01/09/2016 11:56PM

Yonkers: Monday 1/11 Analysis

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FINAL 2015 STATS: 246 - 1167 / $1,690.80 

BEST BETS: 29 - 97 / $127.80

Best Bet: DOUBLEDAY (5th)

Spot Play: LUCKY MCTRUCKY (9th)

Race 1

Considering this is a weak group, (2) DEBT OF HONOR gets the acid test. Gelding makes his return to Yonkers, where he was a fast closing second two starts ago; improvement expected.  (3) YUCATAN has a much lighter group to contend with. His down the road score three starts back at this level could put this guy right in the mix. (4) COSMICPEDIA was second best from the 8-hole two trips ago. With the move to the post four, this pacer figures to make some noise in the final stretch run.

Race 2

(4) GRANDPRIX SEELSTER Gelding was a sharp second in his Meadows finale last out. The last time this trotter was on a half-mile track was at Flamboro in Canada; dangerous. (7) KEYSTONE BODACIOUS had brief speed last out, but could not sustain his early foot. Figures to contend if he returns to his December 1st run. (3) NOBLE POWER Comes by way of Woodbine, this four-year-old put in two good outings in a row; capable.

Race 3

(4) TAILWIND HANOVER Very sharp in his last three tries at Philly, this pacer has every right to move forward; primed for glory for team Brennan/Burke. (3) TRACYS DESIRE seems to pick up checks, but just can't seal the deal. Filly could find her best stride late, but will need a favorable trip to be a factor. (1) FAITHFUL FRIEND With a fourth place finish at The Meadowlands recently, this gal could be in the mix.

Race 4

(3) SEAFOOD MISSY You have to like the way this gal's two efforts were good, considering the fact her latest was from the 8-hole at Saratoga; not out of the cards for a move forward. (6) OK HEARTBEAT Wide on the far turn to grab the lead, but could not hold off two of his rivals at Philly last out. With a favorable trip, he could make some serious noise. (1) I Y Q TOO Three excellent scores at Monticello in a row, now she will try to keep the streak alive at the Hilltop; capable.

Race 5

(6) DOUBLEDAY was in front early, took back in the pocket and blasted his way inside for all the glory last out. Consistent trotter is sharp enough to make it two straight, but will have to do it from his outside slot. (3) STORMONT PARK was caught on the rim at the half-mile pole with a contenting bid, but folded in the final stretch drive; could be a factor. In (2) CELEBRITY PEGASUS's last start, he was completely dead last most of the way, and zoomed on home for the victory; big player.

Race 6

(3) IM AM THE COWBOY Sharp in his last two outings. Compared to this group, he is clearly the speed of the speed. Should outclass this group with a down the road score. (2) STEADY WARRIOR early zip at the Big M last out, puts this guy right square in the mix. (8) SIR ZIGGYS Z TAM is back at the Hilltop, but the post will hurt his chances; maybe.

Race 7

(6) DAVITA Florida invader is very consistent with on the board finishes in 7 of 8 tries last year. With good position, this gal can boss these. (1) CAVIART CHRISTA made a big move at three quarters, but flattened out in the final stretch run last out at Philly; can have a say with these. (2) HAZMATT Woodbine shipper was trying to go down the road, but tired in deep stretch last time around; can't overlook.

Race 8

(2) R CAAN led every step of the way, but could not hold off two of the contestants in his latest. Gelding could make a quick turnaround. If that's the case, it's game over for the rest. (3) INTHENAMEOFJAMES put in a nice run recently and landed the show spot. Has every right to put his best foot forward; maybe. (4) TAURANGA Two starts back, this gelding was a sharp to grab the place spot; not out of this.

Race 9

(1) LUCKY MCTRUCKY was third best at 82-1 in his Jersey finale. Returns to Yonkers where he has done his best; capable from the fence. (5) RANGERS SURESHOT Facing slightly better upstate last out, this pacer is a proven commodity at the Hilltop; big threat. (4) SWING CITY never got involved against open foes at Dover, gelding moves back to a winning level; watch out.

Race 10

(4) STIRLING DIVA Trotting mare was outrun until deep stretch, she stepped on the gas to nail down the placing at Philly; moves up north in hopes of a favorable trip. If that's the case, the rest will have to settle for place money. (3) CLIFTON BEACH Broke at the half in his Jersey finale, made a great recovery to grab the fourth spot; could contend with these. (7) BETTER TO BE LUCKY moves up in class, but he is in solid form with a victory last out; don't overlook.

Race 11

(4) MYDELIGHT BLUECHIP did not fire at The Meadowlands in her latest, but rallied for third here on November 30th & December 7th respectably. With a complete meltdown, this gal could run them off their feet; we shall see. (3) HEAVENLY BRIDE is on a roll, scoring her third straight victory last out. Another favorable trip, she will be tough again. (2) GIRLLOOKATTHABODY On the board 18 of her 19 starts last year, this pacing miss fits well against these; must be considered in all the exotics slots.

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