02/18/2012 4:32PM

Yonkers Analysis: Monday 2/20/12


MEET STATS: 40 - 108 / $210.00

Best Bet: RAINING AGAIN (9th)    Spot Play: AVENUE HANOVER (8th)

Race 1

(1) DUNKIRK BEACH was off a month, raced well to be second best to the favorite; gelding should take command tonight and never look back. (6) MCARDLE PARK drops in class and effort two back was good. (7) ERICHS BEST makes his second start at this reduced level and he could be a closing threat.

Race 2

(4) AINTSHES TITAN ships in for Team Miller and Andy is listed to drive; he can win if he stays trotting. (1) COUNT ON BEN seems pretty logical from this spot, especially with Brennan driving. (6) KEYSTONE TORCH hails from pretty live connections.

Race 3

(5) SWEET TIME was very game in defeat upon arrival and she should graduate tonight. (6) ANGELOS DREAM finished mildly from a no-chance spot in her return; recent Lasix addition may be helping. (3) FREEDOM DANCER showed some live in her most recent Big M qualifier.

Race 4

(2) PHILANTHROPIST drops, returns to Brennan and should be able to head down the road. (8) MAX WILL START has been solid in all recent efforts and he must be considered here, even from post eight. (1) ISLAND REDEMPTION should be able to sit close-up enough to be a factor late.

Race 5

(3) LOOK ANNIE HALL showed decent early foot in her local return; now she gets some post relief and switches to Brennan. (4) SOUTHWIND TRINI has done little wrong in her two local appearances. (1) CRAZYBOUTDADRUMMER took care of business versus lesser; can she compete with tougher?

Race 6

(5) CAMELOFT has made a nice living here for years and he seems to fit nicely with this type. (6) WESTERN TSUNAMI did the best he could do from the eight hole last week; slight post improvement tonight. (1) MYSTERIOUS MOMENT flashed some pace in that qualifier for Lachance.

Race 7

(4) MATTOUTFLYING needed last week's relaxing start after being gutted two back; Stratton can be close enough to strike. (1) FIREBREATHN DRAGON dropped to this level last week and raced decently for a board spot. (8) RUNAWAY FIRE A failed to step it up late last out; give him another look, especially because he has the speed to overcome the eight hole.

Race 8

(5) AVENUE HANOVER held his own in stakes competition over at The Meadowlands and he should be good enough to beat these. (4) LUCKY CADET needed last week's return start and he should be tighter tonight. (1) FLOWMASTER draws best with Sears, also has stakes experience.

Race 9

(5) RAINING AGAIN seems impossible to go against based on his current form. (3) WESTERN EDGE has been a solid earner recently. (2) DREAMZZZZ R FOR U has to better than his last couple of efforts.

Race 10

(1) TIVOLI HANOVER lands the rail again off that well-rated victory last out; likely to be odds-on again. (5) COME TOGETHER rallied willingly in his local return; Robinson trainee looks like he could be a threat here. (7) ALLAMERICAN INCA is sharp, but he looks like he will have a long way to come from this spot.

Race 11

(3) EVENING JOB was outfinished late in a four-horse thriller after a rugged uncovered trip; looks like the obvious favorite off that effort. (1) OK BRAVEHEART was reclaimed by Riedel and draws best. (5) NY ICE rated on the rim after getting parked last week so that probably didn't take too much out of him; gelding has been sharp for DiDomenico.

Race 12

(4) DRAGON KING finds a much more realistic spot tonight but does the veteran have any life left? I'll bet he does. (1) BIG E has looked good since joining the Pat Lachance barn. (5) MANCHINE gets class relief, deserves a look.