07/02/2015 3:23PM

Balmoral: Saturday 7/4 Analysis


Race 5 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool ($9,913 C/O)

Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (26 - 42 / $94.80): MR PEARL (6th)

Spot Play: SLEKE ZEKE (2nd)

Race 1

(1) SARA'S TERROR put in a big mile last out racing gamely and will be tough to beat with a similar effort.   (3) KILLER B'S well bred filly gets sent out for proven connections in her career debut.   (5) FOX VALLEY BAILEY filly makes her third career start and could be primed for a better effort.

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Race 2

(4) SLEKE ZEKE raced deceptively well last week and will offer a monster price in a field full of question marks.  (6) MYSTICAL WISHES never got in the mile last race but will be much closer turning for home.  (3) MY FUNKY FARKLE mare has been racing gamely and just missed last out at this level.

Race 3

(7) DINKY DUNE will look to make it five of six and four straight; fires early.  (6) EARNDAWG two-year-old champ had too much work to do off of slow fractions last out.  (5) ROCKIN CASSINOVA is off to a slow start on the year but has picked his game up as of late.

Race 4

(5) PERSUASIVE LOOK raced gamely last week dead-heating for the win.  The filly has a lot of ability and looks to offer better value.  (1) FOX VALLEY YOKO gets the best post in a fairly wide open race.  The 2-year-old champ went a lifetime mark last out going a big effort.  (3) MY MINI SNICKERS well bred filly faces much easier but needs a smooth drive from a provisional pilot.

Race 5

(1) THESLEAZYPRINCE two-year-old comes from a nice family and kicked home nicely in the qualifier; driver's choice.  (6) FOX VALLEY ADDISON also has a nice pedigree and should be ready for a better effort third start of the year.  (7) SILVER SAGE couldn't get around the half-mile track last out but raced huge the start prior.

Race 6

(2) MR PEARL faces a much weaker bunch this week off a nice effort.  (6) FAAVAS will probably take heavy tote action coming a fast mile.  The pacer looks to be getting better with every start.  (5) PILLAGE AND BURN put in a nice debut and has plenty of room to improve.

Race 7

(4) FOX VALLEY CHINO makes his first lifetime start off a super qualifier.  (10) MY MAN RED struggled on the turns at Maywood but will offer a nice price from a tough post.  The gelding raced big the start prior on the big track.  (7) FOX VALLEY SERRANO well bred 85k purchase needed his first lifetime start and should be primed for a better effort.

Race 8

(2) TIME OUTA JAIL takes a significant drop in class and does his best racing at this track.  (5) EASTER TEKA needs a smooth trip but might be able to compete with this group; fires early.  (7) ANTS INER PANTS mare is starting to round into form and raced better than her line indicates last week.

Race 9

(2) FOX VALLEY CHARM filly beat a solid field last out off a perfect trip.  The pacer can prove she's for real with another good effort.  (4) SOUTHERN GIRL just missed last start and should be much closer turning for home.  (10) LEX tried from off the pace last week but will probably try and gun for position this time out.

Race 10

(9) MADOFF seven-year-old has much more ability that what's shown and could be sitting on a good effort at a price.  (2) ALLABOUTME HANOVER well bred pacer looks to be in line for a decent trip and should also offer value.  (3) REJOICEANDBEGLAD beat a similar bunch last out; threat.

Race 11

(6) LENNOX BLUE CHIP looked to be a winner late last week before a costly miscue.  If the pacer gets a good setup he will be tough to beat.  (8) BIG BRAD is capable of jumping up with a big effort from time to time but is probably best used underneath.  (4) EXTRAVAGANT ART couldn't win off easy fractions last out; command a price.

Race 12

(5) JUST BY DESIGN pick up a huge driver change and will be used aggressively; big chance.  (7) GET THE TERROR is 0 for the year but has shown recent signs of turning it around.  (4) CASINO COMP looks to just now be in racing shape and could threaten late in the right scenario.

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