01/16/2014 4:18PM

Yonkers: Saturday 1/18 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 9 - 36 / $40.60   

BEST BETS: 1 - 3 / $3.90

Best Bet: CONNERY BLUE CHIP (3rd)

Spot Play: VERSADO (9th)

 

Race 1

(3) ROLL ON was caught uncovered into the well-rated winner last week and understandably flattened; he should rebound tonight from this spot. (6) MAJOR BELLE has some class to him; needs a trip. (2) WHITE MOUNTAIN TOP showed some improvement last week off a series of disastrous efforts.

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Race 2

(1) KEEP GOING has been pretty good since joining the DiDomenico barn and he looks best here from this inside post. (6) MAY DAY has plenty of gate speed which should make him a serious player. (3) MACRAIDER N gets Sears in the bike and should be close up throughout.

Race 3

(4) CONNERY BLUE CHIP needed last week's start where he toured the track. He retains Brennan, gets needed post relief and I suspect he'll be live on the tote board. (1) BIG GAME HUNTER tries the small track for the first time; he'll be a player if he doesn't find that first turn too tricky. (2) WAYNE THE LEFTY is in a perfect spot to save ground while sitting close up; veteran should hit the ticket.

Race 4

(3) LONG LIVE ROCK went a big effort two back at The Meadowlands then gapped cover after missing some time last out; this is a good spot in a soft field. (4) GOTTA LOVE HIM could be tighter off last week's effort. (1) BJ'S BEQUIA has speed and the best draw.

Race 5

(1) WELLTHEREYOUGO finally lands a coveted inside post position and I expect Bartlett to take full advantage. (4) ART OF ILLUSION flew home from nowhere and he has to be respected off that effort. (2) COLE HEAT returns from The Meadowlands and he raced well here last Fall.

Race 6

(4) SAPPHIRE CITY gets a decent post draw tonight and that should make all the difference in the world; expect aggressive early handling. (5) DALLENBACH HANOVER should also be forwardly placed and the reformed claimer has proven he can go with this type. (2) LUMBERJACK WILLIE hasn't put in a bad effort since arriving from Indiana.

Race 7

(3) SOMETHING FOR DOC has clearly improved since the barn change and he can finally get over the hump tonight. (1) MORTAL ZIN was a winner from an identical spot last November. (5) THE BRUISER gets Brennan in the bike tonight, could awaken.

Race 8

(2) MONEY TWITCH A bumps up in class again but is too sharp to ignore. (1) HERE WE GO AGAIN is not the most prolific winner out there but he's coming off a solid 2013 campaign where he banked over 160K. (3) ROLLWITHITHARRY was outbattled late last week; he should garner a share here with another good draw.

Race 9

(3) VERSADO has plenty of class to him and I expect him to be handled like he's best from this spot. (1) FOUR CORNERS is back in on normal rest after coming up a touch short last week. (5) DELCO ROCKNROLL returns locally off two good efforts on the big track.

Race 10

(3) SHOOBEE'S PLACE returns to the pari-mutuel wars off two effective qualifiers and he gets a weak call here. (1) JERRY'S BROWN GOLD usually races as well as he draws; obvious main contender from this spot. (6) ROADWAY raced well in defeat last week; veteran needs a trip from this spot.

Race 11

(2) A J CORBELLI was a safe winner last week versus lesser; he's got the class and ability to repeat. (3) MCERLEAN jogged just five days ago and he should be a speed threat again. (1) CHAMPAGNE PHIL gets class and post relief in his second local start.

Race 12

(1) LIFE UP FRONT was dead-game in victory last week and although he hikes up in class he can trip out from this spot. (4) ELECTROFIRE remains at the same level after last week's win. (2) HYPNOTIST gets serious post relief and figures for a share.

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