11/19/2015 5:19PM

Yonkers: Saturday 11/21 Analysis


MEET STATS: 368 - 1108 / $2,039.80  BEST BETS: 54 - 89 / $189.10

Best Bet: SAPPHIRE CITY (10th)

Spot Play: DRUNKEN DESIRE A (12th)


Race 1

(2) BET THE MOON dropped back to this NW12000 class last week and was a good second from the eight hole; his prior start at this level resulted in an odds-on win; Burke trainee is clearly the one to deny in the opener. (5) MOVEOUTOFMYWAY had no chance but finished with pace last out; speed threat. (1) GALLANT SEELSTER draws best but seems to have tailed off of late; use underneath.

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Race 2

(6) SAND BENELLI has put in two solid efforts since dropping to this class and he deserves a long look despite the outside post. (1) RONNY BUGATTI wasn't bad last week after saving ground; the rail draw makes him a player. (5) STATION THREEOHSIX is better than he's been showing and he'll wake up and pop eventually.

Race 3

(2) MC DYNAMITE took the conservative rail route and missed out on following the winner's cover last week then finished with pace in traffic; a more aggressive steer can get the job done. (1) SPARKY MARK has plenty of speed and class but may need a start off the brief vacation. (4) SIX GUN battled uncovered and gave way last week and the start prior he faltered on the front end; perhaps the drop in class can help his cause tonight.

Race 4

(1) TINK AND TIGER always seems to give an honest effort and the drop in class with the inside draw can get him over the top. (4) BIG JER was a good second at this level two back and last week he had no chance. (3) MUSTANG MACH N is a rare Banca horse that's done nothing off the claim; he drops in class, moves inside and returns to Bartlett. Expect an aggressive try tonight.

Race 5

(4) BACKUP A certainly makes the most sense in here as he hails from live connections and has been in good form but don't accept too short of a price on him. (3) GARNET RIVER A faces better but his last two local efforts were good. (1) EMPEROR MONTANA N was second best versus better last week and he draws best again.

Race 6

(5) IDEAL COWBOY was the easiest kind of winner last week facing 4-year-old types; he's back in with tougher tonight but he's proven to be a legitimate force with these and he's almost certain to have a tactical advantage over (6) TAKE IT BACK TERRY. The latter is a sharp money-making machine for Burke and he'll be chasing again from this spot; can he reach? (4) THE REAL ONE is always right there for Lachance and he figures for a minor award here.

Race 7

(3) ALBERTO CONTADOR N was in over his head in his last two but the Cassar trainee should still be sharp and he can take this competitive event with smooth sailing. (5) BIGTOWN HERO returns locally for Allard off a solid win versus good foes at Pocono. (2) PASS THEM BY N is in career form for the Lance Hudson barn.

Race 8

(8) ALWAYS AT MY PLACE returns to Yonkers for Burke where he sports a perfect record; he's overcome eight-hole assignments before. (1) MELBERBY BEACH ships from Canada, where he's been knocking heads with some of the best, and joins the Annunziata barn; he'll look to pay immediate dividends. (7) WINDS OF CHANGE has been super since moving to the Takter barn.

Race 9

(2) TWIN B HOLLISTER has been rather dull lately but he gets post relief in his second start at this reduced level and Bartlett's back driving. (1) SANTANNA ONE gave way on the front end last week but he always has to be considered from inside posts. (3) VILLAGE BAT has been good recently for the Mark Ford barn.

Race 10

(6) SAPPHIRE CITY didn't give it his all last week upon dropping; he's down another notch tonight and should be aggressively handled. (2) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE woke up some last week with the class relief. (4) LUCKY MCTRUCKY has been very sharp for the Abbatiello barn.

Race 11

(4) PANIC DISORDER was used hard last week to protect position and it ended up backfiring as he had nothing left late; prior form has been stellar and he should be a juicy price tonight. (3) SNAP TO IT A has been facing tougher recently with mixed results; Bamond trainee should threaten with these. (1) MICKEY HANOVER runs hot and cold but if he's in the mood he can take all.

Race 12

(4) DRUNKEN DESIRE A raced pretty well off a tough trip last week and lands an improved post in this tough-to-figure finale; worth a look. (1) CLINT WESTWOOD has raced well since shipping to Yonkers and he draws well again. (3) FREESPIN N prevailed versus lesser last out but he's been competitive with this type in the past.

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