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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

  FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 AT BALMORAL

Best Bet: Lexington Lady (2nd race)

First Post—7:10 pm

FIRST: TROT, COND, NW 1 (F & M 2), PURSE $3,400:

PN  HORSE (DRIVER)        ODDS  LAST 3

6  ABC Big Shot, R. Warren  9-5  *3 2 *2

5  L!Southern Appeal, P. Curtin  7-2  8 5 2

2  None Of That Stuff, Wilfong  4-1  4 5 4

4  LL-Explosive Power, De Long  6-1  1 9 3

7  Spend It In, T. Warren  12-1  9 9 6

9  Southern Bourbon, Hiteman  12-1  8 7 8

3  Jesse’s Potion, Leonard  15-1  6 7 5

1  Bye Bye Dalton, Husted  15-1  8 6 7

10  L-Hustlin Cougar, Oosting  15-1  4 8 6

8  +Storm Bourbon, Hiteman  15-1  6 7 6

ABC BIG SHOT second or third in his four season starts and looks ready to graduate tonight. SOUTHERN APPEAL has been battling better and may have dropped down to a winning spot. NONE OF THAT STUFF is improving and is a possibility.

SECOND: PACE, ICF 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $4,500:

7  Lexington Lady, Carpenter  6-5  *1 *1 *1

5  !Fox Valley Gypsy, Bell  3-1  2 4 *6

3  Our Miss Cami, Wilfong  4-1  2 3 6

4  !Aunt Ethel, Oosting  9-2  1 2 *1

1  !Lexirose, Oosting  8-1  10 5 *1

2  !Fox Valley Bailey, Leonard  15-1  9 5 5

6  +Just Do It Stacy, Smolin  30-1  6 7 4

LEXINGTON LADY staying sharp for Springfield and looks well placed to win another. FOX VALLEY GYPSY finished in a hurry in recent ICF stake and looks like the main danger. OUR MISS CAMI second best to Lexington Lady last time and might be again.

THIRD: TROT, HANOVER STAKE, 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $22,400:

3  Vengeful, Leonard  8-5  *9 1 1

2  Awfully Emotional, Oosting  2-1  2 1 4

1  Rocknprincessabbie, T. Warren  3-1  3 3 4

6  Fox Valley Honey, T. Curtin  8-1  4 5 3

4  +Singing Hallelujah, O’Mara  20-1  6 1 8

7  +Mystical Dance, Hiteman  20-1  7 4 5

8  +Bombshell Betty, De Long  20-1  4 1 5

5  Powerful Gloria, P. Curtin  20-1  4 9 2

VENGEFUL picked the wrong time to go off stride. Filly may be a flat mile away from making amends. AWFULLY EMOTIAL hurt by winner’s soft fractions. Another up-close trip looks likely. ROCKNPRINCESSABBIE is starting to put it together and is a threat to rally past.

FOURTH: PACE, COND, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, 2-YEAR-OLDS, PURSE $3,700:

3  M A Smash On, Oosting  5-2  5-2  *3 4 x

8  !My Man Red, T. Curtin  3-1  1 5 3

6  Holdonwe’rerolling, De Long  5-1  10 4 6

9  !Fox Valley Chino, Leonard  6-1  8 3 1

4  !JB’s Hero, Smolin  8-1  7 4 7

1  +Let’s Roll Beamer, T. Warren  8-1  4 x x

5  Sagebrush Star, Hiteman  12-1  9 6 6

2  !Whatdoesthefozsay, Bell  20-1  9 6 5

7  L-Pondas Cutelidude, Seekman  20-1  6 6 3

M A SMASH ON was bet down in her debut, finishing with pace and rates the nod here. MY MAN RED raced without cover and still came out the winner. No surprise if he repeats. HOLDONWE’REROLLING broke in the lane when he got good play. He is a consideration.

FIFTH: TROT, HANOVER STAKE, 2-YEAR-OLD MALES, PURSE $26,300:

1  Wrightwood, Leonard  1-1  *1 *1 *1

2  Mr. Strata, Oosting  3-2  2 *5 2

4  +Pastor Clint, T. Curtin  6-1  3 5 2

3  +Regal Motion, Husted  8-1  1 7 8

5  Fear, Hiteman  20-1  5 3 5

6  +Nashville Holiday, Watson  20-1  2 8 4

WRIGHTYWOOD breezed despite being of three weeks and should be even tighter for tonight. MR. STRATA twice second-best to his above stable-mate. Maybe he can turn the tables on him. PASTOR CLINT may contend if he can stay flat this time.

