10/22/2015 2:41PM

Balmoral: Saturday 10/24 Analysis


Race 9 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (46 - 72 / $161.00): MONTERO BLUE CHIP (9th)

Spot Play: CASEY AT BAT (11th)


Race 1

(10) MIDNIGHT DESTROYER needs to find a way into the race but finds a weak bunch.  (3) CINNAMON SPIDER gets a big post edge on his main rival but just raced evenly last out.  (5) DOC TELLADAY is very inconsistent from week to week but a good effort puts him in the mix.

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Race 2

(6) MACHO BURBON pacer has ability but needs to mind his manners.  (5) FOX VALLEYRICHROKR lightly raced pacer has room to improve in an inconsistent field.  (1) FOX VALLEY ELI has yet to put it together but can pace a decent mile.

Race 3

(6) SOUTHERN SPECIAL will be tough to keep off the ticket if he stays trotting.  (7) LIMA PIZZAZ has been off over a month but is one of the faster horses in the race.  (9) COUGAR LADY filly comes off a nice victory but will need more from the far outside post.

Race 4

(3) COWGIRL CHIC burned cash last week off a perfect trip but finds a soft spot to do some damage.  (7) GETOUTTHEWAYANMOVE despite being 0 for the year the pacer has a decent burst of speed when timed right.  (8) FLUKY'S GIRL gets sent out for capable connections.

Race 5

(3) MAKE IT WORK gets sent out first start in a new barn that has good success with the pacer.  (4) READY should offer a big price and has beaten better on the year.  (1) LARRY'S PLACE rarely wins but gets the best post in a wide-open race.

Race 6

(4) BOYS ROUND HERE has yet to lose at this level; fires early.  (7) THE BIG SLEAZY is one of few contenders in the race but needs a good setup.  (9) SOUPBEANS ERNIE was tremendous off the layoff and has room to improve.

Race 7

(7) TIME TO ROLL comes into the race off a track record performance.  (6) COLE HEAT should offer good value and is deceptively sharp.  (5) SOUTHWIND SCORPION comes into the race in career form but still needs more; use underneath.

Race 8

(2) HUDSON JESSE has a ton of question marks coming off a break but if the trotting mare is ready she's the horse to beat.  (4) KING MUFASA had way too much to do last week from the back.  The trotter will be involved much earlier this week.  (3) CELEBRITY HERCULES veteran trotter is not what he once ways and hasn't beaten a field like this in sometime; command a price.

Race 9

(7) MONTERO BLUE CHIP pacer put in a super effort last week at this level; big chance.  (2) EXTRAVAGANT ART went a big three-quarters of a mile last out racing gamely.  (4) JACKSON BERLOW should be in line for a much better trip this week; threat.

Race 10

(3) SUMMER SHANDY should offer better value and is very fast with a smooth trip.  (2) DAKOTA ROADSTER circled the field last week at this level.  (8) FLUKIE FLIGHT was also an easy winner last week against similar.

Race 11

(10) CASEY AT BAT pacer owns only one win on the year but has shown recent signs of a big turnaround.  (6) PILLAGE AND BURN lightly raced pacer owns a big burst of speed; fires early.  (7) MIGHTY HOT SHOT could be ready for a good effort against significantly weaker.

Race 12

In a tough race to gauge, (5) FEEL LIKE DANCING will offer value dropping in class.   (9) FRISKIE FLICKER mare is capable of popping at a price.  (1) JOYFUL GAME pacing mare might need another start but has been competitive against better on the year.

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