by Al Cimaglia
August 2, 2021
There will be a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 5 pool tonight at Yonkers Raceway as no one hit the bet on Friday. The sequence starts in Race 5, which will include a $2,777 carryover and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Alottbettor N (3-1)-The Jenn B barn is booking 31% winners over the last 30 days. This 10-year-old has won 2 straight since switching trainers. Steps-up but still fits with this crew and is in a spot to get the top and not look back.
4-Dancin Dragon (4-1) -After beating similar in the spring, stepped-up and was in too deep since. Returns to a spot to shine and should be a player tonight.
5-Our Max Phactor N (5/2)-Drops and draws well in a race without a true standout. Bartlett should have the 9-year-old in play and may take a pocket ride behind #1.
2-Peace Out Posse (3-1)-Got on the engine and just missed by a 1/2 length in last, versus the class right above. Looks like a wise play to include off the drop.
6-Elver Hanover (5/2)-Comes off an even effort in Yonkers debut versus some nice 3 & 4-year-olds. Burke trainee is a speedy sort and can bring it on any size oval. Should be tough to beat if dialed on high.
3-San Domino A (6-1)-This veteran steps up to a new challenge but the Harris trainee has been good at the Preferred class. Should be forwardly placed and might be overlooked at the windows.
6-Dragon Said (4-1)-Versatile 4-year-old can win on the engine or coming off cover. This guy was in the NW2500 at Freehold, then joined the Jenn B barn in February and won 9 straight before finishing 2nd in last. Best to not overlook here as last week's trip wasn't smooth.
3-Revelry (3-1)-Was claimed for $40k back on 5-24 and won its next start versus $50k claimers. This is the 1st time back down to the claiming price. Draws well and looking for an aggressive steer.
4-Tony Too Tall (9-1)-In the 2 recent starts at this class there have been some issues. Was parked the mile from the 8 hole last time. The time before, was off 2 weeks between starts and rolled well in the 2nd half but the pace was dull. Taking a swing at a nice price that this time things will click.
3-Brabados (3-1)-Keeps winning while climbing up the class ladder and beat this kind rather easily last week. Don't know when the winning streak will end but there is a good chance it won't be tonight.
4-Uptown Funk (4-1)-Had no shot from the 8 hole versus Preferred company in last and now drops in for a tag. Did beat the $50k claimers on 6/21 from this same post and should be a player.
Race 5) 1,4,5
Race 6) 2,6
Race 7) 3,6
Race 8) 3,4
Race 9) 3,4
Total Ticket Cost) = $24 for $0.50
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