03/31/2012 3:39PM

Yonkers: Monday 4/2 Analysis


MEET STATS: 82 - 249 / $386.70

Best Bet: SALVESTER STALLION (8th)      Spot Play: FALL BLISS (7th)

Race 1

(7) APRIL FOOL ships back off two decent efforts at Saratoga and he meets a less-than-appealing field here; with an alert getaway he could be trouble. (3) ROCKNROLLIN NOW closed well for second last out. (2) BADLANDS AND ART won at first asking for Mark Ford.

Race 2

(7) ULAY BOKO gets an interesting barn change here to Brainard, and he lures Brennan away from the Garcia-Herrera horse; very intriguing. (4) PHOTOSMART picks up Brian Sears for his local debut. (2) SAVER had a win here last year.

Race 3

(4) LIGHTNING RIDGE N has speed and a post edge on some of his main rivals. (8) BEAU RIVAGE N drops to a winning level but he's stuck in the eight hole. (6) MOVE ON hasn't fired in some time, but he's got plenty of back class.

Race 4

(4) BUCKEYE MAN came up short last out but he can be tighter tonight. (3) HOWMUCHUBENCH lacks the class of others here but he seems to have ability and Buter driving is a plus. (2) KONCHIE has raced well here in the past.

Race 5

(8) KITTYS PRO GIRL has seemed to turn things around since joining the Fraley barn; she needs some help from the poor post but she may simply be better than these. (3) KIMMIE CAM can save ground from this spot and rally late. (2) STONEBRIDGE DAMSEL figures to be on or near the lead.

Race 6

(5) SOUTHWIND TRINI went all out for the lead last week and proved tons the best; Manzi should employ the same tactics tonight for similar results. (4) VY HANOVER beat a weaker bunch last out; still, she's been sharp. (3) LOOK ANNIE HALL snapped her win streak with a disappointing effort; let's see if she can bounce back.

Race 7

(3) FALL BLISS ships back locally and note who he was facing in the Open at Sataroga; Blackler charge looms a big player here. (1) SAPPHIRE CITY gets a free ride here off last week's win. (3) WILLIE BOOTS ships in for Pena but draws the eight hole; “no problem” says George Brennan.

Race 8

(2) SALVESTER STALLION was third best in a fast mile last out; gelding deserves top billing off that effort. (1) ADVENTURE BOUND ships from Canada, joins the Pena barn. (3) WYNSUM MAGIC should be close up throughout.

Race 9

(4) CAMS ORACLE was reclaimed by Gelardi last week and Stalbaum will have him forwardly placed. (1) ALLAMERICAN INCA didn't fire in what turned out to be a closers race last out; classy veteran draws best tonight and should be more involved. (2) GRINNING BREED is another Pena shipper that lures Brennan; need I say more?

Race 10

(2) DETERMINE THIS is back in for a tag off three decent efforts off the claim; Goodell could be cutting the mile here. (1) DALLENBACH HANOVER drops in his third start back from vacation and he should be able to show more tonight. (3) FOX VALLEY TYRESE drops in class, gets post relief.

Race 11

(2) NY ICE was no match for Sams Escape last week; Brennan should head to the front end again and lull these to sleep. (4) WHATSITTOYOUGRANT showed some improvement last out, finishing with pace after a shuffle. (5) TIDEWATER TEDDY has looked good since returning.

Race 12

(8) ART OF ILLUSION aborted a leave attempt last week and still finished with some pace; this field didn't come up very strong and Manzi may be able to fire for a good early spot. (1) VESUVIO GRANDE sat close up but had little late upon dropping to this level; he draws best and is worthy of another look. (6) WHITE MOUNTAIN TOP hails from the live Buter outfit and he's beaten better than these in the past.