10/08/2015 4:33PM

Balmoral: Saturday 10/10 Analysis


Race 9 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (44 - 68 / $153.60): FOX VALLEY BROOKE (11th)



Race 1

(1) DR DRAKE RAMORAY two-year-old makes his third lifetime start and has tons of upside.  (9) EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE has lacked pop late in the lane but is one of the faster pacers in the race; command a price.   (4) FOX VALLEY ELI didn't make it to the track on time last out and had to scratch.  The pacer has been improving; use underneath.

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Race 2

(6) PASTOR CLINT just needs to stay trotting for a piece in a wide open race.  (4) TODGER has just been racing evenly but finds a weak and inconsistent field.  (1) PJ BOY gets the best post in against softer.

Race 3

(6) WHISKERSONKITTENS just missed at this level last out; threat.  (9) FOXY DANCIN' mare owns some ability and has room to improve.  (5) DANDY'S BEAUTY filly had some sneaky pace last week and looks to be turning a corner.

Race 4

(9) LK'S NANCY LEE is 0 for the year and has burned lots of cash, however the filly is faster than the field if she minds her manners.  (7) SILVERSTARVICTORIA raced gamely last out from a tough spot; threat.  (6) MISS PROFITABILITY has just been racing evenly; command a price.

Race 5

(2) SHOW STOPIN MONKEY five-year-old stallion looks to be in line for a great trip up close.  (3) SURCLASSER is just now back in racing shape and should be primed for a better effort.  (1) RED SOLO CUP well bred trotter races very inconsistently from week to week but is more than capable.

Race 6

(6) VITAL TERROR romped in this class last week and will look to do it again; fires early.  (5) DAKOTA ROADSTER has been facing much tougher all year long and is one of few threats to the top choice.  (7) HARPER VALLEY BOY comes into the race sharp; threat.

Race 7

(8) HUDSON JESSE has been off over a month but if ready the mare is the horse to beat.  (7) KING MUFASA Illinois champ is back on his game and will look to make it two straight on the big track.  (1) REVRAC HARBOUR gets the best post for proven connections.

Race 8

(5) FOX VALLEY CHARM filly pacer faces older but will offer a fair price and is one of few contenders in the race.  (4) RYLEIGH'S LILLY burned cash last week and is at the mercy of the pace up front.  (1) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH mare dropped and popped last week and should not be left off your tickets.

Race 9

(7) SOUTHWIND SCORPION pacer is razor sharp and will look to make it two wins in a row at this level.  (5) ST ELMO HERO just missed last out racing gamely; threat.  (6) REX PASSUS has been super for a new barn but probably needs more against this group; use underneath.

Race 10

(6) EXTRAVAGANT ART well bred pacer has been knocking on the door and will offer good value.  (3) FANTASTIC ROCK is much better suited for the big track; threat.  (7) GIBBS rarely wins but is taking a significant drop in class.

Race 11

(1) FOX VALLEY BROOKE Super night champ will look to make it three straight and five of seven on the year.  (7) ANOTHER TEMPTATION mare has been racing gamely and can hit the ticket underneath with a good effort.  (8) WINDSONG JACOBA came up empty last out but was sharp prior.

Race 12

(3) SIR MAMMO sophomore pacer has had a disappointing year so far but has shown signs of turning it around.  (1) WHY ASK WHY has been competitive against much better and races best on the big track.  (4) SPORTY GYPSY veteran doesn't win very often but can hit the ticket with a smooth trip.

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