02/01/2014 5:23PM

Yonkers: Monday 2/3 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 26 - 84 / $161.20   BEST BETS: 4 - 7 / $18.80


Best Bet: CUTTY SHARK (1st)


Race 1

(2) CUTTY SHARK dropped down in class and responded with a big effort in defeat last out; veteran is ready to score. (4) PRO MATTIC hasn't won in the longest time but he returns to the smaller track tonight and he can get involved from this spot. (6) FANELLI ROYAL has been empty in his last few; he's better than that.

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Race 2

(3) FUNNY PHOTO broke upon arrival and was claimed; he was facing decent stock at The Meadows prior to his local debut and with a return to that form he can be tough. (2) HASTY PROFFITT raced well in defeat over at The Meadowlands and he looks like a good fit here. (1) WHATA HUSTLER has some speed and the best draw.

Race 3

(2) SUCROSE HANOVER was second best to a sharp winner last out; he lands another good post and he just may be the one to beat here. (4) SODY'S MOONSHINE missed a month then went down the road at Freehold; veteran has some back class. (3) ORR HANOVER returns from vacation at a reduced level.

Race 4

(2) HOBSONS CHOICE is certainly the erratic type but he does appear to have some ability; let's take a shot that Burke has him figured out. (1) ZOLI ships in for Toscano sporting good current form; he draws best and has Sears driving. (5) ALLSTAR SURVIVOR qualified effectively upon arrival from Chicago; worth a look.

Race 5

(2) BIG Z CLASS was loaded with trot once shaking free; tough to go against if you saw that effort. (5) JS MISS LINDA was game for second up at Monti; Team Buter mare looks like a good fit here. (3) CORONATIONS K ships from The Meadows and will take money based on his current form.

Race 6

(2) HOT RODDY ships in and faces a pretty underwhelming group; this gelding had a solid three-year-old season. (3) MACHTOTHEMOON set a rated pace and was nailed by (1) DRAGON FEVER last week; perhaps he can threaten from off the pace tonight. The latter has speed and the rail; good combo.

Race 7

(2) CAROBBEAN PACETRY didn't have the easiest of trips upon arrival but she held pretty gamely late; she draws well tonight and looms a big threat from this spot. (4) CICELY HANOVER beat these last week but was dq'ed for skipping while jammed in the pocket; another chance. (3) FOX VALLEY LENA will likely be cutting the mile again with Brennan driving.

Race 8

(1) WEDNESDAYS WHIM tripped out and prevailed in last; a similar scenerio should develop tonight. (5) HAPPY APPLES should be a speed threat again. (4) HILARIOUS HAYLEY looks like she's ready to go off those qualifiers but history tells us we may need to see a start first before she's ready for her best effort.

Race 9

(1) KEYSTONE WANDA was used early and was empty late last out; her fortunes can turn around tonight from this spot. (4) IT'S A MIRCALE had no chance last week; this week she will be much more involved. (2) ZINDERELLA has turned into a decent little moneymaker for Fusco.

Race 10

(1) MYSTICAL VALENTINE moves all the way in for a hot barn and the veteran is clearly the one to beat from this spot. (5) ALFREDSSON has remained sharp for some time now and he'll threaten with any sort of trip. (3) KNOCKING AROUND rallied for a share last week at big odds.

Race 11

(6) QUINNMAN takes an ambitious hike in class tonight but he's been super since returning this season for Burke. (4) UFDRAGONS ROCKET jogged last week; obvious threat again. (7) LITTLE PRINCE got going too late and had no chance last out; he's outside again tonight.

Race 12

(5) THE BRUISER got hung to dry from the eight hole last week versus better; Brennan's back driving and he can turn this gelding's fortunes around tonight. I'm sick of hearing how good (2) HURRIKANE KINGCOLE is. It's time to actually show something on the track. (7) DUE WEST HANOVER has been racing well versus cheap stock at The Meadowlands; he can be a closing threat here.


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