05/24/2014 12:49AM

Balmoral: Saturday 5/24 Analysis


Race 10 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (15 - 24 / $64.60): READY (5th)

Spot Play: LENNOX BLUE CHIP (9th)

Race 1

(5) BADGER QUINN sophomore pacer makes his second start back for a powerful barn that appears to have the screws tightened early.  (6) FOX VALLEY CUPID pacer owns a ton of ability but has yet to put it all together.  (9) BEACH BOY BRODY driver opted to the top choice and that says a lot.

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Race 2

(5) BIRD IN FLIGHT raced his best in a long time and could have more to offer.  (3) ITSALLABOUTTONIGHT finds a suspect field and showed some improvement last out.  (4) CONZO has yet to win in eleven career starts and will offer low value; use caution.

Race 3

(8) CHEWY BACA finds a wide open race on paper, drops in class, and should offer a good price.  (7) SPORTY GYPSY owns back class and is very versatile.  The pacer would be a big threat if the driver gives him a chance.  (6) CON GAME gets sent out the second time for red hot connections; threat.

Race 4

(1) WALKING TALL has stepped his game up recently and is one part of a nice-looking entry.  (3) UNCLE UGLY went a big trip last race and now gets the best post in an evenly matched field.  (1a) RIP N ROCK was used multiple times before tiring late but does own a lot of ability.

Race 5

In a really weak an inconsistent group (5) READY gets a good driver change and should be acclimated back to his home track; big chance.  (2) INCREDIBLY SPORTY has been racing gamely but got picked off late in his last three.   (4) CHARS DESIRE put in a decent first effort off a long layoff and has room to improve second start back.

Race 6

(6) HEATH is going to pop at a price in the next few weeks.  (5) LUCKY CRUSADER is just now rounding back into form and has a ton of closing ability.  (1) BELL VALLEY BILL draws the best post and can pace big miles at times.

Race 7

(5) B FLY MCQUEEN the connections have been hot as of late and the mare owns a good burst of speed.  (2) HERE'S JOHNNY well bred stallion just seems to come up small when it matters most.  However the trotter is facing a weak field.  (6) BENNS SCORE KEEPER has only one win on the year but has generally been facing much better.

Race 8

(6) RYLEIGH'S LILLY mare can make breaks every once in awhile but has a wicked burst of speed; driver's choice.  (9) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH gets a perfect starting post for her racing style; fires late.  (2) JUST BY DESIGN hasn't come back quite yet from a long layoff but owns back class.

Race 9

(9) LENNOX BLUE CHIP well bred veteran has some lameness issues but should be ready for a big effort third start back in a hot barn.  (4) ALWAYS THE SUN gelding was given a slick drive last out saving all the ground and has room to improve.  (7) KINGOFTHEJUNGLE sophomore pacer has a big year ahead of him and could be using the race as a tuneup off a long layoff; use underneath.

Race 10

(5) RHOMBUS has won his last two starts at the track and could look to hit the top early.  (1a) ST DAVID HANOVER was the driver's choice for a red hot barn.  (1) FURIOUS FRANK was right on the wire with his entrymate last out making them a formidable duo.

Race 11

(8) BRIEF'S BOY has a big late kick and finds a similar field to the one he just beat up on.  (1) MASTER OF DESIRE has a big time brush and will most likely be handled very aggressively; threat.  (7) WASHINGTON HANOVER is the sleeper in the race making his third start back dropping in class.

Race 12

(3) HELLO MY DREAM filly has come back sharp and will be tough to beat with a repeat of her first two efforts.  (2) M A DUTY three-year-old has a lot of upside and could show improvement second start back.  (9) STATE STREET LIZ mare hasn't been quite right in her last few but faces a much softer field.

Race 13

(8) METRO LAD wasn't asked to do much last out but should be ready for a big effort third start off the bench; fires early.  (4) JPS MINI ME made a break last start but the driver sticks with him.  The pacer had been on the upswing before the miscue.  (3) BS EMILY'S SAILOR is capable of pacing a big mile against these but really needs a smooth trip.


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