01/20/2015 5:35PM

Yonkers: Thursday 1/22 Analysis


MEET STATS: 13 - 47 / $65.10  BEST BETS: 3 - 4 / $12.30

Best Bet: CANACO STAR (11th)

Spot Play: TASHIA (5th)


Race 1

(2) BITTERSWEET DREAMS broke in the pocket coming to the half last week while in with better; chance to rebound here dropping in class. (8) LITTLE MERMAID N fits well at this basement level but the teenager is tough to endorse from the eight hole, especially as the morning line favorite. (6) RUNAWAY ROSE is a steady check-earner.

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Race 2

(4) LITERATE HANOVER chased a classy rival last week and was second best; veteran clearly makes the most sense here. (3) WORLD CUP CULLEN has fallen on hard times but at his best he's competitive with these. (8) BABE'S I SCOOT has back class and could sneak into the number at a price.

Race 3

(3) CASE SOLVED has been on a good run for Banca and she was Bartlett's choice. (1) ARIADNE HANOVER has missed time but the Bamond trainee lands the best post and should be capable of keeping up. (4) YOU LITTLE RASCAL returns to Yonkers and it wouldn't be the biggest shock if she won.

Race 4

(1) JOKES JET shipped in after missing five weeks and finished very willingly from the eight hole; hard not to like her from this spot. (3) CAVIART CARA drops in class and clearly should show more. (4) MISS MACHQUEEN also gets some class relief off a dull uncovered effort.

Race 5

(1) TASHIA clearly needed last week's start, where she flashed good speed after being off seven months; Bartlett should be able to trip out from this spot. (5) DENYITTOTHEEND looks for three straight and four of six for the streaking Banca barn. (4) GET THE LOOK gets some post relief and returns to Sears.

Race 6

(5) MORTAL COMBAT didn't fully fire last week in the slop but like many others he may have needed a start; Berkeley trainee moves in a couple of spots and may have upset potential. (3) GREYSTONE CASH was a solid winner last out and will be favored to repeat. (6) DONT FOOL WITH ME picks up Sears in the bike tonight off a no-excuse effort.

Race 7

(1) ROADWAY flew home to just miss last week and he draws best tonight versus a suspect bunch; logical choice. (5) GIDDY UP DELIGHT will probably be trying to leave the gate and if he can hit the lead he can be tough. (3) GALLANT SEELSTER burned money as the favorite last out; much bigger price looming tonight.

Race 8

(3) HURTIN ALBERTAN jogged from the rail last out at a nice price and is certainly capable of repeating. (2) CORKY BARAN is feeling good again; oldtimer will be close throughout. (6) PICTONIAN PRIDE should be firing hard but stamina seems to be an issue.

Race 9

(1) SPRINGHOUSE STAR debuts for Harmon via claim, is racing back on consecutive weeks and gets major post relief; mare looks like a perfect fit here. (5) ALWAYS LOVE ME returns locally for Garcia-Herrera and some of his starters have looked okay so far despite his entire barn missing time. (4) MCEVER rallied well last out and is a consistent sort.

Race 10

(1) ABBEYLARA has some back class and he was claimed by the sharp Godinez barn; from the rail he deserves top billing. (3) FOOL TO CRY debuts for Brainard via claim and he's been sharp in all recent. (2) BAGS OF MONEY gets needed post relief tonight.

Race 11

(3) CANACO STAR was in raging form at the end of last year and she closed with plenty of pace last week off the layoff; Bamond trainee looks like a solid play. (1) JONSIE JONES gets post relief and should be tighter sitting a trip. (4) WESTERN EMPRESS hails from Burke, tough to completely dismiss.

Race 12

(3) PRECIOUS ROSE N has been the model of consistency lately and Bartlett will have her on the move early. (2) CLIMATE HANOVER has hit the ticket in her last six and she's a threat if ready off the layoff. (1) ANTIGUA HANOVER had nothing to offer last week; she's better than that.

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