08/07/2015 1:34PM

Balmoral: Sunday 8/9 Analysis


Race 7 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (34 - 52 / $126.20): BIG EXPENSE (4th)

Spot Play: FOX VALLEY ANDY (5th)


Race 1

(8) LOCKPORT LEGEND was really sharp last week being used multiple times.  (9) LITTLE MISS TORIE has shown a big burst of speed and was the driver's choice.  (2) SNEACRET HANOVER filly stayed right with the top choice last week and for a moment looked like she was going by.

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Race 2

(5) FOX VALLEY QATAR gelding will offer the biggest price of his career against state bred competition. The 2-year-old champ just needs to stay trotting for a piece.   (6) SOUTHERN SPECIAL has shown big ability when he minds his manners; threat.   (4) BULLDOG BENJI set a lifetime mark last out and looks to be improving with every start.

Race 3

(5) VITAL TERROR has been racing gamely earning a nice victory against similar last week.  (6) SUNSET DREAMER has trouble keeping up on the far turn, but has a knack for kicking it in late.  (4) KOSTAS WINE will offer a nice price facing easier.

Race 4

(3) BIG EXPENSE well bred trotter will look to make it three straight to kick off his career.  (4) AMAZED went a really nice effort last week just tiring a bit late.  (9) FOX VALLEY HARRAH filly has been facing tougher but is a bit inconsistent from week to week.

Race 5

(8) FOX VALLEY ANDY should finally get an honest pace to close into against softer.  (7) TIM'S FINALE five-year-old should be sharper in his second start back off a layoff.  (5) ALLAMERICAN MOTIVE was the top driver's choice of four and also should be better second start over the track.

Race 6

(1) HALLELUJAH FLIGHT made a break last out bet down as one of the favorites.  The pacer should offer value in a wide open race.  (2) LEO was the driver's choice and has some potential in his third career start.  (3) THE DALI'S LLAMA has been knocking on the door in recent but has lacked stamina late; command a price.

Race 7

(7) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR was the driver's choice and is capable of a big effort at this track.  (4) LUCKY CRUSADER was a game winner down in class a few weeks ago; threat.  (1) FIRST CLASSALLTHWAY gets the best post for capable connections.

Race 8

In a weak field full of question marks, (8) DREAMS OF HER the well bred filly could be primed for a big effort against a suspect bunch.   (5) SOUTHERN APPEAL gelding is probably the horse to beat but has been very disappointing in his last few lacking pop late; command a price.  (3) EXPLOSIVE POWER three-year-old has a nice pedigree and has room to improve.

Race 9

(6) ROCKNROLL CRYSTAL was never given a chance last week taken back to last given a very chilly drive after racing gamely being used multiple times the week prior.  The filly pacer is a major player with a smooth trip.  (5) FOX VALLEY PIPA doesn't look the best on paper and has had trouble lagging the gate, however the 4-year-old owns a big brush when timed right.  (10) BONJOUR MADAM has yet to win on the year but could offer value underneath in the gimmicks.

Race 10

(7) PEACELOVEPACE will offer a big price and owns some nice wins at this level on the year.  The pacing mare does her best racing upfront; fires early.  (3) SEEKIN FOR GALMOUR mare could be freshened up after some time off facing much weaker; threat.  (2) SHAKEITTOTHEMOON set a lifetime mark last out at Maywood and will be right there with a similar effort.

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