10/28/2013 4:35PM

Balmoral: Wednesday 10/30 Analysis


Race 7 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (52 - 111 / $186.80): ZUMBA (9th)

Spot Play: JUSTINE’S PRIDE (6th)


Race 1

In a very weak and suspect field (1) YO-ZURI draws the rail and flashed talent a few weeks ago.  (2) HILLCREST DYNAMITE also gets a good post and adds lasix for the first time.  (5) DUNSIDE ART 2-year-old faces older but does keep the top pilot and was flying late after being shuffled last out.

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Race 2

(7) BLUERIDGE ADAH made up a ton of ground after being far back last out.  The 4-year-old mare probably needed the start and could show improvement.  (6) ROMANTIC LEGACY filly also made up some ground last out and should be closer turning for home in a very bad field.  (8) LIFE ON THE ROW two-year-old should offer a big price and does have some ability.

Race 3

(6) FOX VALLEY VETO gelding will offer better value than the favorite and if he can stay trotting it could be his time to shine with the added lasix.  (1) PHOTO SURPRISE freshman trotter has won two straight, draws the best post, and gets the benefit of the best driver.  (4) BIG BAD BOB gelding is versatile and just needs a smooth trip to get a piece.

Race 4

(3) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH filly has excelled at the big track besides not handling the tracks surface well in her last few.  If the connections can find a solution she can beat the favorite.  (2) CRUISENCAMPER filly has the desire to win and just needs to avoid a speed battle to be right on the wire.  (1) FOX VALLEY TRIINITY raced really well for a new barn last out and should save some ground before shaking loose late.

Race 5

In a very tough race to handicap (6) NONVERBAL HANOVER has proven connections and the red hot top driver.  (3) EVIL URGES gelding has not been the same trotter this year and does not like to be hit with the whip, however he still can trot some good miles.  (1) BENNS SCORE KEEPER looks to be the better part of the entry but has just been racing evenly; use underneath.

Race 6

(8) JUSTINE'S PRIDE could be the sleeper in the race and should offer a huge price off her last line where she hooked wheels.  The mare was an easy winner a start prior.  (6) KENNANS NANCY LEE mare has been really sharp in her last two, a repeat of those efforts makes it three straight.  (2) BECKY B SKIPALONG finds a very inconsistent field and has a good win record.

Race 7

In another very bad and inconsistent field (4) DOMINANT KING could be on go if he's on the gate; fires late.  (9) A C H S three-year-old has been knocking on the door, has gate speed, and the top driver.  (3) MATTPARAZI  tough to gauge what you will get out of this guy; command a price.

Race 8

In a field with few contenders (8) LOOKIN' AHEAD has been facing tougher at Hoosier and with some racing luck could score at a nice price.   (7) FOX VALLEY ARROW might try and blast to the lead again after a wire to wire victory last out.  (5) NEW ZION should have had more last out but did show a big burst of speed.

Race 9

(2) ZUMBA was snapped last out at the wire and will be tough to beat with a good trip.  (4) LOVERS HOLIDAY has been racing gamely for awhile but needs the right setup for his best chance; fires late.  (6) FOX VALLEY ISABELA the connections have been using their horses super-aggressive lately and I expect the same here.

Race 10

(6) CATMANDO veteran pacer makes his first start for new connections and has been racing gamely; short price.  (10) LUCKY PETERSON could have it figured out after having some breaking issues.  (1) OHYOUATEONETOO wasn't any good last out from the same spot but should be in line for an ideal trip.

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