by Al Cimaglia
June 14, 2021
Yonkers Raceway has a 12 race card ready for a Monday night of harness action. The feature rolls in Race 7, an Open Pace with a $42,000 purse. That same race starts the $1.00 Late Pick 4 sequence, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Raukakupa N (2-1)-The entire field is bumping up in class but this 8-year-old comes off a win in the Open Handicap level. Moves up to straight Opens and gets lucky with a post draw that could help him make it 2 wins in a row. Wired the field in last from post 6 and that included most of this crew.
2-Some Waratah A (7/2)-Winner of 4 straight, 1 was at YR and the others at Stga. Does like this oval winning 3 of 4 here and Bartlett steers. Winner of 7 in 10 starts this year has been too good to ignore.
5-Galante A (7-1)-Most will likely use only the 2 above but if they burn each other up as others leave too, Marohn could be there to roll by down the lane. Finished 2nd to #1 in last and couldn't rally from the pocket after a 29.1 second quarter helped the leader. Looks worthy of a swing and could be overlooked at the windows.
2-Lyons William (5/2)-Has recorded a win at this level and then raced a big mile to finish 3rd from the 7-hole. Stratton should be out and rolling from the word go and appears to be a good steer away from the 5th picture in 15 starts this year.
3-Ehrmantraut (7/2)-Using the #3-#4 who are dropping in class and playing against the 8/5 morning line choice #2 who moves up. Brennan should be aggressive at this level and could land on top of the stack and not look back.
4-Flying Finn N (9/2)-Has been competitive at this class and could be in line for a stalking trip. If Siegelman gets this 6-year-old in striking range it could lead to an upset at a nice price.
3-Micky Gee N (9/2)-Drops to the level of the last win and the class relief could lead to another picture tonight. The chalk will be leaving from the rail in the 1st start here and usually starts slowly. So, Zeron could get a good seat and work a nice trip.
5-San Domino A (5/2)-Back from Phl and will need its best versus this kind. But this race could set up nicely for the Harris trainee. Has the gate speed to get on the engine or land in the pocket and if either works out chances for success go up.
Race 7) 1,2,5
Race 8) 2
Race 9) 3,4
Race 10) 3,5
Total Ticket Cost) $12 for $1.00
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