12/18/2014 6:01PM

Balmoral: Saturday 12/20 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket


Race 5 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool ($5,877 C/O)

Race 10 -  $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool ($17,317 C/O)

Jeremey’s $1 Pick Four Play:

3,4,5,7 / 1,3,6,8 / 1,6,8,10 / 1 = $64

Best Bet: TINK AND TIGER (4th)

Spot Play: RYLEIGH’S LILLY (7th)

Race 1

In a really weak field (7) SHAKEITTOTHEMOON races inconsistently from week to week but is one of few who has shown a decent burst of speed.   (5) IF I DIDN'T DREAM will be much closer turning for home and just needs some pace to close into.  (6) TREAT FOR MY SWEET filly has been knocking on the door against this group; threat.

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Race 2

(4) LONG TERM was roughed up early last out but is capable of beating this field.  (8) ALWYSBREAKINHEARTS will be a very short price and faces a much tougher bunch; use caution.  (6) SOUTHWIND SCORPION well bred gelding had some sneaky late pace last out and needed the start.

Race 3

(7) PREEMPTIVE BID has had tough racing luck but should find this spot a little more to his liking with a smooth trip.  (1) EXTRAVAGANT ART rarely wins and needs to stay on a helmet until late.  However the pacer finds a suspect bunch and will be used aggressively down in class.  (2) JACKSON BERLOW is capable with a good setup in an evenly matched race.

Race 4

(3) TINK AND TIGER was roughed up last out going a very tough trip.  The pacer has a good history at this level.  (5) WASHINGTON HANOVER six-year-old pacer is very inconsistent but has been competitive against better on the year; threat.  (8) BIG BRAD four-year-old stallion has the most ability in the field but has had very little to offer late; command a price.

Race 5

(5) BEST MAN HANOVER has been sharp in his last two and should be in a better spot turning for home.   (1a) ARTACHE HANOVER will look to make it three wins in as many starts at the track.  (1) MOSEE TERROR closed a lot of ground last out showing a ton of late pace off a ground-saving trip.

Race 6

(8) FLYING ROCKET gets sent out for red hot connections that are tough to leave off the top spot.  (1) RED PASSUS gelding should be primed for a big effort down in class for capable connections.  (2) SUNSET DREAMER has came a long way since the beginning of the year and will look to get a trip up close.

Race 7

(5) RYLEIGH'S LILLY mare should offer a big price and with a good setup could get a crack at the favorite late.  (1) ALWAYS ABOUT KATEY has been consistently out kicked as a heavy favorite; use caution.  (6) PARTY HANGOVER mare is racing deceptively well and will be blasting early sitting on the lead or in the pocket.

Race 8

(9) JUSTICE JET will offer a much better price after burning cash in two straight.  The well bred trotter owns a big burst of speed and just needs a competent drive from a provisional driver for a chance to sweep past late.   (7) FOX VALLEY VETO has been given perfect drives in three straight victories.  The trotter has sat in before exploding late and will look to make it four straight wins at this level.  (2) TIME OUTA JAIL doesn't look the best on paper but has talent and could hit the ticket underneath at a price.

Race 9

(6) ACCOUNT ROLLOVER raced big in two straight despite tiring late last race.  The well bred 3-year-old adds lasix for the first time and just needs a similar effort to his last few.  (2) SCOTTY MACH N was the driver's choice of three and has been full of pace late in three straight.   (3) FASHION DELIGHT just missed last start and has been racing gamely.

Race 10

(5) FOUR HOUR NAP mare has never won at this level but has flashed some big moves in recent.   (7) DP ANGEL mare is capable of pacing a big mile and should offer a fair price.  (4) FOX VALLEY AMANDA was the driver's choice off a big win.  (3) WINGS mare is in career form and needed her last start off a scratch.

Race 11

(3) SEXY CARD SHARK could need another start but is certainly capable against this bunch when right.  (8) PRETTY PLACE mare could be the main threat late with an honest pace to close into.  (6) INCREDIBLE FILLY mare gets a low percentage pilot but has been facing tougher.  (1) WINDOW WIPER takes a big step up in class but has been racing gamely.

Race 12

(10) MONOPOLY MAN gelding went a huge effort last out parked the mile.  The pacer is right back in against the same bunch and just needs to work out a better trip to make it two straight.   (1) ON THE RADAR was roughed up last out being pressed most of the mile but gets sent out for red hot connections.  (8) BELL VALLEY BILL owns a class edge on most of the field when right and looks to just now be back in racing shape; fires late.  (6) HOT STREAK HANOVER is sneaky sharp right now closing big ground late in his last three.

Race 13

(1) YOU'RE MY HERO gelding has a ton of a ability and just needs to mind his manners for a big shot late.  (6) R DUNESHINE drops in for a tag and finds a much softer spot to do some damage.  (2) SONNY DEAN faces older but has some upside.

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