04/17/2014 2:54PM

Balmoral: Saturday 4/19 Analysis


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Best Bet (8 - 10 / $37.00): LOFTY NATIVE (4th)

Spot Play: JUST ENOUGH (3rd)


Race 1

(6) SPEED RACER lightly raced colt was a game winner last out and should only improve with each start.  (5) PABLO'S SKY DANCER is better suited for the big track and has ability.  (4) BLUE RIVER gets sent out for a new trainer and faces an easier field.

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Race 2

(3) FOX VALLEY SKYLAR never moved a muscle as the under the board heavy favorite in her first start of the year.  The trotter should put forth a much better effort in her second start off the bench.  (5) SIPPY CUP mare just missed making it two in a row last out and finds a suspect field; fires early.  (1) LORA LEE BREEZE filly draws the best post and comes off a decent qualifier.

Race 3

(7) JUST ENOUGH takes a significant drop in class and picks up a positive driver change.  (3) ROCKME AMADEOUS was really sharp last start and would be tough with a similar effort.   (6) GALACTIC STAR needed his last race and could be sitting on a big effort.

Race 4

In a field with few contenders (1) LOFTY NATIVE could use a smooth trip after being used very hard in his recent starts.  (7) JERSEY SHORE well bred gelding was better than his line looks racing on a sloppy track last out.  (6) FORE was a game winner last start but faces better.

Race 5

(2) POWERFUL COMMANDER four-year-old trotting stallion has tons of ability if he minds his manners.  (3) BIG SKY REVENUE just missed last out after coming off a layoff, however the 7-year-old rarely wins and will probably offer low value.  (8) WOLF CREEK PASS is starting to show some signs of turning it around and faces a much easier field.

Race 6

(6) ONE LOUD DING has been racing gamely for a hot barn.  (4) ARROYA BLUE CHIP was sent down the road last start and might be gaining confidence.  (5) FOX VALLEY TRINITY never got into the mile last out but should be closer turning for home.

Race 7

(1) POWERFUL SPEED if the gelding makes the gate he's the only threat to the favorite.  (8) FOX VALLEY ARROW put in a big effort last out just getting picked off by a game winner.  The veteran trotter is the horse to beat and will be firing early.  (7) DIAMOND JOE makes his third start back off a layoff and has shown a good burst of speed.

Race 8

(3) GIMMEAZZZMOOCH mare had a very tough trip racing uncovered the last part of the mile.  Four-year-old pacer has been sharp and should offer a fair price.  (7) MACKENZIE'S POWER was a four claimer not too long ago but has been a new pacer this year.  (2) DALLAS JONES raced big last out before tiring late.  The 4-year-old is just now back in racing shape and should be tight.

Race 9

(8) ALS HAMMERED has been of fire since returning to his home track and will look to crank it up late.  (6) FORT SILKY hasn't came back to last year’s form yet but when he does he can pace with anybody in the state.  (7) ICE SCRAPER is the key to the race. The 5-year-old has wicked gate speed and could be formidable late with any kind of breather up front.

Race 10

(6) DON'T FLASH ME was the easiest of winners last out and faces a similar field.  (8) RYLEIGH'S LILLY driver opted off but the pacer has a nice big brush when timed right.  (3) T E'S ZENYATTA just missed last out to the top choice and has been sharp.

Race 11

(9) STAMPED BY DESIGN has been pacing faster than most of the field and gets class relief.  (8) SHISWELL'S DELIGHT veteran pacer came back off a long layoff sharp and would be a threat with any improvement second start back.  (7) BELL VALLEY BILL comes off a nice mile and can string together wins in bunches.

Race 12

(3) ALWAYS A FIGHTER four-year-old pacer has some talent, will offer a big price, and should improve second start in a new barn.  (4) MAJOR MALE has been razor sharp in his first two efforts; big chance.  (7) HOLDINGALLTHECARDS made the most money in the field last year by far and faces an easier field.

Race 13

(5) NO FEAR NO DOUBT was an easy winner against his group in his last; fires early.  (8) IM A DAN FOOL has been inconsistent but does own a good burst of speed.  (9) BS EMILY'S SAILOR really went a monster effort last race that isn't shown on paper.  The 4-year-old has a tough post to overcome and could be at the mercy of a slow pace.


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