10/22/2015 2:47PM

Yonkers: Saturday 10/24 Analysis


MEET STATS: 330 - 1000 / $1814.40  BEST BETS: 49 - 80 / $168.40

Best Bet: NATIONAL DEBT (4th)

Spot Play: YS LOTUS (7th)


Race 1

(4) SOMEWHERE FANCY hasn't fired with his best in a while but he gets some post relief and Stratton may get aggressive early with the 4-year-old. (6) FOOL ME ONCE is back up in class after a gutsy try in defeat and the Alagna trainee figures with these. (2) CYCLONE KIWI N added Lasix and dominated versus lesser just 5 days ago.

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Race 2

(2) FORT KNOX was outfinished in the drive home last out but it wasn't a bad effort. This field didn't come up particularly strong and the Sabot trainee should take charge. (1) BETTORSLUCKYSTREAK will be firing hard from the rail to protect position. (6) GALACTIC GALLEON N kicked home nicely off cover for third last week and he rates as highly tonight.

Race 3

(5) PASS THEM BY N hasn't raced badly since the Lance Hudson claim and he's arguably facing a bit softer tonight; maybe. (4) ONE THROUGH TEN always shows speed, always gets a nice check but never seems to win; he'll be near the lead again. (2) MORTAL ZIN saved ground and shook free with pace last out; strategy should be the same here.

Race 4

(5) NATIONAL DEBT has been much better since the switch to the Alagna barn and he comes off two near-misses; he looks best here and should be driven accordingly. (1) ARTIST NIGHT shipped in last week for Burke, didn't take much money and was pretty flat; he really has no excuse not to be a part of this from the best post. (2) ELRAMA N is another Bamond overseas shipper who qualified effectively and could be ready for action.

Race 5

(5) ALBERTO CONTADOR N remains sharp despite last week's 3rd place finish, which wasn't all that bad considering the circumstances. Brennan may get more aggressive early from this spot.  (1) CROMBIE A drops from the Open ranks, draws best and will be heard from. (6) THE REAL ONE was in a good spot to leave the gate and control the action last week, which is exactly what he did. He's capable of repeating, but it will be much tougher.

Race 6

(8) LUMINOSITY is the King of the Open until proven otherwise; eight hole shouldn't present a serious problem. (3) CRAZY ABOUT PAT lands in a better spot tonight and looks like the main threat. (7) ZOOMING is razor-sharp but will he be too far back early to be a serious threat?

Race 7

(3) YS LOTUS toured the track last out, but the Allard trainee is a proven commodity at this level and with the inside draw he should be firing early. (4) LORD OF MISRULE has raced well in his last few and he's definitely a player from this spot. (1) KEYSTONE HONOR has been a good money-earner for the Laterza barn and he can save ground from this spot and land a share.

Race 8

(3) BIG N BAD faltered on the front end last out after shocking the world the start prior; gelding gets a decent post assignment and will be forwardly placed again. (4) SAPPHIRE CITY gets needed post relief and this gutsy veteran should be more involved. (8) TAKE IT BACK TERRY has been super in all recent outings but he's assigned the eight hole yet again and he'll have to be both lucky and good to get it done.

Race 9

(1) E Z NOAH went a wicked and pressured pace last week and understandably gave way; with any sort of breathers on the front end he'll be tough to defeat tonight. (3) ASLAN is up in class off a easy score and the sharp gelding should be followed. (2) JOURNEYMAN went evenly upon arrival for Burke and he'll never be too far back from this spot.

Race 10

(1) KIWI IDEAL N gets that all-important post relief tonight and he can stalk (3) TWIN B HOLLISTER then roll by late. The latter has made a ton of money since the Banca claim and he's clearly the one to beat. (5) LONEWOLF CURRIER returns locally for Allard and he's picked up his game recently.

Race 11

(6) PICTURE THIS hasn't been bad since returning but hasn't been in winning spots; this is a suspect field and he seems to fit with these class-wise. (3) CASHONTHEROCS was outfinished for second last week by Zooming, and there's no disgrace in that; he was a front-end winner the start prior. (7) NOT AFRAID is best here but he hasn't been on his game recently, draws outside and loses regular pilot Dube.

Race 12

(4) GOBAN steps up in class to face much tougher but he's shown good speed and versatility recently; consider if the price is right. (1) CAPTIVE AUDIENCE returns locally with class and post relief; he's the one to beat. (2) CLASSIESISTAR N is also inside and will be prominent throughout.

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