12/31/2012 3:37PM

Balmoral: Wednesday 1/2 Analysis


Race 7 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: EVIL URGES (6th)   

Spot Play: B KEEPER (8th)



Race 1

(4) LD'S DASH had a troubled trip last out but showed a good burst prior; big chance.  (7) DESERT COWBOY finds a really suspect field and owns one good burst.  (8) CUMONMAN BLUEGRASS was out closed last out and now finds himself posted outside; use underneath.

Race 2

(3) MSRICHSTYLE mare should offer good value and may be a touch faster than the field.  (6) RT SKYSCRAPER comes off a scratch and will probably be over bet; use caution.  (4) CHARIOTS AFIRE filly makes her career debut off a good qualifier.

Race 3

(7) YANOYANOMENOW five-year-old appears to find a very soft field.  (2) SAND RUSKIN gelding had an excellent first start off the layoff and should improve.  (1) PARTYATBARTSPLACE made a couple of miscues but showed good speed.  Gelding could win easily if he stays flat.

Race 4

(7) FEEL LIKE DANCING filly put in a tremendous debut last out and should only improve. (6) FOX VALLEY ROCHER filly has big upside and could be stakes-caliber; big threat.  (1) DALLAS JONES filly showed a good move last out to get by a game filly.

Race 5

(8) WAITING AND HOPING is always a threat and was used multiple times last out.  (2) PICKAPLACE TO PARK gets a good post and top driver/trainer combo.  (9) LCB SANDY mare is saddled with a bad post but the 4-year-old has some talent.

Race 6

(1) EVIL URGES had too far to come last time out but now gets the best post; short price.  (5) ANTS INER PANTS mare is really sharp right now and keeps stepping up; threat. (3) HEEZA NORDIC gelding has been awesome since the comeback and now gets a big test.

Race 7

(7) ITZALASSI put in a good effort last out battling for most of the mile and gets a big driver change.  (2) MACKENZIE'S POWER has now won two in a row in this class and gets another good post.  (3) RUSH OF EMOTION mare keeps improving slightly each week and could hit the board.

Race 8

(6) B KEEPER takes a drop in class and looks to have some gate speed. (2) CLASSY CHASSY also gets a drop in class.  Mare picks up top driver and a good post.  (3) HITITHARD seven-year-old is making his second start back off a layoff and owns some back class.

Race 9

(4) ILIKETHESUN mare has been knocking on the door and finds a weak field. (1) GAMBLE ON THE GIRL gets the best post in a suspect field and should get a much better trip than last out.  (2) BECKY B SKIPALONG should offer a big price after being empty last out but gets a good post and should get a good trip.

Race 10

(3) KITTY O'BRIEN mare has now put in two outstanding efforts in a row; short price.  (4) BANJOE HOTSPUR might prefer the half mile track better but I believe he is sitting on a big effort one of these weeks. (7) BOILER HEIDI HO ten-year-old mare loves to hit the board and is versatile.

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