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Harness Line and Comments

By Mike Paradise

 FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT BALMORAL

Best Bet: Game Of Dreamers (5th race)

First Post—7:10 pm

FIRST: TROT, COND, NW 1 (F & M 2), PURSE $40300:

HORSE (DRIVER)    ODDS  LAST 3

6  Omygoodness, Widger  4-1  3 5 5

2  Riverside Gold, T. Curtin  3-1  5 2 3

3  Frontier Pine Bow, C. Leonard  7-2  2 1 7

1  L-Band Of Pearls, Oosting  9-2  3 4 4

8  Amazed, P. Curtin  6-1  3 2 6

4  Cantoria, Carpenter  8-1  4 6 3

5  L!Happy Balance, Hostetler  8-1  7 5 5

7  L-Sexy N I Knowit, Smolin  15-1  5 7 4

OMYGOODNESS is my guess in this wide-open trot. RIVERSIDE GOLD should be on or close to the front again and might come away with a victory. FRONTIER PINE BOW, like others, found last winner too strong. Filly might handle these trotters.

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

2  +Parklane Sparkle, Wilfong  3-1  2 4 *4

6  +Eva Bella, Oosting  5-2  *1 3 1

3  L+Blueridge Afilene, T. Warren  7-2  4 *5 2

5  L-Perched On Top, De. Magee  9-2  5 *2 2

1  +Duneside Perttie, Smolin  6-1  3 5 4

4  L-Victoria Ivy, Fox  10-1  6 3 4

7  L-Nitty Gritty, Carpenter  10-1  5 7 5

PARKLANE SPARKLE moves to the inside where a favorable trip could see her prove best. EVA VELLA swept past the above and others easily. She may again. BLUERIDGE ADILENE showed a big move but weaken in the lane. Mare may come on later and pop.

THIRD: PACE, COND/CLMG $7,000, NW 1 OR 2 RACES, PURSE $2,900:

1a  L-Blackjack Rivndel, Smolin  2-1  1 *3 2

3  Diamond Desire Ivy, Widger  5-2  *2 2 8

4  L-Touch The Sky, Wilfong  9-2  x 5 3

5  L-Isis, R. Warren  8-1  3 5 8

7  Little Man Morand, Oosting  8-1  4 7 3

9  L-Past The Shooter, Ri. Finn  8-1  5 3 4

8  L!Lance Gram, C. Leonard  12-1  9 10 5

2  L-Mr Carter, Beard  30-1  9 5 5

1  L-No More Terror, Carpenter  2-1  7 8 6

6  Mystical Sand, P. Curtib  30-1  8 7 6

BLACKJACK RIVNDEL beet similar rather easily a few nights ago. He could get to the top and repeat. DIAMNOND DESIRE IVY needs to step it up a notch to avenge his loss to the above. He just might. TOUCH THE SKY failed first up. A favorable trip may win it.

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

8  Dixie’s Boy, C. Leonard  8-5  *1 *2 2

7  L-Mystical Shooter, Oosting  7-2  6 4 4

3  Control Tower, De Long  9-2  2 2 x

5  Duneside Matt, Rath  8-1  3 8 4

4  Finntastic, a. Finn  8-1  5 *1 2

2  +Dali Special, De. Magee  12-1  6 2 5

1  Spirit In The Sky, Carpenter  12-1  4 5 9

6  Independent Dude, P. Curtin  12-1  4 6 1

DIXIE’S BOY moves to the outside but routed most of these same horses last week. MYSTICAL SHOOTER used twice when he came up short. He may duck and have a lot more left for the stretch drive. CONTROL TOWER was raced inside in his debut and may be used more aggressively in his second start.

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

2  !Game Of Dreamers, T. Warren 3-5  3 5 2

1  L-Dee Dee Sage, Beter  9-2  7 2 4

6  L-Jokerslitwhitelie, Anderson  6-1  3 6 7

5  L-Miss Pat Weisar, P. Curtin  8-1  4 9 9

4  L+Desiree Bellabella, Affrunti  12-1  7 4 6

7  +Indy Hatoftheday, Carpenter  15-1  8 5 8

3  L-Stardom Bound, Widger  15-1  10 7 6

GAME OF DREAMERS a Pennsylvania invader who finds much softer awaiting her tonight. DEE DEE SAGE is back on the track where she’s had most of her success. JOKERSLITWHITELIE may get into the gimmicks.

