01/12/2018 3:24PM

Yonkers: Monday 1/15 Analysis


Best Bet: BERAZZLED (8th)

Spot Play: NEWS WATCH (10th)

MEET STATS: 7 - 24 / $32.20

BEST BETS: 2 - 2 / $6.80

Race 1

(2) SPORTS FOR LIFE has been on fire up in Canada and his family connections ship him down to join the Rene Allard barn; definitely worth a long look from this inside spot. (4) CHEYENNE REIJANE has been racing well but is still stuck on one lifetime win. (6) IC A FREE SPIRIT likely needed last week's race and could be tighter tonight.  

Race 2

(2) HARPER CHOICE hasn't been all that bad recently over in New Jersey and she has a post edge on her main rivals. (8) ESCAPE AGAIN jogged last week and is clearly best but is stuck behind the eight ball. (3) RICKY'S QUICKIE promises to be close to the pace.

Race 3

(2) CADILLAC PHIL couldn't finish off a two-move uncovered effort last week but hung in there pretty well; Banca trainee can get back on the winning track with the post relief. (3) STYXIT TO EM N has been a model of consistency in all recent efforts. (1) TRUE BLUE HALL fits with these, especially from the inside, but he's been off a month; is the Allard trainee a bit short?

Race 4

(4) PULL THE SHADE had decent form towards the end of last year and certainly benefited from last week's race; mare could be ready to roll tonight. (2) CAVIART CHERIE looks like she'll be the controlling speed from this spot. (6) GIMME SOME LOVIN' debuts for Team Bongiorno off a private purchase; improvement?

Race 5

(5) NORTHERN SPY managed to garner a small check last Monday from the eight hole, a night where the Surick barn was sharp with everything; post improvement makes the gelding a prime player. (3) WINBAK WILLY T raced well last week to hit the ticket at a huge price. (6) PRETTY BOY SWAG is the morning line choice and certainly has a chance, but the post hurts.

Race 6

(6) MACH ONE was a very gutsy winner for Bongiorno upon arrival from the Canada half-milers and he may be talented enough to repeat despite drawing outside what he has to beat. (5) JK PRIDENJOY jogged last week for Surick and looms a solid force again. (2) MARCED MAGIC did win gamely last week, but in a much slower time than the top two.

Race 7

(2) TALBOT CHANEL has three wins and a narrow loss on her record since moving to the Burke barn; big threat to take these coast-to-coast. (4) SAPPHIRE BREEZE went through the motions last week off a month and with an outside post; expect more tonight. (3) QUEEN JOSEPHINE finished up 2017 nicely and fits here if ready.

Race 8

(4) BERAZZLED battled gamely though outfinished in her 2018 debut but the DiDomenico charge should be tighter tonight. (1) SWEETEST EMOTION is another who we have to guess with regarding her fitness off a month but she has raced well here versus these conditioned types. (6) SHADY STELLA upset last week for Surick but it seems she'll have to work harder tonight from this spot in order to repeat.

Race 9

(3) P H SUPERCAM was tortured last week in that wild race that still has die-hard fans buzzing; I like the fact that the oldtimer is right back in the box and he almost certainly has to get a better trip tonight. (2) PANCHESTER UNITED failed to fire while uncovered into a rated pace; he should be better than that. (4) CHACHING HANOVER finished well last week and now moves in a few spots.

Race 10

(5) NEWS WATCH took some action last week despite a tough spot and never got involved; I have a feeling he'll be unleashed tonight. (3) TREASURE MACH, (1) STUEBEN JOBEE and (2) LINDYTHEFOURTEENTH all appeared to need last week's start and any or all can hit the ticket from these inside spots.

Race 11

(2) SOUTHERN FLIGHT finished with plenty in his seasonal debut for DiDomenico but got going too late; post relief clearly makes him the one to beat in the finale. (3) BETTOR'S WESTERN was going nowhere in a hurry last week but should be closer to the action tonight. (4) MCTHRILLER toured the track from the eight hole for Banca but finished up okay; he's another who bears following with the move inside a few slots.

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