01/24/2017 5:13PM

Yonkers: Thursday 1/26 Analysis


MEET STATS: 9 - 51 / 58.20

BEST BETS: 1 - 5 / $2.80

Best Bet: HOOVES ON FIRST (1st)

Spot Play: ALBANY GIRL (3rd)


Race 1

(2) HOOVES ON FIRST moves back to her winning level from two starts back and she appears to be better than most of these; gets the call. (4) KIA KAHA N rallied to land the show spot in her latest; main threat. (1) SIMPLE SAVER N draws well and did show signs of life last out.

Race 2

(6) WINDSONG JACK California invader seems to be the speed of the speed and good to see Bartlett at the controls; the pick. (1) MARTY MONKHOUSER A gets post relief and that should help his cause; maybe. (3) ADMIRAL moves down a notch in class and needs to revert to his 12/27 trip at Monticello to contend with this group.

Race 3

(5) ALBANY GIRL is knocking at the door based on her last two tries. Has good tactical speed and with a favorable trip, she can get the job done. (2) HIPNUMBERONE put in a nice qualifier here on 1/13 and Bartlett stays in the bike; player. (6) HER OWN LAND just missed glory by only a nose; not out of this despite going back outside.

Race 4

(6) COOL DESIRE has wheeled off four straight victories, stays in same condition and is clearly the one to deny. (3) SCOOTIN FOR JOY could make some serious noise if she returns to her 1/12 trip to the post; quite possible. (1) GENTLE JANET was very wide at the 3/4 marker and just missed the victory by 1/2 length; watch out.

Race 5

(5) HUGH HEFNER N was hung out to dry approaching the 1/2 mile pole. Now the gelding gets another chance at this level to pick them up and lay them down for all the marbles. (1) MIKES POWERHOUSE Impressive qualifier at Pompano and now the 5-year-old moves to Yonkers; big threat. (6) LITTLEBITASWAGGER Gelding is knocking at the door based on his last three tries; don't overlook.

Race 6

(4) GYPSY LEATHER'S last start could be an indication he is ready to get back to the winning groove. (2) DAVID THE SAINT was sent down the road in his last trip but did not have enough gas in the tank and lasted for show money; could atone. (1) BEACHY DREAM was a sharp second last out and now receives the rail; beware.

Race 7

(1) R CAAN raced evenly and held the fourth spot last time around. Gelding could save all the ground from the fence and run these down for all the glory. (5) PAMS LEGACY showed signs of life last out and fits well in here; player. (8) SIR JON was very game in the pocket and missed the victory by a neck; post hurts tonight but he is very capable.

Race 8

(2) WHAT I BELIEVE did not fire in his last try but the good news is he has fine speed and now moves to door number two; down the road tonight. (4) SPINARAMA is clearly knocking at the door based on his two sharp efforts. (1) SOUTHERN ALLIE rallied just got up in his last start at the Meadows to greet the cameraman for pictures; must be considered.

Race 9

(2) SANTANNA ONE is on a roll scoring his second straight victory. Now he moves up the ladder for this event but his form is sharp enough to take down the hat trick. (3) BETTERLATETHNNEVER Here's another one that is seeking the three-peat but will be facing tougher foes tonight; capable. (6) ROCK ABSORBER was sent down the road in his latest for all the glory at this level; watch out again.

Race 10

(7) CANACO STAR did show good early zip in her last start but was shuffled. This might be a better spot for her to turn things around if she is given a favorable trip. (3) BABY REMIND ME was on the lead most of the way but was caught by Macho Chick in the final strides last week; big threat. (1) FREE SHOW gets post relief and that should help her cause. (8) MACHO CHICK comes off a game effort for win honors last out; post hurts tonight but she could have a say.

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