by Al Cimaglia
November 22, 2021
Yonkers Raceway has a 12-race program to start the week. The feature comes in Race 9, an Open Handicap Pace with a $43,000 purse. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 7, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Walkinshaw N (5-1)-Nine-year-old is in good form and Zeron should have him near the top of the stack. Comes back in sequence and the last time that happen he took a picture versus this same class on 11-1.
6-Whitecookie (3-1)-Has been in fine form in the last 3 outings but was hurt last week by a dull pace and didn't leave. My thinking is Brennan will look to get on the point and not look back.
4-Can B Perfect (4-1)-Comes off a disappointing effort as a 2-1 chalk when dropped to this level but was off 3 weeks between starts. This 4-year-old has banked over $96k this year which leads this field by a lot. Will overlook the last dull try, using and the price should be better.
7-Globaldomination N (6-1)-Steps-up and moves outside after winning at 3/2 on 11-9. This 6-year-old has been camera shy but so have others in this group. Willing to use at a solid price, and might have the best gate speed here if dialed on high. Stratton may look to blast out and get the jump on the field. Six-year-old has won 8-30 at YR.
2-Splash Brother (4-1)-Splash is usually in the mix hitting the board in 14 of 16 at YR. Should be in line to get a pocket ride behind the morning line choice and look to roll by late.
7-Tatoo Artist (8/5)-Dunn was between the pipes last week, got the point off the gate from post 6 and didn't look back. Should try to follow the same script tonight.
2-Davids Coming Home (12-1)-Gingras grabs the lines, and he could make a difference. Does need the right trip to take a picture at this class. This 6-year-old likes to win and could get a jump on others with this post draw. Looks worthy of a swing at the morning line price.
4-Elwell (3-1)-Race well when dropped to this class in last and that was coming off a sick scratch. Has been cashing checks versus better and Bartlett may look to get on the engine versus this kind.
6-Bravo Tex N (6-1)-There isn't a standout in this field and maybe Lasix will kick in tonight. Zeron is in the bike for the 2nd straight time. Will use and try to beat the tepid program chalk #8. Makes the 2nd start for the Fusco barn and has cashed checks in the last two races which were at this class.
Race 7) 1,6
Race 8) 4,7
Race 9) 2,7
Race 10) 2,4,6
Total Ticket Cost) $24 for $1.00
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