the Brainard barn; anyone who's seen how the pacer Dabunka has performed since shipping east will be all over this mare. (1) GRACE SEELSTER raced willingly first out for Godinez and now draws best. (2) DEREK DELIGHT looks best of a very weak rest.

Race 5

(8) DIGITAL Z TAM suspiciously plummeted in class last out but did look good winning; he will be forwardly placed again and can repeat. (7) ACHILLES BLUE CHIP steps up to face seemingly toughter but he's been sharp in his three starts for Allard. (3) SOMEPLACE SPECIAL went evenly last out after stopping the start prior.

Race 6

(3) SCOTTISH CROSS bounced back from a poor effort with a solid qualifier for Allard and she will be forwardly placed in this bukly field. (4) KLM EXPRESS doesn't win often but he is getting serious class relief. (1) BLUEBIRD KIDSQUEEN was second best at a price when last at this level.

Race 7

(5) ALMAFI COAST clearly needs to mind his manners but he can storm home late if put in a good striking spot. (1) SUN OF A VICTORY is very consistent at this level and is clearly the one to beat but don't accept a short price in this 12-horse affair. (9) BRICKYARD TOOTS has always had a nice closing kick for Baynes and she's beaten much better than these in the past.

Race 8

(2) SATURDAY KNIGHT was a game and confident winner upon arrival and the three-year-old can certainly repeat. (8) MARKUP HANOVER has been much-improved in recent efforts for Team Buter and he only needs an alert getaway and some luck to be right there late. (6) VEGLIANTINO is always involved but rarely wins; best used underneath.

Race 9

(3) LADY CATERINA was a bit short after being used early in her second local start; filly has Dube driving now for Bresnahan and that's been a good combo. (6) WANNA GET LUCKY ships in from the Meadowlands for Nifty Norman and seems to have some ability. (4) ALGORITHM looked defeated last week but somehow held on for the score; maybe he was lucky, or maybe he has more to offer.

Race 10

(9) BINGO QUEEN returns from a failed try at The Meadowlands where she broke again and now faces softer than she's accustomed to; I'll take a shot with her and hold my breath for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. (4) MEADOWVIEW ARNY will be firing out and will be on the lead or in the pocket throughout. (8) IMPERIAL PHOTO had some nice efforts locally last year.

Race 11

(2) SIR SAM'S Z TAM was used early last out then was shuffled and finished okay once clear; Lachance deserves another chance from this inside spot. (6) RELLINO HANOVER makes his second start for new connections and he deserves a look at a price in this competitive race. (7) CHUCARO ACERO BC looks for three straight and the Argentinine shipper could have more to offer.

Race 12

(2) CAUTION SIGNS swept a tiring field from last as the 9/5 favorite right off the Brainard claim; clearly he's capable of repeating. (4) HEAVENLY KNOX is 8 for 10 lifetime with two seconds; lots to like. (7) CARD SHOCK is a horse that I'm following with the return to the Silva barn but this looks like a tough spot.

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