06/14/2014 3:03PM

Yonkers: Monday 6/16 Analysis


Race 5 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

MEET STATS: 170 - 504 / $896.30  BEST BETS: 30 - 41 / $99.70

Best Bet: HI HO STEVERINO (9th)

Spot Play: BE PACIFIC  (3rd)

Race 1

(1) JW RACER returns locally, draws best and appears way overdue. (8) VIPER HANOVER plunges to the basement off some so-so efforts and Stratton needs to be aggressive from this spot. (4) STRUNG OUT showed some forward progress for the first time in forever last out; maybe he can improve further.

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Race 2

(2) ARMBRO CASINO has speed and class; veteran only needs to behave himself to score. (3) COLUMBIA LION has put in some decent efforts of late without a victory to show for it. (6) APRILSHOWERS has been off a long time but she's capable with these.

Race 3

(5) BE PACIFIC doesn't look like much on paper but his last effort was sneaky-good; worth a look here. (3) BLADE SEELSTER returns at a reduced level and he has big-time speed.  (8) COSMICPEDIA would likely be the one to beat had he drawn inside.

Race 4

(1) PACIFIC MARGAUX has the ability to compete with these and he can prosper given a good trip. (8) BROADWAYS FORTUNE debuts for Garcia-Herrera and gets a catch-driver in the bike tonight; watch out. (5) SISTER GOLA qualifed very willingly in preparation for her debut for Taylor Gower.

Race 5

(1) DARLABAR MAN drops to a new low claiming price and the veteran has always hinted at serious ability. Yes, that's correct, I picked John Plutino in back-to-back races. (3) NOWERLAND FIREBIRD hasn't looked good in her last couple of local efforts but last week's try at Philly was improved. (2) GO JESSE GO ships in for the live Brainard outfit.

Race 6

(3) WESTERN COLE has raced well enough of late to warrant top billing, especially with Sears in the bike. (5) BABE'S I SCOOT has also been pretty live lately and Brennan can be firing from the gate. (1) SAMS TREASURE looked broken-down a couple of months ago, but suddenly he's shooting for five straight.

Race 7

(4) MYSTICAL QUEEN ships in from Ohio, joins the Julie Miller barn and gets Sears in the bike. Watch the board. (2) MY AMERICAN TALLIA has shown some promise coming back as a three-year-old. (7) ROCKNROLL MEG was an upset winner in her lone local appearance.

Race 8

(7) CARD SHOCK has raced well in his last two at The Meadowlands and the colt may just be faster than these. (3) WELL DID is winless in eight career starts and he may be the camera-shy type. (1) WELL TO DO should go well from the best post.

Race 9

(1) HI HO STEVERINO drops in class, gets serious post relief and the Fraley trainee is clearly the one to beat here. (4) LISTOWEL hasn't really fired recently but he's a proven commodity with these. (2) BIG BAD ELI appears ready for a breakthrough effort.

Race 10

(1) DISARREI got jammed in last out and never had a shot; prior handful of efforts were solid. (3) ACID RAIN has been a steady check-earner with this type. (2) USEFUL HANOVER was collared on the front end then pulled up with broken equipment last out; I guess that effort can be ignored.

Race 11

(4) DUTCH RICHMAN debuts for new connections via claim but his current form is impossible to ignore. (2) DEFIANCE N steps down a notch in class and the veteran certainly knows how to win. (5) PANDA MAN may need a fast pace to close into.

Race 12

(5) LIFE OF SMILEY was arguably facing tougher down at Philly; she's my default pick here because I don't like anybody else. (3) CUT A DEAL hasn't looked that great in her last couple. (7) BEAUTIFUL LADY steps up looking for two in a row and she was Brennan's choice.

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