03/03/2016 3:57PM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/5 Analysis


MEET STATS: 56 - 189 / $330.30

BEST BETS: 7 - 16 / $23.40

Best Bet: SAM’S ESCAPE (11th)

Spot Play: REGULUS N (2nd)

Race 1

(1) WHAT I BELIEVE debuts for Banca via claim, draws best and should be able to work out a winning trip from this spot. (2) FORT KNOX was a bit short on the front end last out in his seasonal debut and he can be a bit tighter tonight. (3) DEMOCRACY N faltered from the pocket chasing a sharp winner in his debut off the Annunziata claim; he drops in class and could be better.

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Race 2

(3) REGULUS N was gunned down by a sharp Down-Under shipper in his seasonal debut, then was caught grinding uncovered last week; Milici trainee has a post edge on his main rivals and should be handled accordingly with that tactical advantage. (4) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH exploded home from nowhere last out and looks like a live contender. (5) DRUNKEN DESIRE A two-moved and held for a share in a quick last quarter last out.

Race 3

(1) VILLAGE BEAT draws best in a very competitive affair and the classy veteran can trip out from this spot. (6) TG'S DIVINE SCENE faltered on the front end after rating kindly versus better last out and Brennan could be firing early again with the Burke trainee. (5) CLASSIESISTAR N hails from a good barn and seems capable of better.

Race 4

(4) EXIT CAM toured the track last week after beating up on lesser the start prior; he can do some damage here with the improved post. (3) SAND BENELLI was a game uncovered winner last week and gets another crack at this level. (1) SHORTSTACKED has the rail again and will be close up throughout.

Race 5

(3) RONNY BUGATTI gets needed post relief and appears way overdue. (8) HALL OF TERROR has been solid in his three starts since joining the Banca barn and he could be some value from the outside spot. (6) SOHO JACKMAN A was second best to a sharp winner last out.

Race 6

(8) ALL BETS OFF is handicapped outside again but that was a very willing seasonal debut last week and it wouldn't shock me to see him more aggressively handled tonight. (5) ROCK ICON jogged versus lesser in his Banca debut; he loses Bartlett tonight but still may be a player. (1) DREAM OUT LOUD N wasn't bad last week off the bench and he gets a generous post assignment here.

Race 7

(3) ASLAN returns locally off a failed stint at The Meadowlands and he was a winner here four back versus better. (2) BAD BOY MATT gets some needed class relief after failing to get involved in the Open his last two starts. (1) THESEYESRCRYING was a sharp-closing second last week.

Race 8

(1) CASIMIR JITTERBUG has been good in all recent for the sharp O'Sullivan barn and he makes all the sense in the world from this spot. (3) MACHS BEACH BOY was better last week after an abysmal 2016 debut and we all know this Lachance trainee is 100% legit. (5) LET'S DRINK ON IT has loads of class to him but he's unraced since last November and ships out east to join a new barn; I need to see one first.

Race 9

(4) MCERLEAN qualified effectively and is much the best of these if ready. (3) FAMEOUS WESTERN gets post relief and did beat these two back. (1) ONE THROUGH TEN has speed, the rail and was Dube's choice of three.

Race 10

(2) TWIN B HOLLISTER was really hard-used in his last two and battled gamely; Banca trainee loses Bartlett to the Bamond entrant but he's still worth a look if the price is right. (4) BETTOR ROCK ON N was a sharp winner versus one notch lesser in his U.S. debut. (3) HEEZ ORL BLACK N is a steady commodity for Vallee and he can battle for the bottom of the ticket.

Race 11

(4) SAM'S ESCAPE escapes the eight hole tonight while dropping in class and will clearly have to be caught. (2) HIGH COURAGE N moves in a couple of spots and will be sitting close up. (5) CAUTION SIGNS tripped out last week to beat this type; post draw puts him at a disadvantage here; use underneath.

Race 12

(3) CHANCELLORCULLEN N is up in class off a loss and has a less commmonly known driver but I just think this import has more to offer. (4) TERROR TIME A gets post relief and raced well two and three back. (2) KEYSTONE HONOR had no chance but managed the final check in his latest; post relief will almost guarantee him a better placing tonight.

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