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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

   FOR SUNDAY, MAY 24 AT BALMORAL

Best Bet: Red Solo Cup (9th race)

First Post—7:10 pm

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

PN  HORSE (DRIVER)        ODDS  LAST 3

2  Fox Valley Dakota, D. Simpson  3-1  2 2 6

1  !Bulldog Benji, Leonard  9-2  7 4 4

7  L!Continental Divide,, Wilfong  5-2  2 4 6

4  Charming Macie, De Long  7-2  7 2 4

5  Jesse’s Potion, R. Warren  8-1  4 6 7

6  Bye Bye Dalton, P. Curtin  8-1  3 3 6

8  !Southern Special, T. Curtin  12-1  2 7 4

3  Butterthantherest, Lems  30-1  10 8 7

FOX VALLEY DAKOTA dropped a photo in his 3-year-old bow. Another up-close journey looks likely. BULLDOG BENJI ion much easier tonight and also gets a significant post shift for his newest driver. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE is a capable Indiana invader. His speed might hold up tonight.

SECOND: PACE. CLMG $4,000, F & M, PURSE $2,500:

4  L-Seekin For Glamour, Seekman  9-5  *2 *1 1

3  L-Kitty O’Brien, P. Curtin  2-1  1 5 3

2  L!Thedayyouhavemade, Leonard  7-2  7 2 4

5  !Lovers Holiday, Oosting  8-1  6 6 5

1  L-Indian Creek Katie, Oosting  8-1  3 4 7

7  L!Western Boudoir, Seekman  8-1  8 5 4

6  L+Red Lace Skivvies, T. Curtin  30-1  6 6 7

SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR remains sharp and another big effort may not go un-rewarded. KITTY O’BRIEN qualified like she is ready for a big effort in her season debut. THEDAYYOUHAVEMADE is back down where she’s been competitive and can be again.

THIRD: TROT, STAKE, VIOLET FINAL, ICF 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $16,400:

4  Persuasive Look, Leonard  7-2  *6 1 4

6  Bi Polar Rose, Seekman  3-1  1 *2 1

2  L-Fox Valley Yoko, De Long  4-1  2 4 6

7  Jazzie Mermaid, Oosting  6-1  5 2 3

8  Shez So Sassy, T. Warren  6-1  4 3 1

1  Fox Valley Harrah, Wilfong  10-1  3 4 1

3  Meabh. Huted  8-1  7 7 *3

9  +Divinely Floozy, T. Curtin  15-1  10 2 1

5  L-Bands Muse, Patton  20-1  8 3 2

PERSUASIVE LOOK didn’t make the gate last week. She did look very good in her previous start. BI POLAR ROSE can scoot out and maybe get another up-close winning trip. FOX VALLEY YOKO was last year’s division champ and obviously needed her first start of this year.

FOURTH, PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 6, F & M, PURSE $3,000l

6  L-Rock N Kilo, T. Warren  2-1  *2 1 4

2  L-Babyshoebuyer, Oosting  5-2  3 3 3

4  Jovanna, Leonard  4-1  9 5 *6

3  L+Miriam’s Jet, Anderson  6-1  4 3 *2

7  L-Always Talking, De. Magee  6-1  4 6 8

5  +Shakittothemoon, R. Warren  12-1  10 5 9

1  Soft Velvet, Ri. Finn  12-1  6 8 9

ROCK N KILO performing well since she’s retuned to Balmoral. Mare is likely leaving again. BABYSHOEBUYER hasn’t been far off and always seems to do well for Oosting. JOVANNA may turn things around with the cover she lacked.

FIFTH: PACE, COND, NW$2,000 LAST 5, F & M, PURSE $3,500:

4  Angel Demon, Oosting  3-1  2 4 4

10  L-Fox Valley Ruby, Leonard  9-2  *3 *1 6

5  L-Arts-Rockstar, Seekman  5-1  4 3 3

3  L-Missiana, T. Curtin  801  5 5 6

8  L-Park Lane Crystal, R. Warren  8-1  6 6 10

7  L-Get The Terror, P. Curtin  8-1  10 4 5

9  L+Fox Valley Pipa, Wilfong  10-1  3 *8 *3

1  L-Joyful Game, Krueger  4-1  5 6 9

6  L-Wild Berry Muffler, De. Magee  20-1  8 8 7

2  L-Metis Blue Chip, Carpenter  20-1  7 8 3

ANGEL DEMON was one of the better ICF freshman fillies in 2014 and looks well placed for her sophomore bow. FOX VALLEY RUBY could be going out again and likely will offer better wagering value. ARTS-ROCKSTAR is getting sharper and looks like a serious threat tonight.

