06/11/2015 4:13PM

Balmoral: Saturday 6/13 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (23 - 36 / $85.80): AUDREY ANNA (9th)

Spot Play: IN OVER MY HEAD (8th)


Race 1

(8) C NOTE faces much easier and should be ready for a good effort with a few starts under his belt.  (4) MAJOR ED gelding flashed some ability last start and has room to improve.  (2) WHISKYTANGOFOXTROT looks to have a lot of ability but could be over bet off his most recent qualifier.

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Race 2

(1) ROYALE ROSE freshman pacer put in an excellent first qualifier and gets the best post.  (3) MY MAN RED two-year-old will look to cross the wire first three straight times; threat.  (7) DAKOTA ROAD was the driver's choice in a wide open race.

Race 3

(7) FOX VALLEY QATAR has been unstoppable against this group; short price.  (5) SOUTHERN APPEAL three-year-old trotter looks to have a high ceiling and just needs to stay trotting for a big chance.  (8) CAPTAIN GREEDY is one of few in the race with a shot at the top choice but needs more.

Race 4

(5) ICE SCRAPER takes a big drop in competition and will be blazing away early; vulnerable late.  (4) FORT SILKY has had trouble sealing the deal recently but has a history of finishing ahead of the top choice; threat.  (2) BIG BRAD doesn't win often but is capable of pacing a big mile.

Race 5

(3) GOLD STAR IMAGE just missed blowing up the tote board in two straight and still should offer a nice price in a wide open race.  (8) WHY ASK WHY might have the most ability in the race but needs a good drive from a low percentage pilot.  (4) DELIGHT FASHION well bred gelding has been off his game in recent but is capable of bouncing back with a good effort.

Race 6

In a wide open race (3) KOSTAS WINE has paced some big miles at times but will need a good trip from a provisional driver.  (6) EVERGREENSDUNESIDE has been racing gamely finishing first and second in four straight.  (4) DOC'S DEAL was the driver's choice and comes off a nice victory.

Race 7

(6) QUIET HALL nice looking trotter is just now rounding into racing shape and could use a smooth trip against older.   (2) MASTER OF EXCUSES could be sitting on a big effort at a price but is best used underneath.  (4) CELEBRITY HERCULES is capable of better and is a threat with some racing luck.

Race 8

(9) IN OVER MY HEAD owns back class on most of the field and needed his last start.  (8) CAM B ZIPPER has been dominant at this track and is one of few contenders in race.  (10) DESPERADO ALIBI gets a tough starting post but could offer value if the pacer gets towed into a fast pace.

Race 9

(2) AUDREY ANNA filly has a ton of upside and finds a weaker bunch this week.  (3) KIMBERLEY R owns wins at this level and is one of few threats in the race.  (5) WINGS would have been a heavy favorite against this bunch a short time ago.

Race 10

(4) REX PASSUS was the driver's choice of three and gets sent out for a capable trainer.  (9) BET ON HIM has been facing much tougher but does get a negative driver change.   (8) FANTASTIC ROCK pacer makes his second start for new connections; threat.

Race 11

(9) JOYFUL GAME put in a big effort at Maywood last week winning easily.  If the pacing mare improves off that effort she has a shot.   (1) RAVISHING IMAGE gets the best post against a suspect bunch.   (6) GET THE TERROR has been racing better than her lines indicate but the driver did opt elsewhere; command a price.

Race 12

(7) SIR MAMMO was the top driver's choice and is capable of pacing a big mile.  (3) LUCKY CRUSADER gelding has come up empty in his last few but faces a soft group.   (4) WESTERN WEAR doesn't look the best on paper but gets sent out for capable connections.

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