05/04/2014 8:13PM

Yonkers: Monday 5/5 Analysis

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Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 135 - 396 / $746.00   BEST BETS: 22 - 32 / $75.00

 

Best Bet: ART FOR ARTS SAKE (11th)

Spot Play: LOCKLOADNEXPLODE (1st)

Race 1

(4) LOCKLOADNEXPLODE closed willingly from a no-chance spot last week; the post relief should help. (7) CURATOR stays at the same basement level looking for three straight; obviously the connections don't care about losing him. (1) SUCROSE HANOVER has been second best in his last two.

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Race 2

(4) GAELIC AND GARLIC has been racing decently over at The Meadowlands; we'll see how that translates over to the smaller track. (2) NEWPORT VOLO debuts for DiDomenico via claim; worth a look. (1) CELEBRITY LOVIN draws best and has Sears driving.

Race 3

(1) ANDY BARAN is classy and probably best here, but is far from a lock. (4) BAY FISHEN DOC has hit the ticket in his last three; as good as any in here. (3) NORTHERN IDEAL wasn't bad in last and Brennan drives again.

Race 4

(3) MAGIC WILL WORK needed that initial start over this surface and now a local driver takes over; worth a look. (1) WINDSUN FIREBALL draws best and has speed for the Burke/Brennan combo. (5) POSITIVELY SHARP could be a closing threat with smooth sailing.

Race 5

(1) N F SOARING was a solid winner versus these last week and is clearly the one to beat here. (3) MARION MISS JULIE has been second or third in her last four; completes chalky number. (4) THE MANIPULATOR is back in with claimers and he has some hidden ability.

Race 6

(7) HIGH FLYIN SARA closed belatedly last week from an outside post; she draws unfavorably again but there's nothing special in here. (8) FRANCESSA stopped last week but she has speed and Bartlett drives tonight. (4) WISHINGONADRAGON qualified effectively.

Race 7

(2) GOIN SHOPPIN has been rock-solid up in Maine; unknown connections are shipping down here to go for more money. What the heck, I'll take a shot. (6) EXPOSE has raced well in all starts at this level. (5) GENTLEMENS DELIGHT had some NYSS experience as a two-year-old.

Race 8

(7) SUPER SOPH was held at bay after a good uncovered try last week; she may be talented enough to overcome this poor starting spot. (4) FASTER FASTER finished well last out and Sears drives again. (5) SENTIMENTAL LADY will definitely be firing from the gate.

Race 9

(3) PANERA HANOVER was facing better over at The Big M; mare might find these to her liking. (2) SEAFOOD ANNIE bumps up the ladder looking for two in a row. (1) LET HER ROCK proved dead-game last week and earned the tie for win; Saunders trainee draws best.

Race 10

(3) ONTHECLOCK HANOVER saved ground and raced well last week. This is a very competitive race and note that Kakaley drives tonight. (7) TRACK MASTER D  drops in class and he needed that last start. (6) OUR CULLENSCROWN N dropped and popped last out; he's got plenty of back class.

Race 11

(2) ART FOR ARTS SAKE plunges in class and lands a much better post; veteran should be ready to roll tonight. (5) ROCKSTAR TEMPER had some good efforts here last year. (4) WESTERN DAKOTA does fit with these but the sick scratch may be a concern.

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