01/23/2014 4:18PM

Yonkers: Saturday 1/25 Analysis


MEET STATS: 17 - 60 / $93.00    BEST BETS: 2 - 5 / $13.90

Best Bet: ESCAPE THE NEWS (8th)



Race 1

(3) MOVEOUTOFMYWAY raced huge in defeat last week and was claimed; if he maintains his good form for his new connections he’ll be tough here. (5) UFDRAGONS ROCKET had no chance last out from post eight; he should be more involved tonight. (1) ORSE POWER draws best for very live connections.

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Race 2

(2) SAND BENELLI was a perfect trip winner at this level two back and he appears more than capable from this spot. (3) LIGHTNING STRIKE needed last week’s start and he’s eligible for improvement. (8) THE BRUISER drops in class and he could hit the ticket at a price with some racing luck.

Race 3

(1) LONG LIVE ROCK was used early, got shuffled, bulled out and ran second in a decent effort last week; he may try to go down the road from this spot. (2) HARD TO MACH ships in from Woodbine off some live efforts and he merits a look here. (5) MORGAN SHARK arrives for Burke and he looks like a decent fit at this level.

Race 4

(6) BOX CAR JOHNNIE went a big effort in defeat first off the claim by Jason Ryan; he’ll have to overcome this outside post but he may be sharp enough to do so. (4) P H POWERPLAY came up empty off a perfect trip last week; he debuts for DiDomenico and could rebound. (1) BUBBIE BOY had the winning trip last out but came up two noses shy.

Race 5

(5) DENVER DOLLY raced last out from post eight after having missed almost a month and obviously he can be excused for that effort. Gelding drops and lands a better post tonight.  (2) APPLEY EVER AFTER returns locally and will be close up from this spot. (4) MILITIA MAN almost blew up the tote board from post eight last week.

Race 6

(3) SAPPHIRE CITY faltered with little excuse last week; maybe he can stalk tonight and bounce back at a much better price. (8) BETTOR’S EDGE returns second-time Lasix for Burke and he has the speed to overcome the eight hole. (5) LUMBERJACK WILLIE has done nothing wrong since arriving from Indiana.

Race 7

(5) EIGHTEEN needed last week’s tightener. Tonight he drops, draws better and can be aggressively handled.  (3) LAWGIVER HANOVER hasn’t been bad since the Vallee claim and he can be close enough to strike late. (1) FOUR CORNERS has speed and lands the rail again which makes him an obvious player.

Race 8

(4) ESCAPE THE NEWS closed with plenty last week to snatch second in the Open; Burke trainee looks like a lock from this spot. (1) NOB HILL HIGH skimmed the rail to victory last week pushing this grizzled veteran over the million mark in earnings; in line for another close-up trip. (5) LIFE UP FRONT has been razor-sharp, but faces a tough task tonight.

Race 9

(3) ELECTRIC SHOOTER closed in willingly from a tough spot last week and he can reach tonight from this improved post. (4) VERSADO looms a big threat here, but he probably should have won last week. (1) MAY DAY has speed and the best draw.

Race 10

(4) SOMETHING FOR DOC faltered on the front end last week with little excuse; I’m giving him one more chance before I pull the plug forever. (3) LIGHTNING RAIDER N gets post relief and can be more of a player. (1) TWIN B HOLLISTER returns locally off a good try at The Meadowlands but he’s missed time.

Race 11

(2) ESPEN DE VIE gets another crack at an inside post tonight. He’s proven at this level and faces no standouts. (6) DELCO ROCKNROLL flattened after a long trip last out and he can be excused for that effort. (1) HYPNOTIST can be close up enough to strike.

Race 12

(4) DINNER GUEST drops down to a more appropriate level tonight and the Allard trainee should be forwardly placed. (1) ROLLWITHITHARRY threw in a clunker last out; prior efforts were good. (5) HERE WE GO AGAIN gapped a perfect trip last week but did rally for second; veteran should be a good fit with these.

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