01/20/2016 11:50AM

Yonkers: Thursday 1/21 Analysis


MEET STATS: 15 - 45 / $121.60

BEST BETS: 2 - 4 / $8.60

Best Bet: IMAGE OF FELICIA (11th)

Spot Play: SAINT WILLIAM A (1st)

Race 1

(2) SAINT WILLIAM A raced very well for Stalbaum last week after 5 weeks on the shelf and this veteran should make a nice living at this $12,500 claiming level. (3) HOT RODDY tumbles in class second start for Banca. (4) DECISIVE DESTINY got the job done in his local return and he clearly deserves a long look here.

Race 2

(3) LIGHTNING STRIKE rallied for checks in his last two from tough spots and the major post relief makes him a big player tonight. (1) AMASA AL has finished third in his last three and is in reasonably good form but isn't always the best win candidate. (4) MYBROTHERGEORGE is the rare Banca trainee who's really done nothing off the claim.

Race 3

(2) OCEANS MOTION has loads of back class and gets a driver upgrade to Kakaley; tons to like here. (4) M A REFLING should be on the move early for the Robertson barn, which did had a winner Monday night after a poor start to 2016. (1) DON'T STARE will look to protect early position for Team MacDonald.

Race 4

(4) PLAYAWAY N drops and gets needed post relief for live connections. (2) JUST SAYIN ships in from Jersey with plenty of early speed to offer. (6) LOCAL ART has beaten these in the past and may have something to offer off the layoff for Stalbaum.

Race 5

(7) LOVINEVERYMINUTE blasted down the road and went too fast before quitting in her debut for Allard via claim; price will be much better tonight from this spot. (1) SENTIMENTAL LADY bumps up in class off the claim while razor-sharp and she draws best. (3) QUICKSILVERCANDY A was charging up the rail last week and just missed in a wild finish.

Race 6

(3) ZIGGY SKY was outbattled last week by a classy rival; Bartlett should head to the front from this spot and never look back. (5) FOUR BOYS raced evenly off cover last out and he can kick home nicely with any sort of positive setup. (2) ARTISTIC BLUE raced willingly from the pocket in his 2016 debut; lightly raced horse could have more to offer.

Race 7

(2) CHAMPAGNE SHOWER had no chance from post eight last week in her debut for new connections; worth a look from the better post if the price is right. (6) WANNA ROCK N ROLL doesn't draw well but she's a good fit with these. (5) I DO IT MYSELF has gotten along well with Zeron in her last two.

Race 8

(7) BABY REMIND ME has been better in her last few and does have sharp early speed if she wants to get into play; there's clearly no standouts in here. (3) KIDDIE MCCARDLE gets Sears back in the bike driving for Allard. (5) SIMPLE SAVER N is up in class off a couple of losses but the import appears to have ability.

Race 9

(4) DISARREI debuts for new connections via claim and may be more aggressively handled by Bartlett. (1) UNCLE GOODFELLOW drops, draws best and looms the one to beat. (2) FITZ'S Z TAM has been sharp for quite some time now; let's see if he can maintain his form for his new barn.

Race 10

(1) HARDTS OR BETTOR has been an awesome claim for Banca and he did finish with pace last week from a tough spot; Bartlett takes control tonight and never looks back. (2) COACH CAL debuts for Blumenfeld via claim and could be sitting the pocket from start to finish. (4) BUBBIE BOY drops in for a tag and can be heard from late.

Race 11

(5) IMAGE OF FELICIA missed a nose to a classy rival last week and faces a pretty blank field here; down the road at odds-on. (1) GODDESS'S ROSA gets much-needed post relief. (2) BREWSKI is up a notch in class off a decent second place finish last out.

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