02/22/2015 8:16PM

Yonkers: Monday 2/23 Analysis


Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 38 - 119 / $181.90  BEST BETS: 6 - 10 / $20.70


Best Bet: DANISHDUJOUR (7th)

Spot Play: HICKORY ICON (9th)

Race 1

(3) ROSE PETAL ships up from Dover off two nice efforts to begin her career; Harris trainee should get the job done in this suspect opener. (7) HIGHLAND ROCKSTAR qualified effectively and the four-year-old could be involved early. (4) TAMMY ANN can sit close up in this compact group.

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Race 2

(5) BORN TO FIGHT ships in from The Meadowlands where he's been showing solid speed and that should translate well here. (8) VALLEY GLIDER drops a notch in class off last week's long trip but he's got to overcome the eight hole. (3) BROADWAYS FORTUNE was used early and stopped in an added-distance event; worth considering from the Garcia-Herrera barn, which always seems live except when I bet.

Race 3

(3) FRAME WORTHY held her own in stakes competition at The Big M and when last seen here she was second best; worth a try with Kakaley driving. (1) BABY REMIND ME will take the money from this spot and control the action, but can she last the duration? (4) HAY STACKED makes her second start off the layoff and she can be tighter tonight.

Race 4

(1) PACIFIC DESPERADO gets Brennan back in the bike, lands the best post and should be in line for a perfect trip. (3) TALKTOMECOURAGE N is up in class off the claim and he does his best work at the basement level. (4) LUCKY TIMES can save ground and go evenly late, which may be enough to snatch third.

Race 5

(3) MR COOLIE takes a needed drop in class and faces no standouts here; price should be right to take a shot. (2) THE POKESTER didn't go the easiest of trips last week and understandably flattened; veteran is capable of taking this but he doesn't have a winning profile. (4) FALL TOY raced well last week and gets post relief; logical but may be overbet.

Race 6

(1) ABBEYLARA is a bit of a curious selection because he doesn't really like to win but he does draw best again and I can't find anyone else to endorse. (5) COLD BATH steps up in class off a win and he should be another good price. (2) HACIENDA is back in claimers off a good second place effort.

Race 7

(3) DANISHDUJOUR blew the doors off the field in his first for Banca and he stays at the same level tonight. (8) FLYING INSTRUCTOR has not come back sharp in 2015 and he drops again to the basement level; he needs to be firing from the gate in order to have any chance. (7) JEPSON HANOVER seems to fit with these but he may have too far to come.

Race 8

(3) CAROBBEAN PACETRY needed last week's start, where she had no chance anyway; mare will be much more involved tonight. Note that this barn had a winner at The Meadowlands the other day. (1) CRUISINWITHMYBABY gets post relief and she's proven to have a good closing kick. (7) VILLAGE JESSICA is capable of firing from the gate at a big price.

Race 9

(1) HICKORY ICON has looked sharp since joining the DiDomenico barn and he ships in landing the best post and the sharp Dube; worth a long look. (2) TRACK MASTER D was a bit short last week at The Meadowlands but he was off a month. (4) LEGENDS LUCK had some finishing pace last out after getting shuffled.

Race 10

(3) BAMBINO HALL came up a little short late after cutting the mile last week, but it was his first start in almost five weeks. Veteran trotter has to be tighter tonight. (1) JERSEY BOY got going too late in last; Stratton needs him closer. (4) ABC CROWN ME QUEEN was digging in pretty nicely to the wire last week after an uncovered trip.

Race 11

(1) ROCKIN ROBERT has had no chance in his last handful of races. The last time he was at this level from a good post he won by almost six lengths. (6) GALLANT SEELSTER qualified very willingly off that pari-mutuel disaster last month. (5) HPYNOTIST dropped to this level and somehow got the job done; obviously he's got the ability to repeat.


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