02/25/2016 3:29PM

Yonkers: Saturday 2/27 Analysis


MEET STATS: 44 - 153 / $271.00

BEST BETS: 6 - 13 / $20.50

Best Bet: TEXAS TERROR N (9th)

Spot Play: UF ROCKIN DRAGON (8th)

Race 1

(1) HARDTS OR BETTOR went a big effort in defeat from the eight hole last week; back from his inside comfort zone tonight he'll be tough to beat. (4) TWIN B FAMOUS went decently from an impossible spot in his debut off the DiDomenico claim; he's up in class here but may be live at a price. (2) MAH SISH N debuts for new connections looking for three straight.

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Race 2

(5) WESTERN ROCKSTAR A was a sharp winner in that qualifier at The Meadowlands in preparation for his 2016 debut and he hails from sharp connections. (1) BULLET BOB beat better three back and he drops and draws best. (2) DEMOCRACY N made a rare break last week and was claimed; he's always live from an inside post.

Race 3

(5) BUGGER BRUISER is up in class but has been racing well and faces a very questionable field; worth a look. (7) GOOD DAY MATE certainly fits with these but needs to create some luck from the poor post. (1) ARTIST NIGHT makes his second start for new connections down in class and from the best post but I'm not entirely sold on him.

Race 4

(1) LETTUCEROCKU A had plenty of finishing pace last out and got up late at a price to share in win honors; he lands inside again and a similar trip seems likely here. (2) BEST SAID was much better in his second qualifier and he's more than capable with these if ready. (6) GALLANT SEELSTER failed last out at low odds from a cozy inside post draw; now he's got to overcome the outside.

Race 5

(4) JONES BEACH returns from a stint in Illinois and we've seen this gelding make big moves locally in the past. (3) HALL OF TERROR steps way up in class but has looked good in his two starts for Banca. (1) BENJAMINBANNEKER N powered home after shaking free upon shipping in and he looms large from the rail.

Race 6

(5) POLAK A was a solid two-move winner in last week's Open from the five post and he lands there again tonight; repeats. (3) ROLAND N ROCK ran his race last out but was collared by the top choice; sharp gelding could be second best again. (1) FIRST CLASS HORSE certainly needed last week's start after shipping cross-country; consider underneath from the best post.

Race 7

(2) ROCK ICON went a huge effort in defeat last week and now debuts for Banca via claim; he gets top billing with the post edge on his rivals. (7) BIT OF A LEGEND N has really impressed since arriving and he was in hand winning last week; can he get involved early and avoid coming too late? (5) MELMERBY BEACH failed at odds-on last week; price will be better tonight if you want to try  him again.

Race 8

(3) UF ROCKIN DRAGON returns from a troubled effort at The Meadowlands and was a winner when last in at this level; worth a try in this competitive affair. (2) URBANA BAYAMA has been very sharp in his last five efforts. (1) CAUTION SIGNS gave way on the front end last week with little fight; he can be in line for a stalking trip tonight which can yield better results.

Race 9

(1) TEXAS TERROR N hasn't put in a bad effort since arriving in the U.S. and he seems way overdue; class and post relief should get him over the top. (3) LORD OF MISRULE was a winner at this level two back. (2) ASOKA N was third best last out; rates as highly from this inside spot.

Race 10

(1) SAPPHIRE CITY was off the gate for some reason then floated away with no purpose only to storm home missing by a nose last week; I have to back him again tonight despite facing some tough competition. (5) LIMELIGHT BEACH returns locally off a needed start at The Meadowlands and he'll be geared up tonight. (2) VALIDUS DEO will never be far back from this spot and should hit the ticket as a result.

Race 11

(2) CYCLONE KIWI N was run over by a very sharp rival last week and he deserves top billing from this spot, despite losing Bartlett to the Banca trainee (who is owned by his wife). (1) ROYAL HEART finished with pace in behind the top choice last out. (5) CARTOON DADDY was a trip-sitting winner versus lesser just 5 days ago and will need much more to hit the top spot tonight.

Race 12

(3) FORTY FIVE RED was no match for two tough ones last week but this looks like a softer field tonight and he may be able to carry his speed a long way. (2) A BETTOR HAT was overmatched in the Open last week, but paced evenly in a needed start. (8) SAM'S ESCAPE gets another eight hole tonight after being unprepared to handle it last week; who know what to expect.

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