11/17/2016 3:15PM

Yonkers: Saturday 11/19 Analysis


MEET STATS: 410 - 1182 / $2,223.50

BEST BETS: 54 - 96 / $177.40

Best Bet: SONOFA SIZZLE (3rd)

Spot Play: ALTA JEROME N (9th)


Race 1

(5) JUSTICE MY WAY really hasn't put in a bad effort in some time and Stratton sticks with him; he seems perfectly capable from this spot with any sort of live trip. (4) IDEAL FASHION finished with good pace and that's three good efforts since returning locally. (7) BETTOR REASON N could have shown more last week but he drops back to the level of his last win.

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Race 2

(1) SPORTS BETTOR has raced well enough recently to suggest that he can sit a stalking trip and have enough to go by late. (5) SHADIOS will be heading to the front as usual and will have to be caught. (4) CHOCOLATE CRACKERS has Bartlett driving again for Milici and could make things interesting with early involvement.

Race 3

(1) SONOFA SIZZLE debuts for Milici upon shipping in, picks up Bartlett and draws best in this mixed bag of pacers. (4) BIG SURF jogged upon arrival from The Maritimes and he could have more to offer. (2) PASS THEM BY N has underacheived this year but he draws well again and should stick around for a share.

Race 4

(7) BIG N BAD was facing better when last seen locally and he's reunited with Bartlett; down the road. (3) KEYSTONE HONOR fits with these and he can grind and land a good share. (5) MARTY MONKHOUSER A has been sneaky-good in most recent and he can land a share at a price.

Race 5

(1) DALHOUSIE DAVE was aggressively handled and paid the price last week; he drops, draws best and deserves another chance. (2) HUGH HEFNER N raced well from off the pace last out at a price; he could leave enough to protect position and sit the garden trip. (3) OH JONNY B GOOD N was very game uncovered last out wearing down the odds-on favorite.

Race 6

(2) MACHS BEACH BOY has had a very disappointing season but he's shown some flashes of his former brilliance recently and would be no surprise from this inside spot against this questionable field.  (4) MICKEY HANOVER is very inconsistent but his best effort puts him in the mix. (1) PREPARTY lacks the class of others but he's been sharp and he draws best.

Race 7

(4) BLOOD BROTHER appeared to have pace in the pocket but was shuffled and lost chance; give the 4-year-old another look, at a better price. (1) SOHO LENNON A returns off a win at The Meadowlands and gets a very nice post assignment. (8) P H SUPERCAM is severely handicapped by the outside post but it's hard to completely dismiss him.

Race 8

(4) THE REAL ONE always finishes with pace but always seems to be too far back; eventually the Lachance trainee is going to get there. (3) FIRST CLASS HORSE certainly didn't disgrace himself in his debut at this top level. (1) MELMERBY BEACH returns locally after a nice 3rd place finish in the TVG Final versus Always B Miki.

Race 9

(7) ALTA JEROME N has looked very impressive for Oakes since arriving from Down-Under; other imports have fired early on for this barn so I would expect good things from this one. (5) FASHION DELIGHT is reunited with Bartlett and lands a better post. (1) MCERLEAN is capable with these and the inside post certainly helps.

Race 10

(5) REUBEN BROGDEN N was a big upset winner when last at this level with Stratton driving and he draws best of the main contenders. (8) SAPPHIRE CITY has loads of class and has the speed to get involved from the outside post. (7) FEEL THE NEED A was empty from the pocket last week but we know he's better than that.

Race 11

(2) WINDS OF CHANGE pounced on these when last at this level and while it was a perfect setup that day he still figured to win; top billing from this inside spot. (4) BJ'S GUY raced decently last week for a board spot versus better. (6) CAVIART LUCA got brutally parked last out after a series of sharp efforts for the Burke barn; consider.

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