08/27/2015 3:38PM

Balmoral: Saturday 8/29 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (37 - 56 / $136.20): WONDROUS SPORT (2nd)

Spot Play: EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE (3rd)


Race 1

(3) SPORTSMUFFLER will offer the better price of the contenders and could be a threat late.  (5) LEX filly has been sharp and will look to get away in the third quarter.  (4) FOX VALLEY AUBREY will be sitting up close and is one of few contenders in the race.

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Race 2

(2) WONDROUS SPORT freshman pacer will look to make it six of nine to kick off his career; fires early.   (3) FOX VALLEY CHINO should be much closer turning for home but needs a good setup to get past the top choice.  (4) RED RED REDNECK has shown some improvement but is probably best used underneath.

Race 3

In a field of maidens, (9) EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE has been close in a few races against better and will offer a nice price.  (3) ATOMIC COWBOY two-year-old has room to improve if he can stay pacing.  (5) SILVER SAGE is probably the horse to beat but has a knack of coming up short; use caution.

Race 4

(4) ENGINE ONE O ONE raced big last out beating a much tougher field.  The pacer just needs a smooth trip for a big piece.  (6) MAJOR ED does his best racing at this track and is versatile.  (3) CASEY AT BAT has been racing much better than his lines indicate.

Race 5

(9) ABC BIG SHOT needs to get position out of the gate for a chance against a weak bunch.  (1) STIRLING EMISSARY well bred colt faces older but has lots of upside.   (8) SOUTHERN APPEAL sophomore trotter owns a decent burst of speed but doesn't rate well and is usually empty late in the stretch.

Race 6

(4) CHAR N MARG has really blossomed into a nice pacer.  The filly should offer better value and is one of the horses to beat.  (6) LEXINGTON LADY had no excuse getting beat off of a one minute middle half.  The pacer has been the best two-year-old in the division but needs a much better effort.  (5) SARA'S TERROR could be the sleeper in the race with a good setup.

Race 7

(1) BI POLAR ROSE filly was the driver's choice of three and benefits from the rail.  (2) MY MINI SNICKERS well bred 3-year-old is more than capable against this bunch.  (6) MAYFAIR SOPHIE looks terrible on paper but has popped at big prices in the past; threat.

Race 8

(8) MOON BAY DANCER has been very competitive against similar; threat.  (9) OUR MISS LILY is not the most consistent but a good effort makes her the horse to beat.   (3) MISS PAT WEISAR raced big last out at this level.  The mare can threaten with a similar effort.

Race 9

(4) MADOFF seven-year-old stallion is usually good for one big mile at this track a year.  It could come this week at a price.  (5) MASTER OF DESIRE has been off three weeks but if ready the pacer is one of the faster horses in the race.  (8) UNCLE BUD dropped and popped last week against weaker.  The pacer will need a fast pace to close into for his best chance.

Race 10

(3) ENDEAVORS KING will be used aggressively after a couple of easy trips in his last two; threat.  (8) GIBBS will likely offer little value down in class with the top driver, however the pacer was an easy winner last start in this class.   (4) FANTASTIC ROCK the well bred pacer's effort three back would be good enough against this field.

Race 11

(9) KOSTAS WINE never got into the mile last start after a huge win the week prior.  If the pacer is towed up into the race he can score at a big price.  (1) KRUSTY THE CLOWN was sharp two back before coming up empty two back.  The 5-year-old fits nicely in this group with a bounce-back effort.  (7) SUNSET DREAMER raced gamely last week earning a nice victory; threat.

Race 12

(9) VINCENT VAN GO circled the field last week and has lots of room to improve.  (3) LEO pacer gets sent out for new connections for the first time.  If the 3-year-old is driven aggressively he's one of few threats to the top choice.  (1) TIME MACHINE showed significant improvement last week and will offer a big price.

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