10/15/2012 3:18PM

Balmoral: Wednesday 10/17 Analysis


Best Bet:  RT SKYSCRAPER (6th)   Spot Play: ASTOR SHARK (7th)

Race 1

(8) DRY CREEK FLING really showed something last start just missing to a game winner.  (5) MYSTICAL EMOTION no wins on the year but he does get second and third a lot. 3yr old filly finds a very soft field. (1) BATTLESHOE PLAY doesn't show a lot but gets the best post.  2yr old is facing older and could be in line for a ground saving trip.

Race 2

(2) OHTOBEAVET  was dead game last week flying out of the gate from post ten; short price.  (3) SHOTGUN SHACK shows talent looks like 2yr old might have been sick a week. Gelding could be sitting on a big effort.  (7) NEVERENDING STORY  broke last start but isn't in against much and looks to have room for improvement.

Race 3

(2) CASINO COMP has post advantage against main competition and gets second time lasix which is a plus; vulnerable late  (9) MARGINAL put in a big rally last start to get the victory.  Mare looks to be versatile and could improve off last effort (8) JULIANAS GIRL closed up nicely last race against top choices.

Race 4

(5) FOX VALLEY RAINIER made a break on the lead last out, but shows some good efforts a few starts back in this class  (10) BOEING has to be considered a threat after just missing last start from the same post.  (9) JOHNATHONS SCOOTER looks to just race evenly and has lacked pop in last two starts.

Race 5

In a very tough race to handicap I like the consistency of (2) ACCOKEEK MERCURY she shows no miscues and has made the most money.   (9) MISS BELLA has won two in a row impressively wiring the fields, but would need to go faster.   (3) CLASSIC NORMA JEAN ships in from Pennsylvania after trying some very tough competition.  2 yr old filly is facing older but looks to have the pedigree and talent to compete.

Race 6

(1) RT SKYSCRAPER  was tired late chasing a game winner last out.  3yr old filly looks to be racing faster than most.  (4) YOU'RE ON A ROLL has looked good qualifying but has broke both times under the lights.  He just needs to stay flat and he has a good chance to hit the board.  (5) DALLAS JONES has been facing better and has room for improvement.

Race 7

(6) ASTOR SHARK made two moves last start before tiring a bit late.  Gelding likes to be forwardly placed and is a threat. (10) METRO LAD  gets the worst post and needs to float for position off the gate for his best chance.  (8) NANCYS SKYSCAPE put in a excellent effort last start and looks to be improving.

Race 8

(1) MISS PAT WEISAR made an uncharacteristic break last start but was sharp prior.  (9) FURIOUS FIVE is posted outside but shows the gate speed to get involved early and has been on a roll recently.  (6) WAITING AND HOPING  had a very tough trip at Maywood but it was an outstanding effort.

Race 9

(5) AMEN AMEN  is coming off a disappointing effort last start but gelding could provide some value if he bounces back.  3yr old gelding has a good post and looks to be in an easier spot.  (9)  LOCK HER N CRUZ has the talent but shows miscues. (10) PERFECTLY PEACHY has a bad post but could be charging late and could use a fast pace to chase.

Race 10

(1) MADE TO BE  was overused last start tiring in the stretch.  4yr old mare gets the best post and a repeat of her effort two back would do the trick.  (2) ALL THESE THINGS raced a game second last out coming first up.  Well bred filly makes her third start for new trainer and should move forward. (6) AIN'TGOTALOTON put in a late burst last start to dead heat for the win.  3yr old filly also has room to improve.


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