01/18/2014 6:32PM

Yonkers: Monday 1/20 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 9 - 36 / $40.60

BEST BETS: 1 - 3 / $3.90


Best Bet: SECOND HAND NEWS (2nd)

Spot Play: SPUNKY MONKEY (11th)

Race 1

(4) FOX VALLEY LENA needed last week's start at Monticello, where she didn't race that badly. Mare gets Brennan in the bike tonight and can improve. (2) CICELY HANOVER clearly looks like the horse to beat based on her last few efforts. (3) FANDEMONIUM showed some life last out.

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Race 2

(6) SECOND HAND NEWS loves this track and the veteran should head to the front. (1) HOBOKEN SONNY also returns locally off a good effort at The Meadowlands and he'll be tough if he minds his manners. (2) KAPTAIN MAC DADDY broke losing all chance last week; prior effort was encouraging.

Race 3

(2) SUCROSE HANOVER charged home in his local return and from this spot he can take another. (1) JW RACER moves into the Fraley barn and draws best, but he's missed time. (3) COSMICPEDIA was used early and came up short but he should be tighter this time around.

Race 4

(2) JACOBS JACKPOT was a game winner upon arrival. Gelding stays at the same level and should repeat. (5) F TWENTY TWO gave way versus better in his debut for new connections; this looks like a more appropriate level tonight. (1) MACHTOTHEMOON draws best and can hang around for a share.

Race 5

(2) GRECALE AS returned locally and got the job done on the front end; veteran has class to him and can repeat. (6) QUANTUM CONFIDENT missed a month but came back strong; the Allard trainee is a terror at this bottom level. (8) ONE MORE KID debuts for new connections and has plenty of gate speed; although this is a tough spot for her tonight keep an eye on him in the coming weeks.

Race 6

(3) WEDNESDAYS WHIM was shuffled but didn't appear to be raging with pace upon arrival; another chance for the Burke trainee. (1) HEAVENLY WAY gave way after a two-move effort last week in a needed race. (7) RD MISTY looked good upsetting lesser.

Race 7

(5) HOBE SOUND has done little wrong since entering the Harris barn and she can take another with Sears. (2) A AND G'S DESIGN burned the money last week; with more cautious handling she can threaten. (6) ODDS ON ALPHA has been sharp for the Miller tandem.

Race 8

(5) LUCKY MCTRUCKY debuts for new connections via claim and he's capable of firing from the gate; worth a look. (1) NORTHERN BREAKOUT gave way after chasing uncovered last week; threat with a smoother trip. (4) BOX CAR JOHNNIE is another debuting for new connections and he's been sharp.

Race 9

(5) LITTLE PRINCE raced evenly but lacked a knockout punch last week; he may take charge early tonight. (4) THE POKESTER gets a touch of class and post relief; the Blumenfeld barn has had some live ones recently. (7) SHOW ME UP is good but may be done in by the outside post.

Race 10

(3) P H POWERPLAY dug in gamely to score last out; he's capable of repeating tonight. (5) MOVEOUTOFMYWAY was dead-game in victory after a harsh battle upon arrival; big threat. (6) ALFREDSSON held well last week and returns to Sears.

Race 11

(6) SPUNKY MONKEY launched wide from behind poor cover last out and couldn't sustain against a blowout winner; he's got a shot here with a live trip. (3) NEPTUNE has had his moments here in the past with Stalbaum driving. (5) QUINNMAN scored for Burke at The Big M right off the layoff.

Race 12

(5) KEYSTONE WANDA was very game in defeat last week after a two move effort; if she can reach the lead tonight she may prove tough. (1) MISTRESSTOTHESTARS debuts for Surick off an effective qualifier; watch the board to see if she's ready. (3) K J'S FOXY LADY steps up off a gutsy score.


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