05/06/2013 11:11AM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 29 - May 1

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BALMORAL

5/1: 1w, + closers

AMARETTO ROSE -

Made 2 moves to the lead in a quick half, took on pressure from the 2-5 favorite and tired while racing against the bias; price factor in exotics

KING MUFASA -

Far back behind a modest pace from post 8, stormed wide on the final turn and finished powerfully for the win

MY MARISA CLAIR -

Had post 10 and finished fast in the lane

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HARRINGTON

 

5/1: 8w, ++ speed

4/30: 4w, + speed, slight edge to speed

4/29: 5w, + speed

YAGONNAKISSMEORNOET*** -

Left to the early lead, yielded and was shuffled out of contention

CHARLIESANDJIMMYS -

Was third over behind terrible cover and finished strongly for the place

 

NORTHFIELD

 

5/1: 3w, no bias

4/30: 6w, + speed

4/29: 6w, + speed

KEN UBR DREAM -

Left and was parked forcing a :26 3/5 opener and a quick half, tough trip

MOR THAN DESIRE -

Was on a long uncovered grind from post 6, paced a :56 4/5 middle-half at the bottom level and held okay

 

 MEADOWS

 

5/1: 2w, no bias

4/30: 6w, + speed

4/29: 3w, no bias, sloppy track

RIVERBLOOM -

Had post 7, got moving early with cover then made a big move down the back to clear tiring cover and go after the leader, made up a lot of ground before flattening out

HONEY DREAMS -

Was parked the mile from post 8 on a tough uncovered grind, held okay considering

D MAC -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27 2/5, set a fast pace under pressure and finished a solid third behind two horses who got perfect ground-saving trips

CYRUS SEELSTER*** -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear in :26 3/5, yielded, pulled second over on the second turn, rallied three wide around the final turn and only lost by 2 lengths in a big try

TOP OF THE MARK*** -

Left from post 9 and was used hard to clear in front of the stands, took on immediate pressure setting a quick pace and gave way grudgingly late

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

5/1: 11w, ++ speed, in the last 11 races on the 14 race card, the horse that had the lead or was moving to the lead at the quarter won, including three longshots and a 5-1 shot

DRUNK AND DRAMATIC -

4th at the half, flushed out weak cover, went wide on the final bend and finished sharply for the win while racing against an intense front end speed bias

 

POCONO DOWNS

 

5/1: 8w, + speed

4/30: 9w, + speed

WAYLON HANOVER -

Brushed to the lead at the half then took on pressure, tired and lost by 3 lengths but it was a much improved effort

LOOK ANNIE HALL*** -

Left and yielded then went first over into a :27 3/5 third quarter, only lost by a length

KAYLA'S DREAM*** -

Left and was parked the mile without cover prompting a fast pace, held okay until excusably tiring through the final quarter

LETS ROCK TOGETHER -

Had post 7, left, tucked, went first over into a fast last half and held well

GAL STORM -

Had post 7, followed dull cover third over and finished strongly for the place

 

SARATOGA

 

5/1: 7w, + speed

 

MONTICELLO

 

5/1: 4w, no bias

4/30: 7w, + speed

4/29: 6w, + speed, sloppy track

DIXIE ALL STAR -

7th in a seemingly tough spot at the half, stormed wide around the final turn and finished sharply for the win

SUPERBOWL PARTY*** -

Left from post 7 and was parked behind the post 8 leaver, brushed three wide to clear that one at the half and grinded first over chasing the 3-5 winner, held well

FREEDOM SOLDIER*** -

Had post 7, slipped out off the third turn and made a strong move to enter contention while chasing a 1-9 winner, held well for the show in a fast last half

ANOTHER HOMER N*** -

Had post 8, rallied wide around the final turn and finished strongly; still in form

DVC GIFTED INDEED -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear in :28, set a lively pace under second half pressure from the 3-5 favorite and dug in gamely for the win

 

YONKERS

 

4/30: 6w, no bias

4/29: 4w, no bias

SPELL TO CAST -

Broke on the first turn but recovered quickly, followed cover second over down the back, rallied wide midway through the final turn and finished fast for the win

GLASS PACK -

Had post 6, followed tiring cover, brushed wide down the back as his cover went backwards and was wide a long way, held well for the show

BJ'S GUY*** -

Had post 6, left, tucked, went first over into a stepped-up last half and held gamely

MALICIOUS -

Had post 6, left, tucked, went first over into a quick last half and held well

PRINT IT -

Went first over into a :27 2/5 third quarter and held okay