02/28/2015 12:30AM

Yonkers: Monday 3/2 Analysis


Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 52 - 154 / $256.30  BEST BETS: 7 - 13 / $25.60


Best Bet: LUCKY MAN (6th)

Spot Play: FOX VALLEY LEO (1st)

Race 1

(5) FOX VALLEY LEO double jumped to the 20K level off the claim and appeared overmatched; back where he belongs. (1) WATERSIDE CHAMP draws best and has hit the board in his last two. (4) HURTIN ALBERTAN has also been a steady commodity at this level.

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Race 2

(2) FLEX THE MUSCLE has loads of back class for the Schnittker barn and he was facing better when last seen here. (4) SCOTTISH CROSS should be firing from the gate. (1) YAGOT CLASS debuts for Banca via claim, and his barn has been better in recent days.

Race 3

(4) MCCEDES couldn't last the duration on the front end last out after seemingly going too fast; veteran can rebound here at a better price. (3) APPLEY EVER AFTER beat a weaker bunch last week but looked good doing it. (2) POKER HAT has loads of back class like the top choice and will be in the hunt from this inside spot.

Race 4

(4) SILOUETTE woke up in a big way last week and the Kimelman trainee is clearly capable of repeating. (3) HIGHLAND ROCKSTAR has no excuse not to be more involved tonight. (1) ROSE PETAL was a bit short in her local debut, which was only her third lifetime start.

Race 5

(1) ER ROOM is one of a handful of droppers in here but this gelding draws best and has the services of leading driver Dan Dube. (2) WINTER BLUES gets post relief and picks up Bartlett. (4) MACHTOTHEMOON was second best last out at a price.

Race 6

(2) LUCKY MAN hiked to this level off the claim and raced well to be second best; looks like logical selecting from this spot. (4) TALKTOMECOURAGE N is up in class off the DiDomenico reclaim and he's looked good beating lesser. (3) SCOTTY MACH N was second best in his local return and he can hit the ticket again.

Race 7

(4) REGIL MEG is surrounded by Meadowlands shippers but he's clearly accomplished locally and she may be a bit overlooked in the wagering. (5) CHEYENNE ROBIN ships in sporting decent form and Dube drives. (2) CONCHITA HANOVER was a winner here at this level in January.

Race 8

(7) ALBERTO CONTADOR N missed a month due to cancellations then was a bit short at odds-on; he's outside again but down in class. (6) LORD OF MISRULE ships from The Meadowlands but Burke and should be a good fit here. (1) HIGH OCTANE N has a good history of hitting the ticket.

Race 9

(3) RAMPAGE JACKSON looked good two-moving to beat lesser and he can repeat up in class. (1) BE PACIFIC just missed last out, draws well again. (2) WINDSONG JACK ships from Cal Expo, where he faced the likes of Pancetta last out; gelding may need an acclimating mile.

Race 10

(2) SKY IS THE LIMIT showed improvement in his first start for the Vallee barn and he looms a big player with this inside draw. (4) FOREVER JUST is on a long winless streak but he did rally with good pace last out. (6) STATION THREEOHSIX is better than he's been showing; closing threat.

Race 11

(2) KEENE OLIVIA raced well to just miss a nose upon arrival and she can take the next logical step tonight. (6) SGT MOLLY PITCHER debuts for the Virgil Morgan Jr. barn and adds Sears; good luck getting her posted 7/1 odds. (5) VILLAGE JESSICA is capable of firing from the gate which always makes her a player.

Race 12

(6) SHADY CITY keeps landing in tough spots but he figures to be a good price and I'm not ready to give up on him yet. (4) SANTANNA ONE drops in class for good connections; logical. (3) ROLLWITHITHARRY does have a win at this level three back.

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