by Al Cimaglia
May 7, 2022
Yonkers Raceway has a 12-race program set to go this evening. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 7, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Macheasy A (9/5)-Caught a nice trip and cashed in for top honors. Did pace the 2nd half in 55.3 and this 9-year-old likes to win.
2-I'm J Bee N (3-1)-Comes off a sharp try to win for the 1st time at YR and like the one above can stay good for another picture.
4-Capitivate Hanover (3-1)-Was 18 lengths back at the 1st call and rallied to finish 2nd by <2 lengths. Will take a swing Marohn will wake this 5-year-old up off the gate and the price will be better than the morning line.
1-Im The Muscle (3-1)-Got on the engine and didn't look back last week and now steps-up. Should be up to the challenge and has hit the board in 19 of 41 here with 9 wins. Holland could look to follow the same plan and steal a quarter.
3-Magical Journey (4-1)-Broke in last and that has been an issue but drops to a spot to shine. Has beaten better here last month and should be a threat with a flat mile.
2-Pace N Pride N (3-1)-Just missed last week and has lost the last 2 races by a combined 2 1/2 lengths. Those who finished ahead are not in this field and could snag its 1st win on Lasix tonight.
4-Traceur Hanover (2-1)-Looking for the 3rd straight picture since joining the Burke barn. Mohawk invader should be a main player once again.
5-Gumption (7/2)-Has the gate speed to get a good early seat and was battling better when last here a month ago. Buter needs to supply a good steer and might be overlooked at the windows.
2-Air Force Hanover (2-1)-Has been facing top end claimers and could be driven aggressively tonight. Dube should be out and rolling from the word "go" and no excuses allowed.
$1 Late Pick 4
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