05/11/2013 4:31PM

Yonkers: Monday 5/13 Analysis


MEET STATS: 136 - 370 / $811.50    BEST BETS: 20 - 30 / $64.50

Best Bet: ART IDEAL (5th)


Race 1

(2) JESSE'S LADY held okay after an uncovered journey last week; Sears sticks with her and so will I. (3) ALHAMBRA also raced well last out. (5) ROAD BET makes her 2013 debut off two useful qualifiers.

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Race 2

(3) THEKEPTMAN woke up last out with a big effort and he can build on that performance. (5) NOWERLAND FIREBIRD closed a ton to upset last week and obviously these connections must be respected. (4) SIR SIRO debuts for new connections and is a nose shy of a three race win streak; proceed with caution, however, because this one likes to throw in breaks, especially that he's in new surroundings.

Race 3

(1) WHEELCHAIR WENDY has speed, the rail and Brennan driving; maybe. (3) VENUS DELIGHT ships south off a solid try. (6) ART FRENZY arrives from Pocono, where she's been competitive.

Race 4

(1) HARDROCKENJESSICA has shown improvement since returning to the Dane, Jr. barn; she deserves respect from this spot. (2) SLEEK N BEAUTIFUL gets post relief and figures to be a player. (4) CREDIT LIMIT never wins, but should hit the ticket from this spot.

Race 5

(1) ART IDEAL raced with excess cover and had too far to come in her local debut; having the rail tonight will solve that problem. (8) BLUERIDGE JEZEBEL didn't fire upon arrival; I'll give her another look despite the eight hole. (5) THE QUEEN CARD appears capable of landing a spot at a price.

Race 6

(2) HOMER JAY drops to the basement in his second local appearance and the veteran may prove to be tons the best here. (4) ANTHONYSKYWALKER was used early and gave way upon arrival; expect improvement from the Allard student. (1) RULE BY STRENGTH is the camera-shy type but he draws best and can be considered.

Race 7

(2) AZOREAN NIGHT draws better in a pretty weak field and she should take care of business. (6) FLIRTY FILLY couldn't get involved last week; she should be a bit closer tonight. (5) SILK PAJAMAS didn't seem to have much in her seasonal debut; the Burke trainee should be better than that.

Race 8

(4) SPEND IT ALL parlayed a live trip into an easy win last week; I'm coming right back with her. (1) REGIL ELEKTRA gets another crack at an inside post; expect her to carry her speed a bit better tonight. (7) SPELL TO CAST closed a ton last week; expect to see more of her when NYSS rolls around.

Race 9

(1) DRUNK AND DRAMATIC has looked solid in her two efforts for DiDomenico; she looks like the one to beat, especially from the rail slot. (8) CHEYENNE MIRIAM is good, but might be done in by the post. (5) ALWAYS LOVE ME looks like steady stock from Cassar.

Race 10

(1) DALLENBACH HANOVER has been solid in all recent efforts. Veteran is clearly feeling good again. (5) MR ROCKFORD has shown steady improvement in his last few. (7) GLASS PACK needs to overcome the seven hole, but obviously he's more than capable.

Race 11

(2) SALEVSTER STALLION lands inside and faces some rivals that are unproven at this level; worth a try. (8) MILITARY STRATCOM drops back into claimers and would be my top choice if not for the post. (6) CHANG DYNASTY moves up in class after being reclaimed by Allard.

Race 12

(5) WINTER RETREAT A hasn't been all that bad recently and he plummets in class tonight. (3) FOUR STARZ TRACE also drops and is running out of excuses. (1) DROP RED has back class, but his last few haven't been all that inspiring.