02/15/2014 5:06PM

Yonkers: Monday 2/17 Analysis

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Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 37 - 120 / $224.60   BEST BETS: 6 - 10 / $27.10

 

Best Bet: ORIENTAL CARPET (3rd)

Spot Play: MARION MISS JULIE (5th)

Race 1

(3) DONTAKEYOURGUNS beat these from a good post two back and he almost looks like the default selection in this suspect field. (2) TIME STOOD STILL needed last week's start and he could be tighter tonight. (1) JET SET STYLE gets post relief and he may be winging for Jason Ryan.

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Race 2

(1) STRONG HALL has raced well in his last two without a victory to show for it; from this spot perhaps tonight's the night. (3) FUNNY PHOTO broke last out when claimed; he debuts at a reduced level for his new connections. (2) LIKE A HUSH gets Brennan tonight; worth a look.

Race 3

(4) ORIENTAL CARPET dropped to the basement and crushed these; right back. (1) ONE TOUGH HOMBRE has always been a good fit with these and he can be included from this spot. (2) ARDEN'S STORM N has loads of speed and some back class.

Race 4

(6) THE PERFECT DREAM just missed at this level two back and she could provide some value from this outside post. (5) CABARET has been formful and appears overdue. (3) ALBERTINAS SHARK ships in off a big score at Freehold and she picks up Sears.

Race 5

(8) MARION MISS JULIE faltered in her return start for Garcia-Herrera; trotter drops in class and is worth another try, even from this outside post. (2) ONE MORE KID has burned money in his two starts for new connections. (6) DEAD WRONG is a steady commodity but doesn't like to win.

Race 6

(5) MY SHIYEN showed in that latest qualifier that she's ready for action. (4) HILARIOUS HAYLEY scored at first asking for Lachance; obviously capable of repeating. (1) LET HER ROCK draws best again and she can hold off the rest.

Race 7

(1) MACHAL JACKSON makes his second start on Lasix and gets a much improved post; worth a try with Sears driving. (3) RAFFERTY HANOVER drops and can be very tough on his best day. (6) HYPNOTIST also drops, has loads of class and could be a closing threat.

Race 8

(1) RED ROCK ships in and debuts for Allard off a sharp score at Dover; the favorite? (3) DRAGON FEVER has proven to be a reliable commodity at this level. (4) MACHTOTHEMOON gets needed post relief.

Race 9

(8) MYSTICAL VALENTINE debuts for new connections and appears to have the speed to overcome the eight hole. (2) THAT MAN OF MINE has raced well in all his recent efforts. (7) QUINNMAN didn't fire last week; we'll see if the Burke trainee can rebound.

Race 10

(1) ALFREDSSON gets major post relief tonight and that should make all the difference in the world. (2) SO TAKE THAT also moves back inside but the missed time concerns me a bit. (4) JEPSON HANOVER could have shown more in his return start but all in all it wasn't a bad effort.

Race 11

(4) LITTLE PRINCE closed well from too far back last week; he gets a needed break in the post draw and he clearly looks like the one to beat. (6) UFDRAGONS ROCKET raced okay in defeat last out. (7) UNTOUCHABLE ONE has solid gate speed which makes him a threat here.

Race 12

(4) ZINDERELLA returns to a catch-driver and he should be forwardly placed; worth a try. (1) ART IDEAL was dead-game in victory last out, but that was almost a month ago. (5) A SHAM OF AMBER has raced well in every local start.

 

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