02/18/2016 4:47PM

Yonkers: Saturday 2/20 Analysis


MEET STATS: 38 - 129 / $231.00

BEST BETS: 5 - 11 / $18.00

Best Bet: MELMERBY BEACH (7th)

Spot Play: SUPREME MACH N (12th)

Race 1

(1) SANTANNA ONE has raced well in recent efforts and gets the post relief he needs to get over the top. (3) TERROR TIME A is up in class off a win and seems sharp enough to contend. (4) MCARDLE ROYALE N has yet to duplicate his winning U.S. debut but the talent is certainly there and he can improve.

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Race 2

(7) LORENZO DREAM has solid early speed and is sure-gaited; veteran should be in line for a live trip. (1) MARABOU ships in and draws best; mare could be a good fit here but her last couple have been a bit flat. (4) SPIDER BLUE CHIP toured the track in debut new connections; expect more tonight.

Race 3

(6) SAPPHIRE CITY was used very hard last out and understandably tired; veteran is classiest here and can take this with good rating. (3) STOLEN CAR went evenly upon bumping to this level after taking two straight prior; post improvement can help. (2) CAUTION SIGNS also gets needed post relief and looks like a player.

Race 4

(4) YOU'RE MAJESTIC has impressed in her two local starts since arriving and she seems capable here despite facing some tough ones. (2) ALLERAGE STAR ships from The Meadowlands, lands a good inside spot and may be the one to beat. (3) WARRAWEE ONYX has been super since moving to the DiDomenico barn but he gets a real class test here.

Race 5

(3) PANCHESTER UNITED has never been one of my favorites but he was very impressive in his debut for new connections and he can build off that effort. (4) THE COURT JESTER A paced willingly from a tough spot in his U.S. debut and he should be much more involved tonight; expect tote action. (1) ONE THROUGH TEN is a speedy type who draws best; threat.

Race 6

(8) CRAZSHANA is banished to the eight hole tonight but he's been so good in his first two starts for Bamond I'm going to endorse him on top. Price should be ok, too. (2) MONEY MAVEN has been super for Julie Miller and he gets a generous spot. (7) RED HOT HERBIE is back with Dube, who steered this trotter to his last two victories.

Race 7

(1) MELMERBY BEACH paced a big middle half versus Open types last out before giving way; the class drop plus the inside draw will make him very tough to beat. (6) SUNFIRE BLUE CHIP should try to be aggressively handled off the gate and if he can drop in behind the winner he can be second best. (3) TEXAS TERROR N has hit the board in all four U.S. starts but has been burning money; use caution.

Race 8

(7) PHIL YOUR BOOTS has shown little from his last two poor posts, with a solid front-end victory in between; let’s hope for some early action from him off the gate tonight. (2) ROLAND N ROCK steps up to this level off back-to-back big winning efforts. (3) HUGH HEFNER N rallied for a piece versus these last out; could do so again.

Race 9

(1) CYCLONE KIWI N was very game in defeat last out and the Bamond trainee clearly deserves top billing from this spot. (3) BIT OF A LEGEND N took tote action in his U.S. debut and didn't disappoint in disposing of lesser; import was a big earner Down Under. (4) ROYAL HEART was used up in the early action last out.

Race 10

(2) ONEDIN MACH N gave way on the front end last out after showing some nice efforts on the big track; from the inside post he deserves another look, likely at an improved price. (5) CAROL'S COMET didn't fire in last after some decent efforts starts prior; Allard trainee gets some class relief here. (6) FOOL ME ONCE also drops after a needed start but his programmed driver opted elsewhere.

Race 11

(2) CLEMENTINE DREAM has been solid at this level and she gets another good post to work with. (1) TWEET ME hasn't been awful with Open types and she gets class relief. (6) TAKE MY PICTURE was flying late to just miss last week but these are tougher.

Race 12

(1) SUPREME MACH N squandered a perfect trip last out but he gets another crack from the rail and now Dube is back driving. (3) THESEYESRCRYING was denied the front when hiked to this level and flattened; sharp sort could be tough if he makes the lead. (5) MACHS BEACH BOY is likely best here but the Lachance trainee will definitely need a start off the layoff; use underneath.

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