05/12/2016 2:54PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/14 Analysis


MEET STATS: 170 - 488 / $884.70

BEST BETS: 22 - 41 / $81.60


Spot Play: PHIL YOUR BOOTS (12th)

Race 1

(1) CHEYENNE SEEBER was denied the front last week, sat third and failed to fire late; from this spot he could control the action and prove tough to catch. (2) TRACK MASTER D returned to Yonkers, now in the Robertson barn, and was a very sharp winner versus lesser. (6) ALBERTO CONTADOR N is back at the proper level but needs to find a way into the race.

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Race 2

(2) TWIN B HOLLISTER was second best two back at this level from an inside post; worth a try in this competitive event. (5) SNAP TO IT A has raced well to be second best in his last two, but he probably should have won last week. (4) VEGAS ROCKS finished with plenty of pace last out after saving ground.

Race 3

(1) FREESPIN was nailed late in a tough beat last week but he stays at the same level and draws best; he's clearly the one to beat from this spot. (2) RURAL ART gets needed post relief and he'll be close up throughout. (4) MEETYOUATMIDNIGHT has looked very sharp with lesser recently at Saratoga and that could translate into a share here.

Race 4

(3) TEXAS TERROR N took a well-deserved break after a nice showing in the Levy and if sharp and ready to go he can dispose of these. (1) ROCK ICON has been rather flat recently but he drops, draws best and returns to Bartlett. (5) DREAM OUT LOUD N was collared by a good one last out; contender.

Race 5

(4) MCERLEAN has come to pace in his last two; ride him while he's hot. (1) FLEM N EM N has speed and the best draw; he's logically going to be close up throughout. (8) ROCK ON MOE faces a tough task from this spot but he does belong with this type and can be included at a nice price.

Race 6

(3) TEXICAN N never got into the action last week but he gets a more generous post assignment and should be more involved from this spot. (2) GREAT VINTAGE is a proven Open commodity who also gets a favorable draw. (7) ARTISTIC MAJOR was a solid winner in his 4-year-old debut and he's worth following.

Race 7

(3) MISTER BLING A couldn't hack it on the front end last out in the Open after a very encouraging off-the-pace U.S. debut; don't give up on him just yet. (5) LIMELIGHT BEACH went evenly last week versus Always B Miki and prior to that he was racing decently in the Levy. (6) LUCAN HANOVER lands another tough post. Has he tailed off or just been a victim of tough spots? Your call.

Race 8

(6) LUMINOSITY was a solid two-move winner last week and he certainly can repeat having been assigned inside his two main rivals. (8) MELADY'S MONET is back from a week of rest but it's tough to gauge how close he can get to the front from this spot. (7) MAJOR ATHENS has been sharp for ages and must be considered. Honorable mentions here to (3) HOMICIDE HUNTER and (5) OBRIGADO, who both come off of needed tighteners. Very competitive affair here.

Race 9

(1) THESEYESRCRYING is reunited with MacDonald, who steered this veteran to his last two wins; he draws best and clearly deserves top billing. (3) LORD OF MISRULE gets class and post relief; playable. (8) GHOST PINE lands another tough post; can Bartlett try firing early with him?

Race 10

(6) FIERY LUSTRE N gets some class relief after being close up in the Open two back; an alert getaway and live trip can get it done. (5) ALLBEEF N NOBULL ships in for Burke, picks up Brennan and the 4-year-old should be forwardly placed. (1) WINDSONG JACK makes his third return start off the long layoff and he takes a needed drop in class.

Race 11

(5) DW'S NY YANK was empty last week in that stakes event at The Meadowlands but his prior efforts were good; Burke trainee is a proven entity here. (1) RED HOT HERBIE draws another good post and he'll be on or near the lead. (2) MONROE COUNTY was a fringe player in the Open and should land a share from this spot.

Race 12

(5) PHIL YOUR BOOTS was charging hard last week but had too much ground to cover and the pace was too slow; gelding has had some nice efforts locally and certainly would be no surprise. (2) SAPPHIRE CITY has been unable to seal the deal recently but he always remains a speed threat. (6) STEVENSVILLE exploded home with an eye-catching rally last week.

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