04/07/2014 11:21AM

Yonkers: Monday 4/7 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 91 - 288 / $495.90   BEST BETS: 15 - 23 / $56.10


Best Bet: WINTER RETREAT A (1st)

Spot Play: ONE THROUGH TEN (10th)

Race 1

(3) WINTER RETREAT A has been the victim of tough trips in his last two. Tonight the veteran gets class and post relief. (5) BAD AS BART has taken his last two when Kakaley has driven; threat. (6) LILSHARKSHOOTER is back down to a winning level.

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Race 2

(1) DASH FOR THE CASH is one of a host of unreliable dropdowns in here; he gets the nod because he drew best. (5) ROCKETPEDIA goes third-time Lasix, could improve. (4) CANBEC FRIDOLIN is better than he's been showing.

Race 3

(7) SENTIMENTAL LADY was very game in defeat in the Petticoat consolation. She needs help from this spot but the value should be there. (3) LET HER ROCK has raced well the last few times she drew inside. (4) R MARIE HANOVER could be flashing early speed from this spot.

Race 4

(1) MARION MISS JULIE was a solid front-end winner last week; should repeat. (5) THE MANIPULATOR raced pretty well once recovering from an early break last out; he could be a price play here. (7) DEAD WRONG is a steady check-earner.

Race 5

(5) SECOND HAND NEWS drops in class, loves this track, is reunited with Holland and should head to the front. (2) BABY BOY GRIN has back class and has done well locally in the past. (4) RAPID STRATEGY picks up Kakaley and he could be a fringe player here.

Race 6

(4) STONE OF MAGIC is now in the Heidi Rohr barn and she faces her usual blank field; mare will attract attention at the windows tonight. (2) SWEET BROWN showed some finishing kick last week and she can improve off that effort. (8) CAM FUNNY has been much-improved but she's stuck in the eight hole tonight.

Race 7

(3) RESCUE TEAM raced willingly in her first 2014 start and she looks like a good fit at this level. (1) FREETIME has made a decent living racing with these and she merits respect from the rail. (4) HILARIOUS HAYLEY put in a big effort last week but somehow refused to win; Stratton drives tonight.

Race 8

(2) LETTUCEROCKU A is another big dropper as the 2014 cap earnings have changed on the condition sheet; gelding can trip out from this spot. (4) LIVE ON has been facing much tougher and he may be heading to the front. (1) ONE MORE LAUGH is back again for Schnittker; hard to ignore those lifetime earnings.

Race 9

(2) JERRY'S BROWN GOLD circled boldly from too far back last week; tonight with the improved post the trip will be much easier. (4) CODE WORD had no excuse last out, but that was against better; back to Bongiorno tonight. (5) OLDE TIME HOCKEY tries the small track and he has plenty of ability.

Race 10

(5) ONE THROUGH TEN just missed last week in a pretty tough field compared to what he's facing here; top billing. (1) TIDEWATER TEDDY draws best, can be considered. (3) BETTOR DESIGN finished third last out, but never looked like a serious threat; veteran can hit the ticket again.

Race 11

(4) THAT MAN OF MINE has taken his last three in impressive fashion. Can he keep it up for his new barn? (1) REPORT FOR DUTY N continues to race gamely with no victories to show for it. (2) MOVEOUTOFMYWAY returns locally for DiDomenico, where he has been racing well.

Race 12

(2) YO CHEYENNE ROCKY drops out of the Levy into this softer spot; he's clearly the one to beat but is certainly no lock. (3) HI HO STEVERINO broke last week but his prior efforts have been encouraging. (4) FASTLANELUKE fits at this level and can round out the triple.

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