03/16/2012 10:50AM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/17 Analysis


MEET STATS:  60 - 178 / $288.60

Best Bet: REAL NICE (6th)     Spot Play: SHARKS LEGACY (7th)

Race 1

(4) COLBY JATE bumps up a notch in class off the claim but he's been in stellar form and the post improvement can only help his chances. (3) KEVLAR HANOVER looks like the logical favorite from this spot and these connections. (1) STRUNG OUT is in decent shape but he's unproven at this level.

Race 2

(3) DETERMINE THIS drops in his second start for Casie Coleman off a decent seven-hole speed try; down the road tonight. (2) DIAMOND STICK PIN has had some success here in the past. (4) ROADWAY debuts for DiDomenico and he looks like he fits here.

Race 3

(3) FOUR TRUMPS A came back from vacation and stormed home impressively for Stalbaum; he gets a free ride at this class and should easily repeat. (5) POKER HAT took the money in his debut for Pena but failed to deliver; still rates highly here, however. (4) WHACKAMOLE HANOVER was racing well with better when last seen here.

Race 4

(4) TENANT IN CHIEF seems to lack the winning habit but he did rally well from impossible spots in his last two; Vallee veteran should relish the post relief. (2) BET ON ROULETTE was a strong winner at this level last Fall. (1) MYSTERIOUS MOMENT has raced well versus lesser since joining the Lachance barn.

Race 5

(2) SPARKY always gives a 100 percent effort for whoever has him; veteran has a post edge here on his main rivals. (3) GREYSTONE CASH has been hard to fault in all of his recent races. (6) WHOLLY LOUY is at a post disadvantage here but he does have plenty of class.

Race 6

(2) REAL NICE took a week off after being hard used in defeat; he should go down the road here in his tuneup for the Levy. (5) MACRAIDER N finds a spot where he may be able to leave the gate. (1) CLEAR VISION served notice in those qualifiers that he's ready for action.

Race 7

(3) SHARKS LEGACY came up a bit short in a needed start last week; Fanning trainee should be tighter tonight. (1) EAGLE ALL lands the rail after his eight-hole placing last out. (4) SAILING CRUISE is back with Stalbaum, and he's had success driving this veteran.

Race 8

(3) NOB HILL HIGH closed a ton from behind dull cover last week; Saunders charge has been sharp for some time now and he may be able to reel in some tiring speed here. (2) GIDDY UP DELIGHT has loads of class and a good post. We all know where (8) BIG BAY POINT is going, and last time he was here he forgot to stop.

Race 9

(2) JACKED UP appears way overdue and this looks like his best spot in some time. (7) SAND BENELLI held for share upon dropping to this level last out; only knock here is the poor post. (4) SHORTSTACKED looks like he fits with these.

Race 10

(3) POWER OF A MOMENT was outfinished deep stretch last week but it was a decent effort; he may be in line for a similar trip tonight. (5) SILENT SWING returns off a sizzling win at Saratoga. (4) EMJAYEM GRAND A paid $2.20 in his second start for Pena; he faces tougher here.

Race 11

(4) REPORT FOR DUTY N has been impossible to fault recently for Garcia-Herrera; takes another. (1) MIAS BOLD MANEUVER has good speed and the rail; second best. (5) LOLAS CRUISER was going nowhere last week when trailing off a slow half; he can be more involved tonight.

Race 12

(4) ELECTROFIRE has been up against some tough rivals in his last three; this looks a spot for Manzi to get aggressive early. (2) GRAB YOUR KEYS also takes a needed drop in class. (5) BETTORS REWARD picks up Brennan in his return to the small track.