03/20/2014 3:01PM

Balmoral: Saturday 3/22 Analysis


Race 10 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (2 - 2 / $11.80): MAJOR MONET (10th)

Spot Play: COLE BLUE (7th)


Race 1

(6) COME N BET IT was really good last start even with dull cover; threat.  (5) FOX VALLEY DEUCE sticks out on paper but he did benefit from a perfect trip last out.  (2) LUCKY CRUSADER might take it easy for a start but can really crank it up when ready.

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Race 2

In an extremely tough race to handicap (1) JIMMEYS GOTTA GUN has proven connections, draws the rail and should be better in his second lifetime start.  (6) FOX VALLEY VEGA had some bad luck turning for home but should offer a nice price in a wide open field.  (7) BLACKJACK RIVNDEL is a question mark in the race that needs a smooth trip.

Race 3

(1) JESSE SAY MORE got an acclimating trip over the oval, needed the start, and draws the best post.  (8) B YOYO gelding trotter is inconsistent from week to week but finds a field he can compete in.  (5) KK'S BANDIT was used aggressively last out before fading late but should have more to offer this time out.

Race 4

(8) FORTUNE DOR seems to really like this track and has a good late kick.  (7) THISISHOWIROLL the barn seems to have all his stock ready.  The pacer faces much easier than his last.  (5) LOFTY NATIVE was the drivers' choice and makes his third start back off a layoff.

Race 5

(6) FULL SERVICE well bred mare was an easy winner against this same bunch last out; short price.  (4) HOOSIER HILDA owns a good burst of speed but would need more to upset.  (2) ANNIE SEZ should offer a big price and could hit the bottom of the ticket.

Race 6

(7) ALLAMERICAN SOLO is outclassed a bit but was full of pace with nowhere to go last race.  The pacer will need the right setup but could be a player late.  (4) LB'S ALAMERICANJOY just missed last out and now picks up a good driver change.  (3) UNCLE BUD gets a negative driver change or would have been my top choice.  The pacer was on fire late last start against better.

Race 7

(1) COLE BLUE seven-year-old mare made the most money in the field last year and makes her second start off a long layoff; big chance.  (8) ZUMBA was sharp last out despite the time off; fires late.  (3) KISS ON THE LIPS faces a much tougher field than her last but was full of pace late.

Race 8

(5) RITASCAPE mare raced giant last out and if she gets to follow the leader like last start she will be tough to hold off.   (7) SECTIONLINE YANKEE flaunted her back class last start racing gamely.  The powerful pacer will be blasting early but will need more late this time.  (3) WHISTLE PIG closed up nicely against the top two choices and should be closer turning for home; threat.

Race 9

(4) IN OVER MY HEAD looks to be in line for a better trip than some of the logical contenders and closed up nicely in his first start.  (7) BEST MAN HANOVER should be forwardly placed with his good early speed and is definitely a threat.  (9) AL'S HAMMERED exploded last out impressively.  The stretch runner will need some pace to chase and a live outer flow.      

Race 10

(4) MAJOR MONET held off a game opponent last out and should only improve off that effort.  (6) OLD MAN RIVER didn't miss by much to an open pacer and also should have more in the tank second start back.  (7) BRIEF'S BOY gelding is razor sharp but has a tough post to work with.

Race 11

(4) EXCELERATED SPEED mare made a break trying to pace hard at the top of the lane in her last effort.  The mare is fast enough to win and just needs a smooth trip.  (5) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH was on fire late last start and should be closer turning for home; threat.  (1) LEANMEAN NORMAJEAN has speed along with the best post.

Race 12

(10) NITROGEN FUSE was ready in a big way and will need a similar type effort to overcome the worst post.  (7) PUT TO THE TEST was used aggressively last out and showed some ability.  (1) LOVEDANCINWITHYOU gelding definitely needed his last effort and is better from off the pace.

Race 13

In a field full of question marks (9) BEACH'S NICK should offer the right price and has a chance to sweep past late.  (4) JO JO SPUR when ready would be a huge threat against this field.  (1) GOOSE ON THE ROCKS was no good on the turns at Maywood last out and should be much better on the big track.


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