Catskill Steve offers his picks for the $25,000 Pick-4 at Balmoral Park on May 25 part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Balmoral Park Pick-4, Races 7-10, Sunday, May 25, 2014
$1 play: 689/25/357/25= $36
Race 7: (8) Gentle Janet had even pace finishing in fast paced mile after taking a lifetime mark two back. Four-year-old is at the top of her game now and can leave for position from post 8. (6) Kimberley R rarely wins but has been sharp against better fields. (9) Kendyl draws 9-hole but drops to winning level and could be live at a price with the right trip.
Race 8: (5) Igetagoodfeeling finished strongly to just miss last time after finishing a distant second to nice looking prospect in fast mile two back. Improving feeling appears to have the most upside of any in here and may roll by late. (2) Cuzimalegend lightly raced filly has chased stakes company in two of her three starts as a sophomore winning in the slop off perfect trip two back. Takes on older gals but finds a good spot and could be looking at another pocket trip.
Race 9: (3) Joyful Game (5) Arroya Blue Chip and (7) One Loud Ding are all racing in sharp form and finished first, second and fourth chasing each other in last.
Race 10: (2) Galactic Star was used hard brushing to the top against tougher, bottomed out chasing past a 1:23.4 three quarters and weakened down the stretch. Six-year-old returns to best level and finds a nice spot. (5) Ive Got The Key disappointed last time after putting in a giant effort two back in second start of the year. Veteran went some big miles here last year and is capable of rebounding at a price.