12/15/2016 3:03PM

Yonkers: Saturday 12/17 Analysis


MEET STATS: 452 - 1287 / $2,483.10

BEST BETS: 58 - 105 / $196.30

Best Bet: SOMEWHERE IN L A (11th)

Spot Play: MATTAMERICAN (4th)


Race 1

(1) KILLER MARTINI has been good for an extended period of time and he's proven he belongs with this type; Holland can work out a winning trip from the rail. (3) LUCKY MCTRUCKY debuts for Robertson off the claim and lures Bartett off a sharp Milici trainee. (7) DALHOUSIE DAVE is the aforementioned sharp horse who will likely try to be forwardly placed again.

Race 2

(2) URBAN RENEWAL could do no better than third chasing a heavy favorite in his local debut; he can be in a better spot tonight. (5) MY MIND IS MADEUP was Bartlett's choice but is facing better; don't accept too short of a price. (3) NATIONAL DEBT has been one of the biggest disappointments in recent years; he's now in the Nick Clegg barn and will probably be geared for early speed.

Race 3

(4) UF LARRY ALLTHEWAY came back from vacation with a sharp effort at The Meadowlands and he meets nothing special here. (2) STATION THREEOHSIX was close at the wire off a live trip last week versus better; logical. (1) RANSOM DEMAND is back locally after cruising at Freehold and he draws best with Bartlett driving.

Race 4

(1) MATTAMERICAN has had some very live local efforts in the past and he returns with the best post; Dube's choice. (2) HERE WE GO AGAIN is another with quite a history at Yonkers and he fits nicely at this level but 6/5 morning line is a bit ridiculous. (5) THAT'LL BE THE REI picks up Holland, who may take a shot off the gate.

Race 5

(2) ROLLIN RING AFIRE is up in class making his third start for Milici; gelding has always had the ability and he may have more to offer. (8) FIVE CARD DRAW N has looked very good in his three starts since arriving from Australia but he's behind the eight ball tonight. (4) GUANTANAMO BAY ships in sharp for Burke.

Race 6

(3) ROLAND N ROCK has really blossomed since returning to Yonkers and his off-the-pace efforts have been superb; Harmon trainee may be as good as any in here. (1) FOILED AGAIN gapped last week in that quick mile but still paced in 1:51 2/5 off almost a month; it would be nice to see him end his 12-year-old season on a high note. (4) P H SUPERCAM was in a perfect winning spot last week but faces a tougher task tonight.

Race 7

(7) FIRST CLASS HORSE was used the lead last week and kept going and going, scoring in 1:50 3/5; why not again? (4) THE REAL ONE made up plenty of ground to be second best and the Lachance student is always sharp. (6) MACH IT SO came up short in the pocket but is back on consecutive weeks now and could be tighter.

Race 8

(1) PAPPY'S PAL took control early last out and jogged; why not again? (4) SPORTS BETTOR chased the top one as no match as the 3/5 chalk; second best again? (2) FREENEASY HANOVER was a decent second upon arrival for Burke.

Race 9

(3) CLASS SIX returns locally off a sharp score versus a bit cheaper up at Saratoga and he was racing well with better when last at Yonkers. (2) CASIMIR JITTERBUG was a solid winner last out at The Meadowlands but he did falter in his prior local start. (5) LETTUCERIPRITA A had no chance last week but his prior form was solid; consider if the price is right.

Race 10

(5) E Z NOAH has always been a hit-or-miss type but he's capable with these on his best day; hard to use but hard to toss out. (3) SECRET DELIGHT returns locally, now in the Banca barn and Bartlett drives; big threat. (4) ALLBEEF N NOBULL got buried last week and had no chance; he'll probably be more aggressively handled tonight.

Race 11

(1) SOMEWHERE IN L A lands the coveted rail in his third start for new connections and he should be looking to control the action. (2) CAVIART LUCA gets much-needed class and post relief off two no-chance efforts. (5) POLAK A could be on the scene late to land a share.

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