11/20/2014 5:20PM

Yonkers: Saturday 11/22 Analysis


MEET STATS: 348 - 1010 / $1836.90  BEST BETS: 56 - 83 / $182.90

Best Bet: SAPPHIRE CITY (10th)

Spot Play: FAMEOUS WESTERN (4th)


Race 1

(4) HANG TEN raced pretty decently last week despite a tough trip; Burke trainee appears ready to score. (1) SOMETHING FOR DOC is hard to endorse for the top spot, but he's got speed and the rail. (5) FLIPPER J debuts for the Fraley barn, is a good fit at this level and our old friend Ross Wolfenden is here tonight driving the Fraley stock.

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Race 2

(6) ALL STEINAM didn't really have much of a chance in his debut for Banca; he gets a touch of post relief tonight and faces a suspect group. (1) FREDDY DAY HANOVER was super two back and was in too tough last week; threat from this inside post. (7) BET THE MOON was never involved last week but his prior two efforts resulted in second place finishes; outside post is tough, however.

Race 3

(1) BRETT MCFAVRELOUS drops and draws best off a speed try last out; he's got to be on the lead or in the pocket, no? (3) SIMPLY BUSINESS returns locally and he's been going well of late. (2) CAVIART KEY should be close up throughout from this spot.

Race 4

(6) FAMEOUS WESTERN drops down the level where he won two back; 12-time winner this year can get back on track versus these. (4) SIR ZIGGY'S Z TAM should be close enough to rally for a share. (1) PANONGAHELA is officially out of excuses, however he draws best for the third consecutive week.

Race 5

(5) IDEAL CHAMP was used hard last week at The Meadowlands and gave way; he may be able to carry he speed a longer way tonight on his return to the smaller track. (4) LAWGIVER HANOVER hasn't done much in his last three, but he gets some post relief for Vallee. (2) TALKING BLUES returns sharp for Heidi Rohr.

Race 6

(2) MACHS BEACH BOY was fourth best last week behind three rivals who each would likely dominate here; Lachance trainee gets a solid draw and should capitalize. (4) RONNY BUGATTI gets needed post relief and should be more involved. (3) ROCKSTAR TEMPER saw his four race win streak come to a screeching halt last week; Burke trainee may be in a little too tough.

Race 7

(2) LIFE UP FRONT was parked last week and quickly retreated waiting for another day. Put a line through that effort and this veteran should be right there at the wire. (1) MICHAEL'S POWER was sent hard last week and held surprisingly well. Obvious chance to repeat tonight. (4) VALIDUS DEO got roughed up last out; threat with a more patient trip.

Race 8

(3) THE REAL ONE tracked the cover of the razor-sharp Mcerlean and kicked home in :26 4/5 to just miss; perhaps he can turn the tables tonight. Did I just pick Pat Lachance again? (6) MCERLEAN was super last out and gets a free ride at this level. (1) STEUBEN PATRIOT has really overachieved since joining the Stalbaum/Asher barn.

Race 9

(4) BULLVILLE KYLE lacks the class of others in here but he's in raging form and is capable of taking another. (7) OFF LIKA PROMDRESS has been racing well of late and would have been my pick he had drawn better. (2) TWIN B HOLLISTER finds his best spot in some time.

Race 10

(1) SAPPHIRE CITY returned to the win column in a big way last week and he gets a free ride in the same class with the best post to boot; best bet. (4) ROCK TO GLORY gave way after being hounded as the favorite last week; he could add some value underneath tonight. (3) HARD TO MACH has proven he fits with these but he was scratched-sick last week.

Race 11

(2) SAFE HARBOR had no chance last out after a series of good efforts; post relief can help tonight. (1) OUR DRAGON KING has done little wrong since shipping in. (5) DIAMOND COWBOY raced very well in his debut for Allard.

Race 12

(1) BROOKSTONE was reclaimed by Fraley last out and he steps up in class but faces no standouts; maybe. (6) MOVEOUTOFMYWAY gets class relief in his second local return start and he could be forwardly placed. (5) JUSTIFIED hails from Burke, lands an ok post and should be able to land a share.


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