04/30/2015 4:22PM

Balmoral: Saturday 5/2 Analysis


Race 9 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (17 - 24 / $64.60): JACKSON’S IMAGE (6th)

Spot Play: SCARY HARRY (1st)

Race 1

(1) SCARY HARRY well bred 3-year-old picks up a huge driver change and should be primed for a good effort after a nice first mile.  (7) LET'S NOT DWELL has shown signs of improvement and picks up a top driver.  (4) TIMESAWASTEING nice-looking colt gets sent out for proven connections but could need a start under his belt.

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Race 2

(8) HEARTLAND CHARM four-year-old stallion won't offer the monster price like last start, however the pacer did win parked the mile against a similar bunch.  (5) BLOODBATH MCGRATH just cant get seem to put it together but does own some ability.  (1) BB SHERMAN was the driver's choice and gets the best post.

Race 3

(7) CAN'T CATCH KEY filly pacer makes her first lifetime start and looks to be a good one.  (8) MAY THIRD mare has put in two nice efforts off the layoff and should be tighter.  (6) LITTLE MISS TORIE comes off a decent qualifier in a field full of question marks.

Race 4

(7) SPECIAL JOE is one of few contenders in the race and should offer a fair price being sent out for a driver with two wins on the year.  (5) ADAMS HANOVER was the driver's choice and faces slightly easier.  (8) LIFE IS GOOD TODAY was also the driver's choice and is capable of pacing a big mile dropping in class.

Race 5

In a good betting race (8) MAYFAIR SOPHIE doesn't look the best on paper but has a lot of ability.  (2) CLEVER UPSTART veteran trotter needed his last start and has room to move forward down in class.  (1) BETTEKA mare could need a start coming off a long layoff but has a history of being competitive against better.

Race 6

(5) JACKSON'S IMAGE well bred pacer will be used aggressively and has been sharp facing older.  (9) ROCKIN CASSINOVA has a lot of room to improve second start back off a long layoff.  (8) WHY ASK WHY just missed last out from way back against better; threat.

Race 7

(5) FRISKIE FLICKER set a lifetime mark last week pacing a wicked mile.  The mare makes her second start in a new barn and will win again up in class with a similar effort.  (1) DP ANGEL is just now back in racing shape and gets the best post for a top driver.  (10) WINGS mare takes a huge drop in class but needs a good drive from a provisional driver; command a price.

Race 8

(8) BEST MAN HANOVER takes a big drop in competition and just needs to be given an aggressive steer.  (1) PREEMTPIVE BID gets a much better post and is capable of upsetting with some racing luck.  (5) BIG BRAD five-year-old stallion just doesn't win very often but is capable of hitting the ticket.

Race 9

(3) MAJOR MONET owns a ton of back class and should find this spot more to his liking.  (1) WILDCAT BOBBY was the driver's choice and should offer a decent price in a wide open race.  (9) RICKY BOBBIE pacer can beat this group if he finds a way into the race.

Race 10

In a weak and inconsistent field (9) PRETTY PLACE should offer a better price after burning cash last out.  The pacer finds a really weak bunch.   (7) LIZZABELLE is 0 for the year but did put in a better effort last week.  (3) MISSIANA owns some ability but has just been racing evenly; command a price.

Race 11

(1) WH CARMEN could be a live longshot from the rail.  The mare was sharp a few starts back and keeps a top driver.  (9) PARK LANE CRYSTAL could be another price shot that was a winner against similar two back.  (6) JOVANNA has really improved over her last few but looks to offer low value.

Race 12

(5) NANCYS SKYSCAPE beat a better field recently and should be used aggressively down in class.  (4) FOX VALLEY HOTSTUFF looks to be in line for a good trip up close.  (3) ONE LAST CHANCE has been knocking on the door at this level; threat.

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