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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

  FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT BALMORAL

Best Bet: Willis Trained Entry (4th race)

First Post—7:10 pm

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

HORSE (DRIVER)                ODDS  LAST 3

5  We All Bleed Red, Seekman  3-1  5 5 4

2  L-Pale Ace, Da. Magee  7-2  3 6 6

10  Missy’s Misfit, De Long  4-1  2 5 1

7  Tiny Prancer, Brink  8-1  9 3 2

1  !Twinmaple Candace, Smolin  6-1  7 6 7

6  L!Nannie Oakly, L. Miller  8-1  10 8 2

4  Ringo The Star, Curtin  12-1  4 6 10

3  !Bags For All, Wilfong  12-1  5 7 7

9  Dancinginthebreeze, Fagan  15-1  4 3 3

8  L-Allpowernoemotion, Gillespie  20-1  8 7 3

WE ALL BLEED RED is my guess in this wide-open trot. He can leave and get a spot near the front. PALE ACE had a solid try for his Balmoral bow and has a big shot here. MISSY’S MISFIT has to avoid being too far behind. Maybe she can leave enough to do just that.

SECOND: TROT, STAKE CONSOLATION, ICF 2-YEAR-OLD MALES, PURSE $20,000:

5  Photo Surprise, R. Warren  2-1  10 4 5

1a  L-Nino Marino, De. Magee  5-2  8 5 1

4  Cardinal Wind, Da. Magee  3-1  6 3 4

1  Fox Valley Cicero, Carpenter  5-2  5 2 4

3  Saint Simeon, Schrock  6-1  10 1 8

2  Gray N Cloudy, De Long  6-1  9 7 2

6  Swiss Mocha, Curtin  8-1  7 8 1

PHOTO SURPRISE didn’t make the gate in Super Night. Toss that race out and he looks like a danger to rally past tonight. NINO MARINO could go out and race closer to the front where he would have a big shot. CARDINAL WIND won’t be too far back tonight and is another threat to get up in time.

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

4  L-Majestic Royale, Carpenter  3-1  *4 6 3

9  L+Yermanos, Curtin  7-2  1 *2 7

1  L-Dot’s Bigboy, De Long  4-1  8 1 7

6  L-Just The Way It is, Gillespie  9-2  2 2 1

7  L+Nancy’s Skyscape, T. Warren  8-1  1 4 4

8  L+Music Again, Seekman  8-1  6 6 6

2  L-Richness Nestor, Affrunti  10-1  6 *4 4

3  L+Eagle A Scootin, Anderson  15-1  5x 8 7

5  L-Best Class, Wilfong  25-1  6 9 8

MAJESTIC ROYALE is a beaten favorite who was claimed and is back in at the same class. Carpenter took him over YERMANOS who is sharp now and may power past in time for another. DOT’S BIGBOY hurt by an outside post at Maywood. He’s a good fit here.

FOURTH: PACE, STAKE CONSOLATION, ICF 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $21,900:

1  L-Molly Go Lightly, De. Magee  1-1  6 1 8

1a  L-Cuzimalegend, Carpenter  1-1  5 6 11

3  +Kiwi Party, De Long  4-1  4 2 4

7  L-Fox Valley Flora, Smolin  6-1  8 5 6

5  L-Fox Valley Shiver, T. Warren  6-1  7 7 6

6  L-Fox Valley Roxanne, Gillespie  8-1  10 9 4

4  L+Fox Valley Taylor, Wilfong  8-1  9 4 7

2  L-Perched On Top, Curtin  15-1  9 10 6

MJOLLY GO LIGHTLY and entry-mate CUZIMALEND both look very dangerous against this easier field. The former gets a helpful post switch. KIWI  PARTY lacked racing room at Maywood. Filly is a possibility here.

FIFTH: TROT, COND, NW 2 OR 3 RACES, PURSE $5,000:

5  !Homicide Hunter, De Long  3-1  3 2 3

1  !Mac Kemp, Schrock  7-2  7 6 8

4  Stonebridge Ultimo, Beyer  9-2  4 4 1

2  L+Ponda Premier, Wilfong  6-1  1 5 3

6  +Bessiebearcat, Da. Magee  6-1  2 1 9

3  +Hey Marcel, T. Warren  6-1  1 3 8

9  L+Powerful Force, Seekman  12-1  7 6 4

8  L-A Local Band, De. Magee  20-1  7 8 5

7  L-Bells Moped, Carpenter  25-1  8 6 8

10  L-Chief’s Irish Rose, Curtin  30-1  9 8 6

HOMICIDE HUNTER had a solid freshman season in Indiana and is a capable fit for his Balmoral debut. MAC KEMP is out of tough Pennsylvania stake races and into a much easier spot here. STONEBRIDGE ULTIMO could have the fractions softer and be more of a factor this time.

SIXTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000L NW 5, PURSE $3,800:

1  ,L+Native Lights, R. Warren  7-5  *1 *2 *1

5  L-LD’s Dash, De Long  4-1  2 5 6

4  L-Ready, De. Magee  5-1  3 6 1

6  L-Put To The Test, Anderson  8-1  8 5 7

2  Specially Sporty, Seekman  8-1  7 3 4

8  L-Nitrogen Fuse, Carpenter  8-1  9 4 5

3  L-Party In The Park, Smolin  12-1  8 4 6

7  L-Lifetime Mattjic, Da. Magee  15-1  9 8 6

NATIVE LIGHTS steps up but the way he’s been racing it likely won’t matter. LD’S DASH had a nice effort from the 10-hole and could go out and get position near the front again. READY could also get into these gimmicks.

SEVENTH: PACE, COND, NW 3 OR 4 RACES, F & M, PURSE $3,300:

4  Seconds Later, Da. Magee  7-5  *2 2 4

2  Jovanna, T. Warren  7-2  4 5 3

1  L!Always Talking, De. Magee  5-1  7 9 8

9  L-Towne Believer, Carpenter  8-1  4 7 6

8  April May Dune, Brink  8-1  8 6 8

3  Sammi’s Song, Husted  12-1  9 1 5

7  L-Nothing To Wear, Anderson   20-1  8 5 9

5  L-Dawn’s Delight, Seekman  20-1  10 7 8

6  L-Misscommunication, Smolin  20-1  7 9 2

SECONDS LATER looks like she’s found the right spot to end her recent runner-up role. JOVANNA was stuck inside. Filly is a threat to get past in time. ALWAYS TALKING overmatched in Indiana. She won’t be in her Balmoral return.

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

5  Gabby Rei, Ri. Warren  4-1  5 5 5

9  Our Miss Special, T. Warren  7-2  3 4 8

10  L-Jetting Around, Anderson  9-2  2 *1 *2

8  L-Marzy Barzy, Wilfong  6-1  5 2 4

6  +Bubbala, Da. Magee  8-1  *1 6 5

3  Joyful Rock, Da. Magee  8-1  9 8 1

1  +Fox Valley Charm, De Long  8-1  *10 *3 *1

4  Fox Valley Adena, Gillespie  12-1  7 10 1

7  L-Imnotasonofabeach, Seekman  15-1  9 7 *3

2  Matte Royale, Curtin  20-1  9 8 10

GABBY REI may be in the right spot to rally for a victory. This is the best she’s drawn in months. OUR MISS SPECIAL could go out and find a spot near the front again where she would be a player. JETTING AROUND is also likely leaving and maybe another up-close trip will go her way this time.

NINTH: TROT, COND NW $15,000 LAST 5, PURSE $10,500:

6  Celebrity Hercules, De Long  5-2  1 *5 7

7  L-Lady Laker, T. Warren  3-1  *3 1 6

8  L-Surclasser, Smolin  6-1  2 3 2

9  Easter Teka, Seekman  6-1  2 4 3

1  L-Viper Blue Chip, De Long  8-1  7 8 *1

4  L+Powerful Speed, Da. Magee  12-1  1 1 2

2  L-B Fly McQueen, R. Warren  12-1  5 9 1

10  L+Jacks To Open, Gillespie  12-1  *1 4 3

3  +GRC Travel King, Carpenter  15-1  2 1 3

5  L-Fox Valley Yavonne, Wilfong  30-1  6 1 1

CELEBRITY HERCULES showed a strong winning brush on his favorite track. He could win right back. LADY LAKER came on well in a needed start and may overtake the above this time. SURCLASSER found his best stride too late. He is a possibility.

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

2  L-R Duneshine, De Long  3-1  *2 4 7

4  Well Dune, T. Warren  7-2  5 7 4

10  L-Wildartiscape, Carpenter  9-2  3 3 2

5  Sunset Dreamer, Wilfong  5-1  4 2 6

3  L-Online Learning, Rath  8-1  5 2 5

8  L-Holy McMoses, De. Magee  8-1  2 4 6

7  L-Standingartection, Da. Magee  12-1  3 5 1

1  Glided Towards Me, Curtin  15-1  7 8 *4

9  Conzo, Smolin  20-1  10 8 3

6  Dozer, Husted  25-1  10 8 4

R DUHNESHINE had to work too hard to make the front at Maywood. He’s in a good spot for his Balmotal return. WELL DUNE may find this field more to his liking. WILDARTISCAPE may have a lot of ground to make-up. He is often in the trifecta.

Mike’s Solid Plays

Willis Trained Entry (4th race)

Native Lights (6th race)

Second Later (7th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Tiny Prancer (9th race)

Gabby Rei (8th race)

 

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