05/02/2014 5:37PM

Balmoral: Sunday 5/4 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (11 - 15 / $47.20): FANCY LABEL (6th)

Spot Play: GENTLE JANET (2nd)


Race 1

(8) NANCY'S SKYSCAPE was a game winner first start in a new barn and could have more to offer.  (2) FOX VALLEY IVAN the connections are sending out some sharp horses; threat.  (6) BRUSH THIRTEEN draws a better post and should be closer turning for home.

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Race 2

(5) GENTLE JANET raced gamely against better and finds a suspect field.  (3) LIZZABELLE mare has good gate speed and has been second in every start this year; fires early.  (4) VIVA VENTURI drew off against a weak field last out and could have gained some confidence.

Race 3

(7) GREEN ACRES gets a huge driver change and has shown a good late kick in the past.  (3) CARDINAL CLASSY filly makes her third start back off a layoff and should be primed for a good effort.  (1) THE SPEED OF WHITE mare broke her maiden last out in her eighty-second career start.  The 6-year-old trotter went wire to wire and will try the same tactic.

Race 4

In a field with few contenders (7) BONJOUR MADAM just needs a patient drive to sweep past late.  (4) HOPENPROMISES made up a bunch of lengths against better and has a good chance at hitting the ticket.  (2) LIL ANNIE Indiana bred filly tired badly in her sophomore debut but is one of few with upside in the race.

Race 5

(4) MISSCHIPBYART mare made a break and lagged the gate last out, however the 5-year-old pacer makes her second start in a hot barn.   (7) ACT OF MAGIC was an easy winner in her last two starts and seems to be improving.  (6) OSAGE mare hasn't been in racing shape to start the year off but was much better than this field last year.

Race 6

(2) FANCY LABEL went a huge effort last out, faces a much easier field, and just needs a smooth trip to cash.  (7) RAPHAELL raced poorly last out but was sharp the start prior.  The well bred trotter finds a suspect field and could hit the ticket with a good effort.  (5) FOX VALLEY SIENNA also should have been better last out.  The 7-year-old has just been racing evenly but has shown a decent burst of speed a few starts ago.

Race 7

(3) BIG CITY JEWEL well bred 3-year-old has the most ability in the race and should be involved early. (1a) RIP N ROCK sprinted a big last quarter last out to a game opponent and was the driver's choice; threat.  (1) WALKING TALL gelding finally came to pace racing gamely from start to finish.  The gelding gets another good post and has room to improve.

Race 8

(9) ALLAMERICAN SOLO takes a huge drop in class dropping in for a tag.  The veteran pacer does his best work really late.  (7) WESTERN DEAL is also back in a claimer and was a game winner in this condition a few starts ago.  (4) RICKY BOBBIE gelding has been sharp just missing last out.  Four-year-old pacer will try and secure a trip up close to the pace.

Race 9

(8) HERE'S JOHNNY impeccably bred trotter has yet to get his picture taken this year but has been knocking on the door.  (1) MASTER OF EXCUSES gets the best post in a field full of question marks.  The trotter has a big burst of speed but needs a smooth trip.  (5) SEMPER FIT gelding has been outkicked in almost every start and needs to find more late.  The homebred should offer a big price in a wide open race.

Race 10

(9) KIMBERLY R needs an aggressive drive but finds an ideal spot to do some damage.  (4) ARTS-ROCKSTAR mare doesn't look good on paper but has some back class in a weak field. (2) FOX VALLEY RUBY mare was a game winner last out showing pace on both ends of the mile but has yet to show much consistency; command a price.

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