02/12/2015 5:08PM

Yonkers: Saturday 2/14 Analysis


MEET STATS: 35 - 107 / $168.50 BEST BETS: 5 - 9 / $17.70

Best Bet: AWSOME VALLEY (8th)

Spot Play: HANG TEN (10th)


Race 1

(4) ALBERTO CONTADOR N keeps getting cancelled and postponed; hopefully he's still sharp after almost a month off. (3) BLADE SEELSTER drops in class and gets post relief; this veteran has a knack for sneaking into the number at a price and this is certainly a spot where he should be involved. (1) GAMBLER'S TALE returns locally with the best post and he's had moderate success with these in the past.

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Race 2

(5) ROLLS BLUE CHIP can he his own worst enemy at times but if he minds his manners he's capable of steamrolling these. (1) FORTUNISTA needed last week's tightener and she looms a solid threat from this spot. (4) CASHONTHEROCS tired after an aggressive try upon arrival; O'Sullivan trainee can show more tonight.

Race 3

(5) NOB HILL HIGH was sent to the front last week, rated well but could not sustain late. Dube returns in the bike tonight and he's capable of striking from off the pace. (3) THE LADIES MAN raced well from the pocket last week to just miss. (7) GEORGE JETTISON has been sharp for some time now and looms a big closing threat but he's got just one win in 2014-15.

Race 4

(2) P H SUPERCAM hit the lead from post eight and almost took them the distance but was nipped by a sharp rival; the post relief should get him over the top in this competitive event. (4) HEEZ ORL BLACK N has quickly proven that he belongs with these and the Valee trainee deserves serious consideration. (1) CASIMIR JITTERBUG beat these wire-to-wire two back and had too far to come last out; obvious threat from this rail spot.

Race 5

(5) PHOTOSAVVY lands in a more realistic spot tonight and she's reunited with Dube, who's handled this trotter well. (1) IT REALLY MATTERS has speed with the best draw and Sears driving. (2) HOORAYFORVACATION is likely better than he's been showing and it's time for him to get more involved.

Race 6

(6) TAKE IT BACK TERRY closed a ton and just missed for seemingly the 20th time in a row; Burke trainee is still razor-sharp and with any sort of live trip he can get there. (4) DAPPER DUDE raced pretty well in defeat upon arrival locally and he can be even better tonight. (3) WARRAWEE NEEDY has all the speed he needs but it looks like he may lack the endurance needed at this level.                         

Race 7

(6) CLASSIC GENT was overmatched in his last two at the Open level; he's back down in class tonight and is reunited with Dube. (3) AMERICAN RAGE has come back sharp in 2015 and the O'Sullivan trainee is a perfect fit at this level. (5) FAMEOUS WESTERN flashed speed and was a good second last out; I suspect an off-the-pace try tonight.

Race 8

(5) AWSOME VALLEY has been rock-solid since shipping north from his Delaware base; trotter doesn't face the strongest group tonight and Brennan can take them wire-to-wire. (3) MURMUR HANOVER was a bit short in his last couple for Lachance but he could shake free late and rally for a share. (7) STAR PHOTO didn't really get involved last out but he's worth considering from these live connections.

Race 9

(4) JUSTA REBEL has raced well in his last two, including a sharp close from nowhere last out. Veteran should be a decent price and is worth a look. (5) SPIDER BLUE CHIP kicked home nicely off cover in his local debut and he can certainly build off that effort. (3) ORANGE BIGI hasn't been awful in recent efforts and from this inside post he can save ground and pick up a small share.

Race 10

(5) HANG TEN toured the track with no realistic chance in his last three, but finished with solid final quarters in each of those efforts, which leads me to believe he's still sharp. It looks like Brennan can get him more involved from this spot. (3) RU READY TO ROCK was shaken off by tough rivals last week, no shame in that. Godinez trainee fits here. (4) FLIPPER J was erratic last out and disappointed as my best bet; we'll see if he's better tonight.

Race 11

(3) SUPER MANNING has hit the board in all four local starts this season. Veteran is feeling good again and he's got the class to topple these. (4) STRUCK BY LINDY jogged out of the pocket at this level two back. (2) STIR ME UP has been a solid money-earner for owner/driver Marohn.

Race 12

(4) VALIDUS DEO gets some much-needed post relief and his last four efforts from favorable posts resulted in on-the-board finishes; Bamond trainee deserves top billing here. (5) THAT'LL BE THE REI raced pretty well versus lesser upon arrival and he can show more tonight. (1) STONEHOUSE ADAM toured the track last week; he'll be right up near the front here.

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