04/20/2015 2:07PM

Yonkers: Tuesday 4/21 Analysis


MEET STATS: 116 - 357 / $598.10  BEST BETS: 14 - 28 / $48.80

Best Bet: A COOL MILLION (6th)

Spot Play: GAELIC AND GARLIC (8th)


Race 1

(7) HOT RODDY returns locally now back in the Fusco barn and improvement can be expected. (2) K SLATER has back class and should be prominent throughout. (5) CHEYENNE JEFFREY has never had a winning profile but he has raced well with better.

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Race 2

(4) LINDA MARIE raced competitively in the Weiss series at Pocono and prior to that she was sharp at Saratoga. (5) LADY CATERINA was nowhere in a bulky field last out; filly will be closer today. (7) SATURDAY KNIGHT gets Sears in the bike and will have plenty of friends at the windows.

Race 3

(1) MAKEOUTLIKEAPANDIT ships from Cal-Expo via Indiana for live connections and he should be ready to roll at first asking. (4) CHUCARO ACERO BC finally returned to the winner's circle last out and clearly the Miller trainee has ability. (6) ULTIMATE G flashed willing pace in morning action at Freehold and could be ready for his first start in 2015.

Race 4

(1) LUCKY COLBY hasn't put in a bad effort in quite some time and he may offer a touch more value than likely favorite (4) BENTLEY KARAN. The latter looked like a winner last week but the finish line angle fooled everyone; gelding is in career form. (3) MASSIVE TALENT closed well last out and could be ready for a breakout performance.

Race 5

(5) MARCH AWARENESS makes his second local start for Burke and he could be aggressively handled to get the jump on (6) DETROIT RAPPER. The latter has been super in every start this year and the Harmon trainee is clearly the one to beat. (4) JACKIE GOLDSTEIN has been decent in his last two and gets along well with Dube.

Race 6

(4) A COOL MILLION was aggressively handled last week and flattened out late; mare could have a clear shot to the lead today. (1) DOT DOT DOT DASH has done little wrong in her last six races and she lands the rail again; logical. (2) BLOCKING THE WAY was third best last week and could rate that highly today.

Race 7

(2) DREAMSTEELER is coming off a career-best effort and the Brainard trainee deserves a long look from this spot, where she could stay clear of trouble in this oversized field. (1) WINWOOD SCOUT will have nose on gate and will also be close to the front. (6) DREAM DEFENCE N was an interesting claim last out where he was second best at a price; keep an eye on him.

Race 8

(4) GAELIC AND GARLIC went evenly last week in a needed start off the layoff and he's had some good moments versus better in the past. (3) BRANDOS MUSCLE MAN is another with back class but he hasn't done much versus better since returning. (5) MOVEMENT moves up off a sharp wire-to-wire score.

Race 9

(9) FIRE IN THE CELL has looked good in her last few, including last out where she was second best to a razor-sharp rival. Second-tier start may make things difficult but the price should be right. (10) THERAPUTIC is also stuck in the second tier and will threaten if he can stay clear of traffic. (6) ORANGE BIGI clearly doesn't like to win but she can be forwardly placed and land a share.

Race 10

(6) MUSCLESPRINCTONIAN may have been a bit over his head last week at Pocono but his prior local efforts were sharp; tough to ignore these connections. (4) MERGATROID hasn't won in two years but she does have some speed and stays flat. (10) VEGLIANTINO has burned money her last three at odds-on; no reason to hop on board now.

Race 11

(5) ALMAFI COAST can be excused for last week's tough trip where he didn't tire that badly. Last month he had a big closing effort in an added-distance event and he gets the competent and expierenced Peter Kleinhans in the sulky today. (2) PRINCE LAUXMONT raced well for Banca off the claim and one could assume a similar effort though we don't know much about these amateur drivers. (1) MEADOWVIEW ARNY stopped in his debut for the Dane, Jr. barn versus better; he's back at the right level.

Race 12

(2) PARKLANE EAGLE looked sharp in two qualifiers over at Pocono for the Foley barn and he could be ready for action right off the bench. (1) BULLSEYE kicked home nicely to be second best from a similar spot last out. (7) SOUTHERN WINDS went down the road last week and needs to muster sharp early speed from this spot to repeat today.

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