10/14/2015 5:34PM

Balmoral: Friday 10/16 Analysis

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Race 4 - $35,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool ($7,867 C/O)

Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (45 - 70 / $155.80): YESSIREEBOB (3rd)

Spot Play: RUSSELL L (7th)

Race 1

(10) PRINCESS MIMI will look to make it two straight against a really suspect bunch.  (4) NASHVILLE NASTY should offer a big price and closed nicely last start at Maywood.  (8) ELOQUENCE looks terrible on paper but will also offer a monster price and could show improvement after needing start.

Race 2

(5) MR STRATA might have turned a corner last week racing gamely.  (6) PRIMED N POWERFUL owns a good winning record on the fair circuit and has a chance in a field full of question marks.  (2) FEAR lightly raced 2-year-old was a little short last week and should be tighter second start back off a short layoff; fires early.

Race 3

(6) YESSIREEBOB had more to offer last week in his victory and will be very tough to beat with a trouble-free trip.  (3) POKER JOE just missed last week against the same bunch.  (4) ONE MORE HANK should have had more to offer last start off a soft middle half; use underneath.

Race 4

(2) DR VENKMAN gets sent out for hot connections off a big win.  (5) SPEEDY RENDEZVOUS two-year-old trotter will look to make it two straight wins to kick off his career; threat.  (1) HAIL CAESAR if the freshman colt can mind his manners he can hit the ticket.

Race 5

(4) I DON'T REMEMBER mare is coming off a nice win from off the pace; fires late.  (2) THEDAYYOUHAVEMADE has been competitive against this bunch but needs racing luck; command a price.  (3) RJ'S IRISH LASSIE rarely wins and is best used underneath.

Race 6

(5) VENGEFUL if the filly stays trotting she gets her picture taken.  (7) POWERFUL PRINCESS has lots of ability and could threaten with some racing luck.  (4) SHEZ A DEVIL WOMAN has not been sharp but could be on the right track for a piece.

Race 7

(9) RUSSELL L raced gamely last week showing good gate speed.  (7) NANCYS SKYSCAPE gets sent out for a capable trainer in a wide open field.  (2) WESTERN SLAMMER is getting sent out for a capable trainer; threat.

Race 8

(8) I'M TELLING YOU has been sharp in the new barn.  The six-year-old faces a soft bunch and can make it two straight with a similar effort.  (7) DAKOTA RUN was not far off the top choice last week and will offer a big price.  (4) SEA WATCHER has just been racing evenly; use underneath.

Race 9

(10) MOON BAY DANCER takes a huge step up in class but her best effort can beat this bunch.  (7) MOLLY GO LIGHTLY was an easy winner at this level last week.  (1) MJ'S LAST DANCE mare had good late pace last week before the miscue.

Race 10

(4) SUMMER SHANDY when sound is much better than these and will look to make it two straight.  (6) DAKOTA ROADSTER was loaded with pace last week with nowhere to go.   The colt has been much better on lasix; threat.  (3) HARPER VALLEY BOY was really improving prior to being impeded last week and is also a threat.

Race 11

(2) MAJOR MALE could be ready to score after some improvement despite the miscue last start.  (9) STRUNG OUT gets sent out for proven connections off a nice effort; threat.  (1) PHANTOM DAN was knocking on the door at this level before coming up empty last week.  If the pacer races like his prior efforts he's a threat.

Race 12

(2) JERRICO takes a huge drop in class and will be tough to beat with a smooth trip.  (9) MAJOR ED could be one of few threats to the top choice with a good effort.  (1) RHOMBUS might need a start but when right is fast enough to beat this bunch.

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