01/21/2016 3:58PM

Yonkers: Saturday 1/23 Analysis


MEET STATS: 15 - 45 / $121.60

BEST BETS: 2 - 4 / $8.60

Best Bet: URBANA BAYAMA (2nd)

Spot Play: PHIL YOUR BOOTS (8th)

Race 1

(4) RONNY BUGATTI has been second best in his last two and clearly can smell victory. (1) ROCK TO GLORY was second best last week sitting a trip; live trip again is likely. (5) HI HO STEVERINO is always a fit at this level.

Race 2

(5) URBANA BAYAMA was raging with pace last week; repeats. (3) FREESPIN N gets needed class and post relief for Bamond. (1) THAT'LL BE THE REI was second best last out following the winner; should be included here.

Race 3

(1) RU READY TO ROCK toured the track last week in a needed start; big player with the move inside. (6) RANCOUSY qualified well at The Meadowlands and should be ready for this assignment. (2) RIVER RUN FOR RYAN will be close up throughout.

Race 4

(3) SNAP TO IT A gets class and post relief and should be aggressively handled. (1) SANTANNA ONE was okay last out; should be okay from this spot. (5) SUPREME MACH N can be considered despite losing Dube.

Race 5

(2) BACKUP A is another Bamond trainee on the card in a live spot. (1) CAUTION SIGNS was a no-match third last week to a couple of tough ones. (4) SOHO JACKMAN A has been second best in three of four.

Race 6

(5) RED HOT HERBIE was held at bay by the sharp (6) NOT AFRAID last week; maybe the post position reversal can help his cause. The latter does nothing but make money for Takter. (4) DOT DOT DOT DASH was too far back to threaten the top two last out; needs to be closer.

Race 7

(7) CYCLONE KIWI N chased a good one last week and was second best; Bartlett should be on the move early again. (4) TWIN B HOLLISTER finished strongly last out and is a threat. (2) STOLEN CAR hadn't won in forever, now suddenly looks for three straight.

Race 8

(5) PHIL YOUR BOOTS never got involved last week from post eight but should be firing hard from this spot. (4) HUGH HEFNER N has done nothing wrong since arriving from Down Under. (7) MELMERBY BEACH got nailed in the final steps last out, could threaten again.

Race 9

(2) ONE THROUGH TEN didn't show much in his last two starts but this may be a spot for Dube to get aggressive. (3) VALIDUS DEO gets a free ride looking for two straight. (7) JENERAL PATTON paced a big back half for the score last week.

Race 10

(6) CROSBYS CLAM BAKE was stellar in defeat last week and looks ready for a breakout performance. (2) WATKINS raced well in his last handful at the added-distances. (5) CLEMENTINE DREAM looks for another at this same level.

Race 11

(5) SUNFIRE BLUE CHIP returned locally last week and won easily; he should easily repeat facing similar. (2) DRUNKEN DESIRE A gets class and post relief. (6) POLAK A steps up off a game score but loses a post edge.

[DRF HARNESS LIVE: Real-time insights from the DRF Harness team this Saturday at 6:35 p.m.]