10/05/2013 2:33PM

Yonkers: Monday 10/7 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 306 - 857 / $1710.80    BEST BETS: 42 - 68 / $139.90


Best Bet: PANCETTA (9th)

Spot Play: RACSAN MATT (5th)

Race 1

(1) ANNABETH went evenly in her career debut and from this spot Stalbaum should ask a bit more of her tonight. (4) HALFWAY GONE held second versus a tough rival last out and she should be competitive here. (2) STONE OF MAGIC ships from the Midwest and she showed some ability in that local qualifier.

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Race 2

(3) BIG BALLER was a winner here four back when Bartlett drove; trotter has a post edge on those he needs to beat. (6) HARDROCKENJESSICA didn't really fire last out but her prior form was encouraging; needs a trip. (4) S F CIRO is still looking for that elusive first seasonal victory; veteran has speed and can round out the ticket.

Race 3

(3) MARZY BEARZY is a two-year-old facing more seasoned foes but she has had success in small stakes in Chicago and she merits a long look here; don't expect to see her 8/1 morning line. (6) SOMEKINDAMONSTER looks for two in a row at this level; logical. (2) SWASH HANOVER makes her fourth start off the long layoff and she hasn't been bad since returning.

Race 4

(3) CARONTE has raced well in his three starts for his new barn; Bartlett's choice looks to be in a perfect spot. (2) MASS MATAZZ debuts for new connections and draws well; worth a look. (4) DREAMING OF LORI ships in from Pocono, where she was a game second.

Race 5

(5) RASCAN MATT has beaten better than these in the past; erratic sort has crazy speed. (2) PEMBROKE DEWEY gets needed post relief and can awaken. (4) HARE CRAFT tumbles in class and returns to Brennan.

Race 6

(2) BABE'S I SCOOT takes a needed drop in class and also gets post relief; he looks like a player in this well-matched event. (8) CEE PEE PANIC has shown flashes of real ability; only problem here is the post. (6) RIDING WITH P has awakened in his last two with a couple of runner-up finishes.

Race 7

(6) DENVER DOLLY has held his own with the best Saratoga has to offer; he picks up Bartlett in the bike tonight and only needs to get involved early to have a big chance. (1) ART OF ILLUSION tanked badly last out; toss that effort and this gelding looks tough. (4) P L FIGHTER hails from Burke; worth a look.

Race 8

(1) LIFE UP FRONT qualified evenly at Pocono versus some tough ones and he's certainly been competitive at these high-conditioned levels; worth a look departing from the best post. (4) LYONS JOSEPHJNR hails from live connections and will be involved from this midpack post. (5) KYLE MAJOR has speed and class to him but his last effort was a bit odd, as he gapped the pocket with no excuse losing position.

Race 9

(1) PANCETTA drops, draws best and should easily dispose of these. (3) R CAAN also gets class relief and an improved post; he's clearly the biggest threat to the top choice. (2) LUCKHY MAN has class to him and should grab a share from this spot.

Race 10

(4) MC DYNAMITE exits claimers and likely finds tougher competition tonight, but he's been sharp and he's worth following. (3) FOUR STARZ TRACE returns locally at a reduced level and he looms a big threat. (1) MISSISSIPPI HIPPY has speed, draws best and will be close up throughout.

Race 11

(6) OUTRAGEOUS ART gets needed class relief and with Brennan driving he'll likely generate the early speed needed to overcome the poor post. (2) FORIEGN OFFICER was a game winner two back versus similar. (1) MEANT TO BE ME should be tighter in his second start off the bench.

Race 12

(4) GLOW STICK finished with some pace in that accident-marred race last week; filly should fit at this level and she could be sitting on a big effort. (1) CERTIFIED IDEAL is a neck shy of a five race win streak and she's clearly the one to beat. (2) COFFEE ADDICT has been solid since joining the Saunders barn.


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