02/17/2012 11:50AM

Yonkers Analysis: Saturday 2/18/12


MEET STATS: 40 - 108 / $210.00

Best Bet: SILENT SWING (8th)     Spot Play: EAGLE NOW (9th)

Race 1

(6) MONEY TWITCH A put in a solid post eight effort to be second best to a sharp shipper; Brennan should get him over the hump tonight. (1) SPACE WALK draws best in his debut for new connections and he must be considered. (5) MR TERRY FRA just missed when at this level two back.

Race 2

(4) NORTHERN MCARDLE has been showing some signs of life recently and the veteran appears to be overdue. (7) NOBLES GRAND SLAM has the gate speed to overcome the poor post. (2) TOUGH LOVE is capable of saving ground from this spot and finishing well.

Race 3

(1) BILL ONTHEHILL A shocked the world two back, then had no real chance last out; Brennan's back driving and they should head down the road. (2) DINNER GUEST returns locally into a live spot. (3) DIGITAL Z TAM fits the mold of Pat Lachance ground-savers; he can sneak his way into the number.

Race 4

(1) LISLEA MILES failed at odds-on last out; chance to rebound here. (4) WYNSUM MAGIC should be ready for action off that qualifier. (5) LIGHTNING ELVIS hasn't missed a check since arriving and he could be forwardly placed here.

Race 5

(5) PEDRO ISLAND gets some post relief and the classy Sholty trainee could be a halfway decent price tonight. (2) SPARKY finally moves inside and he should be handled accordingly. (3) LOLAS CRUISER saved ground and landed a share last week; he can do the same tonight.

Race 6

(7) CORKY BARAN was aggressively handled last week and almost made it; he gets the worst of the handicapped draw tonight but that will improve his price. A live drive from Lachance could get it done. (6) ROCK TO GLORY figures to be more involved tonight. (4) SUMMER CAMP ships in for Josh Green and he sports a very nice resume.

Race 7

(2) WHOLLY LOUY gets post relief in his second return start and he figures to me much more aggressively handled tonight. (7) JIMMIE HANOVER went a trip that you needed to see to believe and he understandably tired; he would be the top pick if he had a better post. (1) LAHAYE upset these last week, now he moves all the way in.

Race 8

(4) SILENT SWING has been facing tough company recently and he should have his way with these. (8) MACRAIDER qualified effectively and one could assume that Brennan will be firing out. (1) NOB HILL HIGH lands the rail for the third straight week and obviously he's got a shot.

Race 9

(4) EAGLE NOW gets needed post relief and he faces a rather suspect field tonight; worth a look. (2) EMJAYEM GRAND A hasn't won in some time despite racing reasonably well. (5) ARDUOUS hasn't really fired with his best since the Croghan claim.

Race 10

(2) FOX VALLEY TYRESE went evenly last week; perhaps he can work out a pocket ride tonight. (6) REPORT FOR DUTY N went down the road easily last out as the favorite but he loses Brennan tonight. (3) WAYWARD SON steps up off a game win first time off the claim.

Race 11

(7) SAND SUMMERFIELD picks up Brennan and he's more than capable of clearing the early lead from this spot. (1) FOREST VIC A lands in a very nice spot for his third effort off the bench. (4) BJS BEQUIA is a nice fit at this level.

Race 12

(5) FOREIGN OFFICER drops in class off two no-chance efforts; Stratton should control the action tonight and will have little excuse to fail. (1) SOUTHWIND TABOR is always a big threat from inside posts. (6) WESTERN SHORE bumps up off a nice win and he's got plenty of class to contend with these.