05/13/2014 10:42AM

Balmoral: Wednesday 5/14 Analysis


Race 6 -$10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (13 - 20 / $52.80): PARK LANE CRYSTAL (7th)

Spot Play: NESSIES BOY (8th)


Race 1

(9) JESSE HILL sophomore trotter makes his career debut off a nice qualifier.  If the gelding can find a way into the race he should be a factor.  (4) MYSTICAL WISHES filly was driven very conservatively last out and the connections will probably want an aggressive drive to see what she's made of third start back.  (5) LOVIN YOU FOREVER well bred mare has flashed ability but is very inconsistent; use underneath.

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Race 2

(5) NICE PARTY was a game winner off a long layoff and should be much better second start back.  (7) IGETAGOODFEELING was just even last out but faces a much softer bunch.   (1) PARKLANE SPARKLE well bred filly comes off a nice qualifier, draws the best post, and gets sent out for a trainer who has them ready off the bench.

Race 3

(6) SARA THE SPY dominated a field that was light years ahead of this one last start; short price.  (4) RAPHAELL well bred trotter should use his gate speed to get a decent trip in a weak field.  (3) HOT ROD RILEY MAE mare owns some ability and could be keyed underneath.

Race 4

(3) FLUKIE FLIGHT has a bunch of positives including a huge driver change.  The nice-looking pacer has had some tough racing luck and gets sent out for new connections that have been hot.  (9) RIP N ROCK really stepped his game up last start.  The 3-year-old looks to be a good one and could just now be hitting his stride.  (6) DUNESIDE MIKE makes his third start back off a layoff and has room to improve.

Race 5

(5) VIN trotting colt will be looking to make it three straight.  The 3-year-old is a slow starter but has shown a big closing kick.  (1) TOUR HALL gets a negative driver change that could hurt late; fires early.  (3) SWISS MOCHA looks to be slowly improving and should offer value underneath.

Race 6

(7) PRAIRIE THUNDER watch the tote board early because the pacer went some eye popping miles not showing much on paper a few times last year.  The 4-year-old comes off a nice qualifier and finds a suspect field.  (5) ELIJAH'S JET has proved he can pace with this group and should offer a good price.  (4) EDEN WAY closed nicely last start but faces better.

Race 7

(6) PARK LANE CRYSTAL mare was much better last out and had some bad cover that cost her the victory.  (2) KIMBERLY R gets a good post and has been knocking on the door.   (8) ANIGHTWITHWILMA was the driver's choice and comes off a huge effort.

Race 8

(3) NESSIE'S BOY was an easy winner last time at the track and should be ready for a better effort.  (6) B MAN four-year-old stallion had a ton of trot last out but nowhere to go.  The trotter is a threat with any kind of a trip.  (2) MR MUSCLEMANIA gets sent out for a provisional driver and needs more against this bunch; use underneath.

Race 9

In a wide open race (6) ROCKME AMADEOUS has the ability to beat this field with the right setup.  (4) LOOK MA NO HANDS is an enigma for bettors because the pacer will probably run big or be completely empty; threat.  (7) BELL VALLEY ART has been huge in his last two but tough to gauge what kind of effort you will get from the pilot.

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