05/14/2015 2:48PM

Balmoral: Saturday 5/16 Analysis


Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (20 - 28 / $74.80): PREEMPTIVE BID (11th)

Spot Play: MISS PAT WEISAR (12th)


Race 1

(7) OFFICIALLY YOURS beat a better field last start showing a big late kick.  (2) DUPAGE'S Z TAM sophomore pacer has a nice pedigree and makes his second start back off a layoff.  (9) FOX VALLEY ELIJAH looks to have a big brush and will offer a big price.

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Race 2

(1) QUAZE four-year-old has tons of upside coming off an impressive victory.  (3) DIVENLY FLOOZY filly faces older but has been improving with every start.  (6) MYSTICAL BRAT gets sent out for proven connections off a winning qualifier.

Race 3

(7) JACKSON'S IMAGE couldn't get into the mile last out off a slow first half.  The pacer has shown versatility and picks back up his regular pilot.  (4) WHY ASK WHY five-year-old just missed last out and gets a nice starting post for his racing style.  (1) KELLY D gelding flashed big ability at age two but has not yet come back to his freshman form.

Race 4

(5) KIMBERLEY R has beaten better on the year and might have needed the start coming off a scratch.  (3) YES WE DID mare had a very tough trip last week but raced gamely not missing by much.  (8) PARK LANE CRYSTAL was sitting third over before gapping and tucking to the rail last out.  The mare did show a late burst but has two wins in her last forty plus starts; use underneath.

Race 5

(9) ROCK N KILO four-year-old set a lifetime mark last race against the same bunch showing two moves.  (7) ONE JAZZY LADY mare set a sizzling pace last start holding on for second. The 4-year-old always has trouble finishing her miles. (1) JOVANNA gets big-time post relief and was sharp a few efforts ago.

Race 6

(4) SUNSET DREAMER well bred pacer faces a much weaker bunch and has room to improve second start back.  (2) EVERGREENSDUNESIDE also faced tougher last start and paced a decent mile.  (7) BELL VALLEY TIGER gets sent out for a hot barn and has a chance at a price if he races similar to his last two starts.

Race 7

(5) FORT SILKY veteran pacer has burned cash in five straight but still owns a wicked burst of speed.  (1) TIME TO ROLL impeccably bred stallion was given a terrible drive parked the first three-eighths of the mile in his first start of the year, however the pacer could be ready for an improved effort with a better trip.  (6) BEST MAN HANOVER races inconsistently from week to week.  The pacer circled the field last out but has not finished ahead of the top choice in most of his efforts on the year.

Race 8

In a good betting race (9) HUDSON JESSE looks ready to pop in her third start back off a long layoff.  (5) SHEER ACTION nice-looking trotter gets sent out for capable connections in a fairly wide open race.  (7) MASTER OF EXCUSES has been racing better than his lines indicate but is best used underneath.

Race 9

(1) SAGE RUCK should be much closer turning for home at a fair price; drivers choice.  (8) SIR MAMMO faces older but owns a big burst of speed.  (5) JERRICO  just missed at this level last out and will offer a better price.

Race 10

(4) CAMWISER was not given a chance to hit the top spot last out after electing to sit in behind two long shots.  The driver opted elsewhere but the pacer has beat this field multiple times on the year when driven aggressively.  (5) AJ GET'S THE MONEY is having an excellent year and can hit the ticket with a good effort.  (3) LOVEDANCINWITHYOU was the driver's choice and gets sent out for a hot barn looking for five straight wins.

Race 11

(1) PREEMPTIVE BID takes a huge drop in class and will be tough to keep off the top spot with a smooth trip.  (2) EXTRAVAGANT ART set a lifetime mark last out at this level; threat.  (9) PRAIRIE THUNDER has been racing gamely but is best used underneath.

Race 12

(10) MISS PAT WEISAR mare makes her second start back off a long layoff and has room to improve at a price against a weak bunch.  (6) ARTS-ROCKSTAR pacing mare has a history of being competitive at this level and also needed her last effort coming off a layoff.  (5) LIZZABELLE has been knocking on the door and will offer a big price.

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