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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

  NO RACING ON EASTER SUNDAY 

FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 19 AT BALMORAL

First Post-7:10 pm

Best bet: Al’s Hammered (9th race)

FIRST: PACE, COND, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, PURSE $4,700:

HORSE (DRIVER) ODDS  LAST 3

6  L!Speed Racer, Da. Magee  3-1  1 6 8

5  Pablo’s Sky Dancer, Leonard  7-2  1 6 8

9  L-Ready, De. Magee  5-1  7 2 5

8  !Dave’s Skyscraper, Hiteman  6-1  3 4 3

2  !Walking Tall, Warren  8-1  8 *4 8

1  Big City Jewel, Davis  8-1  9 2 2

10  !Truly Wild, Wilfong  8-1  5 3 *7

7  Dozer, Daniel  15-1  1 5 3

4  Blue River, De Long  16-1  6 4 5

3  !Take Over, Carpenter  25-1  2 5 7

SPEED RACER a game winner first time on Lasix and he meets similar tonight. PABLO’S SKY DANCER didn’t handle Maywood. He raced outside of the above in previous at Balmoral. Big shot tonight. READY found field too tough in Indiana. He’s a threat here.

SECOND: TROT, NW 1 (F & M 2), PURSE $4,000:

3  !Fox Valley Skylar, Hiteman  3-1  *4 2 3

5  Sippy Cup, Warren  7-2  3 1 45

4  !All Psyched Up, Davis  9-2  5 4 2

6  L-Band Of Pearls, Carpenter  5-1  5 5 2

8  L-Dontstrykeme, Smolin  6-1  7 1 3

9  Sunbonnet Sue, De Long  8-1  4 5 8

7  L-The Speed Of White, Wilfong  12-1  6 4 4

1  !Lora Lee Breeze, Krueger  15-1  3 7 6

2  Agent Booth, RS Finn  15-1  4 2 7

FOX VALLEY SKYLAR needed her first season start. She’s a nice fir here. SIPPY CUP gave way in the lane. Maybe they won’t catch her tonight. ALL PSYCHED UP needed her first start of the year. She could be sprinting out again but with a better end result.

THIRD: PACE, CLMG $4,000, PURSE $2,900:

5  L-Catmando, Leonard  3-1  3 1 9

3  L-Rockme Amadeous, Curtin  7-2  1 3 5

6  L-Galactic Star, De Long  5-1  4 5 4

1  L-Fox Valley Ivan, Anderson  4-1  6 6 2

1a  L-Look Ma No Hands, Da. Magee  4-1  *2 4 4

7  L!Just Enough, Warren  8-1  3 3 6

2  L!Parked Onda Street, Hiteman  8-1  5 4 2

4  L-Jo Jo Spur, Daniel  8-1  5 *7 *3

8  L-EZ Moving, Wilfong  15-1  6 2 4

9  L-Brush Thirteen, Smolin  25-1  7 6 5

CATMANDO racing much better since Casey took over his lines. Veteran used to race in for the Leonard Stable. ROCKME AMADEOUS won nicely and another well-timed move could see him repeat. GALACTIC STAR needed his first start of the year. He may be going out tonight.

FOURTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 2, PURSE $2,900:

1  L-Lofty Native, Leonard  5-2  *6 *3 2

10  +Warners Ideal, Yoder  9-2  *2 2 7

6  L+Fore, De Long  7-2  1 8 6

7  Jersey Shore, Smolin  5-1 3 *1 3

4  L-Elijah’s Jet, Anderson  8-1  2 6 3

2  !Hector B, Curtin  15-1  3 9 1

3  L-Bird In Flight, Davis  15-1  9 4 7

9 Fox Valley Miso, Carpenter  15-1  4 3 9

5  L-Park Lane Scooter, Da. Magee  15-1  8 5 5

8  L+Badlands Gib, De. Magee  15-1  5 5 5

LOFTY NATIVE used hard in the slop early and was on empty late. He deserves another chance with the move inside. WARNERS IDEAL used hard and often when he was second best. He’s likely leaving from out here tonight. FORE found the drop to a claimer to his liking. Try and catch him again.

