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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

  FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 28 AT BALMORAL

Best Bet: Fox Valley Norman (10th race)

First Post—7:10 pm

FIRST: TROT, STAKE, ICF 3-YEAR-OLD MALES, PURSE $8,000:

PN  HORSE (DRIVER)        ODDS  LAST 3

2  Fox Valley Qatar, T. Warren  6-5  1 *10 *1

3  Captain Greedy, J D Finn  5-2  1 1 2

4  L+Tricky Nick, Oosting  6-1  4 3 8

1  Southern Special, Carpenter  8-1  3 4 5

6  RT Habenero, Wilfong  8-1  3 5 8

5  Allpowernoemotion, Gillespie  12-1  5 7 7

7  Cruisin Valor, De Long  25-1  5 8 2

FOX VALLEY QATAR could be a flat mile way from chalking up another ICF stakes win. CAPTAIN GREEDY’S confidence level should be high and once again he is the danger. TRICKY NICK needs to avoid a first-over trip for a shot at an upset victory.

SECOND: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, PURSE $2,500:

4  L-Bingo Prince, Smolin  7-2  3 5 2

10  Harper Valley Boy, Oosting  3-1  *4 *1 *1

6  Diamond Desire Ivy, Leonard  4-1  5 2 8

9  Heartland Charm, P. Curtin  6-1  7 2 1

3  L-No More Terror, TSeekman  8-1  3 5 10

7  L-Harley J, Krueger  10-1  9 9 4

1  No Empty Promises, T. Warren  12-1  5 7 7

8  !Feel My Pain, Ri. Finn  15-1  8 6 4

2  L-The Dali’s Llama, De Long  15-1  3 6 9

5  !BB Sherman, Hiteman  15-1  8 8 6

BINGO PRINCE is often close, still overdue. Another up-close journey appears likely. HARPER VALLEY BOY needs to get brought up if he is to rally in time and make amends for last week’s disappointment. DIAMOND DESIRE IVY bet down but was a tired horse in the lane. Consider off his big effort.

THIRD: TROT, COND, NW 1, PURSE $3,400:

8  Love U Forever, Brink  3-1  2 2 3

5  ABC Big Shot, Husted  7-2  3 2 7

7  Jessie’s Potion, Smolin  4-1  3 6 2

4  L+Contiental Divide, L. Finn  6-1  5 2 7

1  Vernon Can Tab, Seekman  8-1  6 2 6

10  +Crazy Ponda, T. Warren  8-1  1 dnf 5

9  Bye Bye Dalton, P. Curtin  12-1  7 6 7

2  L-Trompster, Brown  15-1  5 7 3

6  !Maple Grove Karen, Patton  15-1  7 2 6

3  +Earls Prince, Mills  25-1  3 6 4

LOVE U FOREVER is coming along well and another big effort may not go un-rewarded. ABC BIG SHOT got pushed back in a start he likely needed. He’s a threat. JESSIE’S POTION is improving and has a shot in here.

FOURTH: PACE, COND, NW 1, 2-YEAR-OLDS, PURSE $3,400:

7  DB, P. Curtin  3-1  1 x x

5  +Fox Valley Serrano, T. Warren  7-2  2 3 x

2  L+J B’s Hero, Smolin  5-1  5 3 4

6  +Vorst, Oosting  6-1  3 3 2

7  !Fox Valley Smash, Brink  8-1  7 3 x

9  +Youda Shark, Hiteman  8-1  1 x x

3  +Sand Viking, Daniels  10-1  1 2 x

10  !Whatsoesthefoxsay, Bell  15-1  dnf 5 4

4  +New Image, Bennett  15-1  5 x x

1  +Pacific Invader, Seekman  15-1  6 6 x

DB won his qualifier with authority and youngster may go right to the top and also take his debut. FOX VALLEY SERRANO finished strong in both qualifiers. He was a $85,000 ICF yearling purchase. JB’S HERO in easier in second career start and looks like a danger.

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

7  L-Miss Pat Weisar, Smolin  2-1  *2 *3 *1

3  L-Western Boudoir, P. Curtin  5-2  1 2 7

5  L-Moon Bay Dancer, T. Warren  9-2  6 6 6

4  -Na Zdrowie, L. Finn  6-1  3 3 4

1  L-Thedayyouhavemade, Oosting  6-1  5 4 2

8  L-Always Talking, Wilfong  10-1  3 6 7

6  L-Dontmesswithangel, De Longr  20-1  4 9 4

2  L!Dancinonthetable, Husted  25-1  8 7 9

MISS PAT WEISAR got nosed out. She’s racing well and may avenge that loss. WESTERN BOUDOIR a game winner against the above and another big try could see him win again. MOON BAY DANCER did well with Warren earlier who claimed her last week.

