04/23/2015 3:45PM

Balmoral: Saturday 4/25 Analysis

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Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (16 - 23 / $58.60): SIR ARTHUR D (6th)

Spot Play: MOLLY GO LIGHTLY (8th)

 

Race 1

(8) BLOODBATH MCGRATH makes his second start of the year and should offer a nice price in an evenly-matched race.  (2) TEAM COUGAR gelding looks terrible on paper but is capable of a good burst of speed if he minds his manners.  (4) CLEAR CREEK RAY has room to improve in a field full of question marks.

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Race 2

(6) CASEY AT BAT sophomore pacer comes off two really nice qualifiers and flashed some ability as a 2-year-old.  (4) COMECATCHME lightly raced pacer kicked home nicely against better last week and has some upside.   (5) DUNESIDE MATT has also been facing better and just needs a trouble-free trip to be in the mix.

Race 3

(5) MR LELAND'S FILLY looks to be ready for another big year; short price.  (1) LEX filly should be primed for a better effort and gets her regular driver back in the bike.  (3) SOUTHERN GIRL well bred filly will need to step her game up but she could have it in her.

Race 4

(2) DIXIE'S BOY could be catching his main rivals at a great time.  The pacer comes off a nice try against older and owns a big burst of speed when timed right.   (6) EARNDAWG two-year-old champ could need a start but does show two good qualifiers.  (1) ROCKIN CASSINOVA nice-looking pacer has a ton of upside and could be the sleeper of the 3-year-olds going into this year.

Race 5

In a field with few contenders (5) LITTLE HANK should offer better value and could use some racing luck.  (4) SPEED RACER will look to make it four wins in a row; short price.  (3) BLACKJACK RIVNDEL will look to go coast to coast taking no prisoners; fires early.

Race 6

(6) SIR ARTHER D makes his third start of the year and was trapped in with nowhere to go last out.  (1) DELIGHT FASHION 3-year-old colt showed a lot of potential in his career debut and has room to move forward.  (3) SCARY HARRY well bred gelding comes off a big qualifier but could be using the race as a tune up.

Race 7

(8) MYSTICAL WISHES four-year-old trotting mare finds a much softer spot to fire in her second start back.  (1) RED SOLO CUP well bred stallion comes into the race off a nice qualifier and appears to be ready for a good effort.   (5) CLEVER UPSTART will offer a big price but is best used underneath.

Race 8

(2) MOLLY GO LIGHTLY was the top driver's choice and takes a significant drop in class.   (4) DP ANGEL makes her third start back off a layoff and could be primed for a better effort.  (7) JUST BY DESIGN mare owns a ton of back class but is handicapped by the pilot; command a price.

Race 9

(4) FORT SILKY pacer looked to be home free last out before just tiring a bit late.  (5) ICE SCRAPER will likely be setting a fast pace upfront; fires early.  (2) IAM BONASERA was really rough gaited throughout the mile last week.  The pacer has a history of going south after a bad start; use caution.

Race 10

(2) REAL WINNER Indiana bred makes his third start back off a layoff and looks to be primed for a big effort against easier.  (6) WILDCAT BOBBY pacer has been sharp and just needs a good setup to hit the ticket at a price.  (8) WASHINGTON HANOVER is capable of pacing a good mile but needs a good drive; versatile.

Race 11

(1) JACKSON'S IMAGE nice-looking pacer has been facing tougher older opponents but has shown improvement.  (6) WHY ASK WHY was the driver's choice and could have needed his last start off the scratch.  (4) REJOICEANDBEGLAD had a ton of sneaky late pace last out; threat.

Race 12

(4) SOMESTARSOMEWHERE impeccably bred stallion faces much easier competition and will be used aggressively.  (3) REAL OR MAGIC seven-year-old stallion gets sent out for a hot barn and drops back down a class.  (2) MAJOR MONET picks up a huge driver change and should be in a good spot turning for home.

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