06/29/2015 12:37PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 6/30 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 181 - 572 / $989.50 BEST BETS: 25 - 45 / $87.90

Best Bet: RANSOM DEMAND (5th)

Spot Play: BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN (7th)

 

Race 1

(3) DANCINGWITHDELIGHT has really hit his stride in his last few efforts and he should be good to go from this spot. (8) REGGIANO was a good second upon arrival for Burke and Brennan will be firing from the gate. (2) APP HEAVEN finished willingly last out at Saratoga and he figures for a small share here.

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Race 2

(4) GIANNI seems to have some ability if he can stay trotting. He's a big question mark here but the price will be right. (5) MASTEROFTHEWIND AS ships in for the Lorentzon barn, which has had plenty of local success; gelding is clearly the one to beat. (3) AFFECTIVE ACTION has been okay with Mark MacDonald in the bike. He should be good for a share here in an otherwise forgettable race.

Race 3

(3) KS HALL was a game winner up at Monticello in his first start for the Jason Ryan barn and Bartlett hops in the bike for his local debut. (7) RALPH R has plenty of stakes experience for Erv and Andy Miller and he should be considered the one to beat but there probably won't be much value there. (2) CHOCOLATE XPLOSION has been a steady check-earner of late.

Race 4

(1) NORTHERN OBSESSION draws best in a pretty competitive field and the filly seems like she has the speed to take these the distance. (4) AGGRESSIVE has ability but staying flat seems to be an issue. (5) BATTLE MAGE closed well in her return and she does have local experience.

Race 5

(3) RANSOM DEMAND finished with good strides in a much-needed race and the gelding should only be better today making his second seasonal start. (2) UPPERCUTZ is usually around but doesn't like to win. (1) JIGGLE IT had no chance in his debut for Lachance from the eight hole; clearly he's going to show more from this spot.

Race 6

(2) PENJI HANOVER was a North America Cup finalist so clearly that makes him the one to beat, but beware, he broke in his lone local appearance. (5) LISCLOON raced much better last out with Lasix added. (4) CC JERMEY flashed good speed in his first start for the Garcia-Herrera barn.

Race 7

(6) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN has plenty of speed and back class to call upon and the veteran appears to be rounding into shape. He should be forwardly placed and can be near the front, clear of traffic. (4) WESTERN CREDIT hasn't done a whole lot wrong since being claimed by the Harmon barn and he looks for two straight. (3) CASHONTHEROCS returns locally and was making live moves when last seen here.

Race 8

(5) FIRE IN THE CELL, much like my top choice in the 7th race, is a classy veteran from Garcia-Herrera who is currently working herself into shape. She's beaten better than these in the past. (1) MOVEMENT is back at the proper level after being overmatched last out. (2) DREAMSTEELER has been consistent and will look to maintain her form moving into the Banca barn. (10) SCHLIM SCHLAMMA added hobbles and did qualify nicely.

Race 9

(8) STITCH IN TIME took the money last out but broke leaving. I suspect Buter will try leaving the gate again to overcome the outside starting spot in this field full of question marks. (4) TIMMY T lacks the class of others but he's looked good in his two starts for the Rohr barn. (6) FLEX THE MUSCLE has loads of back class for Schnittker and Stratton has been driving that stock with a purpose recently.

Race 10

(4) GAELIC AND GARLIC has found times tough this year but he's competed with and beaten much better than these in the past. (2) ONE MORE KID just missed last week and he should be close up again. (10) SUN OF A VICTORY has been solid at this basement claiming level but he has to overcome a second-tier start.

Race 11

(4) EXPLOSIVE ACTION broke while chasing from the pocket at odds-on when dropped to this level then qualified okay with the trainer in the bike. Erratic gelding can power by this field if in the mood. (2) PRINCE LAUXMONT has been racing just evenly for Banca but he's a player here. (9) DIAMONDS R US has proven she fits with this type but she needs to stay flat and have some racing luck; consider at a price underneath.

Race 12

(1) CARD SHOCK lands the rail again off a wire-to-wire score at odds-on and he should be a much better price today with the likes of (2) MY NAME IS SAM around. The latter ships in off some solid efforts, draws well and looks like the one to beat. (6) SOME PLAYA qualifed effectively for Sabot and could be used in exotics.

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