Balmoral Park Pick-4, Races 7-10, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
One more reminder for those following us regularly and a note to those just coming aboard: keep a list of the horses played to win (those 4-1 and up is the suggestion but you can start at any comfortable level) and check the Balmoral and the Maywood entries regularly to see if those horses are entered in races other than those we cover on the weekends. Many times our choices return to race and win when we do not include them or they are not involved in our current available events. Don’t miss extraordinary win prices, which some have been recorded paying.
$2 play: 5, 8 / 5 / 4 / 5 = $4
Race 7: (5) Ohnoyoudidnt has major excuses while performing well recently and fits perfectly into this condition. You have to trust that unless she changes her style she will be making one big move to engage the field but she should do it at a good price and the will to success. (8) Indian Creek Katie is well over the conditions and her win after a layoff shows she may be rejuvenated from some bumpy times in Indiana.
Race 8: (5) Bubbler leads a field of uncertainty while asking for our trust that being scratched sick will not affect this performance. She won dropping down and comes back up but this field is not much better than the one she dropped down in class to beat. She did well at this level so she may now be ready to handle a ragged crew.
Race 9: (4) Hitithard is another best of the rest and almost a choice by default. But a 4-1 choice, should the morning line hold true, could be an easy catch on the road to a big ticket. He was certainly well backed in his last race.
Race 10: (5) My Dream Mara has been poised to win at this level and everyone saw it last time when he went off at 7-2 off of a drop in class where she was 22-1 and an underlay. Sitting mid pack here is the perfect spot to get comfortable and launch late enough to finish first, hopefully as we will, with a good win price and the Pick-4.
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