07/16/2015 2:34PM

Balmoral: Saturday 7/18 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (28 - 46 / $103.20): ROYALE ROSE (4th)



Race 1

(8) PILLAGE AND BURN made easy work of the field last week at this level.  (7) BOYS ROUND HERE raced gamely last out from a tough post; threat.  (10) CALLHIMAFOOL could be a sleeper at a price but will need a good setup from the far outside.

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Race 2

(3) FOX VALLEY CHINO nice looking 2-year old was an impressive winner in his first lifetime start.  The pacer has plenty of room to improve.  (4) WONDROUS SPORT his winning effort at Maywood last week was powerful going a nice back half; top driver's choice.  (5) SHOOTIN TO KILL raced greenly in his debut but flashed ability.

Race 3

(5) LIKEAFIREBALLSHOT freshman filly didn't look the best until the top of the stretch where she closed with authority. The pacer has lots of upside in her second career start.  (1) CHAR N MARG just missed last out racing gamely; threat.  (4) FOX VALLEY GYPSY the pacer owns a nice win over the track but needs a good drive from a provisional pilot.

Race 4

(3) ROYALE ROSE will look to turn the tables on his main rival this time out.  The 2-year-old will likely look to hit the top spot early in the mile.  (2) BS TYRRIFIC held the top choice at bay late last week earning a nice victory.  The pacing gelding will look to make it three straight to kick off his career.  (7) THESLEAZYPRINCE has much more ability that what's shown on paper and will offer a big price.

Race 5

(9) FOX VALLEY REWARD faces a tough task from the far outside in her 2-year-old debut, however the filly put in a very nice qualifier and could be a good one.  (2) SARA'S TERROR looks to be in line for a great trip up close.  (7) NARCISSTIC flashed big ability in her debut and faces easier shipping in from out east.

Race 6

(6) DAN D DUNE was the driver's choice coming off a nice effort at Maywood. (3) GOINDUNESIDE looks to be primed for a big effort with a few starts under his belt.  The pacer was impeded last out but made up good ground late.  (7) SAGEBRUSH SAM has been knocking on the door and will be firing early.

Race 7

(1) SPORTSMUFFLER didn't get to pace the entire length of the stretch last start.  The sophomore filly pacer gets the best post and should offer value.  (2) SOUTHERN GIRL went a huge effort first up last week to win a nice stakes race.  (8) FOX VALLEY CHARM has already beat this bunch but will likely need more from the outside.

Race 8

(9) DINKY DUNE was razor sharp prior to last start.  The 3-year-old will look to get back on track and will be used aggressively early.  (8) DIXIE'S BOY has been very inconsistent from week to week.  A good effort puts him on the ticket.  (2) LUCPARK came up a little short last out against open company but drops back down to state bred competition.

Race 9

(5) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR faces older but went some big efforts at this track against similar earlier in the year.  (1) SILVER DEVIL needed his last start and gets the best starting post; threat.  (7) PARK LANE HOT SHOT was the driver's choice and was a game winner last start at this track.

Race 10

(6) ALLABOUTME HANOVER well bred pacer was better than his line looks last start and will offer a nice price.  (5) MAJOR MONET owns back class and faces a very weak bunch, however the pacer has had a very hard time finding the winners circle; use caution.  (3) SAGE RUCK usually jumps up with one big effort a year.

Race 11

In a wide open and evenly matched race (9) BET ON HIM gets sent out first start for a new barn and is versatile.  (3) SVAYA KNOWS is capable of beating this field with a good setup.  (10) REX PASSUS was impressive last start kicking home nicely; threat.

Race 12

(4) SUNSET DREAMER went a tough trip on a sloppy track last start.  The well bred gelding was sharp prior winning two straight.  (3) VITAL TERROR appears to be turning it around and has been knocking on the door.  (9) ACES AGAIN could need a start having been off two months but the pacer has put in some big efforts at this track in the past.

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