06/27/2013 3:30PM

Yonkers: Saturday 6/29 Analysis


MEET STATS: 171 - 503 / $970.10     BEST BETS: 24 - 41 / $76.50

Best Bet: MAJOR BOMBAY (1st)



Race 1

(1) MAJOR BOMBAY easily took care of business versus the basement condition last out. He's clearly capable of repeating versus better foes. (3) NOBLE FALCON is as classy as they come and he gets needed post relief, but note that Bartlett opted off. (4) LIGHTNING STRIKE has proven to be capable with these on his best day.

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Race 2

(5) MEL MARA was defeated by a sharp rival last week at Philly. Four-year-old seems on the verge of a win; Alagna double? (3) BOLDER returns locally and has done some good things over this surface in the past. Improved post helps, too. (2) BJ'S BEQUIA is clearly not himself, but with that said, he still remains competitive with these.

Race 3

(6) PRINT IT closed a ton from too far back last week versus claimers; he can storm home with the right setup. (3) ELECTRIC OUI has been off almost a month off that dull effort; hard-knocking veteran may appreciate the rest. (2) SAND BENELLI gets major post relief in his second start at this level and he's capable of hitting the ticket.

Race 4

(1) VILLAGE BEAT has raced well for third in his two starts since returning locally; from the rail spot tonight he should graduate into the win column. (6) CODE WORD had some good moments in the Levy a couple of months ago. He's been a solid earner since that private purchase earlier this year. (2) SAULSBROOK FAME was going nowhere last week after racing well his prior two efforts. He gets post relief tonight.

Race 5

(4) HOLDINGALLTHECARDS closed a ton after shaking free last week and he gets a solid endorsement here based on that effort. (2) WESTERN TRADEMARK raced well for a board spot upon arrival; draws well again. (3) PONTIAC LUCK bumps back up in class after cruising versus lesser.

Race 6

(1) SAPPHIRE CITY is back at his preferred venue after proving a touch overmatched versus the best the sport has to offer. He gets lucky with the post draw and Bartlett should be able to work out a perfect trip. (8) GREAT VINTAGE blazed down the road and ran out of steam late last week, setting up that record-tying final time. Takter trainee is still razor-sharp and can be included despite another outside post. (6) AMERICAN RAGE is back in with Open types off last week's game uncovered grind.

Race 7

(8) ANDIE SOPHIA has done little wrong in her brief career. Last out she cruised from the pocket to score in 1:54 4/5 up at Tioga. Only problem here is the second tier. (5) LADY BROADWAY ships in sharp looking for four in a row for Oakes. (6) TIME TO KILL hasn't found her way this year after a solid freshman campaign.

Race 8

(2) ERLE DALE N has proven he's got the speed to compete at a high level after just three U.S. starts; import looks like a good fit here. (4) KEYSTONE VELOCITY drops in class but it looks like he's tailed off. (1) DOMETHATAGAIN was a game second at this level last week, now draws best.

Race 9

(3) WAYNE THE LEFTY managed to rally for a share last week from the eight hole. Tonight he gets needed post relief and this is not a strong field. (5) LUCKY MCTRUCKY returns off two easy wins up at Saratoga and he may try blasting from this spot. (2) ELECTRIC SHOOTER bumps up off a flat effort, but at least he draws well.

Race 10

Unbelievably (2) HERE WE GO AGAIN has yet to break through to the win column this year. We all knew he is the camera-shy type, but this is ridiculous! With the inside post and the drop in class, he's got a big shot. (5) OUR CULLENSCROWN N was much-improved last week and he can build off that effort. (3) SHORTSTACKED was a game winner last week and he keeps Goodell.

Race 11

(1) SAINT WILLIAM A lands the rail tonight and he can take this field coast to coast. (3) MY SUGAR DADDY was a solid two-move upset winner from the eight hole last week; four-year-old really gets tested for class tonight. (4) PERRITO CALIENTE was probably home-free last week but he broke again; there's something about this track that he doesn't like.

Race 12

(1) PAPA RAY is reasonably consistent and the Burke trainee draws best; likely to work out a perfect trip tonight. (5) MONEY TWITCH A has been sharp in all recent efforts for Allard. (4) I FOUGHT DALAW bumps up off a game score.

Race 13

(4) SAFE HARBOR raced evenly upon bumping to this level. Stratton drives tonight and he's capable of stepping it up a notch. (3) DIAMOND COWBOY exits some fast miles over at Pocono and he's a good fit here. (6) JACKED UP was uncovered into a rated pace and could not threaten last week; he's capable with a live trip.