03/17/2016 2:35PM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/19 Analysis


MEET STATS: 77 - 249 / $425.10

BEST BETS: 10 - 21 / $36.30

Best Bet: BIT OF A LEGEND N (10th)

Spot Play: DYNAMIC YOUTH (1st)        

Race 1

(2) DYNAMIC YOUTH was used hard early on last week and can be excused for weakening; Burke veteran drops in class, gets a better post here and should jog. (1) KIWI IDEAL N has been racing well since returning from vacation and he can be second best throughout. (4) LORD OF MISRULE looks best of the rest from this spot.

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Race 2

(1) FAMEOUS WESTERN closed a ton from too far back last week; major post relief can get him over the top. (3) LUNAR TIDE N took all the money and was a solid pocket-pulling winner last week for Vallee. (4) SAM'S ESCAPE found room late and scored last out; Banca trainee is always a threat with these.

Race 3

(1) MADIBA MAGIC N is up a notch in class off a wire-to-wire score and he lands the best post again; he's clearly capable of repeating. (5) ROCK ICON has been good since the Banca claim and Bartlett will likely be firing hard. (2) LETTUCEROCKTHEM A qualified very nicely in preparation for his U.S. debut; Levy eligible is worth a look here.

Race 4

(3) TAKE IT BACK TERRY was super here the end of last season and he had a nice tightener last week at The Meadowlands; Burke trainee should be ready to roll in the first Levy division. (1) TEXICAN N has to be close up from this spot and he's capable of holding his ground late. (4) SCOTT ROCKS ships up from Pompano off a scintillating 1:49 score.

Race 5

(2) FOILED AGAIN is back for his 12-year-old campaign and he looked plenty sharp in those qualifiers; how can I not pick him? (6) IDEAL COWBOY enjoyed a pretty live trip and raced well in his seasonal debut; Bamond trainee needs a bit of luck tonight but he certainly is capable. (1) DOCTOR BUTCH returns locally for Toscano and lands the best post; Tetrick drives.

Race 6

(2) EVENIN OF PLEASURE ships in from Canada for the raging O'Sullivan barn and he's been competitive with some solid stock over the last few years; he can fit in nicely here. (1) ALWAYS AT MY PLACE looked very sharp qualifying for Burke and he beat up on 4-year-olds here last season. (3) SANTA FE BEACHBOY shipped from Ohio, joined the Banca barn and won by a million lengths last Sunday in 1:50 4/5; clearly he's fast enough to compete with these.

Race 7

(1) MACH IT SO is another returning top-level pacer who can be good to go right off the bench; Bamond trainee was live in last year's Levy. (5) POLAK A has done nothing wrong this year, already banking over $60K. (4) BETTOR ROCK ON N has looked good winning his two U.S. starts but now he gets a major test for class.

Race 8

(5) BAD BOY MATT has grinded his way to wins in his last two starts; why not again? (1) DUEL IN THE SUN wasn't that bad in his last two while seemingly overmatched and he gets major post relief here. (4) FIRST CLASS HORSE hasn't done much since arriving from western Canada but he seems capable of better; Bartlett's back driving.

Race 9

(2) BEACH MEMORIES has been a bit short out of town in his three 2016 starts but he's got plenty of class and raced well here last year; he debuts in the O'Sullivan barn tonight. (3) LIMELIGHT BEACH has plenty of speed but has been coming up a bit short recently; likely the one to catch again. (1) THE REAL ONE makes his 2016 debut for Lachance and draws best, but will he need a start before we see his best?

Race 10

(2) BIT OF A LEGEND N has done absolutely nothing wrong since arriving in the U.S. and if not for some bad luck could be a perfect 4-for-4; Tritton import looks like the real deal and has to be respected from this spot. (5) ALL BETS OFF will be a top contender throughout the Levy series and the Burke charge obviously has a live chance here. (4) LET'S DRINK ON IT easily took care of business versus lesser and he's got the class to be a player.

Race 11

(3) SKY IS THE LIMIT gets post relief and picks up Brennan; the Vallee barn has been decent recently and this one is worth a look if the price is right. (1) THESEYESRCRYING jogged last week after facing no pressure; he can repeat but it won't be as easy tonight. (5) BIG N BAD makes his second start off the bench and is eligible for improvement.

Race 12

(2) CLINT WESTWOOD rallied for third last week in a paceless race and this barn has been sneaky-sharp of late; gelding does show a win at this level last November. (5) REUBEN BROGDEN N was second best to a tough shipper last out. (3) PASS THEM BY N pulled from behind the former last week and went nowhere; he's better than that.

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