03/05/2015 4:04PM

Balmoral: Saturday 3/7 Analysis


Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (7 - 11 / $27.00): WINGS (2nd)



Race 1

(7) CONTROL TOWER sophomore pacer comes off a nice qualifier and has a lot of upside.  (1) RED HOT ART gets the best post and has shown a decent burst of speed.   (2) LOVE YOU BAD lightly raced pacer probably needs a start but could hit the ticket underneath.

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Race 2

(7) WINGS mare is on a huge roll and looks unstoppable; short price.  (3) STATE STREET LIZ was roughed up last out but looks to be on the lead or in the pocket; fires early.   (4) FEEL LIKE DANCING gets sent out for a red hot barn and should offer a big price.

Race 3

(6) CRANKIN' IT UP just missed at this level last out and had nowhere to go late.  (4) BIG BRAD five-year-old stallion takes a significant drop in class but has lacked stamina late in the mile; command a price.   (2) HOLY CHIP gelding burned money last out at this level and needs a smooth trip.

Race 4

In a really tough race to gauge (7) JACKSON BERLOW had no shot last out but has shown the ability to compete at this level.  (6) LIFE IS GOOD TODAY couldn't parlay a perfect trip last week but has been competitive against better.  (4) ADAMS HANOVER made a break leaving last start trying for the lead.  The pacer has good gate speed and could be in line for a much better trip.

Race 5

In a field with few contenders (1) JOVANNA comes into the race off a victory against this same bunch and has been sharp.  (5) SOFT VELVET has been close at this level and should offer value.  (2) BABYSHOEBUYER has just been racing evenly but is capable of a big effort from time to time.

Race 6

(7) REJOICEANDBEGLAD gelding got trapped with nowhere to pace until late in the mile last out; threat.  (3) SKYWAY BILLY three-year-old pacer faces older but needed his last start and should show improvement.  (4) SKYWAY BRENLIN picks up a positive driver change and has been racing gamely.

Race 7

In a wide open race (4) MAJOR MONET owns back class and just needs a trouble-free trip to score.  (7) ALEQUASH HOTSPUR the driver opted elsewhere but the pacer has been on sharp; fires late.  (3) WASHINGTON HANOVER drops back down and is capable of a good effort.

Race 8

(4) HOT STREAK HANOVER got picked off late last out but did show a big move.  (3) MAJOR MALE takes a huge drop in competition in for a tag.  The pacer has a good history of winning at this level.  (8) SVAYA KNOWS gets sent out for connections capable of producing a big effort.

Race 9

(6) IAM BONASERA benefits from the outside post and should get the right type of setup to unleash late.  (3) ICE SCRAPER veteran pacer will be blazing away off the gate; vulnerable late.  (1) BEST MAN HANOVER has been very inconsistent from week to week.  The gelding can pop at anytime but and is one of few threats in the race with an aggressive drive.

Race 10

(1) CAMWISER was much the best last out and will be tough with a similar effort even moving up a level; driver's choice.  (9) WILDCAT BOBBY the driver opted to the top choice however the pacer has been racing gamely.  (8) CRIME OF PASSION gelding gets sent out for capable connections but is probably best used underneath.

Race 11

(8) SHIFTTANEXTGEAR picks up a good driver change and has flashed ability in a week field.  (2) BINGO PRINCE gelding went a sneaky good effort last out but needs a good drive from a provisional pilot.  (3) JUST DO IT JESSE has been slowly improving and should hit the ticket with a trouble free trip.

Race 12

(4) BEACHSIDE BUNGALOW got caught inside or would have been right there on the wire last out.  (9) ITS A BIG SECRET paced away from the field impressively last out; short price.   (2) LITTLE HANK takes a big drop in competition; threat.

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