02/25/2012 5:00PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 2/28 Analysis


MEET STATS: 52 - 216 / $393.80

Best Bet: SHOWDOWN AT SUN UP (4th)     Spot Play: CESSNA FLIGHT (11th)

Race 1

(1) BADLANDS AND ART was sharp in his recent trip to the post. Moves to the fence and could take these all the way. (6) LETTHEMAGICBEGIN Gelding has been knocking at the door. (7) FOUR STARZ Q Game score last time around makes him a contender again.

Race 2

(3) TRAVELING PREACHER raced evenly in his last start. Trotter has every right to get into gear against these with a solid trip. (4) TREMENDOUS HIT Post relief can help his chances. (7) GET PACKIN charged down the lane for the victory in his recent try.

Race 3

(3) MAJOR SECRET Pacing gelding makes his 2012 debut off an impressive qualifier at the Big M on 2/9. He could boss these at first pari-mutuel asking this year. (2) BETTOR WIN closed strongly from the eight hole for the place spot and gets post relief tonight.(6) HIGH STAKES GAME Michigan invader can be right in the mix.

Race 4

(4) SHOWDOWN AT SUN UP Speedy four-year-old just missed the score recently. Has the early zip to top these down the road with Brennan at the controls. (1) PAINTED BLACK Better post in here makes him a formidable candidate. (7) RAVENSWOOD REESE Meadowlands invader could have a say in the outcome.

Race 5

(3) ADONIS B Gelding closed strongly for place honors. Trotter drops in class and that makes him tough in this event. (1) HARDROCK KID Led every step of the way and held on for the victory. Clearly the main danger.(6) SWAGGER BEGONIA could land a share with Bartlett taking over.

Race 6

(2) KID CRUISER moves down in class seeking his first score in 2012. Gelding has tactical speed and there's a chance he could rate and pounce over these for win honors. (7) ARMY HANOVER could revert to his back class and capable pilot MacDonald is at the helm. (3) THE LIFE BOAT has not won in quite a long time but fits with this group.

Race 7

(4) MAGNUS DEO was late on the scene for all the glory recently. Gelding seems to be back in form and gets a better post. Capable of repeating. (7) IM SO BLUE put in a game effort for the place spot at the Big M last time out. (3) SPUDCAM Nine-year-old was sharp in his previous score.

Race 8

(7) TUGBOAT returns back to Yonkers where he has done his best racing. Pacer has a big chance to mow these down when the real racing begins. (5) FOREVER WILD took the pocket route home to victory in his recent try. (2) STEVIES RAYS DREAM is not out of this if he can go back to his Jan. 31 score.

Race 9

(4) BOX CAR JOHNNIE finally receives post relief and if this gelding can relax his early zip with a pocket trip, he could make tonight a winning one. (3) BET THE TOWN Late gain for place honors and is a big threat with these. (5) REAL MYSTICAL has hit the board in his last three tries.

Race 10

(4) FOX VALLEY TRIBAL The good news is seven-year-old moves back to a  competitive level and could boss these with a pocket-rocket score. (2) MAJO JUST DO IT Sharp in victory last time out and two in a row is certainly not out of the question. (3) MANCHINE did not race badly recently.

Race 11

(6) CESSNA FLIGHT moves back to Yonkers and catches a weak group. Capable of getting the job done. (4) CACTUS CREEK moves down the scale, has speed and Bartlett stays. Main danger. (1) THE BAD DEPUTY Jersey invader could fare well from the fence.