by Al Cimaglia
October 2, 2021
Yonkers Raceway has a rare Saturday night card scheduled for this evening. The features goes in Race 9, an Open Handicap Trot with a $48,000 purse. The $1 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 7, and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Mostinterestingman (3-1)-Stepped-up to this class in last and faded late after being used early and was off 2 weeks. Willing to give this beaten even money chalk another chance.
6-No Mas Drama (4-1)-Drew poorly and didn't fair well versus top mares in Delaware. Back to the level of recent success. The last 2 starts at Yonkers versus this kind netted a win and a loss by a nose, best to respect.
2-Walkinshaw N (5/2)-Recent form has been dull but this could be a drop and pop situation. Hasn't been in this cheap since 7-12 and that night, led gate to wire.
3-Ideal Star N (7/2)-Hasn't raced since 5-10, tuned up with a decent qualifier on 9-22 at PcD and this is a suspect field. This 7-year-old also drops to the level of his last picture at Yonkers which came on 2-23.
6-Our Majordan A (4-1)-New pilot tonight as Brennan takes a seat. Races better when put in play early in the mile. This looks like a spot to blast out to get on the engine and this is a driver that likes to play that way.
3-Chaptima (9/2)-Has hit the board in 7 of 11 here with 5 pictures but hasn't been sharp recently. Has been bet in the last couple and couldn't finish off the mile. In the last 3 starts with Brennan between the pipes the trips have been bumpy. Looking for a smooth steer versus a beatable bunch.
6-Missippi Storm (7/2)-Has been trying hard and gets a post draw that could work well if Stratton can light this 6-year-old up to blast out. If gets the top, needs to get past #5, chances for success go up. Could be difficult to collar if leading turning for the wire.
2-Lifeonthebeach A (9/2)-Back from M1 and drops into a nice spot to get top honors for the 1st time in 4 tries at YR. Two of the 3 starts have been versus better. This time Kakaley could provide an aggressive steer and be in the hunt at the wire.
3-Globaldomination N (7/2)-Has drawn the 8 hole in 3 of the last 4 and now starts inside which may better suit this grinders style. Drops to a spot to shine and has won 7 times in 25 starts at YR.
6-Sumthinboutim (5/2)-Recent form hasn't been great but was facing tougher and now gets some needed class relief. Brennan could leave and has the gate speed to land on the point at this level.
Race 7) 2,6
Race 8) 2,3,6
Race 9) 3,6
Race 10) 2,3,6
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $1.00
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