SIXTH: PACE, COND, NW 1, 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $3,400:

1  +Manchester Mattie, P. Curtin  3-1  2 3 4

9  Whiskersonkittens. Leonard  7-2  3 4 3

6  Fighting Majorette, Wilfong  5-1  8 3 9

10 Sinister, Hiteman  6-1  4 4 4

3  +Ashlee’s Fine Lady, Oosting  6-1  1 7 x

4  In My Feelings, Bell  12-1  5 7 3

2  Impressive Trick, Smolin  12-1  7 7 2

8  !Mira Romaine, T. Warren  15-1  3 6 x

5  +Bigtencheerleader, T. Curtin  15-1  3 x x

7  +Dandy’s Diva, Husted  15-1  5 6 6

MANCHESTER MATTIE gaining experience and looks ready to visit her first winner’s circle. WHISKEROSKITTENS finished well in her debut is a threat if she gets brought up. FIGHTING MAJORETTE is back against other freshman where she could be a factor.

SEVENTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 3 OR 4 RACES, F & M, PURSE $2,800:

8  L-Rocknroll Crystal, Smolin  3-1  3 6 9

7  L-Bonjour Madam, T. Curtin  4-1  3 5 2

9  L-Nitty Gritty, Husted  7-2  2 *3 5

2  Sea Watcher, Oosting  5-1  4 8 6

3  !Foxy Ellie, Bell  8-1  6 8 7

1  Virgin Ofmy Dreams, Krueger  8-1  5 4 2

5  L-Ataway Samantha, Carpenter  12-1  6 5 3

6  L-Missiana, Wilfong  15-1  8 7 6

4  L-If I Didn’t Dream, T. Warren  15-1  8 9 5

ROCKNROLL CRYSTAL may get to the front easier and not be headed this time. BONJOUR MADAM hurt by Maywood’s 8-hole a few nights ago. Liked this stretch earlier. NITTY GRITTY drew poorly but has racing well and could be going out tonight.

EIGHTH: TROT, COND, NW 2 OR 3 RACES, PURSE $4,200:

8  !Southern Special, Leonard  2-1  6 *1 3

1  +Big Expense, Husted  5-2  1 1 8

7  +Amazed, T. Curtin  4-1  2 2 *3

6  !Divinely Floozy, L. Finn  8-1  4 8 10

9  L-A Local Band, Smolin  12-1  4 7 4

3  L-Charming Macie, Oosting  12-1  5 6 *1

2  +Agent Booth, Ri. Finn  15-1  7 8 6

4  L-BB Whistle, Hiteman  15-1  x 8 8

5  Allstar-Josh, P. Curtin  15-1  8 5 6

SOUTHERN SPECIAL looks well placed to have a success for his new barn. BIG EXPENSE came out ready for his debut and could also have control of this race. AMAZED always in the hunt and could go out and be right there again.

NINTH: PACE, COND, NW $4,000 LAST 5, F & M, PURSE $5,400:

2  L-Just By Design, Leonard  9-2  8 3 *1

5  L+Wings, Hiteman  7-2  *1 3 5

1  L-Seeyouatthefinish, P. Curtin  4-1  *7 1 8

10  L-Love This Place, Oosting  6-1  5 *1 2

3  L-Moon Bay Dancer, T. Warren  8-1  2 2 *1

4  +Parklane Sparkle, Wilfong  8-1  2 *1 *3

6  !Fox Valley Charm, T. Curtin  8-1  10 1 2

9  !Fox Valley Aubry, Smolin  12-1  5 2 5

8  L-Joyful Game, Krueger  15-1  4 4 *2

4  LE R Rhonda, R. Warren  15-1  1 *9 1

JUST BY DESIGN gets a very helpful post change and could be up-close to softer fractions tonight. WINGS got a confidence boosting win and may also handle this better field. SEEYOUATTHEFINISH set a pace that was too quick and was on empty in the lane. Mare doesn’t need the lead to get the job done.

TENTH: PACE, COND, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, F & M, PURSE $3,700:

6  !Fox Valley Lyn, Leonard  9-2  10 2 1

5  L-Lockport Legend, Oosting  3-1  2 3 7

7  Frontier Sarah, L. Finn  4-1  4 1 2

8  +Savoya Cruiser, T. Warren  6-1  *1 4 5

2  L-Sneacret Hanover, Husted  8-1  5 4 1

9  L-Fox Valley Redhead, Hiteman  8-1  10 4 3

1  Montana Rei, P. Curtin  10-1  3 7 5

4  L-Rockn Legend, Wilfong  12-1  7 5 4

10  Barbara Nell, Carpenter  15-1  3 9 1

2  +Lucky Dali, T. Curtin  20-1  4 3 x

FOX VALLEY LYN didn’t make the gate in her stake elimination. She raced well in her previous start. LOCKPORT LEGEND wasn’t far off in a needed start and looks like a formidable foe tonight. FRONTIER SARAH could get another up-close journey and do more with it this time.

Mike’s Solid Plays

Lexington Lady (2nd race)

Wrightwood (5th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Just By Design (9th race)

Fox Valley Lyn (10th race)

 

 


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