06/04/2015 2:31PM

Balmoral: Saturday 6/6 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (22 - 34 / $83.40): DUPAGE’S Z TAM (1st)

Spot Play: CAMTURO ROCK (11th)

Race 1

In a field with few contenders, (5) DUPAGE‘S Z TAM should be ready for a big effort against weaker.  (6) ENGINE ONE O ONE is a well bred pacer that makes his third start back off a long layoff and just needs to mind his manners for a shot late.  (7) MUFFMASTER would need more to hit the top spot; use underneath. 

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Race 2  

(7) SVAYA KNOWS gets sent out for a capable trainer and is taking a big drop in competition; driver’s choice.  (3) FOX VALLEY ANDY has the ability to pace a big mile but will need a good setup.  (5) CAMWISER will offer low value; use caution. 

Race 3  

(4) TIME OUTA JAIL has an excellent winning percentage at the track and should offer a nice price going up against a heavy favorite.  (6) HUDSON JESSE wasn’t as good last out as a few starts prior but is a threat.  (7) JUSTICE JET was gunned down late last week and will have to go another big trip first up. 

Race 4  

(2) ROCKNROLL CRYSTAL won for fun last start and looks to have more to offer.  (4) MISSIANA faces a suspect bunch with a much better starting post; threat.  (1) NITTY GRITTY just missed at this level last out but is 0-for the year; command a price. 

Race 5 

(2) RUSSELL L should be sharper in his second start back off a long layoff.  (1) NANCYS SKYSCAPE just missed at this level last out and should be closer turning for home.  (5) HOLY MCMOSES has two wins in his last 73 starts, but is capable of hitting the ticket underneath. 

Race 6  

(5) IN OVER MY HEAD will look to make it three straight wins to kick off the year.  (6) FORT SILKY changed tactics last out, exploding home for the win.  The pacer might try the same strategy again this week.  (3) BEST MAN HANNOVER will be right there with an aggressive drive. 

Race 7  

(8) MASTER OF EXCUSES was completely empty last out and will look to rebound with a better effort.  (6) RED SOLO CUP has lacked pop late, being out-kicked in his last three; well bred trotter is capable.  (2) BI POLAR ROSE faces older more seasoned competition; use underneath. 

Race 8  

In a wide open and evenly matched race, (9) SIR MAMMO has question marks but can handle this field when right.  (1) GOLD STAR IMAGE has been improving in his last few; threat.  (3) GIFTED BY NATURE will look to make it three straight wins; versatile. 

Race 9  

(5) JUST BY DESIGN owns some back class and will be firing with a purpose early.  (6) LOVE THIS PLACE finally woke up after long time racing evenly.  If the pacer races like her last start it probably gets the job done.  (3) MR LELAND’S FILLY has the most upside in the field, but has not come back to her freshman form; command a price. 

Race 10  

(4) SOUTHWIND SCORPION should offer a better price after a dull effort in the slop.  If the pacer can duplicate his effort from two back he’s the horse to beat.  (9) SUNSET DREAMER got a lackluster effort out of the driver last start, gapping the field then pulling first over stalling the outer flow. That said, the pacer is good enough against this bunch with a smooth trip.  (3) EVERGREENSDUNESIDE has some upside and appears to be getting better with every start.

Race 11  

(4) CAMTURO ROCK has been facing stiff competition in Indiana.  The well bred pacer should find this spot much softer.  (3) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR has been tremendous in his last two; threat.  (1) UNCLE BUD has been racing gamely and gets the best post. 

Race 12  

(3) LUCKY CRUSADER raced terrible in the slop last out but should be better on a fast track.  (5) GIBBS is just now back in racing shape after a long layoff and has shown a big closing kick with a good setup.  (1) COLE HEAT paced a very good mile last week and should be primed for a good effort third start back.