02/20/2015 5:10PM

Balmoral: Sunday 2/22 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (4 - 7 / $11.60): JM’SDUKEOFDELIGHT (3rd)

Spot Play: PAROLE OFFICER (1st)


Race 1

(7) PAROLE OFFICER was parked the mile last out against this same bunch.  If the trotter can work out a smooth trip he's the horse to beat.  (2) MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE mare raced well in her career debut and should have more to offer.  (4) ALLSTAR-JOSH raced well with the new pilot and just needs to be closer turning for home.

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Race 2

(6) JUSTICE JET has been unstoppable this year; short price.   (2) FOX VALLEY VETO raced much better last out and looks to be primed for a good effort.  (5) MASTER OF EXUSES five-year-old has been racing gamely showing a big burst of speed.

Race 3

(8) JM'SDUKEOFDELIGHT gets sent out second start for new connections and should have some of the kinks worked out.  (5) SPEED RACER has been sharp, gets a better post, and will be used aggressively.   (1a) BLACKJACK RIVNDEL gelding has been getting better in the last few months and always tries his best.

Race 4

(3) PERCHED ON TOP mare comes off a six week layoff, however she's facing much weaker competition; threat.  (2) EVA BELLA is in the same boat as the top choice.   (4) PARKLANE SPARKLE comes off a win against a weak bunch but looks to be heading in the right direction.

Race 5

(3) ALWAYS A JEWEL gets sent out first start in a new barn; big chance.  (7) MIRIAM'S JET lagged the gate last out before showing a big burst of speed; threat.  (4) IF I DIDN'T DREAM mare races inconsistently from week to week but did need her last start; command a price.

Race 6

(5) KIMBERLEY R should do well against this bunch especially with an honest pace to close into.  (7) ODDS ON TOPAZ well bred mare could be starting to figure some things out and might be good enough on the big track. (6) LIZZABELLE mare always lacks stamina late; use underneath.

Race 7

(2) WINDOW WIPER has been sharp but will need a good effort against a better group.  (3) PRETTY PLACE mare takes a huge drop in class and is the main danger late.  (5) FOX VALLEY SHIVER is capable of much better and should offer a nice price.

Race 8

In a really weak and inconsistent field (1) HOTMONES made the most money last year and gets a nice starting post with options.  (4) MOON BAY DANCER mare was full of pace late last out; threat.  (3) LA SEMANA HANOVER mare has been competitive against better and gets sent out for a high percentage barn.

Race 9

(1) MAYFAIR SOPHIE four-year-old mare has some talent and just needs to ration out her speed; vulnerable late.  (5) NESSIE'S BOY was the driver's choice and faces much weaker.  (2) JAYPORT PRINCESS well bred mare has shown the ability to handle the big track; threat.

Race 10

(8) GREEN VALEY four-year-old makes her second start off a long layoff and has flashed some ability.  (1) MISSIANA mare could need a start over the track but faces much easier competition.  (7) VIRGIN OFMY DREAMS mare makes her first start in a new barn and has plenty of room to improve. 

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