by Bob Pandolfo
USTA Handicapper Bob Pandolfo offers his picks for the Sunday, April 3 card at Balmoral Park, including the $25,000 Pick 4, part of the USTA Strategic Wagering program.
3MIGHTY OAKS STAR5-1
4BOBS MINUTE MAID5-2
MIGHTY OAKS STAR gets a better post and may be worth a price in a race with unreliable chalk…COASTISCLEAR comes off a nice win against a similar field…BOBS MINUTE MAID classy 11 year old was once a win machine but is 0 for 11 so far this year and only won 2 races in 25 starts last year, but has a shot here….TWILIGHT DELIGHT finished fast in last.
6STATELY DU RITE6-1
ANTHONYSKYWALKER qualified sharply for new barn and may have turned a corner.
GENCOR’S ZTAM takes a key drop and draws inside of main rival ONE CHASER, who has a shot despite the post.
2GIDDY UP BOY**8-5
3MY KIND OF TOWNE2-1
GIDDY UP BOY moves into 30% barn off the claim.
PLANNED ATTACK may have needed return, edge…SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY drops and is a threat despite post…PARKINGONBORADWALK is also facing weaker and can improve.
6THRILLS SUGAR BUZZ7-2
GILLY HO may be the best of a slow field.
5FOX VALLEY SEDONA4-1
REDHOT HART comes off a layoff but has a shot here…JANET ROSE is the only filly in this statebred stakes race with a win over this track and she has two
9UNDER THE STARS7-2
6GLES FANCY FACE8-1
UNDER THE STARS had no shot trying to close off a snail’s pace 1:03 half in last, but beat similar two back…PSYCHED has a case of seconditis but fits well here…KID CORMAC comes off an improved effort.
1BRIAR GOES WEST7-2
BRIAR GOES WEST broke in last, two back was a solid uncovered effort, gets a key driver change to leading driver Oosting.
YANKEE ROAD was first over in second career start and flattened out but it was an improvement over her first start, upset chance…MONEY RUNNER is the sharpest but draws post 10…WHAT’SALITTLERAIN is 0 for 24 but has speed.
BEST BET: GIDDY UP BOY 4th Race
Pandy’s Pick 4 Play:
$1 Pick 4 Races 7-10
1-3-4 with 2-3-9 with 1-3 with 3-10 = $36.00