Next up on the weekend stakes schedule are Saturday's Lismore and Art Rooney stakes at Yonkers Raceway which closes out the winter/spring meet.
While the Lismore has only six entrants, it is a highly competitive race where four of the horses can make a legitimate argument for winning the race. As for the Rooney, it is a true puzzle and may offer some value for astute handicappers.
Let's take a look at the two stakes.
Sat. May 28 YR; 4th Pace - $100,000; Lismore 3yo Fillies
1 Cut And Paste (9-2, Sears) - Has shown some ability last year. Still not sure she's ready.
2 Kryptos (3-1, Stratton) - 7 for 8 this year. Tested for class here. Might be up to challenge. Consider.
3 Apple Bottom Jeans (5-1, Teague) - Been racing well in Delaware. Possibility to land share.
4 Dime A Dance (5-2, Brennan) - NYSS champion at 2 has shown ability against open company. Logical choice, but not a slam dunk. Consider.
5 Rock Me Baby (9-1, Campbell) - Interesting long shot here. Won Intl Stallion Stakes last year at Lexington. Coming off pair of qualifiers. Don't ignore.
6 Soft Idea (7-2, Bartlett) - Won NYSS at Monticello in last start. May be the one.
Sat. May 28 YR; 6th Pace - $300,000 Art Rooney 3yo Open (Horses Listed in PP Order)
1 Art Magic (4-5, Brennan) - Weaker half of entry. Finished 3rd in elim. Would be quite a feat to win here.
2 Rodeo Rock (5-1, Dube) - Finished 2nd in first start of season. Can improve off of that. Consider.
3 No Shame Blue Chip (20-1, Buter) - Let's just call this a lottery entry. Will need a lot to go his way to be a factor here. Don't see it.
4 Yankee Artillery (7-1, Stratton) - Expect him to try to make the most of a decent post draw. May land share.
5 Tailgunner Hanover (20-1, Schnittker) - Another lottery ticket entry. Pass.
6 Tap Into Power (7-2, Bartlett) - Either morning line is wrong or I am. I'll pass here.
7 Manny (12-1, Holland) - Last start from second tier. Better than he looks. Upset play?
1A Missile J (4-5, Sears) - Winner of 4 out of last 5 including elimination. Post may hurt here.