03/24/2016 2:22PM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/26 Analysis


MEET STATS: 85 - 285 / $474.20 

BEST BETS: 12 - 24 / $45.50

Best Bet: BIT OF A LEGEND N (8th)

Spot Play: IDEAL COWBOY (10th)

Race 1

(5) ALBERTO CONTADOR N took money from the outside, tried to leave, took back and didn't fire from third over last out, his second start off the bench. Veteran is legit at this level and I'm expecting a good effort tonight. (2) PASS THEM BY N was looped leaving last week then had to come uncovered; threat with a smoother trip. (1) ELECTROFIRE is up in class looking for two straight.

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Race 2

(5) SNAP TO IT A was very game in defeat two back then never got involved from post eight; Tetrick could be firing from this spot. (1) HEEZ ORL BLACK N is reunited with Sears, and they teamed up for some wins last season. (2) STEVENSVILLE finally gets post relief and he'll be right there throughout.

Race 3

(1) LORD OF MISRULE was a nice two-move winner last week beating a classy rival; DiDomenico trainee could trip out again. (2) ASLAN couldn't hack it last week in the Levy; class relief helps here. (6) E Z NOAH almost pulled off a front-end upset last week.

Race 4

(4) LUNAR TIDE N sizzled on the front end last week and quit badly for Shaun Vallee; I like the fact that he's right back in and the price should be juicy. (1) MACHS BEACH BOY has really disappointed since coming back this year for Lachance; let's see if he can wake up tonight. (3) TWIN B HOLLISTER raced like he wasn't even trained last week for his post eight start; he's back inside tonight and that will make a big difference.

Race 5

(2) TEXICAN N came up just shy from the pocket last week; he should be sitting another live trip tonight. (6) LUCAN HANOVER was an easy winner in round one of the Levy. (3) LIMELIGHT BEACH gave way with no fight after walking on the front end; tough to endorse off that effort. (1) TE KAWAU N is an interesting import who qualified nicely; watch the board.

Race 6

(5) TWEET ME has looked very sharp in his last two and the mare looks to have a legit shot from this midpack post. (4) CRAZY ABOUT PAT returns locally after spending the winter in Florida and he's got plenty of class. (7) DW'S NY YANK banked almost 300K last year for Burke, including a handful of wins at Yonkers but he'll need to improve off his first 2016 start.

Race 7

(3) FOILED AGAIN wasn't great but wasn't awful in his seasonal debut; I would expect he will be a bit tighter tonight and can be more aggressively handled, perhaps even quarter-moving. (6) PHIL YOUR BOOTS had no chance last week but this may be a spot where he can be more involved. (1) MICHAEL'S POWER gets needed post relief and he's a legit speed threat.

Race 8

(4) BIT OF A LEGEND N exploded from the pocket last week and rolled by a good rival; he's inside what he needs to beat here and I expect another top-notch effort from perhaps the best horse in the series. (6) MACH IT SO raced really well and was clearly ready to go in his seasonal debut. (7) ALL BETS OFF is clearly no slouch and the top choice rolled by him anyway; he figures underneath again from this spot.

Race 9

(4) BETTOR ROCK ON N was a good two-move second best last week and here's another import who's done nothing wrong; worth a close look in this competitive affair. (3) SCOTT ROCKS was forced to tuck third last out, sat from there and finished with pace; can he make the front tonight? (1) DOMETHATAGAIN gets needed post relief and last year's Levy winner will look to hold position and sit a live trip.

Race 10

(6) IDEAL COWBOY has been very good in his two return starts after being very good all of last year; versatile gelding looms a big threat here and could offer a touch of value. (1) TAKE IT BACK TERRY was a game winner in round one and it's obvious the Burke trainee can repeat. (3) DREAM OUT LOUD N was uncovered and not threatening last week; he can rally late with a ground-saving trip.

Race 11

(3) FIERY LUSTRE N held well to the wire after an uncovered bid last week and he has to be respected off that effort. (1) OUTRAGEOUS ART is up in class after winning by daylight and he draws best. (4) CLASS SIX raced well upon hiking to this level but he's still got to prove himself with these.

Race 12

(2) ROCK ICON was nipped on the money last week after setting a quick pace; Banca trainee lands inside again and can redeem himself despite Bartlett opting off. (4) DOVUTO HANOVER is a legit talent who can't seem to stay healthy; threat. (3) LETTUCEROCKTHEM A took the money off a big qualifier but offered up nothing last week; if you stick with him tonight you will get a much better price.

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