06/25/2015 2:21PM

Balmoral: Saturday 6/27 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (26 - 40 / $94.80): EARNDAWG (3rd)

Spot Play: FROST ADVISORY (4th)


Race 1

(3) JETOMATT filly should only improve with a start under her belt and will offer a nice price.  (8) LITTLE MISS TORIE owns one of three wins in the field and comes off an impressive qualifier.  (9) BLUERIDGE ADILENE five-year-old mare has been racing gamely just missing in her last two; driver's choice.

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Race 2

(7) AUNT ETHEL two-year-old filly makes her career debut for a trainer known for having them ready when they hit the track.   (4) FOX VALLEY GYPSY has a lot of ability; threat.  (6) MACHESTER MATTIE could be the sleeper in the race coming off a nice effort to a stakes winner in the qualifier.

Race 3

(5) EARNDAWG freshman champion is sharp and will look to make it four of six to start the year.  (1) DINKY DUNE has some question marks having been off almost a full month, however the pacer was sharp prior to the scratch last week.  (4) DIXIE'S BOY is better on the big track and can beat this group with a good setup.

Race 4

(4) FROST ADVISORY nice looking pacer makes his third career start and has improved with every effort; top driver's choice.   (6) QUINNOCCHIO gelding raced super first start of the year before a tough trip last out.  (5) ROCK SPRINGS was sent down the road last start tiring late.  If the impeccably bred pacer gets a good setup he can score.

Race 5

(8) FOX VALLEY HARRAH filly gets sent out for proven connections against much easier; versatile.  (1) CHARMING MACIE has room to improve off a victory but will need more.  (6) BO I SEE TIME faces easier for a provisional driver; command a price.

Race 6

(6) SUNSET DREAMER does his best racing up close to the pace and is capable against this bunch.  (7) TOO TALL TAMARAC scored off a perfect pocket trip last out for a high percentage trainer.  (3) KOSTAS WINE has been racing gamely just missing in two straight; threat.

Race 7

(10) HUDSON JESSE trotting mare just needs to find a way into the race and has the most upside in the field.  (9) EASTER TEKA mare does well at this track; fires early.  (6) SHEER ACTION gets sent out for proven connections that are always capable.

Race 8

In a tough race to gauge, (3) EXTRAVAGANT ART pacing gelding never got into the mile last week.  The 5-year-old will have his sights set on the lead early.  (6) PRAIRIE THUNDER beat a similar bunch last out; threat.  (1) LUCKY CRUSADER gets the best post and looks to be in a great spot turning for home.

Race 9

(4) IN OVER MY HEAD nine-year-old stallion never had a shot last out but should be ready to roll this week; big chance. (7) DESPARADO ALIBI drops down to a level where the pacer can compete.  (3) BIG BRAD rarely wins but is capable of a big effort.

Race 10

(9) REX PASSUS pacing gelding should offer a better price but needs a fast pace to close into for his best chance.  (3) GALACTIC STAR has beaten better on the year; threat.  (6) BELL VALLEY BILL could take a lot of tote action in a barn that clicks at a high percentage in this scenario.  The seven-year old is certainly capable of stepping up.

Race 11

(4) OUR MISS LILY mare get a post edge on her main rivals; threat.  (10) DP ANGEL has been super sharp racing first or second in five straight starts.  (1) JOYFUL GAME mare has also been racing gamely and can hit the ticket with a good effort.

Race 12

(3) MAJOR ED will look to make it three wins in five outings on the year.  The pacer looks to be getting better with every start and will be used aggressively; drivers choice.  (4) WHY ASK WHY picks up a huge driver change and owns a big burst of speed.  (1) MR PEARL gets the best post off a nice effort against better.

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