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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

   FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 AT BALMORAL

Best bet: Master Jeeves (1st race)

First Post-7:10 pm

FIRST: PACE, CLMG $4,000, ICF, PURSE $3,200:

HORSE (DRIVER)                ODDS  LAST 3

1  L-Master Jeeves, Warren  3-2  2 1 2

2  L!Timewell. De Long  3-1  3 4 7

6  L!Majestic Royale, De. Magee  4-1  4 3 3

8  L-Look Ma No Hands, Leonard  8-1  6 9 2

5  L-Larry’s Place, Wilfong  6-1  3 10 5

4  L-Heartland Liberty, Krueger  15-1  5 8 3

3  L!Jackson Berlow, Curtin  15-1  10 10 9

7  L-Yermanos, Hiteman  20-1  4 5 5

MASTER JEEVES raced big in defeat and a similar effort gets the job done tonight. TIMEWELL drops a notch and with his inside speed looks dangerous. MAJESTIC ROYALE another dropper who can go out and be on or close to the front.

SECOND: PACE, COND, NW 1. F & M, PURSE $4,000:

7  L-Pro Shooter, Warren  7-2  3 5 3

4  L-Cyber Gal, Da. Magee  3-1  *4 2 6

2  Molly Nicole, Brown  4-1  2 2 5

3  L-Eloquence, Anderson  4-1  7 3 3

6  Fox Valley Taylor, Hiteman  5-1  9 4 *2

5  Nitty Gritty, L. Miller  12-1  5 5 3

1  Unrivalled, Ry. Welch  15-1  8 2 7

PRO SHOOTER may get the cover she lacked and nail down her maiden win. CYBER GAL often in the thick of it and may have found the right spot to end a 0-for-25 career start. MOLLY NICOLE looks like a capable fit from the inside.

THIRD: TROT, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 5, PURSE $4,100:

6  L-So Photogenic, Seekman  5-2  3 2 4

1a  !My Muscleman, Ry. Welch  3-1  8 8 7

1  Mr Musclemania, R. Warren  3-1  6 9 *1

5  L-Nessie’s Boy, De Long  7-2  2 8 6

2  Hot Rod Riley Mae, Leonard  4-1  7 6 4

4  M And M’s Secret, Hiteman  6-1  2 8 3

7  L-KK’s Bandit, Curtin  12-1  9 5 3

3  L+Famois Hall, L. Miller  12-1  4 5 9

SO PHOTOGENIC may have found the right field to out-close if mare isn’t too far back. MY MUSCLEMAN heads up the entry. He has been taking on tougher foes. NESSIE’S BOY raced well for De Long who may hustle him out again.

FOURTH: PACE, COND, NW $4,000 LAST 5, PURSE $6,300:

6  Justa Cowboy, TBA  7-2  *2 8 4

5  L!Major Monet, Hiteman  3-1  3 4 6

8  +L A Camcharger, R. Warren  4-1  *1 2 *1

7  L-Prairie Thunder, Leonard  9-2  6 5 2

2  Cotton Eyed Joe, Smolin  6-1  8 3 5

3  L+Special Joe, Da. Magee  8-1  1 *4 *5

1  Stamped By Design, De Long  10-1  7 3 4

4  L-Wildcat Bobby, Anderson  10-1  9 4 2

JUSTA COWBOY battled well. Overdue veteran may win this open race. MAJOR MONET has capable speed of things go right. He’s in cheap tonight. L A CAMCHARGER had an eye-opening sub 1:51 victory to earn this hike out of claimers.

FIFTH: PACE, INVITATIONAL, HANDICAPPED BY GROUPS (1), (2-3) (4) (5-6), PURSE $15,000:

5  L-Al’s Hammered, Smolin  9-5  *3 *1 1

6  L-Fort Silky, Leonard  2-1  1 2 *1

2  L-Iam Bonasera, Wilfong  7-2  2 9 *5

3  L-Best Man Hanover, Warren  5-1  *2 4 5

4  L+Fashion Delight, De Long  6-1  1 9 2

1  L+Furious Frank, R. Warren  15-1  7 *1 5

AL’S HAMMERED finds a much smaller field and a significantly better post on the agenda tonight. FORT SILKY was a strong winner. He’ll be hard to beat if eh races back to that big effort.  IAM BONASERA can fly late when he’s near his best. He wasn’t last week.

SIXTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 4, PURSE $3,300:

1  Im A Dan Fool, Carpenter  3-1  2 4 2

8  L-Holy McMoses, Hiteman  7-2  *3 3 3

5  +Well Dune, Leonard  4-1  1 3 2

4  L-Wildartiscape, De Long  9-2  4 2 2

9  Sunset Dreamer, Wilfong  8-1  6 1 8

2  L-Always Jimmy Ray, Krueger  12-1  7 4 1

7  L-Daylyn Horizon, De. Magee  12-1  x 1 8

3  Premonition, Husted  15-1  8 7 8

6  L-Standingartfection, Smolin  20-1  9 5 6

IM A DAN FOOL may rush past if he can get out and rolling at the right time. HOLY MCMOSES has had excuses for recent losses. Beaten favorite is a major threat. WELL DUNE got a confidence boosting victory and may also handle this better field tonight.

SEVENTH: PACE, COND, NW $9,500 LAST 5, PURSE $9,000:

6  L!Big Brad, Smolin  4-1  6 3 4

1  L!Firstclassallthway, De Long  5-2  3 2 2

3  L!Real Or Magic, Da. Magee  3-1  4 2 2

7  L!Lucky Crusader, Seekman  5-1  9 5 6

2  L+Holy Chip, Leonard  6-1  10 *1 3

4  L+Lennox Blue Chip, Carpenter  6-1  1 *2 5

5  L+Bettors Curse, Wilfong  12-1  5 4 9

BIG BRAD proved best last time he raced at this class. FIRSTCLASSALLTHWAY could be racing closer to the front and maybe come away with a victory. REAL OR MAGIC has to step it up a notch if he is to end his losing streak.

EIGHTH: PACE, COND, NW $4,000 LAST 5, F & M, PURSE $6,300:

4  L!Ryleigh’s Lilly, Leonard  3-1  4 6 3

2  L-Schmatie, De Long  7-2  2 8 3

6  L+Don’t Flash Me, Wilfong  4-1  *1 3 6

8  L!Kimberley R, Hiteman  5-1  3 2 2

5  !M A Duty, Smolin  6-1  3 9 3

9  L-Gentle Janet, Da. Magee  8-1  3 2 7

3  L!Prosper, Anderson  15-1  4 1 3

1  L-Winspirational, Seekman  15-1  8 6 1

7  L!Zumba, Krueger  15-1  8 9 *1

RYLEIGH’S LILLY takes a hefty drop and looks well placed for a victory. SCHMATIE had a solid effort and she’s in line for another up-close journey. DON’T FLASH ME showed her back class and she’s not in much tougher here,

NINTH: PACE, COND, NW $9,500 LAST 5, PURSE $9,000:

1  !Our Dragon King, De Long  5-2  6 *1 *5

6  L!A Cool Card, Leonard  3-1  7 dnf 6

3  L+Tink And Tiger, Krueger  7-2  1 7 1

7  L+Washington Hanover, T. Warren  9-2  1 2 10

5  L+Don’t Worry B Happy, Carpenter  8-1  2 *3 *1

2  L+Dabestleaderever, Da. Magee  8-1  8 7 4

4  +Always The Sun, Seekman  8-1  1 6 3

OUR DRAGON KING went to a sizzling 53.1 first half before tossing in the towel. Catch him again. A COOL CARD fits better here. You should expect a lot better rom him tonight. TINK AND TIGER has a big shot. He’s been a game winner in his last pair of Balmoral outings.

TENTH: PACE, COND, NW $4,000 LAST 5, PURSE $6,300:

7  L!Life Is Good Today, Smolin  5-2  9 4 7

4  L-Odds On Rhodonite, De Long  3-1  *2 1 6

8  L+Mortal Combat, T. Warren  7-2  2 *1 *1

2  Some Heart Throb, Wilfong  6-1  3 1 7

3  L-No Fear No Doubt, Leonard  8-1  4 9 1

6  L-Rockin Rumble, Seekman  8-1  10 6 1

1  L-Heath, Da. Magee  12-1  8 5 9

5  L+Put To The Test,Anderson  12-1  *1 2 5

LIFE IS GOOD TODAY has been chasing better horses and may have dropped down to a winning situation. ODDS ON RHODONITE was only a neck short leaving from the 10-hole. He’s an obvious danger here. MORTAL COMBAT racing big since joining his current barn and could be sprinting out again.

