03/12/2015 3:00PM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/14 Analysis


MEET STATS: 69 - 214 / $338.60  BEST BETS: 10 - 18 / $35.40

Best Bet: KIWI IDEAL N (4th)

Spot Play: FLEM N EM N (12th)


Race 1

(4) ESPEN DE VIE gets a sneaky trainer change to John McDermott from brother Kevin and they are looking for a wakeup call. (1) OUR CULLENSCROWN N dropped to this level last week and raced decently on the rim in a race that had a strange finish; he would appear to be very logical from this spot.  (3) CAVIART KEY drops back to this level and he likes to hit the board.

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Race 2

(1) SHOW ME UP has been super in his last two starts since the DiDomenico claim and he has a post edge on his main rivals. (3) BROOKSTONE stays at the same level off a dominating win. (5) ALBERTO CONTADOR N looked very good winning just five days ago, beating my top choice in the process.

Race 3

(3) MONTREAL PHIL returns locally for Lachance and this veteran certainly knows his way around this track; watch the board here to possibly determine if he's ready. (1) VILLAGE BEAT is another classmaster who changes to the John McDermott barn. He's done absolutely nothing this year but he does get major post relief. (4) SANTANNA ONE will be more involved from this improved post.

Race 4

(2) KIWI IDEAL N had no realistic chance last week after winning and getting dq'ed versus better two back. Tonight he drops again, gets an improved post and is clearly the one to deny. (3) PANONGAHELA also drops in class and lands a better post after a series of outside tries. (1) TWIN B HOLLISTER returns from an easy score at Saratoga versus lesser.

Race 5

(6) LIFE UP FRONT sat in and never really had a shot last week as the winner crawled the first half; prior to that he had been showing some good energy and there's certainly no standouts in here. (2) TWIN B FAMOUS doesn't always like to win but he's been racing well and is a must-use from this spot. (1) DRUMFIRE A was second best to a can't-lose Shady City last week.

Race 6

(3) WARRAWEE NEEDY is clearly feeling good again and he may be able to control the action for the third consecutive week. (1) MACHS BEACH BOY closed a ton last week and this Lachance trainee looks like he's proving he belongs with the elite. (2) BEACH MEMORIES returns from vacation for Burke and he was an easy winner when last seen here.

Race 7

(4) TAKE IT BACK TERRY finally gets some class relief after a series of no-chance efforts. Assuming he's still sharp he can be close enough to reach here. (3) P H SUPERCAM has come back strong this season and he looks like the one to beat. (1) AMERICAN VENTURE stormed home last week right off the bench for Sabot.

Race 8

(7) BIG N BAD battled gamely in his local return only to get nailed by the classy Fat Mans Alley; he can go the distance tonight. (1) DUEL IN THE SUN has been sharp, has speed and draws best. (4) HANG TEN beat lesser last out and he can be considered here underneath.

Race 9

(4) TALKING BLUES was a dominating winner three back from this post, at this level and with Bartlett driving. (1) BURKENTINE HANOVER was outfinished last week after grinding harmlessly; he gets a better post and is destined for a smoother trip. (2) EIGHTEEN will be close up throughout but is tough to endorse for higher than the third spot due to his lack of late endurance.

Race 10

(3) SMOOTH CRIMINAL jogged against lesser from the eight hole in his local return and clearly he's ready to tackle better. (4) O'SUNDLAND looks for three in a row for Stalbaum and he'll be firing early. (2) ART OF ILLUSION is up in class after blowing away lesser; veteran is very sharp now.

Race 11

(4) FLIPPER J needs a smooth trip but the Bamond trainee is sharp and is more than capable. (1) ONE THROUGH TEN was a good second last week to the lock-city Heez Orl Black N and now he draws the rail. (2) ROCK TO GLORY is back inside where he was an upset winner two back.

Race 12

(1) FLEM N EM N gets much-needed class and post relief tonight, and that dominating Open win five back is still fresh on my mind. (4) FRANKIES DRAGON returns from Canada and he's had success here in the past. (2) FAMEOUS WESTERN finished willingly last week in a needed start.

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