04/26/2015 2:38PM

Yonkers: Monday 4/27 Analysis


Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 125 - 381 / $649.60  BEST BETS: 16 - 30 / $60.80


Best Bet: THE LADIES MAN (5th)

Spot Play: BLADE SEELSTER (9th)

Race 1

(3) DULL ROAR returns from The Meadowlands and lands a decent post in a very competitive event; Ford's barn has been pretty good of late. (5) ACHILLES BLUE CHIP raced willingly in his two starts since joining the Allard barn. (8) CAUTION SIGNS gets a very interesting barn change to Brainard off the claim but this looks like a tough spot.

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Race 2

(1) NOT BEFORE EIGHT gets another free ride and will likely win at 1/5 but there's some interesting competition in here. (4) CAPELA had a nice two-year-old season in Canada and she could be ready for action off one qualifier. (6) IDEAL TAN also makes her 2015 debut for Burke and she showed speed in morning trials.

Race 3

(3) MONTREAL PHIL finally gets some post relief and the Lachance trainee has too much class to ignore. (1) STEVENSVILLE is transitioning to the aged ranks for Schnittker and he's raced well in his two seasonal starts. (5) BAZILLION is up in class off the claim and he was a blowout winner in last.

Race 4

(4) MYDELIGHT BLUECHIP had some decent pace at both ends of her mile last out and Brennan will be firing early. (2) MY CAROLINE returns from Saratoga and should be looking for a pocket trip. (7) ROCK ME GENTLY clearly has ability and she qualified well in preparation for her 2015 debut.

Race 5

(1) THE LADIES MAN was second best to a dropdown favorite last week and it appears the Burke trainee is ready to score. (7) HICKORY ICON went too fast last out and failed as the favorite; price will be much better tonight. (4) BELIEVEINTHESPIRIT needs to be closer to the action to have his best chance.

Race 6

(3) BACK TO THE WEST returns locally with some post relief, picks up Brennan and may be worth a look if the price is right. (4) BLACKTREE had finishing pace after saving ground last week; he could be more aggressively handled tonight. (2) EXTREME MACHINE N drops, moves back inside and has a small upset chance.

Race 7

(5) HAY STACKED was outbattled to the wire last week in the dense fog; Garcia-Herrera trainee hasn't put in a bad effort in ages and she deserves another chance. (1) GIGI DEO ships in after facing some soft stakes competition in Delaware; proceed with caution. (4) SMART ZONE showed good speed as a freshman but may need a start or two to show her best.

Race 8

(5) BULLVILLE KYLE was rebuffed last out by a sharp front-end rival but it was a decent try; Bartlett seems to get along well with him and he appears capable with a live trip. (1) STATION THREEOHSIX is hard to figure sometimes but he does get needed post relief. (4) HILARIOUS HALO also gets post relief off two no-chance tries.

Race 9

(7) BLADE SEELSTER may be able to blast from the gate and take these the distance at a price. (1) MORTAL ZIN drops a notch, lands back inside and should be close up throughout. (6) SCARLET CHASER held well after a tough trip last week and he could be a closing threat.

Race 10

(2) DAVID'S DREAM takes a needed drop in class tonight and he wired this type five back. (7) POP COP was a very good winner firing from the pocket last out and I'm sure he'll be forwardly placed again. (4) ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP, like the top choice, also drops in class and can be more involved for Lachance.

Race 11

(2) MR HASANI N gets needed class relief, needed post relief and was Sears' choice; logical contender. (1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE was much better in his second local start but Sears bails for the top choice; Bartlett drives. (3) SAFE HARBOR should save ground behind the top two and he can round out the trifecta.

Race 12

(1) INTHEPERFECTSTORM ships to Yonkers for sharp connections making his third U.S start after racing evenly at Pocono; one to beat in the finale. (2) TWIN B SPEEDO shipped north from Pompano and never got involved versus better last week; expect better. (4) HI HO STEVERINO is back at a level where he should be more competitive.

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