by Al Cimaglia
June 20, 2022
Yonkers Raceway has a solid 12-race card scheduled with the feature coming in Race 8, an Open Handicap Pace with a $39,000 purse. 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.
2-Motive Hanover (4-1)-Doesn't usually shine at this level but is in sharp form and regular pilot Joe B is back between the pipes. Looking to fade the morning line chalk #1 and this 6-year-old should be in the hunt.
4-Real Peace (7-1)-Hasn't shown any gate speed since arriving in town but possess some early foot. Will look for Brennan to be more aggressive here and pick up the 1st win at YR. Should offer a square price and may land in a good seat this time.
8-Rolling With Sam (9/2)-Claimed in last by the Alexander barn who is posting a strong 31% winners over the past 30 days. Is usually in the hunt versus this kind and if all systems are "go" Kakaley will be leaving with a purpose.
3-Bee Two Bee (5/2)-Finished a close 2nd in a 150.0 mile and now steps-up to meet Open Handicap company. Likes to race close to the lead and Brennan should get there. Looks like a player, hoping not over bet but should fit with this crew.
7-American Dealer N (9/2)-Wired this kind in last at just short of 6/5 and now the post makes the price. Joe B will be back in the bike for this Toscano trainee. Best to respect, could beat this bunch without having the lead early in the mile.
1-Anothrmastrpiece N (5/2)-Was hung out at 1/9 as #3 and #4 left in hurry so this 7-year-old couldn't clear. Should make the most of the rail and might make amends tonight.
4-Im A Gigolo N (12-1) Left alertly, landed in the pocket and was able to come through the inside down the lane. Many will overlook because of the fortunate trip but is worth a swing for a repeat at double digit odds.
3-Gemologist (8-1)-Doesn't show big gate speed, but this field isn't loaded with it. May have enough early foot from this post to get a pocket ride and surprise at a nice price.
5-Smalltownthrowdown (5/2)-Doubting the morning line price holds because this Burke trainee got jammed up in last. Broke 2nd, then the leader came to a crawl, lost ground, and rallied willing going 3-wide. Shouldn't get a worse trip tonight and has a post edge on the last winner #7.
$1.00 Late Pick 4
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