01/17/2016 12:50AM

Yonkers: Monday 1/18 Analysis


MEET STATS: 12 - 56 / $100.80

BEST BETS: 1 - 5 / $6.50

Best Bet: COSMICPEDIA  (1st)

Spot Play: DAVITA (8th)

Race 1

(2) COSMICPEDIA was on the engine throughout but when turning for home, he could not close the deal in his latest. Good to see Brennan stays in the bike and will try to get this eight-year-old back into the winner's circle. (3) RED ROCK finally receives post relief and that should help his cause; we shall see. (8) YOURE MY HERO does have some speed. Post hurts, but is capable.

Race 2

(6) AFFECTIVE ACTION was on the rim down the backstretch, but could not keep going forward last time around. Trotter could put it all together with a favorable trip. (3) SPARTAN PRESENCE broke at the start as the favorite recently at Freehold; could be a threat with these. (5) ONE DIRECTION Jersey shipper does fit with this group; might have a say in the outcome.

Race 3

(1) SARAH COLA comes by way of Saratoga with a good record in 2015. Mare draws the fence, has early pace and Sears signs on for the drive; gets the call. (4) SHES A PANSATION was flat in the Niagara at Woodbine last out, but her return to Yonkers makes her a serious player. (2) BEAS IDEAL made first asking a winning one last week; dangerous.

Race 4

(1) BRETT MCFAVRELOUS Gelding was good enough last out to miss the victory by a neck. Now he moves to the rail slot and his speed, should carry him on to glory; the pick. (2) DAVID THE SAINT was heading in the wrong direction in his last try and he is much better than that effort. So maybe he will make a quick turnaround. (3) MOTOR SHARK last seen here on December 8th and he rallied strongly to nail down the show spot; watch out.

Race 5

(2) HARFO HANOVER did not get it going at The Meadows in his last two starts; makes his return to Yonkers where on December 12th he put in a nice effort against better. All systems go for him to boss these. (1) BUGGER BRUISER raced evenly in his latest; should fare well from the fence. (7) IM THE COWBOY gets a tough post to work with tonight but clearly he could contend.

Race 6

(5) MADHATTER BLUECHIP last out at The Meadowlands the gelding took the pocket route home to victory. Trotter is back at the Hilltop and two straight is not out of the question. (1) PARTY ON THE RIVER Mild rally for the fourth spot last time around. Receives the rail slot and could make some serious noise. (3) ARRAKIS Three sharp outings in a row makes this gelding a threat against these.

Race 7

(2) SAFE HARBOR was sent right from the start and held for 3/4's, but could not hold off the winner last week. So it's safe to say he will be on the muscle again and knock these off their feet. (1) POACHER N gets post relief after a mild rally from the 6-hole last out. (7) RANGERS SURESHOT has a tough post but could get involved with a much better trip.

Race 8

In her first attempt at Yonkers, (5) DAVITA did not race badly. Consistent mare has the tactical speed to pounce and score. (1) BULLVILLE BREN could not sustain her speed in her last try, but could turn things around with a better trip. (7) BIN N HEAVEN was second best last week and should not be overlooked in here despite the outside slot.

Race 9

(1) ICAPELLA HANOVER gets the best of the draw. Two starts back, she missed the victory by only a nose; capable of getting the job done. (4) GIRLLOOKATTHATBODY Sharp in her two trips to the post and another favorable trip will make her a serious threat for win honors. (3) SEAFOOD MISSY was late on the scene to nail down the placing last out; can't be counted out of this.

Race 10

(2) SHADOW PLACE His return to Yonkers last week was quite good, when he closed well for show honors; best foot forward tonight. (1) SWING CITY led every step of the way but when turning for home he had no more gas in the tank; factor. (4) DREAMLANDS ART was dead last for most of the trip recently, closed very fast to grab the show spot; not out of this.

Race 11

(4) STORMONT PARK showed signs of life in his latest at 38-1. Gelding seems to be back in winning form so with a fine-timed drive, he could take this. (1) CASH LEEBROOK scored four straight victories at The Meadows and receives the rail slot tonight, makes this guy the one to fear. (3) BLUE MUSE was quite good at the Big M last time out. Trotter returns to Yonkers and could make some serious noise.   

Race 12

(2) JUXTA ANTZ PANTZ was ten lengths back at the half, put in a nice run for fourth money last out. Gets the 2-hole tonight and that might be what she needs to get the job done; we shall see. (3) GALLEY WENCH Two sharp starts in a row is an indication this mare could move forward; watch out. (1) COZY BEACH is back on the rail where she went down the road for all the glory four starts ago; don't overlook.

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