ELEVENTH: PACE, COND, NW $9,500 LAST 5, F & M, PURSE $9,000:

5  L!Fox Valley Touche, Hiteman  3-1  3 *2 8

2  L!State Street Liz, Smolin  7-2  5 3 3

8  L-MJ’s Last Dance, Leonard  5-1  3 *2 1

6  !Gimmeazzzmooch, De. Magee  6-1  2 4 5

1  L!Seeyouatthefinish, Curtin  8-1  4 8 2

3  L-DP Angel, Seekman  8-1  4 3 2

10  L!Synergy Seelster, De Long  10-1  7 1 6

4  L!The Bruzilian Blur,Da. Magee  12-1  5 1 3

9  L-Triple Lane Melody, Wilfong  15-1  1 1 3

7  Babe’s Chip, T. Warren  20-1  5 9 8

FOX VALLEY TOUCHE was shuffled out of contention. Mare could be up-close throughout this time. STATE STREET LIZ was an up-close winner last start at this class and she might be again. MJ’S LAST DANCE switches over from Maywood and is in a little tougher here.

TWELFTH: PACE, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 4, F&M, PURSE $4,100:

8  L-Boxed Chocolates, Seekman  3-1  *10*1 6

4  L-Pierce My Heart, Anderson  7-2  3 4 5

9  L-Park Lane Crystal, T. Warren  9-2  5 *4 3

5  L-Fox Valley Ruby, Leonard  6-1  2 5 9

3  L_Candy N Apples, De Long  6-1  6 6 2

1  L-Leanmean Normajean, Smolin  10-1  10 8 7

7  L-Dee Dee Sage, Hiteman  12-1  4 7 5

10  L!Arts-Rockstar, Curtin  12-1  5 5 8

2  L_Whitneyreanna, Ward  15-1  3 2 1

6  L-Metis Blue Chip, Wilfong  15-1  9 4 10

BOXED CHOCOLATES a beaten even-money favorite who found the fractions too brisk. Another chance. PIERCE MY HEART starting to put it together and looks like a major contender tonight. PARK LANE CRYSTAL may be a factor if she gets brought-up.

THIRTEENTH: PACE, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 4, PURSE $4,100:

2  !Sleazburgernfries, T. Warren  5-2  5 8 *3

1  L-Whirlwindiplomacy, Leonard  7-2  3 3 6

8  Sailor’s Fortune, Da. Magee  9-2  2 7 1

9  L+Svaya Knows, De Long  8-1  2 10 2

4  L-Bet On Him, Wilfong  6-1  4 *7 6

3  L!Sage Ruck, Hiteman  12-1  5 7 8

6  L-One Last Chance, Smolin  15-1  7 5 2

5  L-Major Male, De. Magee  15-1  8 5 3

10  L!Jerrico, Carpenter  15-1  4 4 3

7  L+Smoke Rings, Ward  15-1  1 1 1

SLEAZEBURGERNFRIES is well placed to out an end to his losing streak. WHIRLWINDDIPLOMACY had a wide mile from the 10-hole. He could get an up-close winning trip from this favorable post. SAILOR’S FORTUNE raced improved last week and he may also get into these gimmicks.

Mike’s Solid Play

Master Jeeves (1st race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Big Brad (7th race)

Sailor’s Fortune (13th race)

 

Mike’s Du Quoin Selections

  Saturday Afternoon-12 noon

1—Battleshoe Crown, Saint Simeon, Gray N Cloudy

2—Fox Valley Shiver, Fox Valley Roxanne, Kiwi Party

3—Duneside Chella, Fox Valley Twist, Anything I Want

4—Mack’s Gold Band, Powerful Speed, Fall Creek Bandit

5—Fox Valley Yoko, Persuasive Look, Jazzie Mermaid

6—Little Ms Chrissy, Mt  Miss Caroline, Ants Iner Pants

7---Fox Valley Veto, Photo Surprise, Cardinal Wind

8—My Little Bit, Thesleazyprincess. Fox Valley Amanda

9—Mr. Leland’s Filly, Angel Demon, Duneside Perttie

10—Bailey’s Wish, Macie Rae, Say No Mo

  Best bet: Mr. Leland’s Filly (9th race)

 

 

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