10/29/2015 2:56PM

Yonkers: Saturday 10/31 Analysis


MEET STATS: 335 - 1024 / $1,847.10  BEST BETS: 49 - 82 / $168.40

Best Bet: FIERY LUSTRE N (3rd)

Spot Play: SWISHNFLICK (11th)


Race 1

(1) LIFE UP FRONT gets much-needed post relief tonight and I would expect an aggressive try from this spot. (4) SIGN TO INVERELL A was a good second last out to a horse that came back to win again; these Bamond imports have for the most part been very live. (6) GALACTIC GALLEON N had pace in traffic last week; consider using him at a price.

Race 2

(5) I'M FABULOUS had no chance of reaching last week from post eight; veteran mare hasn't been all that bad recently and she fits well with these; at a price. (6) MONROE COUNTY grinded it out last week at 2/5 and can certainly repeat. (4) BOUND FOR FAME drops in class off a decent effort and is a major player here.

Race 3

(3) FIERY LUSTRE N drops in class off a good effort last week where he lost a bit of momentum on the final turn; Bamond trainee looks like a strong play. (1) STATESMAN N was a winner here two back, draws best and should hit the ticket. (4) FORT KNOX hasn't had much of an excuse in his last three; proceed with caution.

Race 4

(1) HEEZ ORL BLACK N drops back to the level where he dominated at odds-on a couple of months back and he draws best to boot; Vallee's veteran is clearly the one to deny. (4) NATIONAL DEBT was forced uncovered and never seriously threatened last week; he's better than that and Dube's back driving. (8) ELRAMA N was a winner in his U.S. debut just five days ago but he's stuck in post eight.

Race 5

(7) LORENZO DREAM has plenty of early speed which should make him a player here and the price should be decent. (1) EXTRACURRICULAR has been much better since joining the Allard barn. (4) ZOEY DE VIE gets a touch of post relief and could be more involved.

Race 6

(3) LUCAN HANOVER has never been one of my favorites but he's been very sharp on the front end in three of his last four and he should be forwardly placed again from this spot. (4) BIG N BAD has been right there at the wire in his last four Open tries. (8) TAKE IT BACK TERRY has been razor-sharp in all recent but he has to overcome the eight hole yet again; will there be a tuck waiting for him this week?

Race 7

(7) DW'S NY YANK returns for Burke with plenty of class and experience over this oval; he should be moving ahead of (8) MELADY'S MONET, then can yield, stalk and go by late. The latter has been hard to fault all year (and pretty much all career) but he's been off three weeks and needs to maintain his sharpness edge. (5) CRAZY ABOUT PAT is better than last week's flat effort.

Race 8

(1) LORD OF MISRULE somehow ends up with the rail after beating these last week at odds-on; he's clearly capable of repeating. (8) SOMEWHERE IN L A pulled pocket and looked like he would be an easy winner last out but he bolted and broke; use caution wagering on him from the eight hole, however. (2) IDEAL WILLIE has closed well in all recent and he'll look to shake free late.

Race 9

(1) E Z NOAH gets a free ride off a sharp wire-to-wire score last week and he draws best again. (4) HOLLYWOOD SIGN A came up with a very sharp effort last out after missing some time and seems capable of handling the jump in class. (3) JOURNEYMAN was a good second to the top choice last out.

Race 10

(2) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE faltered on the front end after moving early last out and taking on pressure; he's better suited stalking. (4) ONE THROUGH TEN never seems to win but his speed always puts him in play. (1) WILLIE BOOTS has been overachieving lately and he draws best.

Race 11

(2) SWISHNFLICK was overloaded with late trot last out and she seems ready to pop. (5) E R ELLIE broke last week in the Open, prior to that she was second best versus these. (8) PICTURE THIS will have it tough from this spot but he raced well last week and could get into the number at a huge price.

Race 12

(1) VALIDUS DEO always races well from inside posts and perhaps Bartlett can trip out with him. (6) SOHO HIGHROLLER A makes his North American debut for Allard off two sharp qualifiers; watch out. (2) PASS THEM BY N is up in class looking for two straight.

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