02/06/2014 4:13PM

Yonkers: Saturday 2/8 Analysis


MEET STATS: 32 - 96 / $201.00   BEST BETS: 5 - 8 / $24.60

Best Bet: BAKIN ON THE BEACH (4th)

Spot Play: ISLAND JET (1st)

Race 1

(1) ISLAND JET has been saddled with poor posts recently but hasn't raced badly; he's primed for a live trip tonight from this spot. (2) FOUR CORNERS drops, has speed and draws well. (5) ROCKIN WIZARD was Sears' choice but he backed up badly in his last at The Meadowlands.

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Race 2

(1) SALEVSTER STALLION gets major post relief in his second local return start; veteran knows his way around this track and having Pierce driving is a bonus. (5) NEPTUNE is facing tougher tonight but he was sharp in his last effort. (4) BULLET SPEED didn't fire last week; I have to believe he's better than that.

Race 3

(1) WAYNE THE LEFTY is always a better horse when drawn inside and he looms large from this spot with Sears on the return call. (3) RUSSLEY RASCAL N gave way late after a rugged uncovered try last week; Vallee's import has plenty of ability. (5) MR PERSEVERANCE has flashed speed on occasion.

Race 4

(1) BAKIN ON THE BEACH rallied belatedly from an impossible spot last out; now from the rail the Harder trainee is clearly the one to beat. (4) MORTAL ZIN gave way from the pocket last week; gelding won two back with Bartlett in the bike. (3) MILITIA MAN has been relatively live in his last two local starts.

Race 5

(4) LISTOWEL kept chugging and prevailed last week versus lesser as my best bet; I'll give him the call to repeat tonight versus better. (5) LUCKY MAN used to be speedy, now he likes coming from off the pace; millionaire has been live recently. (7) THE POKESTER trailed with little chance last week; he's a closing threat with a live trip.

Race 6

(5) FAT MANS ALLEY was airborne last week and just missed; any sort of live trip and he takes this. (2) LUMBERJACK WILLIE hasn't put in a bad effort since arriving locally and he's proven to be a legitimate Open contender. (4) DREAM OUT LOUD N could save ground here and rally late.

Race 7

(3) MAINLAND KEY N toured the track last week with no chance in a needed start; classy veteran should be ready to roll tonight. (2) VERSADO is proven at this level and he'll make his presence felt from this inside post. (5) KEEP GOING closed with plenty last week.

Race 8

(4) REAL SPECIAL was used hard and flattened last out; veteran has been good in most recent starts and he's worth a look here. (1) ELECTROFIRE draws best, has speed and Pierce driving. (3) ATTA BOY DAN can't be ignored from the Burke/Brennan tandem.

Race 9

(2) SILENT SWING blasted three wide to take command then dug in when engaged late; double-millionaire can come right back. (4) DELCO ROCKNROLL takes a needed drop in class tonight. (6) ELECTRIC OUI showed some improvement last week, his second start off the layoff. Veteran can show more forward progress tonight.

Race 10

(4) ROLLWITHITHARRY has hit the board in three of four versus better; class drop may be just what he needs to return to the winner's circle. (8) SOMETHING FOR DOC has no shot if he's sitting last; maybe Sears will try to leave with him. (3) HYPNOTIST has back class and a decent draw.

Race 11

(4) DIAMOND COWBOY gets post relief in his second start back from vacation; seems like pretty routine selecting here. (1) DENVER DOLLY was a pocket-rocket winner last out versus lesser. (3) UNCLE GOODFELLOW has ability, but hasn't been at his best recently.

Race 12

(1) GAMBLERS TALE drops in class and Stalbaum should be able to work out a live trip from this spot. (2) BIG GAME HUNTER has looked good in his two local appearances. (3) AMERICAN RAGE gets Sears in the bike and he figures for a minor share.


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