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

2  Lock And Go, C. Leonard  5-2  2 2 7

4  +Clever Upstart, Da. Magee  3-1  *2 *3 6

6  L-Speedy Alber, De. Magee  4-1  6 3 3

1  L+Quiet Charmer, Widger  9-2  1 2 *2

8  L-Riet’s Kid, P. Curtin  8-1  3 5 1

3  +KK’s Bandit, P. Curtin  8-1  3 2 5

5  L-Fall Creek Bandit, T. Warren  15-1  6 5 7

7  L-Stonebridge Ultimo, Beyer  15-1  5 5 8

LOCK AND LOAD has raced well in recent losses and looks like a capable fit against these trotters. CLEVER UPSTART looks like he may be one more good effort away from end a losing streak. SPEEDY ALBER wasn’t right last week. a threat if you toss out the race.

SEVENTH: PACE, COND/CLMG $8,000, NW 3 OR 4 RACES, F & M, PURSE $3,300:

7  L-Rock N Kilo, Oosting  3-1  *7 *1 2

9  Odds On Rolomite, C. Leonard  7-2  3 7 3

2  L+Miriam’s Jet, Widger  5-1  *2 *1 2

5  L-Princess Joventina, De. Magee  4-1  1 4 2

3  Youroldl-eletter, Smolin  8-1  3 6 3

8  Seconds Later, Da. Magee  8-1  *4 2 6

6  Jovanna, T. Warren  10-1  6 3 1

4  L+Perfectly Clear, Wilfong  12-1  1 4 3

10  L-Be My Escape, P. Curtin  50-1  8 10 5

1  L-Jenna W Rivndel, Carpenter  50-1  6 7 5

ROCK N KILO sheds the 10-hole and did win with Oosting two starts back. ODDS ON ROLOMITE comes off a three-wide effort. She may get up in time here. MIRIAM’S JET is in tougher but the move to the inside looks like the equalizer.

EIGHTH: PACE, CLMG $6,000, F & M, PURSE $3,600:

1  L-Kimberley R, Oosting  3-1  3 3 7

8  L-Melodie Hotspur, De Long  7-2  2 2 4

3  !La Semana Hanover, R. Warren  5-1  4 1 6

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

2  L+Hotmones, Wilfong  8-1  6 5 1

7  L-Mackenzie’s Power, Anderson  10-1  5 5 3

4  L!Miss Kelley Lynne, Widger  6-1  5 3 3

9  L-I C U Girl, T. Curtin  12-1  2 5 1

6  L-Mearl Finn, C. Leonard  50-1  9 8 8

KIMBERLEY R looks like she’s found her level and may be a favorable journey away from repeating. MELODIE HOTSPUR performing well at this class and likely seeks and gets a spot up-close. LA SEMANA HANOVER drops for her Balmoral debut.

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

2  Enchantress Lady, De Long  2-1  1 2 5

6  L-Mayfair Sophie, De. Magee  5-2  6 *1 *1

3  !Hot Rod Riley Mae, Oosting  9-2  4 5 9

1  L!Nessie’s Boy, Carpenter  6-1  7 4 4

9  L-Powerful Commander, Smolin  10-1  5 1 9

8  L-Itz Alive, C. Leonard  12-1  7 6 8

7  Recollection, Wilfong  15-1  4 8 2

5  Bands Pippa, Searle  15-1  3 9 8

4  Fox Valley Shout, Avenatti  30-1  6 10 8

ENCHANTRESS LADY raced game in her win against similar. That confidence booster may help get another. MAYFAIR SOPHIE broke after a series of easy wins. A flat mile may get the job down. HOT ROD RILEY MAE drops down into a winnable spot here.

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

5  L!CD’s Ideal, Wilfong  5-1  7 8 3

4  L-Parked Onda Street, R. Warren  4-1  3 5 8

8  L-Russell L, De. Magee  7-2  4 *4 1

1  L-Pip’s Quatro, Oosting  9-2  6 7 3

7  L-Funny Guy. T. Curtin  8-1  5 3 7

9  L-Larry’s Place, Beyer  8-1  6 1 7

6  L+LD’s Dash, T. Warren  12-1  8 6 5

2  L+Justlivinthedream, Widger  15-1  4 5 5

10  L-One Last Chance, Smolin  12-1  5 6 8

3  L+Heartland Liberty, TP Curtin  15-1  7 3 8

CD’S IDEAL did get his lone season win with De Long at tonight’s level earlier. PARKED ONDA STREET changed tactics and finished nicely. Veteran may rally past tonight. RUSSELL L often a factor against these horses and likely will be again.

Mike’s Solid Play

Game Of Dreamers (5th race)

Mike’s Price Shots

Hot Rod Riley Mae (9th race)

CD’s Ideal (10th race)

 

   


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