06/15/2015 12:40PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 6/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 168 - 525 / $909.40 BEST BETS: 23 - 42 / $82.00

Best Bet: CARD SHOCK (12th)

Spot Play: SKATES N PLATES (7th)


Race 1

(1) BAZILLION returns to the Adamczyk barn where he was a blowout winner three back from a similar spot. (3) ONE WARRAWEE was also a blowout winner in his debut for Banca and it looks like one of these two has to win. (6) MR BIG LOAD entered the win column last out and clearly he's better suited for this level.

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Race 2

(5) STITCH IN TIME didn't really fire last out but I'll give him another chance with the drop in class. (1) TIME WILL TELL ALL has decent speed and the best post. (4) NORTHERN ESCORT was claimed for 30K by Allard and is immediately dumped in for 15K; I don't think I've ever seen such a drastic drop off a claim. Obvious red flag here.

Race 3

(5) DALLENBACH HANOVER served notice last out that he's ready for a breakout effort. (4) WAYNE THE LEFTY is still zero for two years but he does have the class to compete here. (8) REPORT FOR DUTY N woke up big time with the drop in class but he's stuck way outside today.

Race 4

(4) REGGIANO ships in for Burke with some minor stakes experience and he has a post edge on main rival (6) WESTERN PIONEER. The latter was last seen locally in a Rooney elimination, where he was a touch overmatched from a tough post; big chance. (1) PUTTIN ON THE FOIL should be able to save ground and may be able to hold off the rest for a small share.

Race 5

(2) CHUCARO ACERO BC finally gets a break in the post draw and it seems the Team Miller charge should have more to offer. (3) ROCK OF THE AGES gets clear class relief and looks fast enough to take this. (5) SIR SAM'S Z TAM has hit the board in all six races at this level for Lachance.

Race 6

(1) HI HO STEVERINO always flourishes when he gets this type of class and post relief. (4) SKYFUL OF LIGHTERS has been a solid commodity since joining the DiDomenico barn. (3) OPEN WATER moves into the Banca barn, picks up Sears and is obviously a big threat.

Race 7

(11) SKATES N PLATES has looked positively super since joining the Paul Kelley barn and he may have even more to offer; only obstacle here is the second-tier start. (1) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN has plenty of back class for Garcia-Herrera and he may be firing from the gate in the hopes of lining up his rivals. (3) WESTERN CREDIT was too far back to threaten last out and he may be a touch below these but he remains a closing threat with a smooth trip.

Race 8

(11) SATURDAY KNIGHT looked very good a couple of months ago in his local debut then suddenly forgot how to stay trotting. The connections added trotting hobbles last start which may have helped. Worth a look if the price is juicy. (3) MOJITO AS has jogged in three straight races and is the deserving favorite. (1) BRICKYARD CLASSIC may get buried in this bulky field but he should have closing trot if clear late. (10) NUNKERI has some NYSS experience and can be included.

Race 9

(3) DREAMSTEELER gave way badly last out after moving early and cutting the pace; a return to off-the-pace tactics should benefit the mare greatly. (6) WYGANT PRINCE has some back class and he returns to a catch-driver today. (9) KLM EXPRESS takes a needed drop in class and he could be competitive here.

Race 10

(5) HENNI raced okay when last seen locally with Brennan aboard; trotting filly seems well-mannered and may be flashing early speed. (4) DANCEWITHME CHUCK has been racing decently with much better and on paper she's clearly the one to beat but she won't offer much value. (2) ABIONA HANOVER picks up Sears and may show more in her third seasonal start. (3) HERCU LINDY has picked up small checks in his first two career efforts.

Race 11

(4) DIAMONDS R US has some ugly-looking lines but we all know if she behaves herself she fits nicely here. Note that she has two wins versus this type at the added distance this year. (1) WHATNBLAZES will be firing hard from this inside post with Abbatiello. (8) PRINCE LAUXMONT hails from the live Banca barn and has leading driver Bartlett but must overcome the eight hole.

Race 12

(1) CARD SHOCK finds his best spot since returning to Yonkers and I'm giving him one more chance. (2) MISTER ACCUMULATOR has tailed off a bit in his last couple but he should be close up again. (4) MONOLOGUE ships up from Delaware where he's been involved in some fast races.

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