07/24/2015 3:26PM

Balmoral: Sunday 7/26 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (30 - 48 / $108.80): ST ELMO HERO (7th)

Spot Play: VIRGIN OFMY DREAMS (10th)


Race 1

(9) DALI TREASURE has been facing much tougher competition in Indiana.  If the pacer gets a smooth trip he's the horse to beat.  (5) POLISH JOLA picks up a top driver and finally showed some interest last week before fading late.  (2) WHISKERSONKITTENS filly makes her first start on the big track coming off a decent qualifier showing nice late kick.  The 2-year old should offer a big price and has nice upside.

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Race 2

(5) WRIGHTWOOD will look to make it three in a row for a nice chunk of change.  The freshman trotter has been fantastic in his first two.  (6) PASTOR CLINT nice looking colt wasn't far off to the top choice in his debut.  If he moves forward in his second career start he might be one of few threats to the heavy favorite.   (4) MR STRATA was excellent the start prior before coming up empty last out; command a price.

Race 3

(8) HOLDONWE'REROLLING two-year-old pacer has a nice maternal pedigree and could be ready for a better effort third start out.  (9) SAGEBRUSH SAM might offer value and faces weaker; fires early.  (4) FLIGHT OF SIAM showed significant improvement last week; threat.

Race 4

(8) PRAISE SINGER filly was impressive from a tough starting post earning an easy victory last start but will need to step her game up to win the final.   (6) VENGEFUL hasn't been challenged yet and will look to ration out her speed; fires early.   (7) RECOVERY MODE filly might have more to offer but needs to mind her manners.

Race 5

(7) HALLELUJAH FLIGHT should offer a nice price shipping in from Hoosier.  The pacer has yet to win in eight career starts, however the trainer has brought in some big prices in this scenario before.  (10) MR MATLOCK lightly raced 4-year-old put in a really nice effort for a victory last week and has plenty of room to improve.  (6) LEO three-year-old gelding looks have some ability and should be better in his second career start.

Race 6

(4) LC'SNMOTION has really started to blossom in her last few and some nice late pace last start.   (6) PERSAUSIVE LOOK drew off impressively last out showing a new dimension leaving for position early.   (1) FOX VALLEY YOKO has been a little inconsistent from week to week but is capable of winning all the dough.  The trotter owns multiple wins over this same bunch.

Race 7

(5) ST ELMO HERO veteran pacer was good enough to win last week if not for being blocked most of the stretch.  The classy 9-year-old was the top driver's choice and owns all the back class.   (3) RYLEIGH'S LILLY mare owns a huge brush when timed right but will need a good setup to beat the boys.  (2) WHY ASK WHY five-year-old is talented but appears to be over his head; use underneath.

Race 8

(7) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH might be back to her old self after an impressive win in her last effort.  The pacing mare is versatile but will probably try and hit the top spot early again.  (6) OUR MISS LILY has just been racing evenly but gets sent out for a trainer capable of popping off big miles at any time.  (1) JOYFUL GAME mare has been sharp racing gamely every week.

Race 9

(2) MAPLE GROVE JOE is 0 for twenty-one lifetime but finds a field full of question marks off some improved efforts.  (9) DREAMS OF HER well bred 3-year-old filly has big upside in her second career start.  (3) NONE OF THAT STUFF has just been racing evenly but probably needed her last start.

Race 10

(1) VIRGIN OF MY DREAMS had nowhere to pace late last out or the results would have been much different.  (2) PRO SHOOTER pacing mare might be worth a claim coming off a nice-looking qualifier.  The 4-year-old has been off almost a year but could be ready against a weak field.  (8) RAVISHING IMAGE has been facing slightly better in Indiana and comes off a nice win; threat.

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