03/15/2014 3:14PM

Yonkers: Monday 3/17 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 69 - 216 / $387.90   BEST BETS: 12 - 17 / $48.90


Best Bet: HOBE SOUND (4th)

Spot Play: CLORIS HANOVER (1st)

Race 1

(2) CLORIS HANOVER had aim on a 1/20 shot last week but came up short in her first seasonal start; she should only be better tonight. (5) CAM FUNNY took some sneaky money last out and finished with some steady pace; mare can improve off that effort. (3) KJ'S FOXY LADY is erratic but does have some talent.

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Race 2

(3) IMPRESSIVE EARL was lucky and good last week, scoring right off the brief vacation. Veteran can repeat. (5) ANTHONYSKYWALKER drops to the basement claiming level tonight and he'll attract plenty of attention from these connections. (4) KISS ME I'M LOADED ships from Ohio for Virgil Morgan, Jr. and he appears to have ability; do we need to see one first?

Race 3

(2) ODDS ON ALPHA had too far to come in round one last week; this is a good field but she might be a decent price. (4) DOO WEE RUSTY has a post edge on her main rival (6) ROAD BET and that may make the difference. The latter is perfect in two starts this year; Dube drives tonight.

Race 4

(1) HOBE SOUND was an easy winner and paid 2.10 last week; this actually looks like an easier spot tonight. (3) R MARIE HANOVER finished steadily upon arrival and she gets some post relief. (4) WHISTYS PARADISE was second best in her local return and she figures for a share here.

Race 5

(5) DEAD WRONG comes in off a break last week, but the trotter has been knocking on the door for some time now. (3) ODINO JET plummets in class, other than that there's not much to endorse. (8) FORCE NINE was second best last out; Dube has to be aggressive early to have a chance from this spot.

Race 6

(2) IT'S A MIRACLE was a solid two-move second best from the eight hole last week versus overnight foes; she has a post edge on the main contenders here and I expect Brennan to use that angle to full advantage. (3) MATTIE TERROR GIRL was a victim of the outside post upon arrival; big chance from this improved post. (8) A SHAM OF AMBER has been super of late and she has the speed to overcome the outside spot.

Race 7

(3) CUTTY SHARK was game for second last out and the veteran looks clearly best of these. (8) NO REAL SURPRISE has the gate speed to fire out for position for Mark Macdonald. (1) KID CARSON is in a good spot to land a share.

Race 8

(1) PEMBROKE ALEC BUSH makes his second start at this reduced level and he may be able to bottom the field from this spot. (4) SPARKY showed some improvement in his second start back from vacation; oldtimer has plenty of class. (2) BAD AS BART two-moved to victory last out and he draws well again.

Race 9

(1) EXPOSE ships in for Toscano and the filly finds a very soft spot; she'll be overbet but I'm picking her almost by default. (3) TED'S DREAM GIRL wouldn't shock me here with a favorable trip. (5) JUST ADD VODKA gets a bit of post relief and she looms a threat.

Race 10

(5) JOHNNY Z raced very well in a tough beat last out and was reclaimed by familiar connections; he could be a decent price in a competitive field. (3) THAT MAN OF MINE won off the claim and was Sears' choice. (4) MISSISSIPPI HIPPY was nailed on the wire in last but it was an improved effort.

Race 11

(1) ABOMINABLE SNOWPAN finally gets needed post relief off two no-chance efforts and he's in line for a winning trip tonight. (3) REPORT FOR DUTY N looked home but was nailed last week; classy veteran still has the goods. (4) SAMS ESCAPE was put on the front end last out and gutted out the win; he's capable of repeating from off the pace.

Race 12

(5) POWER OF TARA N certainly wasn't at his best last out versus better but this class relief may be what he needs tonight. (2) HARMONY OAKS RULER took an ambitious step up in class off the claim and raced super; bears following. (6) HILARIOUS HALO also gets class relief tonight and should show more.



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