12/27/2013 3:41PM

Balmoral: Sunday 12/29 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool (Mandatory payout)

Best Bet (61 - 131 / $216.20): EL SHOOTER (5th)

Spot Play: ODDS ON DOMINICA (10th)


Race 1

In an extremely wide open and tough race to handicap (6) BONJOUR MADAM should be a huge price and could be a bit closer turning for home.  (5) WESTERN COWGIRL two-year-old filly has flashed some ability in the past, needed her last start, and was the drivers' choice.  (2) A TANGIBLE LEASE just raced evenly last out but does find a very suspect field.

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Race 2

(9) TINY MITE mare is one of two trotters in the race that actually have a victory on the year.  The six-year-old trotter has some upside in this bad field.  (1) SUNBONNET SUE well-bred filly has one win in her career but does hit the board a lot.  The 3-year-old trotter draws the rail but will offer no value.  (5) OUTTHERENLOVINGIT has raced well in his last two starts and is a threat in the weak field.

Race 3

(4) JUDE HALL pacer just missed last out after being used multiple times.  (8) OGS WORTHY ANTHONY pacer raced gamely last start at Maywood and looks to just now be in racing shape.  (7) FORTUNE DOR gelding has been pacing some decent miles and just needs a fast pace to close into for his best chance.

Race 4

(6) SHARK VISION freshman pacer makes his second career start off a decent effort kicking home nicely.  (4) JERSEY SHORE well-bred gelding has been too far back in his first two starts but could try a change of tactics; threat.  (2) REGAL HONOR just raced evenly last out but had shown a good burst in his prior starts.

Race 5

(9) EL SHOOTER has only one win on the year but could upset at a price with a decent trip.  (2) ROLLINLIKEAHOTSHOT well-bred pacer has a really nice pedigree and finally flashed a big move last out drawing away in just his second career start.  (4) CHIPPER gets a good driver change and has one good move if timed right.

Race 6

(7) FOX VALLEY LEGEND just needs to stay trotting for a big chance.  (4) MUSCLE TRIP faces much tougher but might have the talent to step his game up. (6) ROSEAMONGTHETHORNS is one of the faster trotters in the race but has just been racing evenly for awhile.

Race 7

In a field with few contenders (9) EARTHLY DESIRE looks to be a heavy favorite and the connections are red hot including the driver.  (8) CRANBERRY MUFFLER filly is a candidate to upset and makes her second start in a new barn.  (7) ODDS ON CONTANGO mare needed her last two starts and should get a good piece with a trip.

Race 8

(1) LOOKABOUT gelding pacer has raced really well in his last two efforts despite tiring late.  The 3-year-old draws the rail and should be in line for an ideal trip.  (2) GOODTIMIN CAM was a game winner last out from a tough spot but is facing slightly better.  (3) PAIN RELIEF might have not liked the off track last out and could be sitting on an improved effort.

Race 9

(10) RYLEIGH'S LILLY has a tough post to overcome but has the best late kick of all if she gets towed into it.  (7) JUSTHAVENTMETUYET looked beat last out before digging in gamely.  The filly pacer could get an easy lead which would make her very tough to beat despite taking a bump up in class.  (4) CAMS SAHBRA raced ok coming off a scratch and has paced some big miles in the past.

Race 10

(5) ODDS ON DOMINICA gets sent out for a red hot trainer; big chance.  (4) LCB SANDY went a very tough trip last out but is definitely one of the better horses in the race.  (7) BOILER HEIDI HO mare is a very strange pacer as she will gap at certain times in the mile only to be full of pace late; command a price.

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