08/28/2015 4:17PM

Balmoral: Sunday 8/30 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (37 - 56 / $136.20): HOMICIDE HUNTER (1st)

Spot Play: PLATINUM ROCKS (2nd)


Race 1

(3) HOMICIDE HUNTER is racing for a lot less money this week but will look to keep his undefeated season alive.  (1) MASTER OF EXCUSES has been consistent as of late.  The trotter owns a good late kick and gets the best post.  (2) EASTER TEKA has been racing gamely at this track despite tiring badly after shipping to Canada last start; use underneath.

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Race 2

In a wide open and evenly matched race, (7) PLATINUM ROCKS is a well bred filly that should like this spot much better and will offer a big price.  (6) SILVERSTARVICTORIA has flashed some ability but was very dull last start.  (4) GOING SHOOTEN filly showed some improvement last start and finds a weak field.

Race 3

(9) LIMA PIZZAZ didn't race well off a four day layoff last out but was an easy winner at this level the start prior.  (2) HOLIDAY SAINT well bred trotter gets a good post against much weaker.  (5) MYSTICAL BRAT filly also takes a big drop in competition but has yet to show a burst of speed.

Race 4

(7) SKYWAY BILLY tough to endorse a horse 0 for 26 on the year, however the pacer has been much better in his last two starts despite tiring late last out.  (5) TERRORIZE THE MOON three-year-old pacer went a big effort from off the pace last week.  If the pacer races like that again he's a threat.  (4) PAST THE SHOOTER was just even last out against a similar bunch; command a price.

Race 5

(1) LUCKY DALI freshman filly pacer had some sneaky late pace last week and should be primed for an improved effort third start back.  (5) SANDY WIN showed really nice improvement last week; threat.  (2) MONTANA REI was the driver's choice and showed a good burst of speed last week.

Race 6

(4) EXTRAVAGANT ART takes a significant drop in class; big chance.  (2) TEA PARTY PATRIOT the driver opted elsewhere but the pacer has been racing gamely.  (6) LIFE IS GOOD TODAY veteran pacer is 0 for the year; command a price.

Race 7

(8) BONJOUR MADAM mare showed a nice burst of speed at Maywood and has been racing better than her lines indicate.  (7) VIVA VENTURI mare has progressed nicely and could be gaining confidence off a career effort.  (4) SEA WATCHER mare has just been racing evenly but faces a slightly softer bunch.

Race 8

(8) JD CHEESE two-year-old trotter should be closer turning for home against a weak and inconsistent field.  (1) TODGER gets sent out for capable connections with the best post; threat.  (2) SCAT KITTY CAT was the driver's choice and showed a lot of ability last week despite the miscue.

Race 9

(8) GIMMEAZZZMOOCH will look to drop and pop against a really weak field.  (3) KIMBERLEY R has also been facing slightly tougher and is capable of pacing a good mile.  (5) WESTERN BOUDOIR was sharp last out but needs more; use underneath.

Race 10

(3) FOX VALLEY NORMAN could be freshened up for a big effort from a capable barn.  (5) WESTERN DEAL gets sent out for a hot barn and will be used aggressively.  (8) NANCYS SKYSCAPE had some late pace last week but only owns one win on the year.

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