10/21/2013 11:55PM

Balmoral: Wednesday 10/23 Analysis


Race 7 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: ZUMBA (6TH)



Race 1  

In an inconsistent field, (7) FOV VALLY LOTUS is one of the better trotters in the race but did make a break last time out and needs to mind his manners.  (1) MINERVA BI draws the rail and has the most upside in the race if she stays trotting.  (8) NIDAROS faces younger and has shown a good burst in the past. 

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Race 2  

(5) LIL AL BUNDY put in a very good acclimating mile last out kicking home nicely against better; threat.  (4) INCREDIBLY SPORTY had a ton of pace late and could probably win with a smooth trip.  (6) DUNSIDE ART wasn’t good at all last out but does keep a red hot driver. 

Race 3  

(2) HANDN HAILEYLCB makes her first start for a new barn and is in a really weak field.  (10) SIX EASY HOTSPUR is saddled with a tough post but has been racing gamely.  (6) IMNOTASONOFABEACH has some positives going for him, including second time Lasix, and comes off a winning qualifier. 

Race 4  

(9) FOUR HOUR NAP looks to be faster and more talented than most of the field.  (5) FAITH AND TRUST has been racing better despite being 0-for the year; threat.  (2) FOX VALLEY TRINITY starts for the first time in a new barn off a victory but would need more to hit the top spot. 

Race 5  

(3) FOX VALLEY ARROW takes a significant drop in class and was the drivers choice; versatile.  (9) MY MUSCLEMAN was a well rated winner last out and could have more to offer if he blasts off the gate.  (6) CLEVER UPSTART has put in two good efforts in a row and just needs a good trip to hit the board. 

Race 6  

(4) ZUMBA has been facing much tougher recently and should be a big contender late with a fast pace up front.  (3) KISS ON THE LIPS has won three out of four and keeps the top driver.  (2) FOX VALLEY ISABELA did make up a lot of ground late last out and could also use fast fractions to close into. 

Race 7  

(1) BURSTING BLAZE draws the rail and has been racing gamely.  (4) BESTNOTGETINMYWAY has done really well in this class all year long and should offer a great price.  (2) LARRY’S PLACE has been more consistent as of late and was really good last out, but has been known to throw in a clunker just when you think he’s a safe bet.  

Race 8  

(3) CLASSY CHASSY has only one win on the year but does pick up the red hot Oosting, who has to be accounted for nightly.  (1) ITZ ALIVE has been trotting faster than most of the field, drops in class and could hit the top spot with the right trip despite being winless on the year.  (10) HITITHARD is the other dropper in the contest and just needs to find a way into the race without using too much early on. 

Race 9  

(3) MATTPARAZI comes off a wire to wire victory for his first career win in dominating fashion.  Everybody else is racing for second with a repeat of his last effort.  (1) CHEYENN SHARK has some upside and draws the rail again; use underneath.  (5) DOMINANT KING has been racing well.  Watch to see if he’s lagging the gate before using on top. 

Race 10 

(7) KENNANS NANCY LEE exploded home from a tough starting spot last out and just might be starting to get on a roll.  (1) SHES ASTREOS has beaten this field before and gets a great starting post with options.  (3) BOILER HEIDI HO is always a heavy favorite in this class and offers low value; use caution.