07/25/2014 5:17PM

Balmoral: Sunday 7/27 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (29 - 50 / $119.60): FOX VALLEY QATAR (6th)

Spot Play: SUMMER SHANDY (7th)


Race 1

(7) ENCHANTRESS LADY is one of two horses racing uncoupled for the trainer.  The Well bred 4-year-old mare will look to make it three wins in as many starts.  (2) KY LUCKY  two-year-old was the driver's choice but does face older along with a much better field.   (9) SPEEDY ALBER went a good effort in his second start back off the layoff but gets a tough post to navigate from.

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Race 2

(1) MIRIAM'S JET lightly raced filly draws inside but is a very inconsistent from week to week.  Her first start of the year was by far her best effort and she would need something similar to that.  (3) MYSTICAL NECTAR didn't miss by much at Hoosier last start and has lots of room for improvement.  (10) FOOLISH BEHAVIOR probably won't be pushed too hard from a tough post with lots of races ahead in only her third lifetime start.  However it appears the two-year-old has the most ability and upside in the field.

Race 3

(7) SCAT KITTY CAT mare comes off a scratch but if the mare is ready she could be tough to catch; fires early.  (1) LUVALADY has some gait issues but is well bred and could be turning a corner; threat.  (8) ALLPOWERNOEMOTION two-year-old colt faces older in his second lifetime start but can handle this group with some racing luck.

Race 4

(8) FOX VALLEY YOKO filly gets sent out for red-hot trotting connections and should only improve in his third lifetime start.  (5) FOX VALLEY HARRAH will offer a big price and kicked home nicely last out.   (4) PERSUASIVE LOOK raced evenly last week but gets a good post to save some ground before shaking loose late.

Race 5

(4) IM A DAN FOOL four-year-old gelding had no business just missing last out off of dull cover.  A repeat of that effort earns him his second win of the year.  (6) I'M REAL GOOD tough to leave the connections off the ticket lately; fires early.  (3) READY has really started to show some promise in his last three.

Race 6

(6) FOX VALLEY QATAR two-year-old trotter will look to cash a good payday staying undefeated and put in an exceptional effort last out.  The gelding looked like a seasoned pro in only his third lifetime start.  (3) RT HABENERO could be a player late with a smooth trip from a great post.  (2a) SOUTHERNCOMFORTZONE raced greenly last out first up showing good fight late.  Two year-old has plenty of plenty of room to improve.

Race 7

(4) SUMMER SHANDY driver opted to sit inside only to come with a ton of pace once shaking free last start.  The nice-looking pacer will offer a fair price and is the horse to beat with any kind of trip.  (3) CS EYE went a huge effort last start pacing a lifetime best; threat.  (5) ROLLINLIKEAHOTSHOT impeccably bred gelding has been improving with every start.

Race 8

(9) PURITY has been facing much tougher in Indiana.  Any one of her last two wins would run up the score against this field.  (5) THE BRUZILIAN BLUR mare takes a big drop in class but doesn't win often and will take heavy tote action. (8) GENTLE JANET is on the improve and one of few threats to the top choice.

Race 9

(2) JUST FOR FUN is a very risky play off the break last start.  The 4-year-old mare was in a perfect spot only to squander it.  If she minds her manners she can win her first start of the year.  (3) ROYAL TABS is a huge disappointment after showing promise as a 2-year-old but the well bred filly finds a very inconsistent field. (10) FANCY LABEL mare will need a lot of racing luck but could hit the ticket at a price.

Race 10

(6) MARMARIA filly gets a great driver change and will be given an aggressive drive.  (5) DREAM ROLL filly is starting to find her rhythm and does her best work late.  (2) PARK LANE CRYSTAL is 0 for the year and has burned cash in this spot multiple times, however the pacing mare adds lasix for the first time which could make a difference.

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