SIXTH: TROT, COND, “WINNER’S OVER,” PURSE $9.400:

6  L+Hudson Jesse, Leonard  3-1  *1 4 2

5  L-Justice Jet, Welch  3-2  *1 *1 *1

3  L+Celebrity Hercules, Oosting  7-2  3 5 7

4  L+Ants Iner Pants, Anderson  6-1  2 3 4

2  +Revrac Harbour, De Long  6-1  5 8 *2

7  L!Double A Cash Hall, Husted  15-1  6 2 1

1  L+Benns Score Keeper, Wilfong  15-1  1 2 4

HUDSON JESSE looks like’s rounded into top form and might follow-up live cover and prevail. JUSTICE JET has dominated this division all year and if he races back to his last few efforts he’ll likely win another. CELEBRITY HERCULES could get control tonight, giving him a big shot at career victory No. 40.

SEVENTH: PACE,COND, NW 2 OR 3 RACES, F & M, PURSE $4,200:

5  +Ravishing Image, T. Warren  2-1  1 3 8

1  l+Blueridge Adilene, Oosting  5-2  *2 2 *2

2  +Can’t Catch Key, Beyer  7-2  *1 3 1

3  Always Reese, Leonard  6-1  6 1 5

4  Silver Gal, Seekman  8-1  4 8 5

8  +The Doe, De Long  12-1  *1 7 4

7  !Gracie On My Mind, Smolin  20-1  7 8 7

6  L!Duneside Perttie, Anderson  20-1  8 6 4

RAVISHING IMAGE dug in nicely. Steps up but this field doesn’t appear to be much stronger. BLUERIDGE ADILENE gave the above all she could handle last week and now goes from the 10-hole to the 1-slot. CAN’T CATCH KEY bet down and didn’t disappoint those backers. She may prove to be fastest in the lane.

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

5  L!Excelerated Speed, T. Curtin  5-1  5 2 3

10  L!DP Angel, Oosting  7-2  2 5 1

7  !Fox Valley Aubry, Smolin  4-1  3 2 1

9  L+Love This Place, De Long  6-2  3 5 6

8  L+Yes We Did, Leonard  8-1  3 *4 2

6  L+Moon Bay Dancer, T. Warren  8-1  1 1 3

1  L+Miss Pat Weisar, P. Curtin  8-1  1 6 1

2  +Lizzabelle, R. Warren  12-1  2 2 5

4  !Windy City Diane, Seekman  15-1  7 1 7

3  L+Bust My Chops, Carpenter  15-1  2 3 4

EXCELERATED SPEED was in too tough. Mare drops to a winning spot if the trip can go her way. DP ANGEL is back down to where she had success and can again, despite her post. FOX VALLEY AUBRY staying sharp against older and more experience distaffers and could offer pleasant wagering value again.

NINTH: TROT, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 5, PURSE $3,500:

2  Red Solo Cup, Smolin  8-5  *2 *1 3

6  L-My Funky Farkle, De Long  4-1  3 3 5

3  !Tricky Nick, Oosting  6-1  4 5 2

10  L!Macie Rae, T. Warren  6-1  2 2 5

4  Mystery Xposed, Leonard  8-1  4 6 1

8  L-Nessie’s Boy, Carpenter  12-1  6 7 8

9  L-KK’s Bandit, P. Curtin  15-1  4 4 8

7  !My Mini Snickers, Bell  15-1  9 5 3

5  LL+Frontier Pine Bow, T. Curtin  20-1  1 7 10

1  L-Speedy Alber, P. Curtin  20-1  3 5 6

RED SOLO CUP got nailed late as a heavy favorite. He can hold off this field and make amends. MY FUNKY FARKLE could seek and maybe get another trip near the front. TRICKY NICK battled hard early in ICF 3-year-old stake and was on empty late. Expecting different tactics here/

TENTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, F & M, PURSE $2,500:

7  Real Shelia, R. Warren  3-1  1 7 7

6  L-Fox Valley Redhead, De Long  7-2  2 7 8

8  L!Glorious Gloria, P. Curtin  5-1  9 3 8

9  L-Full Desire, Smolin  6-1  *7 6 2

1  Gorgeous Dune, Seekman  8-1  3 8 6

3  Cinder Shooter, T. Warren  8-1  5 3 x

5  Duneside Trick, Oosting  8-1  *8 2 9

4  L!Halo Dali, Krueger  12-1  9 4 6

2  Typical Situation, Leonard  15-1  9 5 x

10  Sugar Scootin Babe, De. Magee  50-1  8 9 9

REAL SHELIA found the drop to a conditioned-claimer to her liking and could overpower this similar field. FOX VALLEY REDHEAD could sprint out and get another journey near the front where she’s a possibility. GLORIOUS GLORIA a Indiana invader who may find this field more to her liking.

Mike’s Solid Play

Red Solo Cup (9th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Bulldog Benji (1st race)

Arts-Rockstar (5th race)

Excelerated Speed (8th race)

 

 


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