12/26/2014 4:29PM

Balmoral: Sunday 12/28 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (56 - 108 / $215.40): SALUTATION HANOVER (9th)



Race 1

(3) LOVERS HOLIDAY is 0 for the year but can pace a decent last quarter and finds a very weak field; threat.  (6) CAMILLE ROSE mare made a break last out but owns wins at this level.  (4) PIERCE MY HEART was close last start at a big price and faces easier.

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Race 2

(2) ML'S JOURNEY just raced evenly last out but should offer a nice price and is one of the few contenders in the race.  (4) FRONTIER PINE BOW filly has been racing gamely and is one of few with upside in the race.   (8) AGENT BOOTH owns a good late kick with the right setup; threat.

Race 3

(7) INSIDEDUS SIDNEY has really disappointed in his last two efforts despite just missing.  The filly pacer is one of few in the race that has shown a decent burst of speed.  (8) SHAKEITTOTHEMOON just missed at this level last out and should be in a good spot turning for home.  (6) SIMPLY BURBON has shown some sneaky pace late in his miles and faces a very inconsistent field.

Race 4

(5) TOUCH THE SKY lightly raced pacer has the most upside in the field and could have needed his last start off the scratch.  (6) NO MORE TERROR is tough to endorse but the pacer should offer a monster price.  The pacer needs to pace a clean mile but looked promising a few starts ago.  (4) TRASHYTONGUETALKER two-year-old makes his second career start and has plenty of room to improve against a suspect bunch.

Race 5

(4) JUSTLIVINTHEDREAM gelding makes his third start back off a layoff and should have more to offer late.  (7) FUNNY GUY owns the most wins in the field this year and has been competitive at this level.   (2) RICHESS NESTOR gelding is capable of a good effort against a very weak bunch.

Race 6

(10) CONTROL TOWER has been awesome in his first two lifetime starts and should only move forward.  (9) DIXIE'S BOY is another nice looking 2-year-old that had to much to do last out; threat.   (7) LITTLE HANK has been improved in his most recent starts and just needs a smooth trip for a piece.

Race 7

(1) ZUMBA takes a huge drop in class in for the tag; short price.  (6) MELODIE HOTSPUR scored off a  perfect trip last week and could be one of few threats in the race.  (9) KIMBERLY R has lacked pop late in the mile; command a price.

Race 8

(6) WESTERN SLAMMER was huge last out for a recent hot barn.  (4) MONOPOLY MAN probably has the most upside in the race and has been pacing some big miles the hard way.  (3) REJOICEANDBEGLAD gelding drops in class and has won at this level on the year.

Race 9

(9) SALUTATION HANOVER takes a huge drop in competition and won at this level a few starts ago; big chance.  (5) ANTS INER PANTS is likely the only threat to the top choice with a good effort but did a make a miscue last out.  (1) LOCK AND GO gelding trotter gets the best post and has shown a good burst of speed.

Race 10

(7) SS TOMMY TURNER gets sent out for hot connections off two big miles at this level.  (1) AWESOME ABE drops in for a tag and should find this group much easier.  (2) STRYKER went a big effort last out at Maywood and could be a threat with a similar effort.

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