01/12/2017 4:43PM

Yonkers: Sunday 1/15 Analysis


MEET STATS: 8 - 22 / $49.70

BEST BETS: 1 - 2 / $6.60


Spot Play: LEAVE YOUR MARK (8th)


Race 1

(3) ARTMAGIC had a decent 3-year-old season and qualified effectively enough now in the Bamond barn; this looks like a good spot to get 2017 off on the right foot. (1) ROCK POWER draws best, was Bartlett's choice but he hasn't raced in over a month; threat if ready. (5) ST MATTYS DAY has been aggressively handled recently out of town and he can be considered if the price is right.

Race 2

(2) SHELIKESCANDY was buried in the 10 hole in her last two starts at The Meadowlands; class and post relief can get her over the top. (4) WESTERN CREDIT has been in decent form for the always-live Allard barn. (8) KADABRASNEWRECRUIT broke after leaving from the eight hole last week in an added-distance event; give him another look.

Race 3

(7) RED HOT HERBIE was a sharp pocket-pulling winner in last week's Open and he clearly has the class and ability to repeat. (6) RUBBER DUCK could not have looked any more impressive last week but he faces some tougher foes today. (11) NOT AFRAID didn't fire last out but that was a tough trip; veteran can threaten with a smooth second-tier start.

Race 4

(1) MONEY MAVEN trotted evenly last week in a needed start and he's a serious threat to take this field coast to coast. (2) DOT DOT DOT DASH also should have benefitted from last week's effort and she'll offer a nice closing kick if put in the proper position. (6) KELSEY'S KEEPSAKE finished willingly last out after being too far back; threat.

Race 5

(3) TORNADO TIM moved aggressively early then was overwhelmed before breaking last week; he gets class relief and is capable of a quick rebound. (4) SUMATRA was game in defeat last week serving notice that he's back in winning form. (1) ZORGWIJK NOVA promises to be more involved from this spot.

Race 6

The two likely favorites in here are both razor-sharp but are debuting for new barns via claim, so I'll take a stab with a price. (2) NOBLE WARRAWEE was an okay second in his 2017 finale and he's proven to be a good fit at this level. He should never be too far back from this spot. (9) DREAMSTEELER is up a notch in class looking to keep it going now for Garcia-Herrera. (1) LO RAIL CROSSING will be the one to catch but won't offer much value.

Race 7

(9) MYSTIC FLOWER never really fired off cover last week but her prior efforts for this outfit had been encouraging; worth another look. (2) SILVER CREDIT gets needed class relief and should have more to offer. (7) BLUSH AND CRUSH was very aggressively handled upon arrival but spit the bit; I like the try, however.

Race 8

(1) LEAVE YOUR MARK moved to the Harmon barn and qualified in sharp fashion over at The Meadowlands; seems ready for action. (2) BUEN CAMINO came up a touch short last week in a much-needed start; big threat. (5) MASSIVE TALENT can go with these when in the mood.

Race 9

(10) PRIDECREST was very game for second after an uncovered trip last week; gelding could offer some value from this spot. (4) STAR PHOTO is on quite a run and is the horse to beat. (7) CHIPPS LAKE is perfect in two starts since moving to the Richard Johnson barn.

Race 10

(1) SOUTHWIND TERROR was dead game in defeat last week, proving he belongs at this 20K claiming level. (3) FLASH LAUXMONT flattened from the pocket upon arrival; give him another look. (2) MARTIAL BLISS has been a nice money maker for the Allard barn.

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