• Pacers Fire In Finals, Series And Exotics

    POSTED Apr 6, 2011
    The Sagamore Hill and Petticoat series conclude this weekend as the action at Yonkers continues to dominate the sport’s headlines. The stalwart vet pacing males make up another six fields in round three of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and the Bluechip Matchmaker mares will be at it again with four divisions.

    As well, we visit the no-takeout late Pick 4 at Cal Expo where we are still ahead after striking with a small ticket, no less doing well with the individual winners on losing combo tickets.

    Round Three Of ‘Levy’

    The lucrative series presents another six checks for $50,000 each on Saturday, April 9 in the featured Levy series. This week’s free-for-all harness-handicapping product for Levy players is available by clicking here. Take advantage of these tools, which will be available every Saturday during the series.

    In the first division of the Levy series, Race 4, Blatantly Good will be the likely favorite and rightfully so, as he will be one to beat. He was first over and just lost in round two after showing his 2010 talent by winning round one. Also watch Versado. He was first over last week and held on for third.

    Race 7 presents the second division, where Real Nice draws the inside, a great spot for him to come back to his Levy-series form. He could win on the front but most likely will find a comfortable spot close and either drive on the inside up the rail or pull to pass late. Malicious is getting better and sits just behind “Nice,” while the favorite entry is outside.

    In Race 8, Legal Litigator won’t offer 4-1 like he did winning last week but he should be in the mix. We like Go Go Solano to catch the speedy few that might burn out before three-quarters and open the path for a closer.

    Race 9’s Levy field is tough; you can make a case for a few horses here depending upon the flow of the race. However, if Gallant Yankee takes off from post 1 and hugs the inside, he may be a low-priced easy victor. This is one I would be very wary playing.

    The penultimate Levy split of the evening, Race 11, finds This Is Wyatt getting all the dough. Room for an upset could come in the path of Classic Rock Nroll. Staying flat and haunting the speed, “Classic” could prove to be the big favorite’s undoing.

    In the Levy nightcap, Race 12, Foiled Again looks to campaign for a series sweep. However, Blueridge Western has been making some moves that indicate he is going to work a trip that could foil “Foiled.” Go for the upset or pass.

    Series Stoppers

    In the $67,200 Sagamore Hill final on Saturday, Urgent Action may get the choice status but Starspangledpanner may be the value as both look for a series sweep. “Stars” will be fair odds over 2-1 as he could beat Urgent Action. Electrofire is another to watch as he lost by a neck to Manip U Later Bb. Also, Kid Cruiser could be in the mix. He is moving a bit to the inside, but also just lost to Stars; “Kid” was first over from the half.

    In the $66,000 Petticoat final Friday night, Full Picture will be the one to beat. She won by about 13 lengths last time at 1-9. If anyone can beat her it’s Keystone Katherine. She went first over last time and won by 5 lengths. Also watch Mystical Diva.

    ‘Match’ Points 

    Friday, April 8, Yonkers presents the third round of the Bluechip Matchmaker.

    In the first division, Race 7, Ginger And Fred, the defending champion, will be the one to beat. But one horse that can beat her is Ramona Disomma. She just keeps getting the worst trips and since she is coming out of the 8 hole, she might be able to close big at high odds. Also watch Shangai Lil.

    In the second division, Race 8, Symphony In Motion is a beaten favorite and will likely be the choice again. But if this race turns out like last weeks trip for “Symphony,” Farmers Tuition and Tomorrowpan will get a shot to beat her. “Pan” was shuffled back and still closed for third. “Farmer” was shuffled back as well and also closed for third.

    In the third division, Race 9, On The Glass will be the likely public choice. But the one that could beat her is Anndrovette. She won easy last time. Also, Park Avenue could beat “Glass.”

    In the last division, Race 11, Save My Shark will be the likely favorite. But the one that can beat her is Breakheart Pass. She was hung last time; this week she can get a better trip. Also watch Run On Luck.

    Cal Exotic

    Saturday night, April 9, another no-takeout Pick 4 gets going late in the program at the California oval.

    Race 11
    (2) Bronte Anas Boy (2) fired early last week, got the lead wide and tired at 42-1, a good sign for a big start in this exotic. Long Last Look (4) continues to fool the public and win at odds far higher than its chances. There is no way to leave him out here.

    Race 12
    (3) Well Heeled (1) settled for second as the choice, going first over and wasting ground. He may make amends easily here from the rail. Pip’s Jenny G (6) lost steam after a sharp start gunning for the top. That could be a warning sign at 9-1, so look for a big price here.

    Race 13
    (3) Devilish Donnie (1) dueled with “Bronte” (see Race 11) in that early battle for the lead and also faded. But this guy is no stranger to the winner’s circle here and he was only 5-1 tanking. This could be a good single.    

    Race 14
    (1) This is the toughest of the quartet. Bronte (2) and Thatwilldo A are coming off trips that signal improvement. The rest of the field has either had a week off or is showing bad form. So even though those two were 24-1 and 21-1 respectively last out, there is little choice here beyond them.

    If you want to use all of these, the ticket cost $16.

    (Ray Cotolo assisted in this edition.)
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