01/29/2015 3:43PM

Yonkers: Saturday 1/31 Analysis


MEET STATS: 25 - 71 / $121.90  BEST BETS: 4 - 6 / $15.00

Best Bet: FLIPPER J (4th)

Spot Play: HEEZ ORL BLACK N (10th)


Race 1

(1) SAM’S ESCAPE has put in two decent efforts since returning from vacation and he should be prominent throughout from this inside post. (6) MYSTICAL WALTER certainly is the erratic type but he did beat up on lesser two back and his best makes him a serious player. (7) MOJO TERROR closed belatedly from a tough spot in his local return; is this another tough spot tonight?

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Race 2

(7) STATION THREEOHSIX was my choice last out versus better and he never threatened while uncovered into a rated pace. Veteran drops in class again and would not be a complete stretch from this spot. (2) DIAMOND COWBOY held for a share off a grinding trip last week and he could be involved here from another good post. (1) TIDEWATER TEDDY doesn’t win often but he lands inside again and should be a part of the action.

Race 3

(3) CITY HALL gets the winning combo of class and post relief in his third return start and the Team Buter gelding faces nothing special here. (5) HE ROCKS THE MOON drops in class off an empty effort and he was a winner at this level four back. (1) MUSTANG MACH N was never involved last week but he should show more tonight.

Race 4

(2) FLIPPER J chased a well-rated favorite last week and couldn’t dent the margin late; this race didn’t appear to come up as strong tonight. (8) O’SUNDLAND was taken back last week and never got involved; we’ve all seen Stalbaum blast a hundred miles an hour from the gate and there may be nothing in his way early. (1) EIGHTEEN has plenty of class and the best draw; tough to exclude.

Race 5

(4) RU READY TO ROCK remains sharp despite last week’s no-chance effort. Godinez trainee can be close enough to strike. (1) SIMPLY BUSINESS has hit the board in six of seven and the trend should continue tonight. (2) CHEYENNE JEFFREY gets needed post relief and should be more involved.

Race 6

(3) MICKEY HANOVER toured the track last out from a tough spot, but his prior two efforts were solid and Dube can get the jump on these from this favorable post. (5) DOCTOR BUTCH returns locally off a solid run at The Meadowlands. (8) TAKE IT BACK TERRY is razor-sharp but he may be done in by the poor post tonight.

Race 7

(2) BJ’S GUY gets some needed class relief and he’s classy enough to take advantage. (3) AMERICAN RAGE is perfect so far in 2015 and the O’Sullivan trainee should be able to handle the class hike. (5) SHADY CITY managed to rally for a small share last week from an impossible spot. Team Stalbaum charge is in career form and he’s becoming one of my favorites.

Race 8

(4) DANCEHALL MISTRESS only has two races in the last seven weeks, but if the Allard trainee is fit she can power home with the best of them. (8) NOT AFRAID is the current King of the Open and the Takter trainee has the early speed to overcome another outside post assignment. (3) COUNT ME IN hung like a chandelier in the late stages last week upon arrival so he’s tough to endorse for the top spot, but he can clearly be used underneath.

Race 9

(4) MACHS BEACH BOY looked much the best last week and was driven accordingly by Lachance. He faces tougher foes tonight but he’s clearly capable of repeating. (1) STATESMAN N came up a touch short in his debut for Burke but it wasn’t the easiest of trips; expecting more tonight. (3) GEORGE JETTISON rarely wins but he’s hit the board in his last five, including flying home last week from the eight hole.

Race 10

(1) HEEZ ORL BLACK N gets a serious test tonight but the Vallee import has looked so good disposing of lesser that I’m inclined to give him a shot here. (3) IRA CHIEF gets needed post relief and he could be on the move early. (5) P H SUPERCAM tightened nicely last week and now gets to drop in class; clearly he should be a big player here but he’s got some good competition.

Race 11

(3) HOORAYFORVACATION raced evenly in his first start in over a month for Garcia-Herrera and he could have more to offer in this evenly-matched event. (2) STRUCK BY LINDY ships from The Meadowlands and the change in scenery could do her good. (8) HERE COMES NUMBERS may be blasting from this spot and he could be trouble if he hits the lead.

Race 12

(2) LIFE UP FRONT is more than capable with these as evidenced by his solid 2014 record; he looks like he’s got as good a shot as any in this tough-to-figure getaway race. (7) EASY AGAIN gets class relief but he’s come up a bit short in his last two. (6) FAMEOUS WESTERN was rebuffed by a sharp rival last out; don’t hold that against him.

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