04/03/2015 4:48PM

Yonkers: Monday 4/6 Analysis


Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 96 - 297 / $484.60  BEST BETS: 12 - 23 / $41.60


Best Bet: SANTANNA ONE (7th)

Spot Play: HI HO STEVERINO (5th)

Race 1

(1) BAZOOKA was able to work out a pocket trip from a similar spot last week and got the job done at a nice price; he's capable of repeating but won't present much value. (2) SOMEPLACE SPECIAL returns locally in stellar form for a live barn; obvious contender. (5) STONEBRIDGE COWBOY didn't fire with his best last week; he's better than that but may have trouble getting involved here.

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Race 2

(3) VENGANCE was aggressively handled last out and proved stubborn to the end before tiring; another chance. (7) MONTREAL PHIL drops in class again (as do many others with the earnings caps adjusted) and is capable of much, much better. (8) POP COP was better last week, also drops but is stuck in the eight hole.

Race 3

(5) TRIP HANOVER was very good last week to hold for a board spot; he's got some tough ones inside of him but the price may be right. (2) BITTERSWEET CHAMP just missed from the pocket in last and this gelding appears way overdue. (4) ERLE DALE N returns locally and has back class to him.

Race 4

(5) BABY REMIND ME closed with plenty of pace though too late as the winner got away last out; mare will take all the money and should probably win this by default. (3) JUST SAYIN beat similar two back and looks second best here. (2) SPELL TO CAST finally gets some post relief and could complete the gimmicks.

Race 5

(3) HI HO STEVERINO takes a needed drop in class and has a license to awaken. (1) SKY IS THE LIMIT closed nicely last out from the seven hole, now he gets the rail and will attract plenty of attention. (4) CEE PEE PANIC has to be considered from the live Buter/Adamczyk tandem.

Race 6

(5) HICKORY ICON'S best game is on the lead, so pehaps Dube recognizes that and will try to send him hard. (2) MIDNIGHT DYLAN N drops in class off an uncovered effort last week and he's got a big shot from this inside spot. (3) PAPPY'S PAL collapsed on the front end last out with little excuse and he's tough to endorse off that effort.

Race 7

(1) SANTANNA ONE gets the best post to work with, has plenty of speed and has to be considered the one to beat. (2) LAWGIVER HANOVER should try to protect the pocket and take his best shot late but the Vallee trainee is clearly off his game. (4) PANONGAHELA had pace in traffic last out; he's a closing threat.

Race 8

(5) NO LIES returns to the small track off a big try at The Meadowlands and Bartlett should be firing hard; she could take this tough-to-figure field the distance. (1) CARLOTA BLUE CHIP lands the best post in her local return for Burke. (6) HAY STACKED raced well in the Petticoat; obvious contender but she likely needs a good trip from this spot.

Race 9

(1) SAFE HARBOR drops in class and draws best off a couple of no-excuse efforts; he's better than these and deserves one more chance. (6) UNCLE GOODFELLOW has been racing well but has come up just short in his last two. (4) TRACK MASTER D has forgotten how to win but the talent is there.

Race 10

(4) HILARIOUS HALO returns to the small track for Lachance off some sharp efforts at the Meadowlands and he had some moderate success here last year versus better. The only thing hilarious here is the 20/1 morning line. (3) BETTOR REASON N looked sharp at Freehold in his U.S. debut and he obviously deserves a long look. (5) IDEAL FASHION drops in class and gets some post relief.

Race 11

(4) COWBOY TERRIER beat these seven back, beat better six back then didn't get a check in his last five races. Aggressive handling can get the job done versus a camera-shy group. (1) GARNET RIVER A gets post relief and should be right there. (3) MY TEMUDJIN N rallied mildly for a small share last out versus the sharp front-running Eighteen.

Race 12

(5) EXIT CAM has been progressively getting better and he returns locally in a slightly softer spot. Note that driver Jordan Stratton has been looking much better recently. (1) FAMEOUS WESTERN gets major post relief in his second start at this reduced level but he may be overbet with Sears in the bike. (7) BLADE SEELSTER steps up off a loss but he's capable of blasting from the gate and he may be worth considering underneath at a price.

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