12/03/2015 5:24PM

Yonkers: Saturday 12/5 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 387 - 1168 / $2,168.10  BEST BETS: 56 - 94 / $196.60

Best Bet: NATIONAL DEBT (10th)

Spot Play: MATT MAJOR (2nd)

 

Race 1

(5) ARTIST NIGHT has been racing better of late for Burke and he should flex his muscles here in this pretty light NW12000 affair. (2) ELECTRIC CHAPEL N is erratic but his best effort will be good enough here. (1) KHEMMYWOOD was third last week after cutting the mile and he rates as highly tonight from the inside post.

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Race 2

(3) MATT MAJOR has been solid upstate since joining the Rousse barn and the recent addition of Lasic may make him even better; gets top billing despite facing better. (1) JONES BEACH lands inside, has speed and was Bartlett's choice over the Bamond trainee (6) BACKUP A, who has rallied nicely in three of his last four.

Race 3

(1) AUCKLAND FLYER N has never been one of my favorites but he's closed with solid pace in his last four efforts and should be very live from the rail. (4) IDEALBEACH HANOVER gets needed post relief and will be closer to the action. (2) CLASSIC GENT can't seem to get over the hump recently but he should be included from this inside spot.

Race 4

(3) SAM'S ESCAPE may have tailed off a touch after a very sharp form cycle but the class and post relief could be what the doctor ordered. (2) UPFRONT COUNTRYBOY returns from Saratoga after beating lesser and he's been competitive with similar here in the past. (5) MAINLAND KEY N hasn't won in some time but he usually gives a good accounting of himself.

Race 5

(1) ONE THROUGH TEN always flashes speed, but doesn't always find the wire in time. He does deserve top billing from this spot, however. (3) UF ROCKIN DRAGON gets needed post relief in his second start since hiking to this level and the Mark Ford trainee has been sharp. (6) DRUNKEN DESIRE A was aggressively handled to victory versus similar two back but the outside post may hurt tonight.

Race 6

(8) ALWAYS AT MY PLACE returned locally a couple of weeks back and picked up right where he left off; Burke trainee can take another despite the eight hole assignment. (4) YS LOTUS returns from Saratoga in good form and the Allard trainee has had some good moments versus these in the past; consider for some value underneath. (6) WINDS OF CHANGE was Bartlett's choice over the sharp Melmerby Beach and he does have a post edge on that rival.

Race 7

(6) MACHS BEACH BOY actually gets to drop in class off an odds-on win last week; only problem here may be the outside post. (3) CROMBIE A hasn't been at his best recently but he can steamroll these with a top effort. (4) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH gave way on the front end again last week; he can be a threat if taken off the pace.

Race 8

(6) BIGTOWN HERO just missed to Ideal Cowboy after stalking from the pocket last week; that's two solid efforts since returning locally and he seems the most logical candidate here. (8) DYNAMIC YOUTH hasn't put in a bad effort in ages but the eight hole draw certainly doesn't help his chances. (4) THE REAL ONE has been a model of consistency all season for Lachance, banking over $257K in the process; he's inside what he has to beat.

Race 9

(4) BJ'S BEQUIA has quietly had a solid season for the Godinez barn and the versatile veteran can get it done from on or off the pace. (3) HI HO STEVERINO gets some post relief and Bartlett in the bike; Bamond trainee is always competitive from inside posts. (5) DEMOCRACY N was used too hard last week and wilted; he'll likely be off the pace tonight.

Race 10

(4) NATIONAL DEBT never got involved last week from the outside post but his prior two efforts since joining the Allard barn were solid; formerly high-priced 4-year-old is in for a tag tonight. (1) ROCK TO GLORY has proven capable of saving ground and finishing well versus this type and the inside post will only help his cause. (3) VILLAGE BEAT should also be saving ground and could shake free with some pace.

Race 11

(1) STYXIT TO EM N gets much-needed post relief and catches a soft group of NW18000 types; logical. (5) CAPOZZO makes his second start back off the bench and should be showing more. (3) OUR WALDEN BURY N was a winner at Freehold in his U.S. debut.

Race 12

(4) AMERICAN RAGE drops a notch in class in his second start for new connections, and he's back in on consecutive weeks after missing almost a month; take a long look. (6) CHEYENNE SEEBER drops from the Open 4YO ranks, where he's made some decent money; worth considering. (1) FAT MANS ALLEY makes his fourth start back off the shelf, but he didn't show enough in his three return efforts to warrant consideration for the top spot.

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