06/25/2015 2:33PM

Yonkers: Saturday 6/27 Analysis


MEET STATS: 181 - 572 / $989.50  BEST BETS: 25 - 45 / $87.90

Best Bet: DUC DORLEANS (5th)

Spot Play: GREAT VINTAGE (6th)


Race 1

(2) BRETT MCFAVRELOUS has really found himself in his last two down at Philly and he returns locally for DiDomenico in a good spot; worth playing looking for three straight. (1) MAINLAND KEY N closed well to a well-meant winner after escaping a shuffle last out; veteran is usually live at this level. (4) MARINER SEELSTER has been rather flat recently but he does drop in class and has been caught up in fast miles recently.

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Race 2

(3) ROSSINI returns locally off a less-than-stellar effort last out but this gelding has loads of ability and he's reunited with Bartlett. (1) LUCKY COLBY broke early last week losing all chance but he did make up some decent ground; threat. (4) DANCEHALL MISTRESS was racing well with better when last seen locally.

Race 3

(1) MR HASANI N weakened last week after going fast early down at Philly; he's back at Yonkers and really should be no worse than the pocket from this spot. (4) HERE WE GO AGAIN's last race can be tossed out, where he toured the track from the eight hole versus better. Bartlett should be aggressive from this spot. (3) CAPOZZO lacks the class of others in here but he does land back inside.

Race 4

Leading driver Jason Bartlett surprisingly chose (2) TYE SEELSTER here over Santanna One, who he won with last week for regular client Jeff Bamond. I guess the Banca-trained gelding is the real deal. (3) GOBAN is up in class off a pocket-sitting score and he's got early speed. (1) HARD TO MACH was scratched sick last week but if ready he should be taking advantage of the inside draw.

Race 5

(3) DUC DORLEANS really hasn't done anything wrong recently facing some of the best horses in the country and his one local start last month was a big upset win; gelding looks like the one to beat from this spot. (2) SKY IS THE LIMIT picked up checks in the Open the last two weeks; he should go well here. (5) MACHS BEACH BOY needs to be aggressively handled early but it may not be possible with some tough ones inside of him.

Race 6

(4) GREAT VINTAGE has a good history here and despite last week's hiccup where he suffered broken equipment the Takter trainee has come back strong this year. (2) P H SUPERCAM very generously ends up with the two post but he has missed almost a month. (7) ALL BETS OFF is a legit racehorse with legit speed and Brennan should be firing early with him.

Race 7

(4) BUDDHA BLUE CHIP takes a big jump in class but last week's win was so visually impressive that I'm inclined to give him a shot versus these. (3) REDISCOVERY finally lands a good post and is inside of his main competition; that makes the Burke trainee the likely favorite. (5) FORTY FIVE RED has quietly had a good season and he can factor late here.

Race 8

(8) LUMINOSITY missed a week of action but it didn't matter as the Burke trainee edged away with something left. Expect him to eventually make the lead and take these the distance again. (4) DAYLON MIRACLE ships in off a win at Saratoga and the recent addition to the Allard barn looks like the real deal. (1) IL MAGO tired with no excuse last out in that added-distance event but he should be close up again from this inside assignment.

Race 9

(5) COWBOY TERRIER just missed last week to an aggressively handled (2) FAT MANS ALLEY; if he fires hard from the gate he can turn the tables tonight. The latter admittedly caught me a bit off guard last week but he'll be on my radar tonight. (6) KINDOFABIGDEAL was an easy winner last week at a generous price; clearly this is a tougher spot but the Lachance trainee is sharp.

Race 10

(8) SAPPHIRE CITY takes a needed drop in class off a less-than-ideal trip last week in the Open; we all know the veteran has the speed to overcome the eight hole. (2) CASIMIR JITTERBUG has been sharp and was MacDonald's choice. (3) BULLET BOB is up in class again off two solid front-end wins.

Race 11

(2) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE has raced well in all recent efforts without a win to show for it. From this spot tonight should be the night to take charge. (3) E R ELLIE drops from the Open, where she raced well and these connections have been good recently. (1) SEVRUGA has plenty of speed and the best post.

Race 12

(5) JUSTIFIED hasn't been bad in all recent efforts and without a ton of early speed in here I can see Brennan trying to head to the front. (3) BEST SAID faces better but was pretty good in defeat last out, getting beat by a heavy favorite. (6) MC DYNAMITE may have too far to come but he has to be considered in this wide-open finale.

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