04/16/2015 3:39PM

Balmoral: Saturday 4/18 Analysis


Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (15 - 21 / $55.00): JUSTICE JET (4th)

Spot Play: MISSIANA (12th)


Race 1

(6) AJ GET'S THE MONEY could be forwardly placed and in line for a great trip.  (7) SOUTHWIND SCORPION gets a huge driver change and should offer good value.   (4) FOX VALLEY ANDY couldn't parlay two good trips in a row.

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Race 2

(2) ADAMS HANOVER put in a huge mile last out.  The pacer will threaten with a similar effort.  (3) COTTON EYED JOE drops back down a class and is capable of a good effort.  (1) WHY ASK WHY has a ton of ability but comes off a scratch; use caution.

Race 3

(1) CAMWISER was given a very lackadaisical drive last out.  Look for a more aggressive effort out of the pacer from the rail.  (3) MONOPOLY MAN went a big trip first up last out and has been sharp in his last two.  (5) MAJOR MALE is always a threat at this level even with only one victory on the year.

Race 4

(4) JUSTICE JET gelding owns a big brush and should be much closer turning for home.  (6) CELEBRITY HERCULES has been very consistent as of late; fires early.  (3) MASTER OF EXCUSES is capable of hitting the ticket underneath at a price.

Race 5

(9) TEE ROY was the driver's choice and has some upside in a weak field.  (7) DELIGHT FAHSION well bred 3-year-old makes his career debut off a nice qualifier.   (8) BLOODBATH MCGRATH is capable of a good mile if he minds his manners.

Race 6

(6) IAM BONASERA veteran pacer can only beat himself; short price.  (5) FORT SILKY will be blasting early looking to get some separation from the favorite.  (4) BEST MAN HANOVER has been unable to pace with the top two choices; use underneath.

Race 7

In a wide open and evenly matched race (5) OFFICIALLY YOURS will offer a better price and had some sneaky late pace last out.  (7) SIR ARTHUR D well bred colt had looks to have a ton of upside and should improve second start off the bench.  (1) MACHO BURBON was the top driver's choice and makes his first start in a new barn.

Race 8

(5) RICKY BOBBIE had no shot last out from far back but should be much more involved early.  (4) LEGAL TRANSFER was the driver's choice and could have more to offer coming off a nice victory.  (7) BIG BRAD pacer was really disappointing last week not able to seal the deal off easy fractions; command a price.

Race 9

(5) SPECIAL JOE almost popped at a price last start and looks to just now be back in racing shape.  (2) REJOICEANDBEGLAD gelding is 0 for the year but is capable at this level.   (4) PRAIRIE THUNDER faces much easier competition and could offer value in a wide open field.

Race 10

In a field with few contenders (10) OUR MISS LILY could try and get position out of the gate giving the pacing mare an advantage over her main rivals.   (8) RYLEIGH'S LILLY  owns a big late kick and will sweep past late with a good setup.  (5) STATE STREET LIZ  five-year-old has been off her game; use underneath.

Race 11

(7) LITTLE HANK faces easier and picks up a nice driver change.  (9) BLACKJACKRIVNDEL always gives a good effort and will look to set sail early.  (6) SPEED RACER will offer low value looking to make it three straight against similar.

Race 12

(3) MISSIANA should offer a good price and just needs a trouble-free trip from a low percentage pilot.  (6) PRETTY PLACE has just been racing evenly but was a game winner when last seen at this level.  (10) PARKLANE SPARKLE mare could have won by much more last out; threat.

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