12/10/2015 4:43PM

Balmoral: Saturday 12/12 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (52 - 86 / $182.40): MY BUDDY NINKSTER (9th)

Spot Play: LIL AL BUNDY (8th)


Race 1

(9) JEWEL MAKER two-year-old comes off a really nice qualifier and gets sent out for a trainer known for having them ready when they hit the track.  (8) MICRO FORCE lightly raced pacer finds a weak and inconsistent field and has plenty of room to improve.   (7) SPIRIT IN THE SKY raced gamely last week but is probably best used underneath for a low percentage pilot.

Race 2

(8) LOLLIPOP has been sharp for a new barn and looks to have more in the tank.  (6) COLORFUL SKY could need a start having been off a month but the filly pacer faces weaker and owns good closing ability; driver's choice.  (5) GOSSIP MODEL filly faces tougher but has been very competitive in all her races.

Race 3

(3) BIG EXPENSE nice looking trotter makes his second start for new connections and will look to make it 8 of 13 on the year.  (4) CERTAINLY didn't have as much pop last week as the start prior but the gelding owns a big burst of speed.  (2) PINSTRIPE PLAYER should be in line for a ground saving trip against a slightly softer bunch.

Race 4

In a weak and inconsistent field, (2) WESTERN SLAMMER has lacked pop late in his last few and could use a good setup.  (7) RICHESS NESTOR probably needed his last start off the scratch; threat.  (1) CAPTAIN OBVIOUS could be the sleeper in the race with a fast pace to close into.

Race 5

(7) THE DALI'S LLAMA owns only one win on the year but should find this spot easier.  (5) BEST OF DUNE will offer a big price and flashed a decent burst last week before the miscue.  (2) BIG FOOTED BUTCH lightly raced pacer has room to move forward off a nice effort.

Race 6

(4) PARTY FALLS freshman pacer faces older but has the most upside in the race along with a good late brush.  (2) SAY IT AINT SO gets a good starting post against a weaker bunch; threat.   (9) TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR makes his second start for new connections and should improve.

Race 7

(2) MAJOR WAY drops down to the bottom level and will be used aggressively.  (4) BOHEMIA has excuses in his last two and is a threat with a smooth trip.  (7) BET ON HIM needed his last start and raced gamely.

Race 8

(8) LIL AL BUNDY beat a better bunch at the track when last seen here.  (6) FOX VALLEY ANDY has just been racing evenly but can threaten with a decent setup.  (1) B R FLYING DALI was an easy winner last start against softer; threat.

Race 9

(1) MY BUDDY NINKSTER rode the rail last week before finishing with a ton of late pace; driver's choice.  (4) BNGS EXPRESS pacer has been ultra sharp but his driver opted elsewhere.  The 3-year-old should offer another big price and shouldn't be left off your tickets.  (6) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR drops down and can get a piece with a trouble-free trip.

Race 10

(8) RYLEIGH'S LILLY has been very inconsistent the last part of the season, however if the 5-year-old is ready they probably can't hold her off late.  (10) TIMMYLYNN has been off over a month but gets sent out first start in a more than capable barn.  (4) FEEL LIKE DANCING has had another great season and has been knocking on the door in recent.

Race 11

In a wide open and evenly matched race, (5) DELIGHT FASHION owns a win at this level and should offer a good price coming off a miscue.  (6) VALIENTE STRIDE wasn't far off to a nice opponent last out; threat.  (2) MASTER OF DESIRE has yet to prove himself on the big track but has been knocking on the door against similar.

Race 12

(2) UNCLE BUD pacer faces significantly weaker and will be very tough to beat; short price.  (5) FOX VALLEY GEORGE dropped and popped last week at a price.  The pacer doesn't win often but could be one of few threats to the top choice.  (7) MADEOFF put in a nice effort last week but will need more against better; use underneath.

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