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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT BALMORAL

Best bet: Meet Me Tonight (8th race)

First Post-7:10 pm

FIRST: TROT, STAKE, ICF 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $10,100:

PN  HORSE (DRIVER)  ODDS  LAST 3

3  L-Macie Rae, Rogers  6-5  *1 *8 1

5  L-Bailey’s Wish, Da. Magee  3-2  1 1 *2

1  +Say No Mo, De Long  4-1  5 3 *2

2  L-Fox Valley Skylar, Hiteman  8-1  3 2 6

4  Bands Alexis, T. Warren  8-1  2 7 *3

1a  L-Fox Valley Lotus, Wilfong  4-1  5 6 *1

MACIE RAE changed bikes and as a result stayed flat and breezed. Maybe she’ll also pass this tougher test tonight. BAILEY’S WISH has traded wins with the above and she may sprint out and be in position to get up in time. SAY NO MO should be up-close where she can be a danger.

SECOND: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, F & M, PURSE $2,900:

8  L!Ocean Girl, Husted  5-2  9 5 3

1  L!Just A Minute, De. Magee  9-2  7 4 6

3  Youroldlove-letter,  Carpenter  7-2  2 8 6

7  Megyn Hotspur, Hiteman  3-1  7 *6 3

6  L-Sweet Alyssa, Leonard  6-1  6 3 10

2  Miram’s Jet, T. Warren  12-1  6 7 *2

4  Wicked One, J. Seekman  12-1  10 3 8

9  Frontier Kate, RS Finn  15-1  4 7 5

5  +H-And-N-Letsrace, Gillespie  20-1  1 4 5

OCEAN GIRL is back from Indiana and showed earlier she can won at this level. JUST A MINUTE makes her first Balmoral Lasix start. She could be on or close to the front tonight. YOUROLDLOV-LETTER found last winner too tough. Another good trip may see filly this time have success.

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

5  L-Nitty Gritty, Anderson  7-2  4 6 3

2  L-Cyber Gal, Da. Magee  3-1  8 5 2

6  +Simply Burbon, Ri. Finn  4-1  2 4 2

4  Official Court, Hiteman  6-1  4 5 3

8  L-Sand In My Bikini, Carpenter  8-1  6 4 8

10  Duneside Splash, Seekman  10-1  5 6 7

1  Bubble Gum Girl, Leonard  15-1  8 7 4

3  Rockn Legend, Wilfong  12-1  7 7 10

7  Fox Valley Nell, Brink  15-1  10 5 4

9  +Going Sumwhere, Curtin  15-1  7 3 1

NITTY GRITTY has had excuses from recent losses and a favorable trip may see her nail down maiden win. CYBER GAL is going to hold on one of these nights maybe it’ll come tonight in her 30th career try. SIMPLY BURBON benefits from a start over the track. Filly looks like a possibility.

FOURTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, F & M, PURSE $2,900:

6  L-Pro Shooter, Leonard  3-1  4 8 1

7  L-Always A Jewel, Gillespie  5-2  3 3 4

9  !Sugarsweet Cherry, T. Warren  7-2  4 10 7

5  +Remember Nancy, Hiteman  6-1  3 3 x

1  L+Magic Number, Ri. Magee  8-1  3 2 7

2  L-If I Didn’t Dream, Anderson  8-1  5 2 8

8  L!Princess Joventina, Da. Magee  15-1  5 9 10

3  L-Sweet Cheeks, Hustled  25-1  8 9 9

4  Frontier Susie, Ri. Finn  25-1  9 6 x

PRO SHOOTER hurt by 10-hole when dropped to this class. Filly is capable here. ALWAYS A JEWEL likely goes out again and maybe this time an up-close journey can see her have success. SUGARSWEET CHERRY drew poorly but she’s been taking on better so consider.

FIFTH: TROT, STAKE, LADY LINCOLN LAND FINAL, ICF 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $90,000:

2  Jazzie Mermaid, Da. Magee  3-1  1 2 21

7  Persuasive Look, Leonard  5-2  *3 1 1

1  Fox Valley Yoko, De Long  7-2  4 *3 *1

5  Bi Polar Rose, Seekman  4-1  2 4 3

9  Fox Valley Harrah, Wilfong  12-1  6 4 2

8  Bands Muse, Ri. Magee  15-1  5 5 7

4  Bigolwezeweddwess, De. Magee  20-1  8 4 4

10  Powerfulebbrowning, Carpenter  25-1  10 5 10

6  Fox Valley Elaine, Hiteman  25-1  7 6 5

3  Butterthantherest, Curtin  30-1  9 4 8

JAZZY MERMAID can leave in a hurry and a likely up-close trip might see her win this major ICF championship. PERSUASSIVE LOOK didn’t fire last week. If she does she could overtake these fillies. FOX VALLEY YOKO failed first-up. She could have command tonight or maybe the two-hole.

