12/14/2013 4:22PM

Yonkers: Monday 12/16 Analysis

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Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 386 - 1087 / $2151.10   BEST BETS: 51 - 85 / $168.90

 

Best Bet: GET PACKIN (3rd)

Spot Play: FANCY DESIRE (11th)

Race 1

(3) FANDEMONIUM was Kakaley's choice over a more logical contender and in this weak field I'll lean in her favor. (1) HAWK WILD should be trying to take this field down the road. (2) SHEA WRITES RIGHT didn't show much in her first start for new connections up at Saratoga; she gets Bartlett in the bike tonight.

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Race 2

(2) FITNESS CRAZE has raced well in all his local efforts and he appears ready to break through tonight. (3) JAILHOUSE TROY ships from Philly off a halfway decent effort. (7) KAPTAIN MAC DADDY recently added hobbles and has hinted at ability over at Northfield; consider here for a board spot but definitely keep an eye on him for future efforts.

Race 3

(4) GET PACKIN is back at the basement claiming level where he's been a terror; gets back on the winning track tonight. (3) SONG OF VIRTUE has made money on the Maine stakes circuit and she qualified nicely at Philly. (2) STORMY NEW YORK gets an improved post and could hit the ticket.

Race 4

(1) STRILING BELLA missed a nose at this level two back then closed well last out; with the rail slot and with Brennan driving she looms the one to beat. (3) LIFE OF SMILEY burned money at Philly last week; two-year-old should fit well here. Speaking of burning money, (5) PRINCESS REDI failed with no excuse here last week at 1/5.

Race 5

(1) STEUBEN LONE PINE wasn't awful in her local return and she can trip out from this spot. (5) PLAYA TULUM had a legit shot to win last week but he broke final turn; another chance. (2) HABANERO draws well and was Bartlett's choice.

Race 6

(6) FOX VALLEY ACTION drops back to the level of the claim and he's won his last two when in with these; upset potential. (3) TRIP HANOVER is the king of this class and he's the deserving odds-on favorite in here. (1) BABE'S I SCOOT draws best and will be close up throughout.

Race 7

(1) ABOMINABLE SNOWPAN closed with plenty last out once shaking free; gelding is always a player when he draws well. (4) ART OF ILLUSION didn't tire that badly after being roughed up in last; fires out early? (2) ROCKNROLL SPECIAL ships in from Florida to join the Buter barn; they won with one taking a similar route last week.

Race 8

(2) HEAVENLY WAY qualified well and looks best of a dreary bunch. (3) BEST ESCAPE ROUTE ships from Maine and picks up Bartlett. (7) LOOKOUT STOKK ZONE should be able to rally past the rest.

Race 9

(2) WAYLON HANOVER was stung early to the lead last week and paid the price late; I'm inclined to give him another chance. (5) DASH N was solid for second last week and he's been hard to fault in all recent efforts. (6) LITTLE PRINCE tripped out ln his debut for Allard; obviously he can take another.

Race 10

(4) LUCKY MCTRUCKY hasn't won in a while but he can be forwardly placed from this spot and luck out late. (1) REBEL JET bumped to this level and had no real chance from post eight; he deserves serious respect from the rail. (5) PANONGAHELA is perfect since arriving locally.

Race 11

(2) FANCY DESIRE has been second best in all three local attempts; from this spot she can step it up a notch. (4) A AND G'S DESIGN has been solid in all starts since joining the Allard barn. (3) WHISTYS PARADISE rallied well in her local debut.

Race 12

(6) KEYSTONE WANDA was unable to make the lead last week and that's what did her in; if she can hit the top tonight she'll be tough. (3) HANDSOFFMYCUPCAKE is still looking for that elusive first seasonal victory. (4) DILIGENT PRISPECT regained her form in a big way last week.

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