01/25/2014 6:41PM

Yonkers: Monday 1/27 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 17 - 60 / $93.00   BEST BETS: 2 - 5 / $13.90


Best Bet: SO NICE (12th)

Spot Play: COWBOY TOUGH (8th)

Race 1

(4) OYSTER BAY recovered well after an early break in his last, which was a needed start after the holiday break. Veteran has back class and would be no surprise here. (2) TERRYS STAR DRAGON held second in a decent try last week and can be a speed threat again. (1) ROCKY REGAL also promises to be close up from this spot.

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Race 2

(6) SECRET INGREDIENT raced well in the first leg of the Super Bowl over at the Meadowlands; he looks perfectly spotted against this field. (2) CHASIN CLOUDS AWAY never got close upon arrival; the major post relief will help her cause. (4) KEYSTONE SADIE also ships in from the big track and she can threaten if she minds her manners.

Race 3

(3) CUT A DEAL qualified effectively coming back from vacation and she enters the Surick barn; filly has a post edge on rival (7) DOO WEE RUSTY. The latter was a blowout winner at The Meadowlands, has Sears driving and is an obvious threat. (2) THE PERFECT DREAM had some willing late pace last out; Carlson drives tonight, and he's been pretty live so far this year.

Race 4

(1) ONE MORE KID changed barns last week, took tons of money but didn't deliver off a two-move effort; he's got the rail tonight and can go down the road. (3) IPO BLUE CHIP missed a month, then toured the track from post eight; mare is a big threat here. (2) NEWPORT VOLO was facing better when last seen here.

Race 5

(3) DEAD WRONG didn't race all that badly last out as she held for a board spot; mare appears overdue. (1) GET PACKIN is the king of the $12,500 claimers and he's clearly the one to beat here; short price. (7) IMA SPUR has hinted at a form reversal and he can be a closing threat.

Race 6

(4) LAHAYE is back in claimers off a win versus lesser; three back when Carlson drive this veteran closed a ton. (7) BIG BAY POINT has plenty of early speed to overcome the poor post. (6) GARY'S PARTY kicked home nicely last out; Kakaley sticks with him.

Race 7

(1) FALL TOY was a good second in his last two; there's no reason he can't win from this spot. (2) MAJOR STONE never threatened in his first for new connections but he gets post relief tonight. (4) COASTAL N was bottomed from the pocket last out; his last couple of races have been poor.

Race 8

(4) COWBOY TOUGH was second best last out in a needed start; Brennan sticks and the gelding can advance tonight. (3) TROON ships from The Meadowlands, where he's held his ground in fast miles. (5) CITY HALL moves in a few spots tonight.

Race 9

(3) FITZ'S Z TAM hasn't been at his best recently but if the Burke trainee in right he can crush this group. (1) WHITE MOUNTAIN TOP has shown improvement since returning to Yonkers. (5) MONTANA PABLO was flying in the stretch but it was too late in last; needs to get going earlier.

Race 10

(3) WESTERN DAKOTA had nothing to offer from a tough spot last out but this veteran has back class and I don't think anyone would be scratching their heads if he found a way to win this. (4) IRA'S BIG GUY gets some needed post relief and he can threaten with a live trip. (5) ON THE BRINK is up in class off a good try and Sears drives again.

Race 11

(5) ENVIOUS HANOVER toured the track from post eight in her local debut and the Burke trainee can show more tonight. (4) SENORITA SANTANNA is another Canadian import who should fit nicely here. (1) LET HER ROCK gets needed post relief and Sears drives again.

Race 12

(3) SO NICE flew home at The Meadowlands to just miss last out. She's Sears' choice tonight and is clearly the one to beat. (7) IT'S A MIRACLE should be forwardly placed for Brennan. (1) WHISTYS PARADISE was an upset winner last out versus an arguably better group; she's got a shot here.

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