Catskill Steve offers his picks for the $20,000 Pick-4 at Balmoral Park on October 16, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Balmoral Park Pick-4, Races 7-10, Wednesday, October 16, 2013
$1 play: 3,6,8/1,3,6/1,4/3,6= $36
Race 7: (6) Kiss On The Lips is at career best off a game two-move win in lifetime-best mile. (3) Celtic Diva has made breaks in three of her last four starts at Maywood. Returns to the mile oval where she seems to race best at and is an upset possibility from this spot. (8) Lovers Holiday strong finishing mare showed a new dimension last time brushing to the top at the half and just failing to hold on losing to mare who had ground saving trip; likely to revert to her old style and is a late threat.
Race 8: (6) New Zion takes a key drop and is a nice spot to follow cover. (1) My Muscleman hasn't raced since August but returns off strong qualifier, gets the rail and has some back class. (3) Itz Alive comes into the race 0 for 22 on the year but gets first decent post in a while and is capable of wakeup mile.
Race 9: The (1) Seeyouatthefinish and (4) Cruisincamper are both sharper than these with the later continuing to look like a nice prospect wiring her field from 9-hole in fourth career start last time. Either could take it.
Race 10: (3) Come N Bet It comes off some game tries against tougher, drops and may grind one out at this level. (6) Bursting Blaze was parked to the top past 28.4 quarter, yielded to sit the pocket, narrowed in gamely late pacing 28 final panel to just miss in improved try at this reduced level. Appears the main threat.