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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

  FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT BALMORAL

Best bet: Washington Hanover (9th race)

First Post-7:10 pm

FIRST: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 3 OR 4, RACES, PURSE $3,300:

PN  HORSE (DRIVER)           ODDS  LAST 3

7  Sunset Dreamer, Wilfong  3-1  7 4 1

1  L-Blue River, Leonard  5-2  *5 7 5

2  L-Incredibly Sporty, T. Warren  7-2  2 *3 5

8  L-Premonition, Seekman  9-2  3 9 2

5  L-Wildartiscape, De Long  10-1  x 6 9

4  Glided Towards Me, R. Warren  8-1  6 9 4

3  Truly Wild, Hiteman  15-1  8 4 5

6  L-Conzo, Anderson  15-1  4 4 10

SUNSET DREAMER was never in position to contend. He may go out and be there tonight. BLUE RIVER had a good effort as the public’s choice and could be a good trip away from making amends. INCREDIBLY SPORTY came close to ending a losing streak. Fits well here.

SECOND: PACE, COND, NW 3 OR 4 RACES, PURSE $5,600:

5  L!Time Outa Jail, T. Warren  5-2  5 5 3

1  +Enchantress Lady, Smolin  3-1  *6 4 4

6  Cardinal Wind, Hiteman  4-1  *2 4 4

4  L+Speedy Alber, De. Magee  9-2  *1 3 4

3  L-Nessie’s Boy, Carpenter  5-1  3 6 3

1b  +Say No Mo, De Long  3-1  7 3 5

1a  L-Fox Valley Lotus, Wilfong  3-1  5 3 5

2  L-A Local Band, Da. Magee  12-1  4 2 7

8  +Jodi Ho, Leonard  15-1  7 2 1

7  L+Riet’s Kid, Curtin  20-1  4 8 5

TIME OUTA JAIL out of Indiana Sire Stakes and back to the track where he’s been successful. ENCHANTRESS LADY heads-up a three-horse entry. She should be racing up-close. CARDINAL WIND may follow-up live cover this time and is a consideration.

THIRD: PACE, COND, NW 1, PURSE $4,000:

6  Hot Rod Pete, Seekman  3-2  2 2 3

7  Jay Z Tam, Leonard  5-2  6 2 *3

4  L-Imagine This, Wilfong  9-2  7 6 3

5  JM’s Double Terror, Rath  6-1  5 4 2

1  Apache Longbow, Da. Magee  8-1  6 3 6

1a  +Brick Bazooka, Smolin  8-1  2 x x

3  L-Bubba Tells All, Curtin  8-1  9 7 8

2  +It’s Berry Time, Krueger  25-1  4 6 4

HOT ROD PETE trying hard and coming close. Another big effort may not go un-rewarded. JAY Z TAM was bothered by a breaker. He’s the main danger. IMAGINE THIS could be better in his second Lasix start.

FOURTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 6, PURSE $3,800:

8  L-Aces Again, Smolin  5-2  *1 6 1

3  L-Native Lights, R. Warren  2-1  *5 3 *3

5  Odds On Serpens, Hiteman  5-1  2 3 8

1  L+Always Jimmy Ray, Krueger  6-1  1 1 3

6  L-Nancy’s Skyscape, Leonard  8-1  4 *2 1

7  Specially Sporty, Seekman  15-1  3 9 6

2  L-Put To The Test, Da. Magee  15-1  4 9 7

4  L-Nitrogen Fuse, De. Magee  15-1  8 5 9

9  L-Party In The Park, De Long  20-1  5 5 4

ACES AGAIN at his best at Balmoral and may power his way to another win. NATIVE LIGHTS is a major threat from the inside. He’s a beaten favorite in 2 of his last 3. ODDS ON SERPENDS is often in the gimmicks and may be there again.

