05/14/2015 2:57PM

Yonkers: Saturday 5/16 Analysis


MEET STATS: 147 - 453 / $776.50  BEST BETS: 19 - 36 / $71.20

Best Bet: MCERLEAN (1st)

Spot Play: RONNY BUGATTI (7th)


Race 1

(1) MCERLEAN recovered from a strange miscue and jogged last out; he's got the class to repeat despite facing better. (2) ROCK ON MOE finally put it all together last week and he's another with plenty of class. (5) INTHEPERFECTSTORM was put in position to win last out and did so easily; it will be tougher tonight.

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Race 2

(4) BET THE MOON was third best last week in a fast mile but it certainly was a decent effort; sharp Burke trainee seems capable here. (1) FLIPPER J was dead game beating lesser last out and he lands the rail again; on his best day he can take this. (3) TEXICAN N doesn't win often but he's a solid exotics candidate.

Race 3

(3) MACHS BEACH BOY raced well in the Levy, picking up checks in every leg; Lachance trainee looks best but he's missed some time, which could be a concern. (7) DREAM OUT LOUD N looks to be rounding into form and he should provide value with the outside post. (4) BJ'S GUY wired up a softer group last week and he's proven at this level.

Race 4

(4) STERLING COOPER is a Fraser Downs shipper for Sabot who was dominating the top class there; we've seen other Vancouver shippers have success here and clearly the connections think he's worth the long trip to Yonkers. (2) DONAU was second best to Mcerlean last week, could be second best again. (1) LAWGIVER HANOVER draws best, has been sharp but he loses Sears.

Race 5

(8) THERAPUTIC suffered broken equipment last week ending his night early; prior to that he had risen the class ladder taking three straight; chance to rebound here despite the tough post assignment. (1) E R ELLIE has raced very well in all three starts since shipping from The Meadows. (7) FORT VALLEY AS has the early speed to overcome the post.

Race 6

(5) OBRIGADO exploded home in his first seasonal start when most were expecting him to take it easy; obvious selection here and the bettors will be on board. (7) LUMINOSITY has been razor-sharp in all recent efforts. (2) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE has also been racing well and he gets a cozy inside post.

Race 7

(4) RONNY BUGATTI has been razor-sharp recently after a disappointing start to his seasonal campaign and he's capable of charging home from this spot. (3) AMERICAN RAGE is up in class off a loss, but it was a wicked speed try; MacDonald drives tonight. (1) LETTUCEROCKU A probably won't win versus these but from the inside draw he should land a share.

Race 8

(6) SAPPHIRE CITY has really found his stride in his last two with MacDonald driving and he has the early speed to fire out from any post; take a long look here in this competitive event. (4) THE REAL ONE charged home last week from too far back and he's a good fit here. (5) BEACH MEMORIES returns locally after being outfinished in the Levy final and Dube is back driving.

Race 9

(4) MOONLITEONTHEBEACH took advantage of a better draw last week and was a pocket-rocket winner; aggressive handling can get it done again. (1) SMOOTH CRIMINAL gets needed post relief and will be more involved. (3) STATESMAN N showed some of his class with last week's victory and he can clearly build off that effort.

Race 10

(6) FORT KNOX has been brilliant all season and the well bred Sabot trainee should be aggressively handled from the gate. (4) STAY UP LATE was a game second after an uncovered effort last week where he tripped-out the winner; four-year-old is capable of taking the next logical step tonight. (5) STEVENSVILLE has taken two straight versus lesser easly.

Race 11

(5) BACKSTREET HANOVER qualified well after a brief vacation and she's been competitive with better than these. (7) CRAZY ABOUT PAT raced very well in his seasonal debut, much like stablemate Obrigado. (3) SOMEBODY AS is likely best here but he may need a start or two to hit top gear.

Race 12

(2) MCRUSTY moves in a couple of spots and was a game second at this level two back. (1) LITTLE MICHAEL B is the speed here and will likely be trying to take these the distance. (8) FLEM N EM N is stuck in another poor post which will make things very tough; can Bartlett fire out with him?