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

3  L-Big Sky Revenue, De Long  5-2  *2 1 9

2  L+Powerful Commander, Leonard  3-1  *1 8 1

8  L-Wolf Creek Pass, Smolin  6-1  3 2 4

1  !Vienna, Wilfong  6-1  1 6 5

10  Hot Rod Mae, De. Magee  6-1  3 *3 *5

9  KK’s Bandit, Curtin  12-1  4 4 6

5  L+Chief’s Irish Rose, Carpenter  15-1  4 4 6

7  +Miss Bella, Hiteman  15-1  2 6 5

6  L-Jesse Say More, Davis  15-1  5 7 8

4  L-DW’s Judy, Krueger  25-1  6 7 9

BIG SKY REVENUE gave way in the lane in his first outing since December. Beaten choice can make amends. POWERFUL COMMANDER powered past both season starts he stay flat and he may be good for another. WOLF CREEK PASS from the same barn as the above and he might arrive for a slice of the gimmicks.

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

4  +Arroya Blue Chip, Leonard  5-2  *1 *2 8

6  L-One Loud Ding, Anderson  3-1  1 3 3

5  L-Fox Valley Trinity, Da. Magee  9-2  4 1 *2

7  Nothing To Wear, Carpenter  5-1  5 1 5

1  Frontier Fannie, Curtin  6-1  3 *6 *1

3  LL-Cruisincamper, Smolin  12-1  4 7 7

2  L-Annie Sez, Beyer  20-1  8 5 7

8  L-Shelby Lu, Seekman  20-1  6 8 *8

9  L!Western Boudoir, Warren  20-1  8 8 7

ARROYA BLUE CHIP steps up but the way she drew off this hike may not matter, ONE LOUD DING put it all together and has a big shot if she races back to that effort. FOX VALLEY TRINITY didn’t have it last week. Mare did win at this class in her previous start.

SEVENTH: TROT, COND, NW $4,000 LAST 5, PURSE $7,000:

8  L-Fox Valley Arrow, Leonard  2-1  *2 *1 4

5  L!Hitithard, De Long  3-1  6 1 1

1  L+Powerful Speed, Warren  7-2  2 4 3

6  L!My Muscleman, Ry. Welch  6-1  8 1 4

7  L-Diamond Joe, Da. Magee  8-1  3 1 5

4  Semper Fit, Davuis  10-1  5 3 4

3  Lock And Go, Curtin  15-1  4 4 *1

FOX VALLEY ARROW had a big try but the winner had a bigger effort. Gelding fits well here. HITITHARD needed his start in Indiana and drops into an easier spot here. POWERFUL SPEED hasn’t been far off and can be considered.

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

1  L-State Street Liz, Smolin  3-1  5 4 *1

6  L-Whistle Pig, Leonard  7-2  3 *2 4

7  L-Mackenzie’s Power, Anderson  4-1  *1 4 1

3  Gimmeazzzmooch, Da. Magee  9-2  2 3 2

4  L!Always Electric, Warren  5-1  2 2 7

2  Dallas Jones, Hiteman  6-1  4 6 1

5  L-Edita Hanover, Seekman  8-1  8 1 3

STATE STREET LIZ should be in better position to win this open race with tonight’s favorable post change. WHISTLE PIG had a solid try and is a serious threat up close or from behind. MACKENZIE’S POWER has been in peak form at Maywood. Same class but this Balmoral field looks stronger.

NINTH: PACE, INVITATIONAL HANDICAP, P.P. 6, 7, 8, 9 ASSIGNED, PURSE $15,000:

8  L+Al’s Hammered, Smolin  7-5  *1 *1 *1

6  L+Fort Silky, Leonard  7-2  5 2 6

7  L+Ice Scraper, Warren  9-2  *1 2 7

1a  L+Best Man Hanover, Wilfong  8-1  3 4 5

5  L!Fancy Creek Elusiv, Da. Magee  8-1  1 1 9

2  L+Major Monet, Hiteman  12-1  4 8 *9

4  L+Life Is Good Today, De Long  12-1  2 1 2

1  L+Tink And Tiger, De. Magee  8-1  *1 2 3

3  L+Old Man River, Anderson  15-1  8 6 1

AL’S HAMMERED just keeps powering past in time and likely will again. FORT SILKY wasn’t in position to contend. One of his better efforts can see him prevail. ICE SCRAPER will be out in a hurry again and have to be caught.

