02/06/2015 3:25PM

Balmoral: Sunday 2/8 Analysis

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Race 2 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (2 - 3 / $6.00): LA SEMANA HANOVER (3rd)

Spot Play: FOX VALLEY SHIVER (5th)

Race 1

(1a) FRONTIER PINE BOW filly faces older but will look to make it four wins in six starts against similar competition.   (4) MUSCULAR YANKEE gelding will probably offer a nice price coming off a break and a scratch.  If he can mind his manners he would offer nice value.  (2) BAND OF PEARLS mare is 0 for 31 lifetime; use underneath.

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Race 2

In a field with a combined four wins in one-hundred and twelve starts (6) PHANTASM will offer a big price and showed a good burst of speed in his last effort.  (1a) ARLO GRAM was starting to turn a corner before the break and has flashed a decent late kick.  (3) NO MORE TERROR looks terrible on paper and needs to stay pacing but finds a very weak field.

Race 3

(8) LA SEMANA HANOVER mare needed her last start and adds second-time lasix for proven connections.  (6) LCB SANDY owns more ability than most in the field and is one of few with a race under her belt since the break.  (9) HOTMONES mare is tough to gauge having been off over a month, however she was sharp in her last few.

Race 4

(5) JUSTICE JET looks to be unstoppable with a smooth trip; short price.  (4) CELEBRITY HERCULES was much improved last out and looks to be one of few threats to the top choice.  (3) MASTER OF EXCUSES gelding has stepped his game up in his last few efforts and appears to be getting better.

Race 5

(6) FOX VALLEY SHIVER shows two straight breaks but has also flashed a big burst of speed; threat.  (2) LOVE THIS PLACE is the class of the field, however the pacing mare has not been herself in quite some time; command a price.  (1) GET THE TERROR mare is very inconsistent from week to week but could be ready for an improved effort with a qualifier and a start under her belt.

Race 6

(2) CARDINAL WIND raced extremely well last out off a long layoff and should only improve off that effort.  (1) POWERFUL COMMANDER five-year-old stallion has the talent but needs a smooth trip.  (4) SPEEDY ALBER gelding comes into the race with a lot of question marks but takes a huge drop in competition.

Race 7

(7) WINDOW WIPER mare takes a huge drop in class and will be very tough to beat with a good effort.  (4) MACKENZIE'S POWER veteran mare has a history of racing big off a layoff and will offer a big price.  (3) SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR mare bumps up in class but did race well last out.

Race 8

In a very tough race to handicap (7) MYKINDAPRINCESS four-year-old pacing mare is one of few with upside in the race.  (9) PARKLANE SPARKLE has flashed the most ability in the field but has had a tough time late when it matters most.  (3) SIMPLY BURBON has shown good closing ability in an inconsistent field.

Race 9

(1) BET ON HIM gelding has a lot of question marks coming off a break and a scratch.  If the pacer is right he paces past the field late.  (5) JUSTLIVINTHEDREAM has not won in a very long time but has been knocking on the door and needed his last start.  (6) CAMWISER has been a force at this level but has burned cash in three straight; use caution.

Race 10

(7) ADAMS HANOVER will be looking to drop and pop; fires early.  (2) DIXIE'S BOY faces much tougher but has a ton of upside; threat.  (1) LITTLE HANK looks to be in line for a ground saving trip but is probably best used underneath.

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