Catskill Steve’s Picks: Aug. 17 BmlP

by “Catskill” Steve Terjanian

Catskill Steve offers his picks for the $25,000 Pick-4 at Balmoral Park on Aug. 17, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.

Balmoral Park Pick-4, Races 7-10, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

$1 play: 78/78/3/67 = $8


Race 7: (7) Victoria Ivy exploded late with :27.2 final quarter to roll by similar after facing tougher at Hoosier prior. (8) Gabby Rei made up a ton of ground from post eight to finish second behind top one last time. Filly had a tough uncovered trip in Ontario Sire Stake two back after setting a lifetime mark here three back and appears to be on an improving pattern.

Race 8: (8) Party Hangover Two paced a :55.2 middle half, making up good ground only to make unfortunate break against stakes company last time. Filly seems a step or two below the top Illinois bred sophomore fillies whom she’s battled most of the year but now gets in against older rivals and may have the ability to wear them down. (7) Don’t Flash Me returns to Balmoral at greatly reduced level following a solid try from post eight at Maywood. Has speed and could be live at a price.

Race 9: (3) Viper Blue Chip grinded gamely against strong winner last time. Trotter has raced well in both Balmoral starts and appears on edge.

Race 10: (7) Val’s Way is a sharp filly that has been victimized by tough trips in recent and raced gamely. (6) Meet Me Tonight comes off a fine effort in fast Hoosier mile and figures to be forwardly placed as she renews her rivalry with top one.

Good luck!

Back to Top

Share via