TENTH: PACE, COND, NW $4,500 LAST 5, F & M, PURSE $6,600:

6  L-Don’t Flash Me, Wilfong  3-1  *1 5 8

3  T E’s Zenyatta, Da. Magee  7-2  2 *1 3

1  L-DP Angel, Smolin  4-1  5 1 3

8  L+Ryleigh’s Lilly, De Long  9-2  *1 2 5

4  L_Kendyl, Davis  5-1  3 3 1

7  !Kiss On The Lips, De. Magee  8-1  6 7 3

5  LRJ’S Irish Lassie, Beyer  15-1  5 4 2

2  Sun Dream, Leonard  15-1  7 10 4

DON’T FLASH ME was bet down when she beat a similar field last week rather handily. T E’S ZENYATTA is racing well with Davey and mare may get the job done tonight. DP ANGEL was raced easy in a needed start and mare also gets a favorable post shift for tonight.

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

2  L-My Boy Cal, Da. Magee  3-1  6 3 4

3  !Jerrico, Wilfong  6-1  5 *3 5

1  L-One Last Chance, Carpenter  7-2  *3 6 3

7  L-Bell Valley Bill, Smolin  6-1  1 6 9

9  L!Stamped By Design, Krueger  9-2  3 5 7

5  L-Rex Passus, De Long  12-1  5 7 2

8  L-Shiswell’s delight, Hiteman  10-1  2 5 5

6  L-Cabana Jack, Beyer  15-1  6 5 6

10  Got ‘Er Done, Leonard  20-1  7 8 3

4  L-Pansaflying, Warren  20-1  x 1 8

MY BOY CAL was far back to some ridiculous fractions and likely lost interest. Consider him again. JERRICO is out of a tough series at Indiana and into a very winnable spot at Balmoral. BELL VALLEY BILL showed his back class. He does meet comparable here.

TWELFTH: PACE, COND, NW $4,500 LAST 5, PURSE $6,600:

5  L-LB’s Alamericanjoy, Krueger  3-1  2 7 4

7  L-Holdingallthecards, Smolin  7-2  3 *4 9

8  L!Gibbs, De Long  4-1  9 2 1

3  L-Always A Fighter, Warren  12-1  6 8 8

1  L-St David Hanover, Davis  8-1  6 9 6

2  L!Alequash Hotspur, Leonard  8-1  8 4 1

4  L-Major Male, De. Magee  8-1  4 *1 5

10  L-Allamerican Solo, Anderson  12-1  2 7 2

9  L!Real Or Magic, Da. Magee  15-1  5 1 3

6  L-Bring It On Kaajay, Curtin  20-1  5 2 5

LB’S ALAMERICANJOY could go right to the top again and this time not be caught. HOLDINGALLTHECARDS finished well but last winner was too tough. He has a big shot against this field. GIBBS was raced inside in a much needed start. De Long takes over his lines on this dropper.

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

5  L-No Fear No Doubt, De. Magee  5-2  *1 3 2

8  !Iam A Dan Fool, Wilfong  4-1  5 5 1

9  BS Emily’s Sailor, Anderson  5-1  3 *1 4

2  L+Holy McMoses, Hiteman  6-1  1 2 5

1  L-Jack N Water, De Long  8-1  4 2 8

4  CJ Ott, Da. Magee  8-1  2 1 5

7  L-Fortune Dor, Smolin  8-1  8 3 *1

3  L-Gram Legend, Leonard  20-1  5 4 4

10  L-JPS Mini Me, Warren  20-1  5 3 5

6  L-Buffalo Joe, Beyer  30-1  7 7 10

NO FEAR NO DUBT a convincing winner when dropped to this level and could win right back. IM A DAN FOOL could be in cheap enough to turn things around. BS EMILY’S SAILOR made a costly break on the move. He could seek and likely get early position.

Mike’s Sold Play:

Lofty Native (4th race)

Al’s Hammered (9th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Hitithard (7th race)

Jerrico (11th race)

Always’s A Fighter (12th race)

 

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