FIFTH: PACE, COND, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, PURSE $4,300:

2  Lima Real Easy, T. Warren  3-1  3 3 6

7  +Mighty Hot Shot, Leonard  5-2  1 5 6

3  Skyway Brenlin, Da. Magee  9-2  5 6 *5

1  Snoz, Smolin  8-1  8 5 7

6  !You’re My Hero, Wilfong  8-1  1 7 5

5  +Tornado Henry, Krueger  8-1  1 5 7

4  Duneside Matt, Rath  12-1  4 7 3

LIMA REAL EASY can get a spot near the front in better shape tonight and take this open race. MIGHTY HOTSHOT first over and still proved best. He may win right back. SKYWAY BRENLIN could make the top easier and be a factor tonight.

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

6  +My Mini Snickers, Smolin  3-1  1 5 9

8  +Clever Upstart, Da. Magee  7-2  1 6 4

5  L-Swan Princess, T. Warren  9-2  9 4 2

2  L+LW Jaynie Flyer, Melloy  5-1  3 4 1

4  L!Nino Marino, De. Magee  6-1  8 8 *1

3  L!Little Ms Chrissy, Cross  8-1  9 9 10

1  L-KK’s Bandit, Curtin  12-1  7 3 9

7  L-Fox Valley Sienna, Avenatti  15-1  5 4 1

9  L+Genesis Mercury, Fisher  15-1  2 10 1

MY MINI SNICKERS was much the best and may also handle this better field. CLEVER UPSTART also breezed. Veteran may try to flush out and follow-up the above. SWAN PRINCESS has been right there when she stays flat so consider.

SEVENTH: PACE, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 5, PURSE $4,100:

1  Fox Valley Rebel, T. Warren  5-2  9 *1 *1

6  +It’s A Big Secret, Wilfong  3-1  *1 2 1

2  L-Alwaysbreakinhearts, R. Warren  7-2  5 *2 1

5  L-Fox Valley Cupid, Smolin  4-1  3 6 9

8  Whatsittoyou, Carpenter  8-1  2 3 1

4  LSand Of The Beach, De Long  10-1  7 7 7

7  L-Devil Rei, Mc Ilmurray  15-1  4 4 8

3  Revolutionary, Leonard  20-1  6 10 9

FOX VALLEY REBEL broke after two nice wins for his new barn. He deserves another chance. IT’S A BIG SECRET is racing well now and might handle this hike. ALWAYSBREAKINHEARTS moves inside where he could be a player.

EIGHTH: PACE, NW 2 OR 3 RACES, F & M, PURSE $5,000:

8  L-Rock N Kilo, Smolin  4-1  4 2 5

9  L-Nitty Gritty, Krueger  3-1  2 4 1

7  Odds On Rolomite, Leonard  7-2  3 4 2

2  Fox Valley Adena, Da. Magee  6-1  *6 3 6

3  L+Duneside Splash, Seekman  6-1  *1 4 6

6  Our Miss Special, T. Warren  8-1  *5 7 3

1  Shakeittothemoon, R. Warren  10-1  9 3 3

4  L-Perched On Top, Carpenter  15-1  5 4 1

5  L-Victoria Ivy, Fox  15-1  6 3 6

ROCK N KILO had a nice try from the 10-hole. Maybe she won’t be too far back this time. NITTY GRITTY is performing well. Filly can leave or could follow-up the above. ODDS ON ROLOMITE hasn’t been far off and is another to be respected.

NINTH: PACE, COND, NW $2,000 LAST 5, PURSE $4,100:

4  L!Washington Hanover, Carpenter  9-5  5 7 9

2  L-Old Man River, Leonard  3-1  3 2 7

8  L!Special Joe, Krueger  6-1  1 5 10

3  L-Wildcat Bobby, R. Warren  6-1  5 2 4

1  L-No Fear No Doubt, T. Warren  8-1  4 7 7

5  Madoff, Ra. Finn  15-1  9 3 7

7  L-Lucky Crusader, Seekman  12-1  6 5 6

9  L-Stamped By Design, De Long  15-1  4 7 10

6  L-Snow Dog, Mc Ilmurray  20-1  8 8 7

WASHINGTON HANOVER takes hefty drop and should turn things around tonight. OLD MAN RIVER looks like a capable fit from the inside. SPECIAL JOE has back class and speed to gain a spot up close. Layoff is the concern.

