04/02/2015 3:49PM

Balmoral: Saturday 4/4 Analysis


Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (12 - 18 / $44.60): SOUTHERN GIRL (6th)

Spot Play: SOFT VELVET (3rd)


Race 1

(4) HOT STREAK HANOVER drops back down to the bottom level and could be freshened up for a better effort.  (7) CD'S IDEAL will look to make it three straight wire to wire victories; fires early.   (1) AWESOME ABE looks to be in line for a great trip up close.

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Race 2

(7) MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE has made breaks in two of this last three starts but will be tough to beat if he stays trotting.   (8) A LOCAL BAND faces much easier and could hit the ticket with a smooth trip.  (9) AGENT BOOTH could be primed for a better effort second start back off a long layoff.

Race 3

(7) SOFT VELVET pacing mare is racing much better than her lines indicate and should offer value in an evenly matched race.  (6) IF I DIDNT DREAM drops into a spot where she can compete; threat.  (4) LYRICS FALL was the driver's choice of four and showed a good burst of speed last out.

Race 4

(9) PREEMPTIVE BID was the driver's choice and will be used aggressively.  (6) DONT WORRY B HAPPY was very close to a good group of horses last out and should offer a nice price.  (3) RICKY BOBBIE drops back down and has been pacing up a storm late; threat.

Race 5

(5) ROCKIN' COUGAR was an easy winner first start off a long layoff and has plenty of room to improve.  (1) DAKOTA ROADSTER just missed to the top choice last out and gets the best post.  (7) LITTLE HANK never got into the race last week but should be closer turning for home.

Race 6

(5) SOUTHERN GIRL was hand driven the entire length of the stretch and had much more to offer; big chance.  (3) SPORTY PROJECT picks up a positive driver change and has room to improve in her third career start.  (7) RAVISHING IMAGE well bred filly picks up a provisional pilot but looks to be loaded with talent.

Race 7

(4) FRISKIE FLICKER drew off impressively last start and will do it again with a similar effort.  (5) MOON BAY DANCER mare is sharp right now and is one of few threats in the race to the top choice.  (7) SUN DREAM mare gets sent out for a hot barn and has been competitive against this bunch.

Race 8

(10) JACKSON'S IMAGE was the driver's choice and looks to have lots of upside.  (9) TEE ROY was super impressive last out and looks to be improving.  (6) RED HOT ART pacer has flashed a big late kick but has trouble staying pacing; command a price.

Race 9

In a wide open and evenly matched field (2) KOSTAS WINE went a big effort saving ground up the rail last start and looks to offer value in a wide open race.  (8) LUCKY CRUSADER was the driver's choice of three and takes a significant drop in class.  (3) EMPLOYESS GO WILD went from awesome to empty last out but can hit the ticket with something close to his effort two starts ago.

Race 10

In another tough race to gauge (5) LIZZABELLE mare needs a some racing luck along with a smooth trip to score at a price.  (3) PARKLANE SPARKLE has been consistent but needs more late; command a price.  (4) PARK LANE CRYSTAL mare rarely wins but faces a soft bunch and should be in the mix.

Race 11

(10) WILDCAT BOBBY is sharp right now and will offer a big price against a heavy favorite.  (6) CAMWISER will look to make it six straight wins; fires early.  (7) MAJOR MALE was the driver's choice and is versatile.

Race 12

(2) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH  mare is back in good form and is one of few threats in the race.   (7) STATE STREET LIZ takes a big drop in class and is likely the only threat to the top choice.   (5) GENTLE JANET pacing mare was the driver's choice and can hit the ticket underneath with a good effort.

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