This Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, the second leg of the Levy Memorial Pacing Series is being contested. Suprisingly, all but one of last week's entrants return to action this week necessitating once again six divisions of the Levy. With some of last years better horses making their first pari-mutuel starts of the year last week, they should be expected to perform better this week. This should make some of the races more competitive and hopefully lead to better payoffs.
In addition to the Levy, the Sagamore Hill Series continues. In the Sagamore Hill, there is an interesting match up in the first tilt of the evening. Giddy Up Delight and Woodstock Hanover, both winners in the first two legs of the Sagamore Hill meet up. Will this be the chalkiest of exactas or will the two of them get hooked up in a suicide duel?
Here are my early selections for Saturday evenings card.
1st Race - $12,500; Sagamore Hill
3 - Giddy Up Delight 8-5 Draws inside of main contender.
7 - Woodstock Hanover 9-5 Post hurts his chances.
4 - Bestnotlie Hanover 4-1 Meadowlands shipper can steal all in the event of speed duel.
2nd Race - $12,500; Sagamore Hill
1 - Dr C's Z Tam 7-5 Controls race from the rail.
7 - Mr Massimo 10-1 Been racing well but continues to be saddled with a poor draw.
6 - Cracker Stoney 5-1 Andreson trainee handles class hike.
3rd Race - $12,500; Sagamore Hill
2 - Mr Rockford 3-1 Retains inside position against main threat.
3 - Riopelle 5-1 Lands 2nd.
5 - Joey The Czar 8-5 Won't be able to control pace
4th Race - $50,000; Levy Memorial
7 - Wholly Louy 4-1 Can race on the lead or off the pace. Threat
6 - Winbak Fox 5-1 Tougher this week but still capable.
1 - Chasin Racin 5-1 Tighter this week. Lands share.
5th Race - $27,000; Preferred Handicap
8 - Deuce Seelster 5-1 Returns to scene of most recent victories.
3 - I'm A Gordy Too 12-1 Throw out last start.
6 - Roxies Big Guy 6-1 Lands share.
7 - Palmer's Z Tam 3-1 Completes exotics
6th Race - $50,000; Levy Memorial
6 - Foiled Again 9-5 Just missed in return. Tighter this week.
1 - Blueridge Western 8-5 Winner last week moves all the way inside.
2 - Handsome Harry 4-1 Picks up the rest.
7th Race - $50,000; Levy Memorial
8 - Legal Litigator 12-1 Upset possibility.
5 - Poker Hat 9-5 Looks to repeat this week.
1 - Mr Wiggles 3-1 Missed in return; can take it all.
4 - Smellthecolornine 10-1 Share with trip.
8th Race - $50,000; Levy Memorial
1 - Days Of Courage N 10-1 May be better than he shows. Competed against the Reactor and Monkey King in New Zealand.
6 - Western Ace 8-5 Looks to repeat.
5 - Atochia 3-1 Needs to move early.
9th Race - $50,000; Levy Memorial
3 - Go Go Solano 6-1 Threat with inside post.
6 - Southwind Lynx 8-5 Eligible to repeat.
5 - Real Nice 10-1 Can't be dismissed.
10th Race - $25,000; Claiming $75,000
2 - Showmethefame 8-5 Looks to repeat.
3 - Ironstone Wiz 5-1 Threat with trip.
1 - Arduous 12-1 Can complete trifecta with inside post.
7 - One More Yankee 6-1 Post hampers chances.
11th Race - $50,000; Levy Memorial
7 - Badlands Nitro 8-5 Ready for top effort. Class of field.
4 - Tenant in Chief 12-1 Closed fast in lasts; not out of it.
2 - Forensic Z Tam 15-1 Share with rail trip.
12th Race - $20,000; Non-winners $18,000 in last 6 starts
4 - Royal Man 5-1 Tepid pick for finale.
7 - Jazzy Jeff 10-1 4-7 in the money this year.
8 - Silver Sunset 10-1 Minor spoils
2 - All My Life 8-1 Steps up; not out of it.