‘Levy’ And ‘Match’ Legs End MarchGeorge Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway enter round two of their episodes leading to the end of April finals and do so on the last weekend of March.
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The next six episodes of this series roll through the program. Here is a per-division analysis.
We think a strategy to take Valentino to the top will be in play and he could start the evening’s series’ play with an upset. He wasn’t so bad last week, needed that race and belongs in this series. He has a history of putting in undetermined miles that fool the crowd, so going with him here is not a stretch.
Reibercrombie was a soft choice of ours last week but we didn’t take credit for his 15-1 win. He took advantage of giant favorite Code Blue, who was wide at the top, using enough energy to make his short in the stretch. But Atochia was not short last week and always seems to have an extra leg when it counts. Though there is little price here, Atochia is the key.
Silent Swing had to go the overland route in the first leg while our choice, Art Z, was winning by saving precious inside ground. With a good trip, Silent Swing may take this crew strongly and as an overlay, since Code Word will take all the dough.
Art Two D Two traveled the longest any horse can travel on the Yonkers strip short of finishing first doing so. Hung badly, he finished last only back 3 ½ lengths as Macraider N came up short to a closer. In a pocket or to the top here and he could produce a win at a good price.
Nob Hill High was the one to almost take down Atochia and does not have to face the likes of him in this mile. Look for a sharp attack, one winning brush, somewhere in this journey.
Why was Foiled Again foiled? Real Nice, a perpetual character over the last few seasons in this series, has taken to going on the engine. The one-time closer makes foes take extra steps to bet him on this inside biased surface and got to Foiled Again last week. It may help to give a few more cents to “Foiled” on the board; either way, don’t deny him.
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The March 23 no-takeout Pick 4 at Cal-Expo is one of the more likeable combination of races we have seen since rebooting the event this season.
(2) Hi Fidelity was hung so badly that it cost him a position on the toteboard. Finishing fourth will not be an option here and could bring a price since Sun On The Rocks will get plenty of play.
(1) Coal Younger raced evenly and cannot be dismissed in this group. A wake-up call mile last week was delivered by (4) Bullet Tooth Tony. He stormed out early to take the lead wide at 15-1 with too much energy to hold on.
(1) Serious Art won a giant mile, closing and eating up the stretch like a champ. There is little reason for a bounce with this group.
(4) Barona Hickory was well supported last out but only managed to get the show. (5) Gee Up was a game victor with two big moves. (6) Gentle Dragon holds the key to making this ticket worth a bunch. He made a 7 ¾-lengths brush to challenge the pacesetter on the outside last week at 17-1 and may go off chunky again this time for an upset.
Ray Cotolo contributed to this edition.