09/24/2015 2:47PM

Balmoral: Saturday 9/26 Analysis


Race 9 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (42 - 64 / $148.00): IMA REBEL (2nd)

Spot Play: DIXIE’S BOY (4th)


Race 1

(8) VINCENT VAN GO just needs a similar effort to a few starts ago to score against a weak bunch.  (5) POKER JOE has shown a good burst of speed and just needs to time his move right for a piece.  (4) TIME MACHINE has been much improved in his last few but races erratically at times.

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Race 2

(7) IMA REBEL three-year-old will look to make it two wins to start off his career.  (8) PARTY FALLS two-year-old faces older but has really started to kick it into gear.  (5) MACHO BURBON has breaking issues but if he minds his manners he could threaten.

Race 3

(7) GRC TRAVEL KING nine-year-old needed his first start of the year and could be ready for a improved effort at a price. (4) FOX VALLEY YOKO will look to make it two straight at this level.  (1) BI POLAR ROSE filly is very fast when she minds her manners; threat.

Race 4

(4) DIXIE'S BOY might be starting to turn it around after a good effort last week.  (2) ENGINE ONE O ONE will look to get back on track against weaker after two sub-par efforts.  (5) FROSTY DUNE should offer good value underneath and is better than what he shows on paper.

Race 5

(8) JAYPORT PRINCESS had to need his last start off over six months.  The trotting mare should be ready for a better effort.  (5) REVRAC HARBOUR well bred 4-year-old takes a huge drop in class but will offer little value.  (2) SHOW STOPIN MONKEY should be in a nice spot turning for home; use underneath.

Race 6

(2) RUSSELL L veteran pacer is capable of upsetting with a good setup and will offer a big price.  (1) PHANTOM DAN went a nice effort last out at the bottom level; threat.  (4) RICHESS NESTOR has been better in a new barn and owns a good late brush; fires late.

Race 7

(4) CASEY AT BAT was razor sharp last start against slightly tougher and is one of few threats to the favorite.   (6) DELIGHT FASHION swooped this same bunch last out from dead last; short price.  (5) PISTOPACKINPIPER gets sent out for proven connections but needs more; use underneath.

Race 8

(7) ANTS INER PANTS just missed at this level last out and could be overlooked a bit.  (5) REVER EVER seven-year-old has been facing much tougher and racing gamely.  (1) KING MUFASA never was able to get into the mile last week but will be all-systems-go with the best starting post; threat.

Race 9

(2) SOUTHWIND SCORPION well-bred pacer was shot out of a cannon late last week after a dull outer flow.  If the pacer races like that again its lights out.  (4) REX PASSUS gets a big driver change and has been huge for the new barn.  (1) BEST MAN HANOVER always offers low value and has lost a step this year; command a price.

Race 10

(3) FOX VALLEY ELIJAH was given a nice drive last out and probably had more to offer.  (4) TEA PARTY PATRIOT has been inconsistent from week to week but his best effort puts him in the mix.  (8) BIG BRAD has a big shot dropping down in class; threat.

Race 11

(3) VITAL TERROR four-year-old pacer drops back in for a tag where he was racing gamely; big chance. (8) TERRORIZE THE MOON pacer has four nice efforts in a row and can get a piece with a good setup.  (1) BC'S CHIEF also faces weaker and should be in line for a nice trip up close.

Race 12

(10) EVA BELLA filly has been tremendous in her last two; driver's choice.  (9) GET THE TERROR picks up a big driver change and needed her last start.  (6) ROCKROLL CRYSTAL has shown a big burst of speed when timed right but is probably best used underneath.