08/06/2015 3:50PM

Balmoral: Saturday 8/8 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (34 - 52 / $126.20): SAGEBRUSH SID (3rd)



Race 1

(3) WHISKERSONKITTENS filly went a big effort last out just missing from a tough post.  (4) SASSY ELLIE has been facing much tougher and should be ready for a good mile against softer.  (10) SINISTER was used aggressively last week and will need a similar drive to hit the top spot.

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Race 2

(4) WONDROUS SPORT has won four straight since a loss in his debut.  The 2-year-old was tremendous in the final and will be tough to beat with any improvement.  (6) DB three in a clunker a few starts ago but has bounced back in his last two showing big speed.  (2) DAN D DUNE has been progressing after racing greenly in a few starts. The pacer has an outside shot to upset should the favorite not bring his 'A' game.

Race 3

(4) SAGEBRUSH SID could offer value and takes a significant drop in competition.  (10) FOX VALLEY ARAMON rebounded nicely last week and finds a soft bunch.  (3) EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE has just been racing evenly, however the pacer does get sent out for a capable trainer.

Race 4

(3) ICE SCRAPER went a powerful mile last out going 26 4/5 in the first quarter and duplicating that in the third devastating the field.  If the pacer races like that again its lights out.  (1) ST ELMO HERO veteran pacer has won over three-quarters of a million and might be up to the task sitting a pocket trip.  (4) SOMESTARSOMEWHERE gets a low percentage pilot however the fast miles at Hoosier equate to even faster times at this track.

Race 5

(5) RED SOLO CUP well bred stallion went a lifetime best last week from off the pace.  If the trotter is given an aggressive drive he's the horse to beat.  (6) FOX VALLEY YOKO faces older more seasoned opponents but owns a good late brush.  (8) BO I SEE TIME has really picked his game up in his last few; threat.

Race 6

(9) LEXINGTON LADY showed a powerful move to brush to the front last week from the back of the pack.  That's not going to work facing better but she has been awesome to start her career.  (2) LK'S NANCY LEE filly keeps improving with every start.  (8) CHAR N MARG also owns good ability but gets another tough post.

Race 7

(8) HUDSON JESSE had no luck last start sitting towards the back into a very slow second quarter.  The trotter can dominate this field with a good effort.  (6) TIME OUTA JAIL has been a constant cash burner but finally should offer value with a new pilot.  (7) EASTER TEKA mare beat a similar field a few back but is probably best used underneath.

Race 8

(4) TIME TO ROLL impeccably bred pacer was a sharp pocket rocket winner last out and should be able to handle the bump up in class; fires early.  (2) GIBBS was outkicked last week off a ground saving trip but can threaten with a good setup.  (5) JACKSON BERLOW has been knocking on the door but is in to tough; use underneath.

Race 9

(4) EARNDAWG is tough to pick against; short price.  (2) ENGINE ONE O ONE is finally starting to put it together and has an outside shot.  (3) DIXIE'S BOY sophomore pacer is the only horse in the field to finish ahead of the top choice.  The pacer has the best chance to upset but has a tendency to self destruct at times.

Race 10

(4) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH takes a big jump up in class but also picks up a huge driver change.  The pacing mare had nowhere to go late last week and had plenty of pace.  (9) ALWAYS ABOUT KATEY Indiana bred champion isn't what she once was but can certainly crank it up against this bunch.  (10) TOGETHERFOREVER is not shipping in to sit at the back.  The pacing mare is in career form and will be firing early.

Race 11

(5) ARTS-ROCKSTAR will offer a monster price in a tough race to gauge.  The mare needs a lot of racing luck but could be sitting on a better effort third start back off a layoff.  (2) BUST MY CHOPS is somewhat inconsistent week to week but will also offer a big price.  (6) WINDY CITY DIANE just missed at this level last out; threat.

Race 12

(3) PART TIME owns tons of ability and can beat this bunch with a smooth trip.  (8) TEA PARTY PATRIOT needs a good setup to have a chance to sweep past late.  (2) ENDEAVORS KING owns only one win on the year but has been competitive against better.

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