08/01/2016 12:12PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 8/2 Analysis


MEET STATS: 254 - 737 / $1332.50

BEST BETS: 35 - 61 / $121.30

Best Bet: ASHLAKE (2nd)

Spot Play: KEYSTONE COCOA (10th)


Race 1

(2) BITTERSWEET CHAMP should be a halfway decent price returning locally picking up a catch-driver. (1) TINK AND TIGER drops to a new low and draws best. (5) BEST DEAL YET N has been close up in his last two and clearly merits consideration.

Race 2

(3) ASHLAKE drops back down to the basement claiming level where she was an easy winner at odds-on two back, short price. (1) RUDDY RUSTY hasn't been finishing his miles recently but that was against better. (6) SUGAR QUEEN GABBY has some back class and we've seen her awaken in the past.

Race 3

(4) BOX CAR JOHNNIE bounced back with a better effort last out and when right he's much better than a $12,500 claimer. (1) FOOLS GOLD is another with back class but he's missed time; proceed with caution. (8) MUSTANG MACH N is in good shape for Tritton but he has to overcome a rare outside post.

Race 4

(2) CANBEC KINGKAZIMIR was aggressively handled but faltered last out versus better; a smoother trip from Bongiorno can take this. (4) J JS DELIVERY is another facing weaker off a rugged try. (3) ASOKA N was treated rudely last out and paid the price after getting parked; veteran gets some post relief.

Race 5

(1) SOMETHING FOR DOC has finished willingly in his last two after not being aggressively handled; veteran has shown renewed life this season and he deserves a long look from this spot. (5) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE gets a free ride at this level off a game win and he's beaten much better in the past. (6) STATION THREEOHSIX also has back class and would be no surprise with a live trip.

Race 6

(4) CREE was a very sharp winner last out and the filly faces no killers in here; she handled the added distance well three back. (3) THE BIG MUSCLE makes his second start since shipping from Canada and he seems eligible for improvement. (10) COULD NINE HANOVER was a winner four back versus similar.

Race 7

(5) BINGO QUEEN isn't the most reliable sort but she did win by over 12 lengths when last in an added-distance event and she can power by with any sort of smooth trip. (4) TROUBLE RIEU N makes his second start for Tritton since shipping from Down-Under and he can show improvement. (6) JESSE'S STORY ships south from Saratoga looking for four straight.

Race 8

(10) MUSCLES ON FIRE has hinted at serious ability in his brief career and he qualified decently off the month vacation; Nik Drennan trainee only needs a smooth trip from the second tier to score. (3) CREDEVIE has been a good earner for Smedshammer despite being only 2 for 14 lifetime. (1) MUSCLESANDMARTINIS was a winner in this class last week. (6) TELL THE JUDGE was very game in defeat last out and could provide value underneath.

Race 9

(1) HOME'N DRY stayed trotting in that qualifier and if he minds his manners he's capable of blowing these away. Hold your breath. (4) LILY'S SWAN POND gets a decent midpack post here and a live longshot driver in Brent Holland. (10) MASSIVE TALENT was second best versus similar three back and has to be respected from these connections.

Race 10

(2) KEYSTONE COCOA raced pretty well in her first start for new connections and she gets a juicy morning line here. (4) WESTERN CREDIT was Sears' choice over my top pick and was decent last out without ever threatening for the top spot. (6) EXPRESSIVE ACTION went a long trip in last versus better and still held for a minor share. (9) NEW YORK MUSCLE has a touch of back class.

Race 11

(1) PETROSSIAN AS finished with plenty of trot once shaking free last out; with smooth sailing from the rail he can top this competitive field. (5) JAYPORT ALL MUSCLE keeps Sears and has been a steady commodity. (4) ROSE RUN QUICKLEY ships from Pennsylvania where he's been dull in his last two but he was live in his prior starts.

Race 12

(5) KIWI IDEAL N was never involved last out versus much better but he was competitive in prior starts and the Cassar trainee does have plenty of back class to call upon. (1) THE LUNCH PAIL gets serious post relief but he's not a prolific winner and will probably be overbet. (4) SANDESTIN HANOVER gets Sears back in the bike for a barn that's going well now.

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