03/12/2015 2:48PM

Balmoral: Saturday 3/14 Analysis


Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (8 - 13 / $29.60): RED HOT ART (5th)

Spot Play: ANTS INER PANTS (2nd)


Race 1

(1) SUBMIT U three-year-old pacer makes his first start off a long layoff but looks to have a lot of upside off a nice qualifier.  (6) BINGO PRINCE picks up a significant driver change and has shown a decent burst of speed.   (4) SHIFTANEXTGEAR pacer owns some ability but races really green; command a price.

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Race 2

In a field with few contenders (9) ANTS INER PANTS owns all the back class but the mare could be pushed early from the outside.  If the veteran trotter can work her way to the top she could be tough to beat.  (7) VIPER BLUE CHIP nice-looking trotter needed his last start and should show a lot of improvement against a suspect bunch.  (8) MY FUNKY FARKLE mare looks to be a different horse than the last few seasons; fires early.

Race 3

(5) CONTROL TOWER didn't break a sweat last out and looks to make a lot of money this year; short price.  (6) SKYWAY BILLY gelding makes his third start back off a long layoff and should be ready for a better effort.   (2) DIXIE'S BOY pacer owns a big brush when timed right but has had trouble hanging late in his miles; use underneath.

Race 4

(4) JENNA W RIVNDEL looks terrible on paper but the mare actually had some pace on the rail last out.  The six-year-old finds a weak and inconsistent field and will offer a monster price.  (3) ONE JAZZY LADY  needed her last start but needs a smooth trip; use caution.   (9) GABBY REI four-year-old pacer broke a long losing streak impressively last week flying by the field.  The mare will be tough to beat with a similar effort but will likely offer low value and has a poor win percentage.

Race 5

(1) RED HOT ART nice-looking pacer kicked home impressively last out and will be tough to beat with anything close to that effort.   (8) DAKOTA ROADSTER pacer is likely the only threat to the top choice and will be used aggressively.  (4) LOVE YOU BAD gelding makes his second start of the year and has room to improve.

Race 6

(2) CAMWISER is capable of throwing in a clunker at any time, however the pacer has been tons the best against similar in his last two starts.  (4) MAJOR MALE is always capable in against this bunch; threat.  (6) FORTUNE DOR gets a positive driver change and can hit the ticket at a price with some racing luck.

Race 7

(1) STATE STREET LIZ mare looks to be in line for an ideal trip up close.   (6) FEEL LIKE DANCING has been razor sharp and could be freshened up for another good effort; threat.   (2) ALWAYS ABOUT KATEY Indiana champion has over eight-hundred thousand in earnings but usually takes a few starts before she gets rolling.  One of these weeks she will pop with a big mile.

Race 8

In a fairly wide open race (2) BEST MAN HANOVER has been outkicked in his last two but was loaded with pace in his victory a few weeks back.  (6) IAM BONASERA talented pacer needs to be closer turning for home but can out close the field with a good setup.  (8) FIRSTCLASSALLTHWAY has been razor sharp in his last two monster efforts.  If the eight-year-old pacer races like last week its lights out again.

Race 9

(6) REAL OR MAGIC put in a super first effort off the bench and should have more to offer second start back.   (3) CAM B ZIPPER gets sent out for capable connections dropping in class.  (4) CRANKIN' IT UP pacer is the sleeper in the race coming off a scratch.  The five-year-old gets sent out for a hot barn and can upset if ready.

Race 10

(3) MAJOR MONET classy pacer was a game winner last start and is right back in at the same level.  (4) FASHION DELIGHT has just been racing evenly but drops in class against easier.   (5) PREEMPTIVE BID just missed to the top selection last out and was the driver's choice.

Race 11

(9) FLYING ROCKET drops back in for a tag and should be considered the horse to beat.   (2) MONOPOLY MAN gets sent out for a trainer that is 0 for the year but has been knocking on the door.  (4) BELL VALLEY BILL is always a threat at this level and does his best work from off the pace.

Race 12

(3) COTTON EYED JOE was the driver's choice of three and has been racing better than his lines indicate.  (7) TOUCH THE ROCK was good first start back after the break but has been down hill since.   The pacer takes a significant drop in class and can win with a good effort.  (6) SVAYA KNOWS doesn't win often but is versatile in a field full of question marks.

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