12/13/2013 4:17PM

Balmoral: Sunday 12/15 Analysis

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Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (59 - 126 / $208.40): MUSCLE TRIP (3rd)

Spot Play: JETTIN JAMIE (6th)

 

Race 1

(2) KITTY O'BRIEN has dominated this class in the past and just now looks to be back in racing shape off a layoff; fires late.  (1) OUR LADY FITZ raced gamely last out and now draws the rail.  (8) LCB SANDY mare takes a huge drop in class and is a huge threat if she can stay pacing.

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Race 2

(4) BRIEF'S BOY four-year-old has been pacing up a storm and is in career form.  (7) WESTERN DEAL gelding comes off a scratch but had won four straight prior.  (6) RA RA STEVEN has put in two big efforts in a row and would probably hit the ticket with a smooth trip.

Race 3

(5) MUSCLE TRIP gelding trotter is starting to really find himself and looks tough to beat.  (4) PERFECT PROFIT could be the main danger to the top choice if he stays trotting.  (7) ALLSTAR SURVIVOR makes his first start for new connections; command a price.

Race 4

(7) ARGON FIRE well bred gelding has a big burst of speed and could use fast fractions up front to close into.  (6) UPBYFIVE has been racing gamely and owns good gate speed.  (3) MORTAL COMBAT finally gets some post relief in a wide open field.

Race 5

(1) NITROGEN FUSE sophomore pacer was awesome last out drawing away by open lengths.  The pacer gets the best post and will look to ration out his speed.  (5) COTTONLAND GEM might have more to offer than he shows on paper but should probably be used underneath.  (6) IGOTYOURCRAZY has burned cash in three straight starts but does fit the class nicely.

Race 6

(7) JETTIN JAMIE never got into the mile last out but does add lasix for the first time and should offer a big price.  (4) SCHMATIE filly has had a really nice year but is usually at the mercy of the pace and outer flow.  (6) CHLOE HALL nice-looking mare has big time go but could need a start off a long layoff.

Race 7

(9) DP ANGEL filly has been facing much tougher competition and finally drops down to a level where she can do some damage.  (8) VIRTUAL PRINCESS mare also drops in class, needed her last start, and gets sent out for a trainer that brings in some nice-priced winners.  (5) FOX VALLEY ABSOLUT takes a double drop in class but has really been terrible her last two; command a price.

Race 8

In a field with few contenders (9) EARTHLY DESIRE could get the jump on the field early and just needs a breather up front to make it three straight.  (8) ODDS ON CONTANGO needed her last start and should be sharper in a soft field.  (5) KISS ME AFTER doesn't win very often but could be in a good spot turning for home.

Race 9

(10) SALUTATION HANOVER was roughed up big time last out but still almost got the job done.  The classy trotter will need to work out a trip but is still probably the horse to beat.   (4) KISS ME I'M LOADED put in a good effort last out despite tiring late.  The 3-year-old trotter needs to mind his manners but finds a suspect field.  (3) FOX VALLEY LEGEND looked like a winner last out before making a break.  The trotter does have ability if he can stay trotting.

Race 10

(6) FOX VALLEY IVAN has a good win percentage and is just now back in racing shape off a layoff; big chance.  (2) JO JO SPUR races inconsistently from start to start but should be in a good spot turning for home.  (1) ICE MAN COMET'H hasn't been at this level in a really long time but was disappointing last out; command a price.

 

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