Here are my selections for this Saturday’s race card at Yonkers Raceway.
Race 1: 2 Gambler’s Tale was flat last time out, has good speed and has raced against better company, like this one here. 3 Smokealittlesmoke gets post relief this time out and should be good here. 8 Bittersweet Champ can surprise here with early gate speed.
Race 2: 1 Man He Can Skoot gets post relief and has good back class in his resume. Sears gets the drive again. 6 Goban has been on the board in its last 3 and should be considered here. 5 Old Time Hockey hasn’t been good in its last 4, something has to give here.
Race 3: 3 Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam has the back class over these and should breakout tonight. No excuse at this class level. 2 Bubbie Boy has decent speed and should be with the leaders throughout. 5 Caviart Key looked good last time out in 1:52:4 and with the same effort could upset here.
Race 4: 2 Tobago Cays has excellent speed and like this track. Goodell gets a second shot here. 3 Rollwithitharry has the back class and speed to beat these but has not shown any real effort in its last 4. 8 One and Only looked sharp last time out but will need a big effort from post 8.
Race 5: 7 Mcerlean ran a monster 1 1/16 two back and seems to be very good at this distance. Gets class relief this time out. 1 Espen De Vie can go the distance here and has the favorable post 1 this time out. 3 Forever Just has good speed and should be close at the end.
Race 6: 8 Heston Blue Chip has the back class, speed and resume to beat these but will need to leave early. 3 Pancetta gets post relief and has been good so far in 2014, must be considered here. 6 Frankies Dragon game winner last time out in 1:51:1 and should be close.
Race 7: 5 Take it Back Harry has the back class and excellent speed to take this wire to wire. 1 Thirty Two Red gets post relief and could contend here. 4 Southwind Amazon won last time out and should be part of your exotic wagering.
Race 8: 2 Big N Bad is the speedster here and has done well in 2014 winning 11 of 24. Gets Sears in the bike this time out and should win easily. 1 Rampage Jackson looks like he is getting back into racing form but will need a perfect trip to make this a close one. 7 Rock On Moe has the speed to upset here, but needs to overcome post 7.
Race 9: 1 Safe Harbor won last time out easily at this distance and draws post 1, no problem. 5 Glass Prince has the back class and speed to compete with these. 3 That Man Of Mine doesn’t handle the extra 1/16th well but should be considered in exotics with some good back class.
Race 10: 4 Dreamlands Art gets some relief and has the speed to best these. 1 Stolen Car has not won this year and with post 1 and racing well over its 5 could break the ice tonight. 2 Thorn In Your Side raced well last time out with and easy win and could repeat with a good trip.
Race 11: 3 The Real One has the back class, speed and faces lesser foes this time out. 1 Casmir Jitterbug draws post 1 and gets Sears back in the bike. 4 Lets Rock Together has the speed and connections to upset these and has raced well lately.
Race 12: 3 Doctor Butch won at this level last time out and should have no problem with this class again. 2 Island Jet has the speed and has raced well in its last three. 1 Diamond Cowboy draws post 1 and could compete here.
All the best!