SIXTH: PACE, STAKE, ICF 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, PURSE $8,000:

8  Lex, Wilfong  8-5  *1 *3 *1

1  +Sportsmuffler, De Long  4-1  1 7 *5

9  +Fox Valley Aubry, Smolin  6-1  1 3 5

6  Southern Girl, Seekman  5-1  5 1 4

7  L-Fox Valley Kit, P. Curtin  8-1  2 4 *1

4  +Angel Demon, T. Warren  12-1  9 6 2

5  L-Duneside Perttie, Oostinger  15-1  7 3 6

2  +Fox Valley Charm, Hiteman  20-1  7 8 2

10  +BS Tyrichess, Carpenter  20-1  5 3 1

3  +BP’s Got Swag, Krueger  30-1  3 7 7

LEX can win another, especially if she gets a spot on or near the front again. SPORTSMUFFLER likely seeks and maybe gets the trip behind the above, so consider. FOX VALLEY AUBRY was facing older mares in her last few Balmoral starts. Filly make get into these gimmicks.

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

9  L+Fox Valley Pipa, Wilfong  3-1  4 1 2

7  L-Nitty Gritty, Husted  5-2  *2 1 6

8  L-Rocknroll Crystal, Smolin  9-2  4 *9 *1

5  L+Towne Believer, RS Finn  6-1  3 2 4

10  L-If I Didn’t Dream, T. Warren  12-1  5 9 5

6  L-Missiana, T. Curtin  10-1  6 5 3

1  L+Virgin Ofmy Dreams, Carpenter  15-1  5 6 4

2  L-I’m Telling You, R. Warren  15-1  3 2 4

3  L-Sammi’s Song, Oosting  15-1  9 6 7

4  L-Dakota Awe, Abel  15-1  7 4 3

FOX VALLEY PIPA rallied strong last time she raced at Balmoral and it came at tonight’s same class. NITTY GRITTY has put together back-to-back solid performances and is the mare too beat. ROCKNROLL CRYSTAL had a poor trip. She may go out and have a good one tonight.

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

10  L!Mystical Wishes, Wilfong  3-1  8 3 7

1  Clever Upstart, Oosting  7-2  9 7 6

3  L-My Funky Farkle, De Long  4-1  8 3 6

6  L-Here’s Johnny, Sc. Banks  9-2  3 8 2

5  L-KK’s Bandit, P. Curtin  8-1  7 2 5

2  My Mini Snickers, Bell  8-1  5 6 7

4  L-Mayfair Sophie, T. Curtin  15-1  7 2 5

7  L-Speedy Alber, Carpenter  20-1  6 1 8

8  L-Explosive Cash, Hiteman  20-1  7 7 8

9  !Sleke Zeke, Husted  25-1  6 7 7

MYSTICAL WISHES has the gate speed to maybe overcome this post. Mare battled better in Indiana. CLEVER UPSTART finally moves inside where tis old-timer has a big shot. MY FUNKY’S FARKLE should get another trip near the front and maybe do more with it.

NINTH: PACE, CLMG #4,000, PURSE $2,500:

7  L!Fox Valley Norman, R. Warren  8-5  *3 *3 2

5  L-Western Deal, Oosting  4-1  3 7 4

1  L-Nancy’s Skyscape, P. Curtin  6-1  6 5 5

3  L-Larry’s Place, T. Warren  8-1  8 3 4

8  L-Jo Jo Spur, T. Curtin  8-1  4 10 5

2  L-Rocket Dog, Wilfong  10-1  7 6 6

10  L!L’s Dash, Smolin  12-1  7 6 5

4  L-Wildartiscape, Carpenter  15-1  6 4 7

6  L-Majestic Royale, Anderson  20-1  9 9 5

9  L-Pure Addiction, Gregory  25-1  8 8 8

FOX VALLEY NORMAN drops down to a very winnable spot for his Balmoral return. WESTERN DEAL raced improved after a needed start and is a consideration. NANCY’S SKYSCAPE shifts back to the track where he’s been best.

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

7  L-Window Wiper, Wilfong  9-2  3 7 7

10  L!Just Be Design. Sc. Banks  3-1  5 3 7

4  L-Wings, M. Finn  7-2  3 8 2

8  L-Kimberley R, Oosting  5-1  2 4 4

9  L!Babyshoebuyer, Smolin  8-1  6 1 5

6  Lizzabelle, R. Warren  10-1  4 8 3

1  Soft Velvet, Ri. Finn  15-1  6 4 2

3  L-Metis Blue Chip, T. Curtin  15-1  4 7 9

2  L-Lyrics Fall, De Long  15-1  2 5 1

5  L-Casino Comp, Husted  15-1  7 4 7

WINDOW WIPER got shuffled out of contention. She could snap her losing streak where. JUST BY DESIGN drew poorly but dropper can motor out and has beaten better. WINGS showed improvement. Now she needs a more favorable trip.

Mike’s Solid Play

Fox Valley Qatar (1st race)

Lex (6th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Window Wiper (10th race)

 


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