01/13/2016 11:58AM

Yonkers: Thursday 1/14 Analysis


FINAL 2015 STATS: 246 - 1167 / $1,690.80 

BEST BETS: 29 - 97 / $127.80

Best Bet: MONTREAL PHIL (6th)


Race 1

(1) AMASA AL's last trip to the post was sitting in the 3-hole for a half; came outside with dull cover and could not move forward. This should be a better spot for this 10-year-old gelding to return to the winner's circle; we shall see. (4) BIG BAMBU gets a better slot to work with after coming from the 7-hole last time out and not firing; maybe. (7) SAINT WILLIAM A moves down in class; should help his cause.

Race 2

(2) CRUISINWITHMYBABY showed good speed against some of these last out, but could not get past Born to Dream and Simple Saver N. Good chance this pacing mare can make amends; logical for win honors. (4) FOUR HOUR NAP caught a good trip at the Meadowlands last week to just miss the score by only a neck; beware. (3) SIMPLE SAVER N has put in two seconds in a row; the one to catch.

Race 3

(4) SENTIMENTAL LADY was sent down the road by Sears to just hold off Ginger Spice N for all the glory last week. Mare seems to be heading in the right direction; two straight is not out of the question. (2) HUSTLEONHOME came outside to grab the lead briefly but did not have the fire to close the deal last out; big threat. (6) M A REFLING clearly did not appreciate the 8-hole last out, but she should be geared up for this event; maybe.

Race 4

It's been quite a while since (1) MACHO CHICK met the cameraman for pictures. Nine-year-old miss showed signs of life in her Jersey finale, coming wide off the turn to nail down the show spot; ready for action. (7) DEREK DELIGHT is a fast pacing mare that was on her way for her third straight victory, but tired in the final strides. Post hurts tonight, but she is very capable. (2) BAD GIRL VEGAS returns inside where she was a game second two trips ago; watch out.

Race 5

(7) LITTLE MISS HENRY was on the engine for Sears last out and never looked back for the score. Now she will have to boss these from the seven path; quite possible. (4) I DO IT MYSELF had live cover but could not get to the winner Little Miss Henry in their last outing. She could turn the tables on that rival, but she will need a favorable trip. (5) DELICIOUSLYNAUGHTY flashed speed in her first attempt at Yonkers but did not have the fire to go forward. She needs different tactics to contend, just like the race at Saratoga on December 11th.

Race 6

You have to like the way this 12-year-old pro (1) MONTREAL PHIL keeps on going, with a solid placing at the Big M on January 2nd. He gets his feet back on Yonkers ground and desrves the call. (4) IDEAL CARVER was caught on the rim and went flat in the final stretch drive recently; could have a say in the outcome. Bartlett sent (3) ZIGGY SKY right to the front and never looked back in his first 2016 start; major player in all the exotic slots.

Race 7

(5) THESEYESRCRYING was out of touch with some of these last out, but gelding does leave the 8-hole. He is clearly better than his latest; primed to move forward. (6) HARDTS OR BETTOR made his 2016 debut a winning one while charging down the lane; dangerous for the repeat. (3) UNCLE GOODFELLOW is quite fast out of the gate, but tired badly at even money last time out; don't overlook.

Race 8

(8) JUST PLAIN LUCK is a consistent gelding with tactical speed, so good position should not be a problem; ready to put it all together. (2) MAGIC MANNY did not pick his feet up until 3/4's where he was flying fast to miss the score by a length and a half; big threat. (4) THEREISAPACEFORUS does have closing kick, but needs to go back to his December 11th run to contend with these; maybe.

Race 9

(1) WANNA ROCK N ROLL gets the best of the draw and moves down in class; capable of being the boss over these with a fine-timed drive from Carlson. (6) QUICK AINT FAIR has hit the board in 12 of 19 trips last year and is coming off her fourth straight score; very dangerous. (7) VALENTINA DE VIE was facing open foes, so this class drop can only help her cause; we shall see.

Race 10

(4) IMAGE OF FELICA takes a nice drop in class and with a favorable trip, this gal can mow these down for all the glory. (2) KIDDIE MCCARDLE was very wide turning for home and blew past them all for her second straight score recently; contender despite the rise in class. (5) JENNAS PATRIOT put in an even finish last out, and hey, she lost the score by only a half-a-length; watch out.

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