02/04/2013 4:53PM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for Jan. 28-30, 2013

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BALMORAL

1/30: 2w, + closers, sloppy track

WAITING AND HOPING -

Worked her way to the lead from post 9 and held the place while racing against the bias

 

MONTICELLO

1/30: 4w, no bias, sloppy track, fog

1/29: 5w, no bias, off track

1/28: 5w, no bias, off track

SPACE CHALET - Was first over a long way and held okay

ALASTAIR HANOVER - Left sharply from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :28 2/5, yielded and held okay

 

DOVER

1/30: 8w, + speed

1/29: 2w, no bias

1/28: 4w, no bias

CARIBBEAN DESIRE - Hustled out from post 7 and was parked to the lead in :27 1/5, set the pace under stiff second-half pressure and held okay for the show

DEVIL'S EMBRACE N - Left and was used hard to clear in :26 2/5, yielded to the sharp winner and weakened but that early speed is dangerous here

 

NORTHFIELD

1/30: 8w, + speed, sloppy track

1/29: 5w, no bias, off track

1/28: 4w, no bias

ART'S SHADOW*** - Left and three wide but couldn't clear the lead, raced parked uncovered, finally wore down the leader on the final turn but weakened late while holding the place gamely

TREV ADAMS ATTACK - Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead at the half, dug in for a game win

 

THE MEADOWS

1/30: 1w, + closers, sloppy track

1/29: 5w, no bias, off track

1/28: 4w, no bias, sloppy track

ERADIKATE - Had a tough trip parked the mile without cover from post 9, held okay

MCSOCKS - Was parked to a quick half for the lead, gave way grudgingly late

 

POMPANO

1/30: 4w, no bias

1/29: 4w, no bias

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT - Was first over a long way and drew off sharply

 

YONKERS

1/29: 4w, no bias

BAD AS BERT - Far back early from post 6, finished strongly for the place

FASHION SHARK - Left from post 7, moved three wide approaching the quarter to take the lead, yielded to the even money favorite past the half, pulled the pocket at the three quarters and excusably tired in the stretch

IRAS BIG BUY - Had post 6 and finished with solid pace from a tough spot

NEWBEGINING - Left from post 7 but took back on the first turn and was parked the mile, picked up cover, was blindswitched around the final turn, cleared in midstretch and finished steadily

TIDEWATER TOMAHAWK - Had post 7, was third over behind dull cover and finished strongly for the place

*** = extra-sharp preferred plays

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