11/13/2014 4:05PM

Yonkers: Saturday 11/15 Analysis


MEET STATS: 337 - 986 / $1779.90  BEST BETS: 55 - 81 / $179.00

Best Bet: FAT MANS ALLEY (11th)

Spot Play: MONTRAL PHIL (4th)


Race 1

(3) LATE NITE FLIGHT debuts for Fraley after getting nipped last out by a classy rival and Bartlett hops aboard; worth a try in the opener. (1) MISSISSIPPI HIPPY also goes for a new barn and he's been in good form recently. (4) BLADE SEELSTER continues to race well and he always offers a good price.

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Race 2

(5) THORN IN YOUR SIDE was very game in defeat last week versus one notch lesser and he could be forwardly placed again tonight. (1) DUEL IN THE SUN gets much-needed post relief tonight; logical. (4) THE BRUISER drops in class and should be considered a threat at this level.

Race 3

(1) ROCK TO GLORY returns from Saratoga and the Godinez trainee has plenty of back class; Dube should work out a perfect trip from this spot. (6) HANG TEN goes second-time at this reduced level for Burke but he really hasn't been firing his best recently. (2) NEPTUNE was uncovered into a rated pace and could not threaten last week; maybe from this inside post he can land a share.

Race 4

(4) MONTREAL PHIL flattened after chasing a well-rated front end winner last week upon dropping to this level; Lachance-trained veteran is overdue and should be aggressively handled. (6) BET THE MOON drops off a series of second-place finishes. (2) STONEBRIDGE TONIC was second best two back from this level and this post.

Race 5

(2) HARD TO MACH had a decent wake-up call last week and now gets Brennan in the bike; he can get over the hump tonight. (1) MCRUSTY was Carlson's choice and he drops and gets post relief. (6) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM also drops but he faces an uphill climb tonight from this spot.

Race 6

(4) MICKEY HANOVER has taken three of his last four in convincing fashion and he can work his way to the front from this spot and take these the distance. (1) ROCKSTAR TEMPER looks for five straight since entering the Burke barn. (3) DOCTOR BUTCH sure is a steady money-earner.

Race 7

(2) FLEM N EM N was second best to the well-rated unpressured winner last week; from this inside post the Fraley trainee could be the boss. (5) STOLEN CAR doesn't like to win but he does get needed class relief. (6) SAFE HARBOR has maintained good form since entering the Julie Miller barn but he has his work cut out for him tonight from this post.

Race 8

(5) LIFE UP FRONT wilted from the pocket last week chasing good ones in the Open; prior three he hit the board with solid efforts. (2) ORILLIA JOE is up in class again off two solid efforts. (4) MCERLEAN should go evenly with these from this spot and could garner a small share.

Race 9

(3) SAPPHIRE CITY tired on the front end last week with little excuse; I'm giving this classy gelding one more try. (1) PANONGAHELA gets another crack from the rail at this level but take note he was beaten by a 64-1 shot. (7) COWBOY TERRIER went down the road for the score last week and he could be forwardly placed again.

Race 10

(5) TOBAGO CAYS has been very sharp in his last three local tries and he's got plenty of back class to call upon. (3) FOREVER JUST went evenly last week in a paceless race; three back at this level he was a good winner. (2) VERDAD draws well and has been formful for the tough Burke/Brennan combo.

Race 11

(1) FAT MANS ALLEY bounced back last week with a good effort and he should resume winning ways tonight from this inside spot. (6) FOOL ME ONCE was perfect driven to victory last out by Scott Zeron and he should be second best with Dube in the bike. (3) ATTA BOY DAN faces tougher and may be best of the rest.

Race 12

(2) OUR DRAGON KING has really done little wrong since arriving locally three starts ago; gelding deserves top billing from this spot. (6) VALIDUS DEO sizzled versus lesser to get off the seasonal schneid. (7) MICHAEL'S POWER has shown nothing in two starts for Silva but he's got a ton of class; watch the board for any clues.

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