05/27/2014 12:13AM

Balmoral: Wednesday 5/28 Analysis + Pick Five ticket


Race 1 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool ($10,104 C/O)

Race 6 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Jeremey’s 50 cent Pick Five Ticket (Race 1):

2 / 1,4,5,7 / 1,2,5 / 8 / 3,4,5,6,7,8 = $36

Best Bet (17 - 26 / $73.40): CRUELLA DE VILLE (4th)

Spot Play: FOX VALLEY VETO (7th)

Race 1

(2) PARKLANE SPARKLE well bred filly has a ton of potential and just needs to stay pacing to hit the top spot.  (3) GET THE TERROR comes off a nice-looking qualifier and finds an inexperienced field.  (6) SANDCASTLE GIRL three-year-old makes her career debut for a trainer that sends them ready off the bench.

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Race 2

(4) B MAN went a big effort just getting picked off by a very talented rival last out.  The 4-year-old stallion might have turned a corner.  (5) ROYAL TABS filly hasn't come back to her sophomore year quite right, however the 3-year-old could be ready for an improved effort.  (7) NESSIE'S BOY is two for two on the year but could need more against better.

Race 3

(5) CARNOUSTIE made an unfortunate break last out right as the mare was timing the gate to leave for position.  The pacer has beaten tougher and should be up for a much better effort than last.  (2) KITTY O'BRIEN is starting to heat up unleashing a big brush first over last start.  The mare is one dimensional and needs some pace to close into.  (1) ACT OF MAGIC wasn't the same last out despite the win.  The 5-year-old pacer goes for new connections but could be on the downswing.

Race 4

(8) CRUELLA DE VILLE well bred filly makes her second career start off a nice effort.  The 3-year-old should be much sharper with a start under her belt.  (9) LIL WILLIE J trotting colt has showed good gate speed in his brief career and should get a good spot out of the gate.  (10) QUAZE closed up nicely in his most recent qualifier and will be ready to go in his first lifetime start.

Race 5

(8) WELL DUNE was a game winner last out against a similar field.  (7) BIRD IN FLIGHT is close to turning it around for the new connections; threat.  (3) SUNSET DREAMER should have been much better last out but could hit the top spot in a fairly wide open field with a good trip.

Race 6

(8) KENNANS NANCY LEE mare should offer a big price off a layoff and gets sent out for new connections for the first time.  (7) FOX VALLEY SWIFT mare looks to be pacing faster than most of the field but gets a low percentage driver; use caution.  (1) TOPVILLE BRIDGETTE mare goes for red hot connections and looks to be in line for a good trip.

Race 7

(3) FOX VALLEY VETO would have been an easy winner first time out but made a break popping the pocket.  The sophomore trotter should be primed for a big effort second start back.  (5) VIN has a big closing move if the 3-year-old can stay trotting; threat.  (6) GRAY N CLOUDY makes his third start back off a layoff and showed a lot of ability last out against older.

Race 8

(1a) LOOK MA NO HANDS had a ton of pace last start from a tough post.  The pacer will be flying early but needs to ration out his speed for his best chance.  (7) JUSTLIVINTHEDREAM looks to be in a big-time funk but finds a weak and inconsistent field; threat.  (5) ROCKME AMADEOUS is good at picking up the pieces late but needs the right set up.

Race 9

(5) TRULY WILD nice-looking gelding has yet to put it all together but could be on the right track for a new barn.  (4) PRAIRIE THUNDER needed his first start and will be much tighter second start back; big chance.  (1) AMERICAN PORTAIT the connections have been hot recently bringing in some nice-priced winners.


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