06/21/2014 5:03PM

Balmoral: Sunday 6/22 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (21 - 36 / $89.80): EASTER TEKA (5th)

Spot Play: MASTER OF EXCUSES (8th)


Race 1

(3) HIGH BALANCE filly owns an easy victory against a similar bunch and a good effort would do the trick. (4) WE ALL BLEED RED lightly raced filly is just rounding into shape and should be sitting on an improved effort.  (8) TWINMAPLE CANDACE two-year-old filly faces older but her qualifiers were super sharp.  The connections might be using the race as a tune-up but if her nose is on the gate and she leaves she could have the most ability.

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Race 2

(5) WINDSUN MONTECARLO is better on the big track and pops at a price every year. (3) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH is at a bit of a disadvantage with the short fields because of her racing style.  However the 4-year-old has the best late kick and just needs someone to push the pace early.  (1) DALLAS JONES has gotten the best of the top choice in her last two and has been sharp in recent. 

Race 3

(3) MACIE RAE filly is ultra consistent bringing her best every start so far.  (2) BAILEY'S WISH filly has progressed nicely in her last two and is one of few contenders in the race.  (6) ROLLETTE filly has some upside and appears to be closing the gap on the top two choice.

Race 4

(3) SECONDS LATER filly was given a perfect drive last out.  3-year-old faces a softer bunch and will look to set sail early.  (1) BONJOUR MADAM mare has been hitting the board with consistency and has an outside shot to upset with some racing luck.  (4) MEET ME TONIGHT filly has shown improvement and should get a good crack late.

Race 5

(6) EASTER TEKA has been trotting much faster against superior competition.  Any kind of effort like his last two beats this field.  (2) FANCY LABEL made a miscue last out but finds a spot to get a piece.  (7) B FLY MCQUEEN mare could be the only threat to the top choice if forwardly placed.

Race 6

(6) SHOOTINFORTHESTARS flashed some talent early on but hasn't taken the next step.  3-year-old still has some upside and should offer an enticing price.  (7) CONZO looks like the horse to beat on paper but has faltered at the worst times late.  (8) BIRD IN FLIGHT is 0 for the year but has turned it around in his last few and could get a decent spot off the gate.

Race 7

(2) PARKLANE SPARKLE disappointed last out racing greenly and I believe the filly could be better from off the pace.  The well bred pacer has a big motor and is the horse to beat.  (8) FOX VALLEY FLORA was  much better making one run from the back last out and just needs to find a way into the race.  (9) ALWAYS TALKING has had some issues but the connections have been taking their time.  The 3-year-old has a nice proven pedigree and could be the sleeper in the race.

Race 8

(7) MASTER OF EXCUSES faces a much easier field and owns a big burst of speed, however the trotter has a tendency to fall apart late.  His best effort would make him tough to beat  (2) CARDINAL WIND  faces older but has been steadily improving and owns good closing ability.  (3) ROCK HOLLYWOOD could need a start despite the nice-looking qualifier.

Race 9

(6) FOX VALLEY ABSOLUT isn't the pacer she once was but should be able to handle this bunch with a smooth trip.  (1) GENTLE JANET mare has really blossomed into a consistent pacer; threat.  (2) KESONS ALLURE both of the mares' last efforts here on the big track have been very good.

Race 10

(5) GALACTIC STAR has been unstoppable at this level for the connections; short price.  (1) LD'S DASH the driver squandered a golden opportunity last out unable to find racing room after a pocket trip.  The pacer was terrific just missing and gets a huge driver change.  (9) ME TARZAN didn't like the track last out and was a game winner the start prior.

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