SIXTH: PACE, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 5, F & M, PURSE $4,100:

7  L-Arts-Rockstar, Leonard  7-2  6 4 *2

1  Sexy Card Shark, T. Warren  3-1  8 6 4

3  L-Marzy Bearzy, Wilfong  6-1  7 5 2

2  L-Get The Terror, Seekman  4-1  1 5 1

5  L-Imnotasonofabeach, Da. Magee  5-1  1 9 7

8  L-Metis Blue Chip, Carpenter  8-1  2 8 9

6  L-Odds On Topaz, Ri. Magee  15-1  6 6 1

4  L-Miss Pat Weisar, Smolin  20-1  4 7 3

9  L-Dontmesswithangel, Hiteman  20-1  5 7 6

ARTS-ROCKSTAR comes off a wide Maywood mile. Mare had some previous good tries at Balmoral with Casey. SEXY CARD SHARK has speed from the inside where one of her better efforts can see her win this race. MARZY BEARZY left well, gained a spot-up close but then got locked-in and pushed back.

SEVENTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, PURSE $2,900:

3  !Really Dave, Da. Magee  5-2  9 3 3

10  L-Brookside Robo, Leonard  4-1  6 3 3

6  !Party’s Gold, T. Warren  3-1  6 1 1

9  L-Park Lane Scooter, De. Magee  6-1  6 2 6

2  Duneside Louie, Carpenter  12-1  5 7 3

1  LL+Artistic Beach, Curtin  15-1  4 9 4

7  Iamastarlightdancer, Smolin  15-1  7 5 6

10  Pass The Shooter, RS Finn  15-1  5 5 10

5  Hope And Change, Hiteman  15-1  9 6 8

8  L-No More Terror, Anderson  15-1  4 4 8

REALLY DAVE found ICF freshman stake foes too tough. He takes a big class dip here. BROOKSIDE ROBO should get the cover he lacked. Maybe he can get brought up tonight. PARTY’S GOLD looks like a good fit for his Balmoral debut.

EIGHTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 6, F & M, PURSE $3,600:

3  Meet Me Tonight, Seekman  2-1  *1 2 *1

4  Joyful Game, Da. Magee  4-1  4 10 1

10  Val’s Way, Leonard  5-1  4 *3 1

1  Lover’s Holiday, De. Magee  6-1  3 7 2

7  L-Casino Comp, Beyer  8-1  2 6 5

5  L+Wild Berry Muffler, Hitemane  10-1  1 3 4

2  L-Ms Solongbyebye, T. Warren  12-1  5 3 5

9  L-Park Lane Crystal, Wilfong  15-1  7 10 2

6  L-Western Boudoir, Curtin  20-1  6 8 6

8  L-Iamlovedbytheking, Smolin  25-1  4 9 5

MEET ME TONIGHT remains sharp and is in a good spot to nail down another win. JOYFUL GAME gets a very helpful post shift that could have this mare in position to pick-up her eighth season victory. VAL’S WAY never got out and rolling. Maybe filly will float out and get a spot where she’s a threat.

NINTH: PACE, CLMG $4,000, F & M, PURSE $2,900:

5  L-Act Of Magic, T. Warren  4-1  2 9 9

10  Window Wiper, Leonard  7-2  *4 7 9

2  L-Kitty O’Brien, Curtin  3-1  2 3 *4

3  L-Hotmones, Wilfong  9-2  3 3 5

4  L-Sun Dream, Seekman  6-1  6 5 2

8  L-Wilfullyscootneva, Hiteman  10-1  3 4 *3

1  L-Osage, Gillespie  15-1  7 6 5

7  L-I Don’t Rember, De. Magee  15-1  8 9 4

9  L-Mearl Finn, Anderson  30-1  6 5 7

6  L-I’ve Got A Feeling, Husted  30-1  7 8 7

ACT OF MAGIC was having earlier success at Balmoral and he may grab a spot up-close and have some tonight. WINDOW WIPER finished strong but was too far back. Likely slower fractions can see him not have as much ground to try and make-up.  KITTY O’BRIEN is always a major factor at tbis class from inside.

Mike’s Solid Play

Meet Me Tonight (8th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Marzy Bearzy (6th race)

Act Of Magic (9th race)

 


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