01/06/2017 4:06PM

Yonkers: Monday 1/9 Analysis


FINAL 2016 MEET STATS: 458 - 1309 / $2,522.30

BEST BETS: 60 - 107 / $204.90

Best Bet: BULLY PULPIT (7th)

Spot Play: LUCKY PLAYER (5th)

Race 1

(5) MR MUNSON was arguably facing better at Philly and The Meadowlands and he ships in facing a soft group; top billing. (3) JK NOWORNEVER makes his career debut for Johansson off an effective qualifier. (4) ITSNOPROBLEMMAN has flashed good speed up at Saratoga and he looks for two straight.

Race 2

(3) FLASH LAUXMONT debuts for DiDomenico via claim and he could offer a halfway decent price in this wide-open affair. (1) DAVID THE SAINT has had his moments here in the past. (5) SAFE HARBOR returns locally and while not a prolific winner he's always a threat to hit the ticket.

Race 3

(5) SOUTHWIND ION has jogged in her two starts since shipping from Canada and joining the Andrew Harris barn; filly gets the call to keep the streak alive despite some interesting rivals in here. (4) RD BILLIE really hasn't done much wrong in all her recent starts. (3) SOUTHWIND TANGO needs to show more late in order to contend for the top spot.

Race 4

(6) COUSIN MARY may have had something left in that qualifier and she could be ready to roll for new connections. (1) SPRING LUCK gets a big driver change to Matt Kakaley. (2) THAT GIRL OF MINE draws decently and did flash some late foot here in a start back in November.

Race 5

(4) LUCKY PLAYER flattened out after an uncovered try in a strange race last out; she's another Harris trainee who may be live. (1) FAMILY ROLL CALL kicked home nicely in her 2016 finale and she draws best here; main threat. (3) ROLL WITH JOSIE is just 2 for 36 lifetime but she seems capable of landing a share from this spot.

Race 6

(7) CHEYENNE TRIENGEL has been very sharp in her last few efforts and she has a chance here at a price with an alert getaway. (1) MOTHER OF ART gave way on the front end last out but the Burke trainee seems better than that. (2) CAN'T CATCH KEY was brave on the front end last out when surrounded by all sides late.

Race 7

(6) BULLY PULPIT was a game second in his two starts since arriving in the Banca barn; Bartlett sticks and he appears ready to win. (1) BREAKTIME HANOVER returns from Canada off a very poor effort; tough to figure what to expect. (5) CONCUR is quickly gaining a reputation as a hanger.

Race 8

(7) HIGGINS took control and drew off last time; he can repeat despite the move outside. (2) MR BAILANDO has been racing well out of town and picks up Zeron for his local debut. (1) BURKES BANDIT was a winner the last time Bartlett drove.

Race 9

(5) AZUL POOL raced very well last out despite being run over from behind at the wire; Burke trainee deserves another chance. (2) WISHIWASAGIGOLO has raced well to hit the board in his last three and he draws inside what he needs to beat. (4) JOE HILL picks up Bartlett in his local return but he failed to hit the board in his 7 starts here last year.

Race 10

(2) ALLIE'S CRUISER gets post relief and should be in live for a smoother trip. (5) SHOW THE FASHION flashed good speed in his last two at Saratoga. (6) OK ICON ships from Philly where he finished up his year in solid form but it looks like the post hurts him tonight.

Race 11

(4) BLAISE MM HANOVER didn't fire on the rim last out at Saratoga but that was a quick mile; gelding raced well here in prior starts. (1) HOWMACSBLACKJACK has good speed, draws best and seems capable of keeping up with these. (3) STIRLING ESCORT looks for four straight; contender.

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