12/10/2015 4:46PM

Yonkers: Saturday 12/12 Analysis


MEET STATS: 394 - 1192 / $2,202.00  BEST BETS: 56 - 96 / $196.60

Best Bet: SUPREME MACH N (3rd)

Spot Play: MELMERBY BEACH (6th)


Race 1

(2) SCARLET CHASER isn't exactly a winning machine but he's been good recently and lands inside in a very soft NW12000 field. (1) STONE TREE draws best and will work out a live trip; I couldn't fault anyone for looking in his direction. (3) BOBJACKS ANGLE A has been facing better; threat.

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Race 2

(1) SAFE HARBOR has underachieved all year but this looks like a spot to get well. Dube should be sending him hard from this spot. (2) BET THE MOON hung off a good trip from a similar spot two back; use caution. (4) ELECTRIC CHAPEL N is very erratic; Sears drives him tonight and maybe he'll have better results.

Race 3

(2) SUPREME MACH N has looked good since arriving in the U.S. for Jeff Dauplaise and tonight he gets that all-important driver change to Dube; lots to like. (1) LUCKY MCTRUCKY has been decent for Abbatiello and he gets needed post relief. (4) ULTRA SHOK N drops, moves inside a couple of spots and seems capable of better.

Race 4

(2) RURAL ART took money and performed well last week in the 4YO Open; he deserves a long look from this spot despite Sears opting off. (5) FAT MANS ALLEY finally showed life last out and he can build off that effort. (1) TWIN B IMPRESSIVE has had a very nice season and he can add to his bankroll from this inside spot.

Race 5

(2) MAINLAND KEY N had some pace last week despite not being in a good spot; tonight he moves inside and should be much more involved. (3) JD'S CALEB MAN had trouble reaching last out from the tough post but he's back inside where he can do damage. (7) SAM'S ESCAPE has clearly tailed off but he's still capable with this type.

Race 6

(4) MELMERBY BEACH was a well-driven and sharp upset winner last week; 4-year-old has been super since the Annunziata purchase and he can take his third straight despite some tough rivals. (6) ALWAYS AT MY PLACE finally tasted defeat at the hands of the top choice and he'll be forwardly placed again. (5) THE REAL ONE was in the right place at the right time in last week's Open and was a strong and easy winner; does Lachance get aggressive early? If not he's getting away last.

Race 7

(3) FOOL ME ONCE has stayed in saving ground in his last three and finished decently in each effort; I'm curious to see what happens with more aggressive handling. (5) JUSTIFIED has been pacing evenly for Abbatiello but seems capable of better; consider him for some value. (1) REGULUS N has come up short in his last two since returning from Yonkers.

Race 8

(3) UF ROCKIN DRAGON looked primed to mount a serious charge last week but he suffered equipment problems and bolted out wide; give the Mark Ford trainee another look in this wide-open race. (5) ELRAMA N moves in a couple of spots for the Bartlett/Bamond tandem. (1) SOMETHINGINTHEWIND returns locally for Garcia-Herrera and fits well but is off three weeks.

Race 9

(3) CAPITAL ACCOUNT looks to be classified much better in his second return Yonkers start and gets needed post relief as well. (1) TITUS SEELSTER returns from Saratoga off a win and has speed and the best draw. (2) GARNET RIVER A has been racing very well recently and always offers value.

Race 10

(2) MATT MAJOR is up in class and loses the services of Brennan but he's been super since joining the the Rousse barn and he draws well enough here to contend. (4) HI HO STEVERINO threw in a clunker last week but his prior efforts have been good. (8) SPARKY MARK has much to do from out there but he fits with these and is capable with a perfect trip.

Race 11

(3) VILLAGE BEAT rolled right out of the pocket to upset (1) NATIONAL DEBT last week; why not again? The latter really had no excuse to fail at 1/5 and he'll look to rebound. (5) DRUNKEN DESIRE A has been very sharp in all recent; closing threat.

Race 12

(2) TEXICAN N was rolling along on the front end in the Open last week when he suddenly broke; he's right back in to go so I assume all is okay. (7) MACHS BEACH BOY almost overcame a tough trip last out; this may be another tough spot from the poor post. (5) CAROL'S COMET has been live recently and could be in line for a cover trip.

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