10/20/2012 3:36PM

Yonkers: Monday 10/22 Analysis


MEET STATS: 295 - 896 / $1546.70

Best Bet: RAFFERTY HANOVER (11th)     Spot Play: ARMED DANGEROUSLY (5th)

Race 1

(5) TARAS BEST paced a big third quarter, loomed boldly turning home but hung in the late stages upon arrival; I liked that move she made to enter contention and I'm giving her another chance. (1) BALLINEEN ships in off some solid efforts and she's the one to beat. (3) ALLURING ART was respectable in her local debut.

Race 2

(2) FORCE NINE qualified effectively and is accustomed to facing better than these. (3) IRISH EXPRESS went well upon arrival. (7) CHAMPION HILL debuts for new connections off the claim, picks up Brennan but is stuck outside again.

Race 3

(3) FRISKIE FLICKER could not overcome the eight hole last out; filly should take control from the inside post. (7) AFRICAN QUEEN broke leaving in last; she should be able to fire from the gate for early position. (1) WEEKEND GETAWAY gave up an early hole, then grinded uncovered and was game for second; she gets another crack at the rail.

Race 4

(2) BIG TIME ROCKS was an easy winner when last at this level; Bartlett is back driving. (4) PAMS LEGACY has hit the board in four of five; he's a nice fit here. (8) WE THE PEOPLE jogged versus lesser for the potent Garcia-Herrera barn.

Race 5

(4) ARMED DANGEROUSLY moves into the Croghan barn, was Bartlett's choice and he faces mostly stale rivals here. (6) TOUCHDOWN FRANCO was claimed last out, has been racing well. (1) CREDIT LIMIT can be considered from the rail, but he never wins.

Race 6

(1) COREY ROAD flopped last week; he can rebound from the rail slot. (2) GRANDE SEELSTER showed in those qualifiers that he's ready for action. (4) WISHER has speed, should be close to the front throughout.

Race 7

(8) SCOTTY MACH N debuts for Fraley off the claim. Veteran has been sharp in his last few and I'm sure that there will be a hole waiting for Brennan somewhere. (1) ALL POWERFUL is suddently been a hot commodity at the claiming box. I'm convinced he's overrated, however. (2) DEFIANCE N gets some post relief which he needs to be competitive.

Race 8

(1) SPINARAMA went a tough trip in his local debut, and that was after some missed time; he should be better tonight. (5) ROCK ON MOE closed well last out; perhaps he should be leaving the gate tonight. (7) FRIDAY AT FIVE has some stakes experience; can he overcome the outside post?

Race 9

(4) WINNING DREAM ships down from Mohawk to join the Saunders barn. Sometimes it takes time to see where these horses fit, but this one seems to be going fast enough. (2) NEXT FLIGHT has speed and a good post for Lachance. (3) OUREA NOURRIR rallied well for a share last week.

Race 10

(4) MIAS BOLD MANEUVER was used hard and gave way last week, ending his string of solid efforts; let's see if he can get back on the winning track tonight. (1) OK BRAVEHEART is always competitive from inside posts. (6) NINE INNINGS drops in class, should be improved tonight.

Race 11

(1) RAFFERTY HANOVER is back in for a tag despite a solid effort in the Winners Over; gelding should work out a perfect trip from this spot. (7) REPORT FOR DUTY N has banked 46K in his last six starts at this level; obviously, we have to consider him. (2) WESTERN CHURCHILL has been flat in his last few; perhaps the inside post will wake him up.

Race 12

(4) CONNERY BLUE CHIP has been super in all recent efforts; why not again? (7) ART TWO D TWO raced well last week in his local return; he's been good with better than these in the past and he should offer value from this spot. (2) ULTIMATE DESIRE was seventh at 95-1 last week, but it was an improved effort.


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