02/23/2012 11:12AM

Yonkers: Friday 2/24 Analysis


MEET STATS: 40 - 108 / $210.00

Best Bet: THE MIDNIGHT OWL N (1st)    Spot Play: BILLMAR SCOOTER (10th)

Race 1

(2) THE MIDNIGHT OWL N takes a needed drop in class, faces a flat group here and appears to have no excuse to fail. (1) WESTERN STARZZZ draws best, has Brennan driving. (4) B BLISSFULL returns from Monticello at a reduced level.

Race 2

(7) CASSIS drops in class off a needed return start and Gregory should look to be aggressive off the gate. (3) SALUTATION HANOVER returns for Burke and he has plenty of class. (1) FORCE NINE gets another crack at the rail and he could show improvement.

Race 3

(1) DONT BLAME HER ships in from The Meadows, raced decently in a needed tightener and she finds a very beatable field here. (2) HAWKS CRY ELECTRA gets much-needed post relief. (5) MY MISS BLISS is capable of rallying for a share.

Race 4

(7) WINNING FIREWORKS tumbles in class for Schnittker and Gregory chose him over an equally classy rival. (2) WINNIN IMAGE is a nice, solid veteran trotter but he doesn't like to win. (1) A LISTER draws best, can be considered.

Race 5

(8) IDOL drops in class and Bartlett is back driving; eight-hole may not be a major problem here. (2) HANNAH ISABEL has plenty of class and the Drolet barn has been going well. (6) CHEYENNE TRISH also drops and she should be a closing threat.

Race 6

(2) PANCLEEFANDARPELS gets that major post relief that she needs and she needs be be taken very seriously tonight. (1) ARCTIC FIRE N flashed speed last out, expect the same from the rail. (5) KEEPERS DESTINY was outbattled late by a good rival last out.

Race 7

(6) MYSTICAL DIVA looked very strong in her seasonal debut and she may be good enough to handle this type. (4) ON THE GLASS looks like the class here. (3) SHAKY HANOVER hit the ticket versus Open types last out.

Race 8

(3) DEFINITELY MAMIE has raced well in three of her four local starts and she draws decently again with another chance to upset. (8) FARIFANT was super last week and would be the pick if not for the post. (4) RINGSIDE LAURYN used to be a 10 claimer, now she's the morning line favorite in the Open.

Race 9

(4) ARMBRO CASINO flashed good speed at both ends of his mile last out; classy veteran gets some post relief for Vallee, who has been doing well this meet. (2) WUTHERING HANOVER drops in class and would appear pretty logical. (1) STAND GUARD has speed, the rail and Brennan.

Race 10

(3) BILLMAR SCOOTER was very competitive here last year versus Open types; the underrated Tyler Buter can give the classy mare a winning trip. (5) OMEN HANOVER gets much-needed class relief. (1) CELTIC DANCER lands inside again, could hold for a share.

Race 11

(1) KLM EXPRESS returns to his preferred venue and draws best; gelding is in line for a live trip. (2) SUN OF A VICTORY has been racing well with Open types. (4) PIO POWER has been forwardly placed in most of his recent efforts.

Race 12

(4) SUMMER SNOW qualified back with plenty of energy and could be ready to roll against these. (6) FEELING YOU is back at the level of her dominating victory two back and Brennan is back driving; she's the one to beat. (2) ACE OF PACE pulled off the big upset last week versus lesser; she draws well here and could land a share.