03/06/2015 11:57AM

Yonkers: Sunday 3/8 Analysis


MEET STATS: 58 - 178 / $289.30  BEST BETS: 8 - 15 / $28.20

Best Bet: ELECTROFIRE (8th)

Spot Play: ART OF ILLUSION (1st)


Race 1

(1) ART OF ILLUSION appeared to have pace while in late traffic last out. His prior effort he had the rail and exploded from the pocket. (4) STATION THREEOHSIX has failed to get underway this season but he's got some class to call upon. (5) RAMPAGE JACKSON faltered with little excuse on the front end in last and it's tough to endorse him for the top spot.

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Race 2

(3) BACKSTREET HANOVER can almost be considered a proven commodity at the Open level; this is a notch below and from this post Buter can avoid traffic issues. (4) ANDIE SOPHIA had no chance last week from that tough post assignment. Trotter can be more involved with the return to the red-hot Dube in the bike. (11) ROLLS BLUE CHIP steps up very sharp for Burke but he's got to overcome the second tier.

Race 3

(1) STAR PHOTO drops in class for the third consecutive start off a no-chance try; Dube sticks with him and he's worth a long look. (5) BINGO QUEEN is her own worst enemy sometimes but she drops in class and can storm home. (6) PHOTOSAVVY returns locally off a game win at The Meadowlands.

Race 4

(10) SWEET JUSTICE was forced on the move early last out, cut the pace between calls but got tired and broke; he picks up Dube today and I'll stick with that theme and give him a look. (5) PROUD MOMENT is a bit erratic but the talent is there. (7) IT REALLY MATTERS was a good second versus better two back.

Race 5

(4) TIME WILL TELL ALL has flashed good speed at both ends in his last two efforts, and he had some traffic issues in last. Smooth sailing can take this. (9) ABC CROWN ME QUEEN has been rock-solid in her last three efforts. (3) I'M FABULOUS returns from a win at Monticello and she's had her moments here in the past.

Race 6

(1) BAMBINO HALL held decently after an uncovered trip last out. Gelding has speed, class and should be close up throughout. (10) ORANGE BIGI is in a tough early spot but he drops in class and I like that aggressive try last week. (3) TAC'S DELIGHT looks for two in a row at this level; logical.

Race 7

(4) MISSY GOLDFIRE has always been a consistent sort and she debuts for the DiDomenico barn via claim; mare looks like she's got as good a shot as any here. (10) AQUANILLA blew away a cheaper field last out for owner/driver Dube. (8) WINWOOD SCOUT also debuts for new connections off a strong win.

Race 8

(7) SUN OF A VICTORY fired from the gate but broke last out; prior efforts were good including a wire-to-wire score at this added-distance. (3) RAS SHAKINTHTBACON held evenly last out after flashing early speed; trotter looks like she's improving. (5) MEADOWVIEW ARNY won at this class, this distance two starts back.

Race 9

(1) ELECTROFIRE returns locally and he's been successful with better than these in the past; Bartlett can work out a winning trip from this spot. (4) JOURNEYMAN faltered on the front end upon arrival and he was collared by a classy rival; to the front again. (2) HICKORY ICON looks for two in a row and should be close up throughout.

Race 10

(4) DULL ROAR never got involved last out from a near-impossible spot; he gets some post improvement in this tough-to-figure event and should be a good price. (8) LITTLE MICHAEL B hasn't raced badly in his two start for his new barn but he's stuck outside yet again. (1) CHEYENNE SEEBER has some speed, the rail and Brennan driving.

Race 11

(3) TRACK MASTER D broke suddenly from the pocket while stalking in the final turn last out when it looked like he could have easily blown by; another chance. (4) RESCUE PLAN drops and is capable of better. (5) BOX CAR JOHNNIE doesn't win often but he's been in good form.

Race 12

(1) BJ'S BEQUIA showed life for the first time in a while last out and he can certainly build off that effort. (4) TRIP HANOVER finished with sneaky pace in last and he moves in a few spots today. (2) SAND BENELLI sat buried, finished willingly last week and he's got back class.

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