08/29/2016 11:29AM

Yonkers: Tuesday 8/30 Analysis


MEET STATS: 289 - 857 / $1,605.40

BEST BETS: 38 - 71 / $129.20

Best Bet: MOVEMENT (11th)

Spot Play: MUSCLE DEFINED (9th)


Race 1

(1) LUCKY MAN has back class and draws best for a barn that's been good pretty much all year. (6) YO CHEYENNE ROCKY is racing himself back into shape after the long layoff and he fits with these. (5) D GS JUSTLIKETHAT makes his third start for Burke and was okay last out.

Race 2

(5) WESTERN CREDIT is up in class facing a bit tougher but he's been sharp in his last few and faces no standouts here. (6) WILD SMILE was an upset winner three back when at this level. (3) ROCKET MASTER gets a driver upgrade upon exiting the amateur ranks.

Race 3

(1) DUNE DUDE faltered on the front end last week as the favorite but he draws best again and deserves another chance. (2) A PLUS HANOVER gets needed post relief for the Banca barn, which has been showing some signs of life. (3) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM never wins but always earns a share.

Race 4

(1) J JS DELIVERY was used too hard in the early stages last out and paid the price late; Allard trainee shouldn't have to work as hard from this spot. (4) FLEM N EM N is back in shape again and gets a free ride at this level. (3) THIRTY TWO RED was second best to a classy rival last out.

Race 5

(1) WICK N closed with good pace last out and has been facing much better of late; seems too good to be true from this spot. (5) LIGHTNING RAIDER N also gets some class relief and was a winner when last in with this type. (3) FORT KNOX has the ability but clearly needs to show more late; use underneath.

Race 6

(4) TUSCANELLIE ships in from Pocono for Svanstedt where she has been showing live moves and she gets a nice driver upgrade to Zeron. (1) MADMAN HALL has been holding his own recently versus better and now the Schnittker student draws best. (3) FASHION CHOCOLATE broke at the start last out but is a speed threat if he minds his manners.

Race 7

(7) AMELIOSI picks up Bartlett for her local debut and she's been sharp out of town; price may be okay in this tough-to-figure event. (1) JAYPORT ALL MUSCLE has speed, is well behaved and draws best; probably the one to catch. (2) ARRAKIS is another speedy type who should be close up throughout.

Race 8

(7) NOBLE POWER passed some tired ones in his local debut for his new barn; Milici trainee seems capable of showing more today. (3) BAHAMA MAMA AS gave way on the front end last out and she may be better suited for a stalking trip. (2) TROT COMMANDER arrives from The Meadows where he's been holding his own and he looks like a good fit with these.

Race 9

(4) MUSCLE DEFINED gave way late after a two-move effort in his debut for the Allard barn and he has license to be tighter today; Dube's choice. (8) HEAL THE WORLD was a good second last week and I expect Brennan to have him in play early. (10) FLOYD HANOVER broke at Pocono last out but his prior efforts were decent and he picks up Bartlett for his local return.

Race 10

(1) DEMONS N DIAMONDS was a good second last out to a classy rival and the mare can build off that effort. (8) MESMERIZED gets some class relief and has the early speed to overcome the outside post; Bartlett will be winging early. (10) LORENZO DREAM is more than capable with this type but the veteran needs to overcome the second tier.

Race 11

(4) MOVEMENT was very game in defeat after getting parked the mile; Garcia-Herrera trainee is sharp and a perfect fit at this basement level. (6) ASHLAKE beat the top choice last week on the engine but now she's being asked to go the extra 1/4 mile. (3) ALMAFI COAST lands in a better spot in his second start off the Sorentino claim.

Race 12

(9) YANKEE PUZZLE trotted decently from a tough spot to garner the final check upon arrival last week; trotting mare was facing some decent stock up in Canada. (2) SUGAR QUEEN GABBY and (3) TAC'S DELIGHT are both erratic sorts who are capable of big efforts if they mind their manners.

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