03/31/2016 2:25PM

Yonkers: Saturday 4/2 Analysis


MEET STATS: 93 - 309 / $516.40 

BEST BETS: 14 - 26 / $51.60

Best Bet: LUMINOSITY (5th)

Spot Play: MADIBA MAGIC N (11th)

Race 1

(5) ROCK TO GLORY kicked home nicely off a good trip last out to be second best; Godinez trainee appears overdue. (1) LIGHTNING RAIDER N has been second best in his last three and is blessed with another good post position. (3) SAFE HARBOR has been poor in his last two but note there's a barn change here; improvement is possible.

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Race 2

(4) DRUNKEN DESIRE A gets some needed post relief and he's proven more than capable at this level. (3) IM SUPERSONIC A is another in a seemingly endless supply of Down-Under imports who will take tons of money and likely race accordingly. (1) KIWI IDEAL N didn't fire at all last out but his prior efforts were good.

Race 3

(7) LET'S DRINK ON IT failed in the Levy but jogged at odds-on three back at this level; I don't expect the poor post to be a problem. (3) SNAP TO IT A is reunited with Bartlett and they may be headed to the front early. (1) BIG N BAD returns locally and was a good second two back; he's as good as any in here.

Race 4

(3) GIVENUPDREAMING finished decently in last week's closers race and the Burke trainee can show more with the class and post relief. (2) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH is in razor-sharp form and is the one to beat. (5) ALBERTO CONTADOR N was a front-end winner last week but I'm not sure he can make the lead tonight.

Race 5

(6) LUMINOSITY has gotten roughed up in his last two starts over the added distance; three back he trotted 1:53 4/5 right off the bench. (8) MAJOR ATHENS is the current King of the Open and he has the speed to overcome the post assignment. (1) THERESADEMONINME gets the best of the draw and seems capable of keeping up with these.

Race 6

(6) GREAT VINTAGE ran super last week to be second best at a big price; Takter trainee has tons of class and is a proven Open-type commodity. There could be value to be had in this wide-open affair. (5) FOILED AGAIN came up just shy while all out on the front end but it was a good effort; he'll be reaching the winner's circle sooner rather than later. (3) MELMERBY BEACH upset Foiled Again last week with a rugged uncovered sprint and clearly he's got a chance tonight.

Race 7

Despite the very tough spot I have to stick with (8) BIT OF A LEGEND N. The potentially best horse in the series needs to fire early and get a bit lucky with the trip but there will be some value wagering on him tonight. (4) P H SUPERCAM gets needed post relief and is clearly the one to beat from this spot; will probably be odds-on. (1) PHIL YOUR BOOTS finally lands inside and should sit a clean trip.

Race 8

All eyes will be on (7) WIGGLE IT JIGGLEIT tonight as he makes his Levy debut. Champ barely broke a sweat last week at Dover in a nice tune-up and we all know the half mile track won't be a problem. Does Montrell Teague have a clear path to the lead tonight? Hopefully so. (6) ALL BETS OFF is a legit contender and he could be leaving in front of the choice then releasing for a trip. (2) TE KAWAU N sat a three hole and finished with pace in his U.S. debut; could be better tonight.

Race 9

(4) TAKE IT BACK TERRY seems like the underrated type but all he does is take care of business week in and week out; Burke trainee has quietly banked over $500K in the last two seasons and deserves top billing here. (2) MACH IT SO was well prepared in round one, then was in a tough spot last week. Bamond trainee has to be respected here. (1) TEXAS TERROR N has been outracing his odds and he should land a nice share.

Race 10

(2) CLINT WESTWOOD was second best to a good winner after saving ground last out; a similar trip could be in the works tonight. (6) MODERN YANKEE certainly needed last week's start and he can show more. (4) CAUTION SIGNS gets some post relief and is always a player at this level.

Race 11

(4) MADIBA MAGIC N did the best he could do last week from post eight when he rallied for a small check; he gets post relief and should be able to leave aggressively. (1) ARTFUL WAY was a good ground-saving second last week in his local return. (2) SECOND WIND N also gets post relief and the Tritton trainee will be a player.

Race 12

(1) FIRST CLASS HORSE has underwhelmed since shipping cross-country but this may be a spot where he can do some damage. (3) SAM'S ESCAPE is up in class off a solid 1:50 4/5 score. (2) REUBEN BROGDEN N is also facing tougher off three consecutive sharp efforts.

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