12/22/2015 6:02PM

Balmoral: Saturday 12/26 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (53 - 90 / $185.20): SCARY HARRY (9th)

Spot Play: ROCKIN SOCKEM (3rd)


Race 1

(1) ODDS ON DOMINICA raced gamely last out against a better bunch and gets the best post.  (8) SMASHY CERISE drops in for a tag and should be ready for a better effort third start over the track.  (4) CEE CEE'S DELIGHT doesn't win often and has never won on the big track; use underneath.

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Race 2

(5) BIG FOOTED BUTCH lightly raced pacer comes into the race off a scratch but has a ton of upside.  (3) MACHO BURBON pacer can beat this bunch if he minds his manners; command a price.  (6) SAGEBRUSH SAM two-year-old faces older and has just been racing evenly; use underneath.

Race 3

(6) ROCKIN SOCKEM filly pacer should offer a big price in a wide-open race.  The 3-year-old had tons of pace last start with nowhere to go.  (5) MUY CALIENTE has beaten much better on the year.  The veteran pacer takes a significant drop in class.  (2) MOLLY GO LIGHTLY also drops in class but was very dull last week.

Race 4

(7) LEGAL TRANFER had some sneaky late pace last week and can threaten with a good setup.  (4) MADOFF has yet to win at this track on the year but can certainly beat this bunch with some racing luck.   (1) URAWOMANIZER bumps up in class but gets the best post in a tough race to gauge.

Race 5

(4) SHAKEITTOTHEMOON will look to make it two straight against a similar field.  (5) LIL MISS KNUCKLES gets sent out for a capable barn; threat.  (9) PEMBROKE BOOGIE probably needed his last effort and showed some nice late interest.

Race 6

(5) ANTS INER PANTS owns some back class and has room to improve second start back off a long layoff.  (4) BIG EXPENSE three-year-old has a high ceiling and will look to make it nine of fourteen in his short career.  (2) HUDSON JESSE burned cash last week and had no excuse; use caution.

Race 7

(4) RUSSELL L twelve-year-old owns only one win on the year but is capable of pacing a good mile.  (6) RICHESS NESTOR owns the fastest win at the track on the year; threat.  (3) B R FLYING DALI drops down to the bottom level and will be used aggressively.

Race 8

(6) ICE SCRAPER needed the start after shipping in from Ohio last week.  The Super Night champ should be much better this time around.  (1) SUNSET DREAMER has come a long way from being in cheap claimers.  The pacer's last effort was tremendous.  (2) FIVEKNUCKLESHUFFLE would need more to beat this group; command a price.

Race 9

(1) SCARY HARRY well bred pacer owns a big burst of speed; big chance.  (7) SMOKE RINGS hasn't been as sharp in his last two and has yet to win in twenty starts on the year; use underneath.  (9) HEAVENLY KNOX four-year-old gelding has had a great year and owns multiple wins at this track.

Race 10

(5) HELLO MY DREAM pacing mare has raced well in two straight and can go much faster.  (3) GENTLE JANET has been knocking on the door against better; threat.  (10) FOX VALLEY GYPSY two-year-old pacer is up against it from the far outside but can hit the ticket underneath.

Race 11

(4) AS SEELY PROMISED has only had three starts in two months but the pacing mare takes a big drop in class.  (5) ALL PINK mare has raced huge in two of her last three; fires early.  (8) DP ANGEL is hit or miss every week and usually offers low value.

Race 12

(2) BIG BRAD is tough to endorse on the top spot but the former 2-year-old track record holder is facing a really weak field.  (1) JERRICO well bred gelding is another horse that rarely wins but is dropping down a level.  (3) SPORTY GYPSY has been competitive against better on the year; threat.

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