01/13/2017 3:48PM

Yonkers: Monday 1/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 8 - 22 / $49.70

BEST BETS: 1 - 2 / $6.60

Best Bet: COUSIN MARY (2nd)

Spot Play: VEGAS DREAM (6th)


Race 1

(4) LATESCAPE shipped from Ohio, joined the Harris barn and promptly won at Freehold; mare could be ready for the next logical step. (1) SOMETHINGINAWATER was a good second upon arrival and is likely the one to beat. (3) RED HOT HILL qualified effectively for her 2017 debut; threat.

Race 2

(2) COUSIN MARY was an easy winner at odds-on last week and faces nothing special moving up in class. (3) RD BILLIE likely benefitted from that trip last out and could be tighter tonight. (1) FAMILY ROLL CALL seems to have ability and draws best but she's off time.

Race 3

(5) SHIFT RIGHT is bad more often than he's good but the ability is there; worth a look. (8) J K COWBOY was a good second upon arrival from the Maritimes and Stratton sticks with him. (1) COMMONDISCOURTESY hit the ticket last week at a huge price and now he draws best.

Race 4

(4) OK ICON never fired at all last week but he was off a month; gelding is back on consecutive weeks and his form at the end of last year was good. (1) SPINSTIGATOR was clearly second best last out and he draws best again. (6) VINOVIO was both lucky and good upsetting last week; Laterza trainee does have some early speed.

Race 5

(1) WINNERS OVER shook free with good pace last week and Stratton should be in line for a perfect trip from this spot. (3) SOUTHWIND TANGO fits with these but she seems to always be lacking late; use caution. (2) TWENTY THREE RED finished well in front of the top choice last out; obvious threat.

Race 6

(5) VEGAS DREAM had no realistic chance last week from post eight at 56/1; I have to believe Brennan will be on the move early tonight. (1) SHANE ADAM fits with these but never seems to win. (2) HOWMACSBLACKJACK flattened off a perfect trip last week but he will be close up again and should hit the ticket.

Race 7

(4) GIVEMEYOURHEART returns to Yonkers now with Lasix added and she raced well here last year. (3) SOUTHWIND ION steps up looking for four straight and meets a camera-shy group. (1) LYRA draws best and is a threat to win it all if she can generate some early speed.

Race 8

(3) BREAKTIME HANOVER came up a touch short after a good try last week in his local return and the Mark Ford trainee can be tighter tonight. (6) HIGGINS was Dube's choice and should be leaving the gate. (1) ROCKET J gapped winner's cover last out but gets needed post relief tonight.

Race 9

(5) CHEYENNE TRIENGEL got going a bit too late last out but closed well for second; mare should be closer in this short field and can get the job done. (3) HEAVENLY BRIDE beat these last week and is an obvious threat to repeat. (4) JACLYN HANOVER lands in this conditioned event racing for tons more money after some good efforts facing more seasoned foes.

Race 10

(7) ANWAR HANOVER absolutely stormed home last week to take his second straight and with any sort of live pace to shoot at he seems capable of doing it again. (6) BLAISE MM HANOVER keeps Bartlett after getting nailed by the top choice. (2) GRAND THEFT should save ground tonight and could escape with late pace at a price.

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