07/23/2015 3:41PM

Balmoral: Saturday 7/25 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (30 - 48 / $108.80): CALLHIMAFOOL (2nd)

Spot Play: DAN D DUNE (5th)


Race 1

(4) FOX VALLEY ARAMON came up empty last week after a nice effort the week prior.  The pacer will offer value getting sent out for capable connections and just needs to bounce back.   (5) MY MAN RED has the ability but has been outkicked in every start on the season; threat.  (7) FOX VALLEY DENALI showed good improvement last out kicking home nicely.

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Race 2

(6) CALLHIMAFOOL gelding went a monster effort parked to the half before easily holding on for the victory last week.  (7) DELIGHT FASHION can definitely pace a big mile with a good setup.   (1) SIR ARTHER D well bred colt is inconsistent from week to week but just missed out of the ten hole at this level a few back.

Race 3

(6) HUDSON JESSE is the horse to beat in an inconsistent field. If the 4-year-old races like she's capable of she will be very tough to beat.   (8) TIME OUTA JAIL has played the bridesmaid role in three straight burning cash every time; command a price.  (7) EASTER TEKA has been very sharp winning his last two, however the trotting mare could be slightly over her head.

Race 4

(2) LIKEAFIREBALLSHOT filly has been racing very green but has the potential to pick up a big payday if she moves forward in her third career start.  (4) CHAR N MARG dug in gamely last out for the victory and will look to make it three of four lifetime.  (5) LK'S NANCY LEE freshman pacer could be the sleeper in the race at a price.  The 2-year-old was shot pacing up a storm late in the mile last out just missing.

Race 5

(1) DAN D DUNE circled the field last out even having to move wide around dull cover.  The pacer gets the best post and just needs a good setup to score.  (2) WONDROUS SPORT paced the fastest elimination last out unchallenged.  The 2-year-old gelding will be firing with a purpose early; threat.  (4) GOINDUNESIDE might have the upside in the field getting sent out for a proven trainer.

Race 6

(6) FOX VALLEY QATAR has been solid all season long minus one hiccup.  The freshman champ has the tactical advantage if he can mind his manners early.   (8) CAPTAIN GREEDY has been the best of the bunch so far at three.  The trotter gets a tough starting post and will have to blast early.  (7) SOUTHERN SPECIAL is likely the only horse with an outside shot to upset the top two choices having turned it around in his last three.

Race 7

(6) LEX will look to make it six for ten on the season.  The 3-year old gets a great post and will try and go coast to coast.  (1) FOX VALLEY CHARM filly was tremendous gutting out a win first over last week in the elimination.  If the pacer gets a good trip up close she can cash a big check.  (2) SPORTSMUFFLER looked like the filly pacer just wanted to make the final last week.  The sophomore pacer will be all systems go for the final.

Race 8

(6) DINKY DUNE went a big effort last week after coming up flat the start prior.  The 3-year-old has tactical gate speed and looks to be one of few horses that can leave as fast as they can come home.  (4) EARNDAWG can stamp himself the early favorite for the division with a convincing win.  The gelding was the 2-year-old champ last year and will be driven very aggressively.   (5) LUCPARK put in a career effort last week and could be peaking at the right time.

Race 9

(8) IN OVER MY HEAD nine-year-old stallion needs a fast track as he hasn't fared well on sloppy tracks this year.  The former Windy City Pace champion is always capable with a good setup; fires late.  (4) ICE SCRAPER takes a significant drop in class and will be blazing away off the gate.  (6) FORT SILKY might not be what he once was but is capable.  The pacer has raced better from off the pace despite going wire to wire last start.

Race 10

(10) SUMMER SHANDY doesn't look the best on paper but if the top driver gets him in the race he could score at a big price.  (5) BELL VALLEY TIGER pacer has shown big bursts of speed and just needs to time his move right for a piece.  (3) KOSTAS WINE is capable of jumping up with a big mile for a trainer that had some nice racing efforts last week.

Race 11

(5) PART TIME paced some big miles as a 3-year-old last year against tougher.  The Indiana bred 4-year-old should offer value in an evenly matched race.  (8) TEA PARTY PATRIOT was huge last out kicking home off dull cover.  The mile sticks out on paper and was even more impressive if you watched the race.   (1) SILVER DEVIL pacer is very dangerous dropping down with the best post; threat.

Race 12

(4) WINGS has not seen this level of competition in quite some time and was much better with a catch driver last week; big chance.  (6) KIMBERLY R mare made up a lot of late ground last week and might have needed the start.  (8) FOUR HOUR NAP went a big mile from a tough spot last week and at one time was competitive at the top level.

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