12/08/2016 4:06PM

Yonkers: Saturday 12/10 Analysis


MEET STATS: 442 - 1266 / $2,441.00

BEST BETS: 57 - 104 / $193.70

Best Bet: IN THE HUDDLE (1st)

Spot Play: BETTOR REASON N (2nd)


Race 1

(2) IN THE HUDDLE was outbattled to the wire last week in a game try upon debuting at this level; 4-year-old looks too fast for these. (4) URBAN RENEWAL ship from Plainridge to face better but you have to respect his current form. (5) LYONS AGAIN beat lesser in his local debut for Allard and he may be ready for more.

Race 2

(4) BETTOR REASON N finished with plenty of pace after getting away last in his debut for the Hudson barn; it's safe to say he can power by late if kept close enough. (3) KILLER MARTINI has raced very well recently and has found a home at this level. (6) DALHOUSIE DAVE drops back into claimers, keeps Bartlett and will likely be on the move early.

Race 3

(3) FASHION DELIGHT has faltered late in his last two after showing speed but that was against better; when last at this 30K claiming level he jogged at 2/5. (4) ROCK ABSORBER wasn't awful last week and seems capable of showing more. (2) ARTIST NIGHT closed with good pace for a board spot last out and may be a decent price again.

Race 4

(3) MACHS BEACH BOY finished with pace to be second best after getting shuffled in the final turn last week; he showed me just enough to make me chase him again. (5) MACINTOSH N raced well last week and now gets Kakaley in the bike. (1) THE LUNCH PAIL has raced very well in his two starts since returning locally.

Race 5

(3) KEYSTONE HONOR is always a player at this level and draws well enough in this questionable field. (8) LAWGIVER HANOVER took money and paced evenly last week; here's another Vallee trainee getting Kakaley in the sulky. (7) HUGH HEFNER N has ability and fits with these; consider at a price.

Race 6

(3) THE REAL ONE paced his customary good effort last week but had no chance from post eight; the track-record holder is back inside in a live spot. (7) FIRST CLASS HORSE was collared at the wire by a good rival last out and he's a player again despite the outside post. (6) MACH IT SO is back in a more realistic spot and he did run second to Always B Miki two back.

Race 7

(1) COWBOY TERRIER is back in good shape after some lackluster performances and he's clearly the one to beat from this spot. (8) PROVOCATIVEPRINCEN was very impressive in victory last week, his U.S. debut. Clearly he's got the talent but he may be done in by the eight hole. (3) ROYAL HEART gets post relief and could stick around for a share.

Race 8

(3) SANTA FE BEACHBOY was most impressive last week and clearly can repeat. (5) ROLAND N ROCK was storming home to make it close to the top choice and this 4-year-old has really blossomed into a nice top-level pacer; beware. (4) TE KAWAU N took the money and delivered versus lesser last week.

Race 9

(8) SAPPHIRE CITY is stuck in the eight hole for the third consecutive start but we all know he has the speed to the fire hard for position; looking over the rest of this field is there anyone else worth running to the windows for? (3) SPORTSKEEPER gets post relief and picks up Bartlett. (1) ALLBEEF N NOBULL is clearly in line for a live trip from this spot.

Race 10

(5) DOCTOR BUTCH drops down tonight and clearly he outclasses these but he has some tough ones to his inside; weak call here. (1) MASTERSON gets needed class and post relief and will be heading down the road. (2) ESCAPE THE NEWS has been very sharp in New England and he's has some good local efforts in the past.

Race 11

(1) P H SUPERCAM hasn't been at his best recently but the rail spot here could be just what the doctor ordered. (3) SOMEWHERE IN L A was uncovered and never seriously threatened in his first start for the Banca barn and clearly he's capable of better. (2) POLAK A was overtaken on the front end last out and perhaps he's trending in the wrong direction; use caution.

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