01/26/2017 3:47PM

Yonkers: Saturday 1/28 Analysis


MEET STATS: 19 - 73 / $97.50

BEST BETS: 4 - 7 / $15.70

Best Bet: LONE SURVIVOR (8th)

Spot Play: P H KENNY (1st)


Race 1

(3) P H KENNY raced pretty well last week showing speed at both ends; gelding draws well again and should be in line for a stalking trip. (2) GHOST PINE rallied well from off the pace in last and now makes his third start off the missed time; more is expected. (5) REASONABLE FORCE returns locally off a decent effort at The Meadowlands and he picks up Bartlett.

Race 2

(1) AMERICAN VENTURE couldn't fire enough off cover last out but he's raced well with better in the past and he benefits from the best post. (5) RONNY BUGATTI drops and moves in a couple of spots; logical. (6) MACHTU N took his customary early money despite being off a month and gave way on the front end; he's now back on consecutive weeks.

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Race 3

(2) TYBER TYKE gave way on the front end last week when I touted him; I'll give him one more chance in this questionable field. (3) BURNING N makes his U.S. debut for Cushing off an encouraging qualifier; watch the board. (4) returns locally, now in a new barn, and he's got plenty of back class.

Race 4

(2) ESCAPE THE NEWS was a solid uncovered winner outbattling the pacesetter last out and he seems capable of repeating here. (3) BIG SURF lacks the class of others and Bartlett opted off but that was a decent effort last week; consider if the price is right. (1) SPORTSKEEPER gets much-needed post relief.

Race 5

(3) PASS THEM BY N was a solid second to a runaway winner and he can build off that effort. (2) FIVE CARD DRAW N raced pretty well last week off the month layoff and now he gets needed post relief; one to beat. (5) KID PK qualified well and certainly knows his way around this track.

Race 6

(3) CAVIART LUCA stormed home last week to upset for the second consecutive start and the sharp Burke trainee is inside what he has to beat tonight. (8) SOMEWHERE IN L A steps up to the Open ranks looking for five straight and he should be on the move early. (7) ROLAND N ROCK is a legit Open player; don't ignore him.

Race 7

(4) IN THE HUDDLE made a nice off-the-pace move last out to reach the leader but was outkicked late; improving gelding can build off that effort. (8) BLOOD BROTHER has come back sharp this year and is the one to beat despite the outside post assignment. (2) SPORTS BETTOR kept up pretty well last week and should be close up again.

Race 8

(3) LONE SURVIVOR gets class and post relief tonight and should be handled aggressively by Bartlett. (1) J T draws best and is usually in the hunt from spots such as this. (2) ELWELL has been just okay in his last two; move back inside helps.

Race 9

(6) BETTOR'S EDGE broke in his last Yonkers start, his debut for new connections, but he got things straightened out last week at The Meadowlands; classy veteran can handle these. (2) THEARTOFCONFUSION just missed last out in a needed start and can be tighter tonight. (3) BADIOU HANOVER raced well last out to follow up a game win; threat.

Race 10

(2) BETTOREVER double-jumps in class off a blowout win and he faces nothing special; Bamond trainee can repeat with Bartlett on the return drive. (3) BULLET BOB always has good speed, is always close up, but always needs more late. (8) CLASS SIX needs help from this spot but he's a player at this level and would be a big threat with a better post.

Race 11

(2) POLAK A was a solid second to a classy rival last week and the veteran seems overdue. (4) MAKE SOME LUCK gets needed class relief and should be more of a factor versus these. (1) SWEET TALKIN SATIN was ready to go right off the bench for Banca but he faces tougher tonight.