01/15/2016 4:00PM

Yonkers: Sunday 1/17 Analysis


MEET STATS: 9 - 22 / $71.20  BEST BETS: 1 - 2 / $4.10

Best Bet: TRIPLE MAJOR (11th)

Spot Play: CROSBY’S CLAM BAKE (9th)


Race 1

(4) WATKINS made a nice move to the front only to be outgamed late in a needed start; veteran had some nice moments here last season and he can take this with any sort of live trip. (1) MISTRESS VALENTINE is another shipper from The Meadows who looks like a good fit here; Bartlett drives. (2) HEADSAREGONNA TURN was an upset winner last week after sitting a live pocket trip.

Race 2

(10) EXTRACURRICULAR came up a bit short on the front end last week, snapping his winning streak in the process. Veteran can resume winning ways today as Sears' choice. (6) MONROE COUNTY took the money and totally turned it around last out; clear contender. (2) BORN TO FIGHT steps up looking for two straight and the Ford trainee has back class.

Race 3

(2) SKATES N PLATES has shown renewed speed and energy since switching to the Andrew Harris barn; trotter may look to take these the distance. (1) FOR YOU ALMOSTFREE is clearly better than he's been showing recently. (5) MUGSHOT JESS was a winner when last seen at this NW12000 level.

Race 4

(6) WESTERN CREDIT raced pretty well last week considering he was 99/1. Veteran finally showed some forward progress since the Virgil Morgan, Jr. claim and he can show more today. (8) OH MY MAGIC has done nothing wrong in her two starts since shipping in for Burke. (9) ZORGWIJK NOVA flashed good speed from the eight hole, then got shuffled last week; threat if she could overcome the second tier.

Race 5

(1) PARKHILL LANCELOT looked like a winner every step of that race last week and he faces much of the same today; repeats. (3) ALEXANDER LUKAS drops, lands a decent post and should certainly be heard from. (6) TAC'S DELIGHT has burned serious money in his last two and may be tailing off after a nice run.

Race 6

(2) FOLLOW MY DREAMS picks up a big driver change to Jordan Stratton and faces a field with no standouts; worth a look. (8) COLD CERTIFIED returns from Canada and if you go back a couple of seasons this trotter had some really good local races. (7) BAS J was a game second last week and now faces cheaper; post and lack of early speed may present a problem.

Race 7

(4) TRADING PLACES raced pretty well last week, which was a much improved effort. Seems like some of these Banca trotters who have been bad at this added distance have been showing some life recently. (10) CAMBRIDGE and (9) CASCARA ROSA both fit nicely at this level but both will need a trip coming from the second tier.

Race 8

(5) NOT AFRAID was super last week after doing much of the work; Takter trainee is certainly capable of repeating, and may actually be a halfway decent price. (3) DOT DOT DOT DASH was flying home to make it interesting last out; will she be overbet from this improved post? (6) RED HOT HERBIE was used hard battling and gave way; still a threat here.

Race 9

(3) CROSBY'S CLAM BAKE fired hard and broke on the lead, then did well to catch the pack last week in his local return; he can be forwardly placed again today. (2) FLYHAWK EL DURADO broke last out but had some decent prior efforts. (5) CLEMENTINE DREAM may have won last week but blew up early stretch on the lead; give her another look.

Race 10

(1) I SCOOT SAM was solid last week for the Harris barn, which has been sharp early in this new year; repeats. (3) FRIDAYNIGHTFLIGHT was in a poor spot throughout in last; he will be closer from this post. (2) BIG BAD BOSSMAN just missed after sitting a trip in a good bounce-back effort.

Race 11

(2) TRIPLE MAJOR finished with pace in his local return but was backed up with bad cover; Kokinos trainee gets post relief and finds a suspect field. (4) RING WARRIOR was outbattled in the slop last week and it didn't help that Bartlett dropped his whip; Banca trainee will be tighter today. (7) WAYWARD SON has had success with better than these in the past; consider at a price underneath.

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