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Thursday, October 13, 2016

International Trot Preview

This Saturday (10/15), Yonkers Raceway features the second running of the $1 million Yonkers International.  While Europe's  'A' listers may not be competing for various reasons, a solid field of ten will be facing the starter in the 1 1/4 mile race.

Here is my analysis and selections.

6th Trot - $1,000,000; Yonkers International Trot
  1 - Hannelore Hanover (Gingras. 4-1) - Simply amazing mare but will be tougher here; lands share.
  2 - Resolve (Svanstedt, 3-1) - Has been on the top of the game when it counts.  Choice to win here.
  3 - Jonsey (Korvenoja, 15-1) - Been racing exclusively in Finland, not a good sign.  Will be tested for class.
  4 - Flanagan Memory (Sears, 6-1) - Arrives fresh of Sunday's Allerage victory.  Late closing kick should be beneficial here. 
  5 - Oasis Bi (Adielsson, 5-1) - Been racing Europe's best credibly.  Best chance of foreign invaders.  Don't ignore.
  6 - Obrigado (MacDonald, 6-1) - Lost to #4 on Sunday.  Late replacement seems to be best in big money events.  Has chance to upset.
  7 - BBS Sugarlight (Hop, 6-1) - Hasn't done well against top of class.  Pass here.
  8 - On Track Piraten (Kihlstrom, 10-1) - Would toss but note second place finish against Nuncio on August 27.  Upset chance.
  9 - Tano Bork (Campbell, 20-1) -  Last two wins come in Germany.  Favors longer distance.  Need all to break his way to land in money.
10 - Explosive De Vie (Oscarsson, 12-1) -Seems overmatched.  Pass.
Selections: 2-5-1-6

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