01/28/2012 5:47PM

Yonkers Analysis: Tuesday 1/31/12


MEET STATS: 24 - 84 / $196.10

Best Bet: AWESOME ABE (9th)    Spot Play: BELIKIN DA PELICAN (7th)

Race 1

(4) CAM VAN BUSSEL Eight-year-old is clearly knocking at the door. With the right move, this gelding can blow these away at his best. (1) MEDOLAND MAC put in a mild rally in his last trip. Main danger. (3) LUDI CHRISTY should fare well with the post relief.

Race 2

(6) CREDIT LIMIT closed strongly to land the show spot last time out. Trotter is very capable of getting the job done given he can stay close to the early leaders. (3) S F CIRO Down the road score in his previous try. Two in a row is not out of the question. (2) SCHOCKIN YALL A Ground-saving trip to the winner's circle last time around. Not out of this.

Race 3

(5) PRINCE POLARIS flashed good speed at The Meadowlands last time out. Four-year-old gelding returns to Yonkers and good to see Brennan stays aboard. Gets the call. (2) YEP His two qualifiers at Dover Downs was good enough to be a contender in here. (7) SHARK INCOME Did not fire in Jersey last time around but could be a factor on the half-mile oval.

Race 4

(5) FOLK TAIL Sharp in his last start at the Big M. Gelding has good early trot to rate and pounce over these. Bartlett sees fit to drive this Ron Burke trained five-year-old. (2) SIR SIRO put in a game effort is his latest and that makes him a major player in this event. (1) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN did not race badly in Jersey and this guy retains the fence. Watch out.

Race 5

(5) ADRENALINE Charged late on the scene to nail the place spot in his last trip to the post. Gelding has good tactical speed and if he can get a good trip, five-year-old can return back to the winner's circle. (4) MOST FUN YET led into the stretch but gave way late. Big threat with Brennan at the helm. (1) IRON BYRON was game in victory last week. Quite formidable from the fence.

Race 6

(4) SPUDCAM His last two tries indicates he is knocking at the door. Nine-year-old can mow these down given a fine-timed drive from Brennan. (6) MATTJESTIC ART was second best in his last one. Factor in here. (2) KDK BELLAGIO Mild rally for the third spot last week. Don't count him out of this.

Race 7

(1) BELIKIN DA PELICAN Four-year-old pacer returns to Yonkers where he took home top prize on December 13. Has speed and draws the rail slot. That could help his chances of getting the job done tonight. (3) CJ MARSHAL Gelding has been sharp in his last three starts. Main danger. (7) M K G Down the road winner from the rail last time out. Can be right in the mix.

Race 8

(3) AMASA AL This gelding should benefit from the post relief. Has good speed and if the right trip comes his way, he can put in a good stretch run to grab top prize. (4) R C CRUISER raced evenly in his last one. Big threat in here. (2) FAMILY SPIRIT N moves down the ladder and that makes him a strong contender.

Race 9

(1) AWESOME ABE was ready to roll when he broke at the three-quarter pole last time around. The good news is this gelding moves to the fence and good to see Brennan keeps the faith and stays aboard. Gets the call. (4) DONTAKEYOURGUNS did show speed in his last try. Major player. (5) ALLOVERAMERICA was late on the scene to nail down the show spot. Will be closing again so watch out.

Race 10

(2) K C COLT Delaware invader just missed the score in his last start. Gelding has good late punch and with a melt-down of the early pacesetters, he can blow these away for his first score of the year. (1) IWANNABESEDATED Rail trip to get up for the place spot in his previous try. Eleven-year-old will be right in the mix. (4) FLOAT BLUE CHIP Game effort for the victory last time around. Two in a row is not out of the cards.

Race 11

(2) SWINGINGWITHASHARK Moves from post six to the two hole and that's a big plus for this eleven-year-old pacer. Has the tactical speed to rate and pounce to get the job done tonight. (1) OYSTER BAY led every step of the way to grab win honors last week. Big threat again from the fence. (6) MAJO JUST DO IT Pocket-rocket victory in his latest. Two straight is not out of the question.

Race 12

(3) CLASSIC CAMELOT Put in a good late run last time out and that indicates he is coming around to form. Gelding has tactical speed and moves to the three hole. Can boss these with a perfect trip. (1) VALLEY FEVER Four-year-old has good early zip and the rail slot will help his chances. Main danger. (2) SIR JONATHAN Z TAM His qualifier at The Meadowlands was not bad. Don't overlook.