11/05/2013 12:27AM

Balmoral: Wednesday 11/6 Analysis


Race 7: $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (54 - 114 / $194.20): PHOTO SURPRISE (2ND) 

Spot Play: FULL SERVICE (10TH)

Race 1  

(1) MARK MARA makes his second career start off a nice effort, picks up the top driver and has lots of room for improvement. (3) CHEYENN SHARK comes off a scratch but was sharp prior. (8) SEA ART went a big three-quarters-of-a-mile last out and has been starting to turn a corner; adds first time Lasix.

Race 2 

(3) PHOTO SURPRISE lays over the field and will dominate if he stays trotting. (6) NINO MARINO went a big effort last out while racing gamely. (7) BIG BAD BOB has trotted some good miles this year but was no match for the top choice last out.

Race 3  

In a very weak field with few contenders, (5) SB BETTYS IDEAL needed her last two starts and raced well. (1) HIGH SCORE HEIST draws the rail off a game effort and should save some ground before shaking loose late. (3) BLUE SAPPHIRE has just raced evenly so far but has shown some improvement in each start.

Race 4  

(1) IMNOTASONOFABEACH has faced much tougher this year and should be ready for a big effort. (4) WINGS is the other contender in the race and she’s pacing faster than most of the field. (9) SUSAN SARANDUNE never broke a sweat last out breaking her maiden. The 2-year-old will need more; use underneath.

Race 5 

(3) WIMPY DOODLE has had a lot of bad racing luck but finds a very suspect field; big chance. (7) DUNSIDE ART drew off impressively last out and probably should be considered the horse to beat. (1) PRINCE SHOOTER has breaking issues but is a sleeper in the race if he stays pacing.

Race 6  

(1) LOOKABOUT gets the best post and looks to find a soft spot to get his second career victory. (7) UPBYFIVE has a good burst of speed off the gate and could be the only threat to the top choice. (3) RACHELS BLACKJACK three-year-old colt has some positive angles, including third start back off a layoff.

Race 7  

(1a) SEXY CARD SHARK had no business winning last week but not even the bad post can stop her if she races back to that effort. (2) LIZZABELLE has a big post advantage on the top choice and will look to steal away early. (6) ROCK GROUPIE consistently burns cash and lacks desire to win despite pacing fast miles; command a price.

Race 8 

In a very wide open race that is extremely tough to handicap, (2) NONVERBAL HANOVER just missed last time and now draws the rail; keeps top driver. (4) EVIL URGES has the speed and ability to hit the top spot but should probably be used underneath. (7) MISCHIEVOUS JESSE has been sharp in his last few and can win a variety of ways.

Race 9  

(5) CELTIC DIVA looks terrible on paper but is fast enough to beat this group if she decides to stay pacing. (7) RJ’S IRISH LASSIE has been racing gamely but doesn’t win that often. ‌(2) FANCY FREE does her best work from off the pace and could use an early speed to improve her chances.

Race 10 

(10) FULL SERVICE was huge last out taking no prisoners before battling tooth and nail all the way to the wire. The nice looking 3-year-old was making her first start off a layoff and should be tighter. (8) ROSIES DELIGHT finds a very weak field and is one of the better horses in the race. (6) EARTHLY DESIRE raced well last out kicking home nicely; needs more.