08/28/2014 4:07PM

Balmoral: Saturday 8/30 Analysis


Race 10 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (34 - 61 / $138.80): ENGINE ONE O ONE (3rd)

Spot Play: JACKS TO OPEN (5th)


Race 1

(8) TIMEWELL looks to be unstoppable at this level and is versatile.  (6) MASTER JEEVES just missed to the top choice last out.  The pacer will probably offer the better price and has been much better in a new barn.  (5) JACKSON BERLOW is capable of cranking up a big effort out of the blue at times but is probably best used underneath.

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Race 2

(8) LEX filly has a ton of ability and is to fast for the field; short price.   (4) ANNETTE'S Z TAM lightly raced filly has a lot of upside and looks to be improving.  (5) FOX VALLEY REDHEAD could have turned a corner last out pacing a personal best doing it nicely.

Race 3

(4) ENGINE ONE O ONE has the look of a good one.  The freshman pacer just needs to mind his manners for a victory.  (6) THE BIG SLEAZY gelding comes from a solid family and could show big improvement in his third lifetime start.  (1a) KING OF THE SWAMP gelding gets a tough post and could have bigger things on his mind in the upcoming weeks.

Race 4

(7) GALACTIC STAR went a huge effort last race off of a very tough trip.  (4) WESTERN DEAL nailed the top choice last out showing good determination; threat.  (6) TIZA MOJO hasn't raced his best at the big track but a good effort and some racing luck puts him in the mix.

Race 5

(9) JACKS TO OPEN is capable of showing much better and should offer good value.  (6) B FLY MCQUEEN mare has been racing gamely facing stiff competition and tries her luck against softer.  (5) MY MUSCLEMAN owns some back class but will need to be driven better for a chance to hit the top spot.

Race 6

(5) SAILOR'S FORTUNE gets a big driver change and has been racing gamely.  (6) WILDCAT BOBBY bounced back from a poor effort the start prior and could hit the ticket with a smooth trip.  (2) BET ON HIM rarely wins but finds an inconsistent field.

Race 7

(3) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH owns a good winning percentage at this level on the year.  The pacing mare should be ready for a big effort.  (4) MOLLY GO LIGHTLY filly faces older and has been inconsistent but is talented enough to pull the upset.  (5) GIMMEAZZZMOOCH also faces easier and will be firing early.

Race 8

(8) M A DUTY was the driver's choice and will offer a big price in a fairly wide-open race.  (3) FOX VALLEY ABSOLUT looks to be in line for a great trip up close.   (9) WHISTLE PIG mare is the horse to beat on paper but will probably have to do it from the back; fires late.

Race 9

(5) TIME TO ROLL will be doing that early looking to take no prisoners.  (7) BEST MAN HANOVER has been super sharp off the layoff and will also be firing for position.  (8) IN OVER MY HEAD could need a start off a short layoff but owns the best late kick in the race.

Race 10

(8) OUR DRAGON KING comes off a break but has been going some big efforts.  (4) DONT WORRY B HAPPY was razor sharp last out just missing to a tough opponent.  The pacer will have to overcome the pilot but should be considered a threat off his previous outing.  (9) BIG BRAD four-year-old stallion lacked his usual pop late last out and could be waiting for the next few weeks; use caution.

Race 11

(4) RITASCAPE impeccably bred pacing mare takes a big drop in class.  (5) HELLO MY DREAM filly has a ton of ability but has yet to take the next step; needs more.  (3) RYLEIGH'S LILLY was dominant last out but bumps up in class.  The 4-year-old could be the sleeper in the race with some racing luck.

Race 12

(7) MADOFF don't let the 6-year-old stallion's lines fool you.  He is capable of beating this field at a price.  (8) PRAIRIE THUNDER has been at the mercy of the pace and trip but might change things up a bit with a different pilot.  (10) WHIRLWINDIPLOMACY was an easy winner last out but needs more; command a price.

Race 13

(9) SLEZEBURGERNFRIES has been knocking on the door and was the driver's choice in a tough race to handicap.  (6) FOX VALLEY CUPID sophomore pacer races to his competition but could hit the top spot despite only one lifetime win.  (2) SVAYA KNOWS was the driver's choice of three; big chance.

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