10/01/2015 3:25PM

Balmoral: Saturday 10/3 Analysis


Race 9 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (43 - 66 / $151.20): PILLAGE AND BURN (5th)

Spot Play: DALI UNLIMITED (2nd)


Race 1

(10) LOCKPORT LEGEND is faster than this field with a trouble-free trip; big chance.  (7) WHISKERSONKITTENS just needs to be closer turning for home to hit the board at a price.  (4) I Y Q TOO filly pacer was much improved last week but will need more against better; use underneath.

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Race 2

(8) DALI UNDAUNTED has been facing much tougher and gets a huge driver change.  (2) OCAPTAIN MYCAPTAIN was empty last out but had flashed ability the start prior.  (10) DR DRAKE RAMORAY was the top driver's choice off two nice qualifiers.

Race 3

(5) VICK VALOR three-year-old made a break leaving hard for the lead last out.  If the provisional driver can keep the gelding flat he probably wins.  (8) EXPLOSIVE POWER well bred 3-year-old has room to improve off a good effort.  (4) DREAMS OF HER filly has just been racing evenly but finds a field full of question marks.

Race 4

(1) HARPER VALLEY BOY might have turned a corner after a really nice effort last week.  (2) VINCENT VAN GO probably has more to offer after an easy win against softer.  (6) SHHRAYRAY when the pacer stays flat he's very fast; command a price.

Race 5

(6) PILLAGE AND BURN looks to be faster than the field and was the top driver's choice.  (7) PARTY FALLS lightly raced 2-year-old faces older but owns a nice late kick.  (9) FOX VALLEY CHINO pacer just needs to time his move right for a chance at a piece.

Race 6

In a wide open and evenly matched race, (8) JAYPORT PRINCESS is capable of much better and should improve third start back off the layoff.  (6) GRC TRAVEL KING has a history of popping a good mile at a price; threat.  (5) CLEVER UPSTART has yet to win in twenty-one starts on the year but did race well last out against similar.

Race 7

(2) ICE SCRAPER pacer is razor sharp; fires early.  (3) TIME TO ROLL impeccably bred pacer will look to get back on track after a lackluster effort and should be in line for a nice trip up close.  (4) UNLOCKED has came up empty in two straight; command a price.

Race 8

In the toughest race to handicap on the card, (6) RED SOLO CUP should offer value and can win with a competent drive, however if the 4-year-old is lagging the gate at all; use underneath.  (10) SHOW STOPIN MONKEY should offer a big price from a tough post.  If the five-year-old stallion can find a way into the race he's got a shot.   (7) TRICKY NICK picks up the top driver in a wide open race; threat.

Race 9

(6) SOUTHWIND SCORPION was in a four claimer a short time ago but the pacer comes into the race in career form; big chance.  (5) ST ELMO HERO veteran pacer is sharp and will look to make it two straight wins at this level.  (4) FORT SILKY will offer low value but is a major player down in class.

Race 10

(9) FRISKIE FLICKER six-year-old gets sent out for a provisional pilot but is just now back in racing shape and will offer a big price.  (4) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH looks terrible on paper in her last two but faces much easier.  (5) GENTLE JANET was the driver's choice three and owns wins at this level.

Race 11

(6) MADOFF pacer can beat this field at a price with a smooth trip.  (1) PART TIME just missed in this class a few starts back; threat.  (8) BIG BRAD rarely wins but is a threat to hit the board at this level.

Race 12

(1) PHANTOM DAN has been knocking on the door in his last few and should be in line for another nice trip.  (7) CAMWISER was the driver's choice of three and gets sent out for a hot barn.   (4) NANCYS SKYSCAPE owns only one win on the year; use underneath.

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