05/25/2014 10:07PM

Yonkers: Monday 5/26 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 150 - 442 / $809.30  BEST BETS: 26 - 36 / $87.30


Best Bet: SECOND HAND NEWS (5th)

Spot Play: VILLAGE BEAT (9th)

Race 1

(6) SKY ARTIST moves into the Garcia-Herrera barn via purchase and she's capable of improvement. (3) BEAUTIFUL LADY folded up when last seen here, but rallied well last week at The Meadowlands. (1) GORDJUS draws best off an even qualifier.

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Race 2

(3) ALL MUNKY BUSINESS never saw the rail last week, tired but only lost by five lengths; Drolet trainee may be best here. (7) SOAPY SAP isn't as fast as she used to be but she's got class to her. (1) LINDY MCDREAMY needs to mind his manners to have a chance here.

Race 3

(3) CHINA DREAM was an impressive winner in her seasonal debut and he can easily take a second straight. (4) WEST MATTERS gets post relief off of last week's no-chance effort. (2) SWEET WATER JACK should be able to land a share from this spot.

Race 4

(4) DESIGN GURU will deservedly be odds-on here looking to make it two straight for live connections. (1) CRAVEN THE BEACH ships from Ohio to join the Harris barn and Sears drives from the best post; watch the board. (3) OFF LIKA PROMDRESS gets post relief for connections that won two races the other night.

Race 5

(5) SECOND HAND NEWS gets post relief on his main rivals and he should have an easy lead from this spot. (7) ARMBRO CASINO drops to the basement claiming level and he rebounded nicely in his last at Freehold. (8) NF SOARING appears capable of an alert getaway, which he will need in order to contend here.

Race 6

(4) CHERRY BLISS was going absolutely nowhere last week from the eight hole; I will keep my fingers crossed for an aggressive drive from Sears. (5) SUPER SOPH hasn't put in a bad effort since arriving locally. (3) BEACH GRANNY was in over her head last out; this is a better spot.

Race 7

(1) BIG JER was caught uncovered last week and didn't tire that badly; he should be set up for a live trip tonight. (4) TOBAGO CAYS looks like he's feeling good again and he's capable of destroying this group; overbet? (3) ORILLIA JOE has speed and an improved post.

Race 8

Check out (2) JOHNNY Z's posts he's had to deal with in his last handful of races. He should be rearing to go from this inside slot. (3) UFDRAGONS ROCKET drops out of claimers and I'm running out of patience with this one. (1) FOREVER JUST debuts for new connections and he draws best.

Race 9

(1) VILLAGE BEAT returns locally to face better and he's got loads of back class to call upon. (5) OLDE TIME HOCKEY has been flashing speed on the big track and he was in against tougher when last seen here. (4) OUR CULLENSCROWN N returns to Brennan.

Race 10

(4) MYSTERIOUS MOMENT broke before the start last week but paced well the rest of the way. He's worth another try here in a field with no standouts. (6) RELENTLESS G was facing better when last seen here, but he hasn't been all that great recently. (5) SOMETHING FOR DOC can offer speed, if little else.

Race 11

(4) SAND SUMMERFIELD drops in for a tag off a rail skimming score; he's a threat again if forwardly placed. (1) GRAND MASTER and (2) ROCKAVELLIAN are both currently in career form.

Race 12

(4) BY A TIME was very game in defeat last week and he could be a bit of value here. (5) ONE AND ONLY makes his third east coast start since shipping from Cal-Expo and I suspect he'll attract attention at the windows. (3) REAL FLIGHT has plenty of back class.

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