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Al Cimaglia: Yonkers Pick 5 Analysis | Monday, June 13, 2022

by Al Cimaglia

June 13, 2022

Yonkers Raceway has a big 12-race card on tap with the 0.50 Pick 5 starting in Race 5. The sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 5

4-Joesstar Of Mia A (9/5)-No excuses allowed, drops into a soft condition and should best this group.

Race 6

1-Traceur Hanover (5-1)-Got caught wide in last but could get on the point and not look back.
2-Diamondbeach (8-1)-Loses Brennan to #1 and recent form has been dull. But this 5-year-old likes the Hilltop hitting the board in 22 of 45 starts with 8 pictures. Has been facing tough company and this could be a drop and pop situation.
4-No Lou Zing (5/2)-Lou has only 1 picture in 14 starts in 2022 but just missed in last versus this kind. Best to respect, did miss a start before the last outing and comes right back within a week here.

Race 7

1-Bronx Seelster (1/1)-Winner of 2 straight, both coming from post 7 versus this class. It seems like this should be easier but have a feeling it won't be.
4-Always And Again (3-1)-Had excuses in the last 3 starts and has the gate speed to get on the point or in the pocket. Gingras could have the pedal down and this Engblom trainee can motor.

Race 8

1-American Dealer N (5/2)-Joe B steers for Toscano and this 5-year-old should enjoy the company. Has 2 wins in 6 YR starts and looks like a major player at a short price in a contentious affair.
5-Speed Man N (7/2)-Bartlett steers and he knows well. Should be out and winging and will try to control the pace. Disappointed in last after a soft opening half but will look for a stronger effort here.
6-Priceless Beach (7/2)-Winner of 2 straight, both by a neck, can get to the winner's circle without taking an early lead. Probably best to not dismiss.

Race 9

1-Moonlight Shadow (4-1)-Kakaley has taken a picture before with this 5-year-old and he gets tonight's assignment. Should be racing near the lead throughout and could return to top form.
6-Forever Fav (5/2)-Makes the 1st start for the Height barn off a claim after losing a photo at this class. Gingras takes a seat and will look for an aggressive steer. Not loving the short price morning line but can cash the top check with a strong try.

0.50 Pick 5

Total Bet=$18

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