11/06/2014 4:52PM

Balmoral: Saturday 11/8 Analysis


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Best Bet (45 - 89 / $173.10): FIRSTCLASSALLTHWAY (10th)

Spot Play: JUSTICE JET (8th)


Race 1

(1) RED PINE has been facing much better in Canada and gets sent out for a trainer with a good record at the oval.  (2) SNOZ two-year-old gelding went from awesome to completely empty last out.  If the pacer can race back to his prior start he's a threat.  (6) GOT YOURSELF A GUN has been knocking on the door against similar.

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Race 2

(5) STAR OF THE GAME has had tough racing luck in his last handful of starts and is a smooth trip away from cashing.  (4) FUNNY GUY former two-claimer was full of pace late off a ground saving trip last out.  (8) TIMEWELL drops in class but has been racing evenly; command a price.

Race 3

(5) NO MORE TERROR has some ability and should offer a monster price in a weak field.  (2) PRAIRIE IBEEZABERT hasn't been good enough when it matters most late in the mile but does hit the board a lot.  (3) ISIS IVY is 0 for his career, however the pacer has flashed a good burst of speed.

Race 4

(5) EXCELERATED SPEED four-year-old mare ships in from a deceivingly fast track where she was facing a much weaker bunch, however she has beat this field before and will offer a nice price.  (1) REV ME UP mare owns back class and a good effort puts her in the mix.  (6) JUST BY DESIGN the pacing mare takes a significant drop in class.  However she has just been racing evenly as of late; use caution.

Race 5

(4) FOX VALLEY CICERO gelding is tough to gauge after racing so poorly last out.  The connections are always a threat and the sophomore trotter should offer a better price off the bad line.  (1a) ENCHANTRESS LADY is capable of much better than what she's showing.  (2) SPEEDY ALBER was used aggressively last out and could use a smooth trip for his best chance.

Race 6

(5) ALWAYSBREAKINHEARTS has been razor sharp in his last few.  (7) SUMMER SHANDY might be better suited at this track and is capable of pacing a big mile.  (2) FOX VALLEY CUPID rarely wins and has spoiled some easy trips on the year; command a price.

Race 7

(2) MAJOR MONET should be used aggressively early and is a threat to shake loose late.  (1) OLD MAN RIVER bumps up in class again but benefits from the best post in an evenly matched field.  (6) BIG BRAD has not been on his game lately and can't endorse on the top spot.

Race 8

(4) JUSTICE JET has shown big late closing ability against this bunch and just needs to be in the outer flow for another chance to sweep past late.  (3) HUDSON JESSE filly faces older but has had a tremendous year and is certainly capable of getting a piece.  (1) LADY LAKER came up empty last out off a perfect trip but a good effort puts her right there.

Race 9

In a very tough race to handicap (2) IN OVER MY HEAD should offer an enticing price and just needs a good setup.   (4) ICE SCRAPER gets sent out for a red hot trainer but hasn't won at this level all year long.  (3) BEST MAN HANOVER has lacked pop late but has been pacing some big miles against tough customers.

Race 10

(4) FIRSTCLASSALLTHWAY faces much easier competition and has always raced his best at this track.  (5) HEADSUP YANKEE gets a negative driver change but paced a big mile last week.  (2) WILDCAT BOBBY has been sharp but needs some racing luck; use underneath.

Race 11

In a wide open race (8) MONOPOLY MAN needed his last start and should have more to offer.   (9) BOILER BOB THE QB popped at a price last start and can do it again with a similar effort.  (1) GALACTIC STAR should be in line for a better trip from the rail; fires early.

Race 12

(5) WASHINGTON HANOVER drops back down for a red hot trainer.  (4) SPECIAL JOE needed his last start off a layoff and will be firing early.  (3) SAGE RUCK could need a start but was on fire late in the qualifier.

Race 13

(3) LIFETIME MATTJIC raced gamely last out and should be better second start off a scratch.  (8) ACES AGAIN has been tough to beat at this level and does his best work late.  (9) ODDS ON SERPENS gelding is always used aggressively; fires early.

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