02/24/2012 11:44AM

Yonkers: Saturday 2/25 Analysis


MEET STATS: 40 - 108 / $210.00

Best Bet: MACRAIDER N (7th)    Spot Play: SHELLYSBLOCKBUSTER (3rd)

Race 1

(6) THE MOHEGAN PAN drops out of claimers in his second start for DiDomenico and he looks like he could fit nicely in here. (4) TUNEARIFFIC was used hard to clear then broke upon arrival; Burke trainee deserves another look. (1) HANDS TO YOURSELF qualified effectively.

Race 2

(1) TENANT IN CHIEF collapsed badly on the front end last out with little excuse; he could be in line for a stalking trip tonight with better results. (5) FOUR STARZ KYLE powered away and dominated lesser; he could be sharp enough to compete with these. (4) MASTER OF DESIRE should appreciate the post relief.

Race 3

(2) SHELLYSBLOCKBUSTER gets class and post relief in his second local start for Lachance, who won last Monday with a horse that fit the same profile. (1) EAGLE JOLT returns to the pari-mutuel wars and draws best with Brennan aboard. (5) ART FOR ARTS SAKE returns with some class relief.

Race 4

(7) PEDRO ISLAND fizzled out badly on the front end last week; Sholty trainee will be a much better price tonight and may be worth a look from off the pace. (1) MERCURIO N closed a ton last week, now he draws best but he will get tested for class here. (6) POWER OF A MOMENT figures to be more involved tonight.

Race 5

(4) DEAR MAC faces tougher here but he bears following off that supreme score first off the claim. (8) BIG BAY POINT will be firing on all cylinders from the eight hole, and he will most likely be cutting the mile. (1) WHACKAMOLE HANOVER just missed versus this type last week.

Race 6

(4) CORKY BARAN had pace but was too far back to threaten last week; veteran should be closer to the action tonight. (5) SUMMER CAMP hit town last week, scored a game front-end victory. (7) TOBAGO CAYS saw his modest win streak snapped last out, also a victim of the poor post; he can close for a share.

Race 7

(6) MACRAIDER N had to take back and could not get involved last week from the eight hole; rest assured Brennan will be firing to the front tonight. (3) GRAB YOUR KEYS gets some class relief. (2) ELECTROFIRE has raced well in all of his recent local starts.

Race 8

(8) RIVER SHARK has an upstream battle tonight from post eight but he's got the class and he may be worth a try at a price. (1) SEA VENTURE finally drops out of the Open ranks, as does (2) HERE WE GO AGAIN, and they both land inside again.

Race 9

(7) EMJAYEM GRAND A debuts for Pena tonight and he's proven that he fits at this level. (6) JACKED UP lands another outside post but he's been making live moves of late. (2) CANACO RUN has shown some improvement for Lachance.

Race 10

(2) WHATSITTOYOUGRANT has been razor-sharp recently and he should be no worse than the pocket tonight. (4) PEMBROKE NICK went the long trip from post eight last week; obviously the inside draw will make a big difference. (3) WINORDIETRYING should show more in his second return start.

Race 11

(1) OUTA MY HEAD has been sharp in his last few; if he can secure the pocket trip he could be a big late menace. (6) REPORT FOR DUTY N will likely try to head to the front again, but it may not be so easy tonight. (5) FOX VALLEY TYRESE can be forwardly placed here, making things tough for the favorite.

Race 12

(5) PAN FROM NANTUCKET is a proven entity here, while FITZ'S Z TAM is not. Nice matchup here. (4) ON THE BRINK has looked good in his last few.