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

1  L-Mister Virgin, De Long  9-2  5 1 *2

9  +Fiveknuckleshuffle, Smolin  7-2  *1 *2 6

7  :+Holy Chip, Leonard  4-1  2 8 *3

6  L-Park Lane Hotshot, Wilfong  6-1  3 8 2

8  L-Sleazeburgernfries, T. Warren  8-1  6 2 1

3  Blooming Genius, Seekman  8-1  2 10 6

10  L-Life Is Good Today, Hiteman  8-1  4 4 4

2  L-Smoke Rings, T. Warren  12-1  8 1 5

5  L-Bet On Him, Krueger  15-1  10 2 8

4  L!Employess Go Wild, Anderson  15-1  8 3 3

MISTER VIRGIN moves to the inside where he might prevail at fair odds. FIVEKNUCKLESHUFFLE is sharp now and his class hike may not matter. HOLD CHIP found last winner too tough. He’s a threat tonight.

ELEVENTH: PACE, COND, NW $15,000 LAST 5, PURSE $10,500:

8  L!Time To Roll, Da. Magee  7-2  6 *4 2

9  L!Ice Scraper, Carpenter  4-1  2 *1 3

7  L!Best Man Hanover, T. Warren  9-2  4 4 2

3  L+Big Brad, Leonard  5-1  *4 *1 6

5  L+Big Daddy Woo Woo, R. Warren  6-1  2 3 6

10  L+Rock Rumble, Smolin  6-1  1 1 *1

4  !Always The Sun, Seekman  15-1  2 6 2

6  L+Prairie Thunder, De Long  15-1  3 9 9

1  L+Don’t Worry B Happy, Wilfong  15-1  1 4 8

2  +Headsup Yankee, Curtin  20-1  7 4 8

TIME TO ROLL is back down to the kind he was beating earlier. ICE SCRAPER may have found the right field to hold off. BEST MAN HANOVER is a serious threat with one of his better efforts. Leaves well.

TWELFTH: PACE, COND, “WINNER’S OVER,” F & M, PURSE $11,000:

10  L-Synergy Seelster, Seekman  3-1  1 *1 *1

5  L!Always About Katey, T. Warren  7-2  2 6 4

9  L-State Street Liz, Smolin  9-2  *2 *1 1

4  L-Seeyouatthefinish, Curtin  8-1  3 3 3

7  L-No Respect, De Long  6-1  4 8 5

6  L!My Little Bit, Leonard  8-1  5 3 5

2  Gimmeazzzmooch, Hiteman  10-1  2 *1 2

8  L-Just By Design, Da. Magee  15-1  6 2 4

1  L-Ryleigh’s Lilly, Krueger  15-1  5 4 3

3  L+Makena Cat, Carpenter  20-1  1 2 5

SYNERGY SEELSTER hung out the first half mile and still made it four in a row. Catch her. ALWAYS ABOUT KATEY looks like a good fit against these mares. Consider. STATE STREET LIZ a sharp mare in a tough spot but still a threat.

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

6  L!DP Angel, Smolin  3-1  7 7 2

4  L-Fox Valley Touche, Hiteman  7-2  2 *5 5

10  L-Wings, Da. Magee  4-1  *1 *1 2

3  L-Toshie Special, De. Magee  8-1  6 2 4

1  L-Winspiratiinal, Anderson  6-1  3 8 4

2  L-Lima Calliope, T. Warren  8-1  4 9 dnf

7  L-Arts-Rockstar, Seekman  12-1  6 *1 6

9  L-Fox Valley Ruby, Leonard  15-1  4 5 3

8  L-Mind Eraser, Carpenter  20-1  9 8 5

5  L-Martha Jane, Mc Ilmurray  20-1  9 1 5

DFP ANGEL is back from Hoosier and is well placed to pick-up a victory. FOX VALLEY TOUCHE came close. Abut due and another good post helps. WINGS is at her best right now and has the gate speed to overcome this post and contend.

Mike’s Solid Play

Hot Rod Pete (3rd race)

Washington Hanover (9th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Rock N Kilo (8th race)

Mister Virgin (10th race)

 

 


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