08/24/2015 2:05PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 8/25 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 242 - 757 / $1390.60 BEST BETS: 33 - 60 / $113.10

Best Bet: OHO DIAMOND (8th)

Spot Play: ITSONLYROCKNROLL A (12th)

 

Race 1

(4) TREND SPOTTER was aggressively handled from the eight hole last out and tired badly, but I liked the effort and it may have tightened him up. (7) TIDEWATER TOMAHAWK may be done in by this poor post; needs to generate early speed. (5) ROCK FAME ships from Jersey and may take some curiosity money.

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Race 2

(3) CELEBRITY LAMBO ships from Pocono where the colt recently took two straight on the front end; he has a post edge on likely favorite (5) CRAZY BEAUTIFUL and will certainly be better value. The latter has looked very sharp recently for the sharp Alagna/Zeron tandem. (2) MOUNTAIN TOP debuts for a new barn today and should fit well here.

Race 3

(3) SILVER FOX J was a good second last out and the Toscano trainee can build off that effort. (1) MAURICE looked to be rallying a bit in last when he broke. Lachance trainee raced well in prior efforts and draws best. (6) TWIN B STINGRAY has bounced around a bit looking for the right spot; he may factor for a small share at a price.

Race 4

(6) SMART AS A WHIP had some gait issues when last seen locally but it looks like the Svanstedt trainee has gotten things figured out and I like the angle of Dan Dube driving these youngsters. (4) MUSCLES AND SPICE has been racing well recently and is the lone 4YO in here. (1) KIRSI HANOVER ships in making her second start since moving to the Julie Miller barn and she can have more to offer.

Race 5

(3) THE SPY has missed some time but he returns now in the Mark Ford barn and he appears fast enough to go with these; worth a look. (4) MCCITO makes his third local start and he raced well last out. (5) ULTIMATE G returns from Philly, where he shared in minor awards, and his start here last month he was third best in a fast mile.

Race 6

(5) UVA HANOVER hasn't really put in a bad effort since arriving at Yonkers and he's just a clean trip away from a nice payday. This is a good post with tactical options in this added-distance event. (3) JESSE'S STORY has hit the ticket in every start since shipping into the surprisingly live Forte barn. (1) LORENZO DREAM has plenty of speed and class but he did give way badly on the front end last out.

Race 7

(12) ALEXANDER LUKAS broke as the favorite two back upon arrival, then closed in very willingly from too far back last out. Gelding can provide value here from this spot and can do damage with a clean trip. (3) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN has the class and is steadily rounding into form for Garcia-Herrera. (2) BLACKWOLF RUN raced well upon shipping from Ohio and Brennan drives today.

Race 8

(5) OHO DIAMOND finished with plenty of trot upon arrival and now gets that all-important catch driver in the sulky today; to the windows!  (2) I'LLSEEUINCOURT ships from The Meadows, joins the DiDomenico barn, gets Sears in the bike and looks like a good fit. (10) OVER AND OUT is also a new arrival from Pennsylvania and he showed some recent wins versus cheaper.

Race 9

(5) WILD SMILE changes to the John McDermott barn and gets the aggressive Brennan in the bike; gelding seems capable of turning things around. (3) ELIAS JOY tries leading driver Bartlett and the veteran should be able to hang with these. (2) TRADING PLACES is likely the one to beat but she won't offer any value.

Race 10

(8) GLOIRE DREAM arrives locally now in the Julie Miller barn and he looks like the type that can take air and grind a while; gets a very weak call in a tough-to-figure event. (10) THE BIG THEA THEA is another Meadows shipper and they've done well here; definitely useable. (1) PRINCE LAUXMONT has been better recently and is a speed threat.

Race 11

(1) DONNIE DARKO was a well-handled winner last out and from this rail spot he can certainly repeat. (5) STEALTH JETTA is reunited with Dube, and they teamed up for a front-end score two back. (4) MESMERIZED broke at odds-on her in latest effort; Sears drives today and the price should be better.

Race 12

(8) ITSONLYROCKNROLL A looked super in two qualifiers upon arriving from Austrailia for Team Stalbaum and he may be capable of blowing these away at first asking. I don't quite know what to make of his 20/1 morning line, however... (1) CUNDALINI was very game in defeat last out and now goes for new connections. (2) ABERDEEN HANOVER ships in from Philly, gets a good post to work with and seems fast enough to compete.

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