03/05/2015 4:26PM

Yonkers: Saturday 3/7 Analysis


MEET STATS: 58 - 178 / $289.30  BEST BETS: 8 - 15 / $28.20

Best Bet: HEEZ ORL BLACK N (11th)

Spot Play: SHADY CITY (3rd)


Race 1

(3) LAST DRAGON finally gets a break at the post draw and the Laterza trainee could have more to offer. (6) LAWGIVER HANOVER flashed willing late pace last week from an impossible spot. (2) CHEYENNE JEFFREY has proven that he can fit with this type and he can be considered from this inside post.

Race 2

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(2) REAL NICE has been feeling real nice lately and he drops to the level of his win two back. (1) OUR DRAGON KICK has to get a better trip than last week...if so he'll be a big threat. (5) SAWBUCK HANOVER has some early speed and may be hustled off the gate.

Race 3

(4) SHADY CITY was out a long way in his latest and he held very gamely for second; Team Stalbaum trainee is ready to pop. (2) HARD TO MACH was a good second in his last two at this level. (6) JUSTIFIED toured the track from the eight hole in his seasonal debut and he could be ready to show more tonight.

Race 4

(7) KIWI IDEAL N beat better last week but apparently that didn't count so he gets to drop in class tonight. Cassar trainee is clearly sharp but he may need some help from this spot. (2) SOURCE OF PRIDE swept the field when at this level four back. (3) LIFE UP FRONT returns from a failed try at The Meadowlands; prior race here was a winning effort.

Race 5

(4) ROLLWITHITHARRY moves up off a loss but he's been competitive with this type in the past and all Dube needs is a live trip to score. (1) EIGHTEEN drops and gets needed post relief but I'm not convinced he'll show enough late. (3) THE LUNCH PAIL has hit the ticket in his last two at this level.

Race 6

(2) SAPPHIRE CITY is clearly back in midseason form and with his versatility this lucky post draw should suit him perfectly. (6) TAKE IT BACK TERRY lands another poor post and loses my top endorsement as a result. Price should be decent if you want to take a swing. (1) PANCETTA is back from the west coast but he may need an acclimating mile.

Race 7

(1) AMERICAN RAGE gets needed post relief and seems to have no excuses from this spot. (4) BLATANTLY BEST arrived from The Meadowlands last week and promptly landed in the eight hole; he should have a better shot tonight. (2) DONAU is razor-sharp and is up in class looking for three in a row.

Race 8

(2) EXIT CAM showed some sneaky improvement last week and with the class and post relief he merits a long look. (3) SOMETHINGINTHEWIND also gets much-needed post relief and should be more involved. (7) BJ'S GUY could be a closing threat at a price.

Race 9

(4) MCERLEAN gets away from the Open types and can prosper versus these. (2) DOCTOR BUTCH also drops from the Open, gets a much better post and picks up Brennan; lots to like. (1) CASIMIR JITTERBUG was second to PH Supercam last week, now draws best here; threat.

Race 10

(1) TOWNSLIGHT HANOVER lacks the class of some of these but he's been very sharp and he lands a lucky inside post; worth a repeat play. (3) FAMEOUS WESTERN fits nicely here and would be the top choice if not for the missed time. (5) BAD BOY MATT had missed some time prior to last week's flat effort; Burke trainee can be better tonight.

Race 11

(1) HEEZ ORL BLACK N could not reach off dull cover after missing almost a month. Tonight he's back on a regular rotation, draws best and looks very imposing from this spot. (6) ONE THROUGH TEN was Bartlett's choice and can fire from the gate. (4) FLIPPER J benefitted in last week's controversial race and he can pick up a share here.

Race 12

(1) HANG TEN has been crying out for an inside post and he won't let the opportunity pass. (6) MICKEY HANOVER is better than he's been showing; must include here. (5) THAT'LL BE THE REI has raced very well in defeat in his two local starts.

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