12/12/2014 4:19PM

Balmoral: Sunday 12/14 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (53 - 105 / $205.20): DONNIE DARKO (2nd)



Race 1

(3) DIXIE'S BOY looks to have a ton of ability and has gotten better with each outing.  (5) FIRST FROST gelding was not the same last out but is capable of bouncing back.  (4) APACHE LONGBOW lightly raced pacer will offer a big price and will look to shake loose late.

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Race 2

(3) DONNIE DARKO well bred colt was super impressive in the qualifier and just needs to stay trotting to get his picture taken.   (7) VALLEY PHOTO mare would have won her last two starts had she not snapped it off in the stretch.  (1) MEABH finished far behind the top choice in the qualifier but does have some upside.

Race 3

In a wide open and evenly matched race (6) GET THE TERROR owns good closing ability but needs a honest fractions up front to close into.  (4) FOX VALLEY ABSOLUT mare has just not came back to herself this year, however she is way down in class.  (1) GETOUTHTEWAYANMOVE filly has made big moves in her last two but hung in both; command a price.

Race 4

(9) MIRIAMS'S JET filly was a game winner last week and has been much better in her last two starts.  (8) TREAT FOR MY SWEET filly owns a win at this level and is versatile.  (1) IF I DIDN'T DREAM needs a good setup and could threaten with some racing luck.

Race 5

(5) ANTS INER PANTS mare would crush these when right.  She makes her second start off a layoff and should show improvement down in class.  (6) LOCK AND GO just missed last out to a horse that would have been one of the favorites in this race.  (2) SPEEDY ALBER has been trotting consistent miles but needs more; use underneath.

Race 6

(4) DUNESIDE PERTTIE filly raced her best in a long time last out and finds a suspect bunch.  (1a) EVA BELLA has the most upside in the race and looks to be a real nice filly.  (7) PARKLANE SPARKLE was much better last out and is just now back in racing shape off a layoff.

Race 7

(3) KIMBERLY R mare is one of few threats in this group and should offer the better price.  (5) WINDOW WIPER has been racing gamely and beat the same bunch first up last out.  (1) LCB SANDY mare owns a decent burst of speed and gets the best post.

Race 8

(5) CLEVER UPSTART was parked the mile last out and never gave up digging all the way to the wire.  The veteran trotter could offer a much better price and is down in class.  (6) ENCHANTRESS LADY has not won a race for a long time and seems to lack pop late; command a price.  (8) MAYFAIR SOPHIE won at this level last out but will need more.

Race 9

In a weak and inconsistent field (1) SECONDS LATER is usually better played underneath but finds a field full of question marks.  (2) LIFE ON THE ROW gets sent out for a hot barn and usually offer a big price.  (3) NA ZDROWIE looked to be improved for new connections; threat.

Race 10

(7) FOX VALLEY ANDY was awesome last out closing from an impossible spot off a layoff.   (2) MEADOWBROOK SAMSON showed much more promise earlier in the season and comes off a confidence boosting win.  (1) BEN N AL gets a much better starting post and has been racing deceptively well.

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