07/01/2013 11:55AM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for June 24 - June 26

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BALMORAL

 

6/26: 4w, no bias

DAGOTA*** -

Far back behind a modest pace, moved out 4th over behind a poor flow down the back and flew home in the stretch to just miss

 

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HARRINGTON

 

6/26: 8w, + speed

6/25: 6w, + speed, not a strong bias but slightly speed favoring

6/24: 3w, no bias

SHARK ON BOARD -

Followed cover 4th over down the back and finished strongly for the place

DINA'S GAMBLE*** -

Left from post 4 and tried to brush three wide to the lead but was unable to clear until past the half in :53 4/5, tired late but held remarkably well considering

ANGELWITHNATTITUDE*** -

6th while racing against the proverbial speed bias, moved out behind a dull flow down the back, rallied wide around the final turn and over powered the field in the final quarter

NAGIN -

Had post 8 and poor cover, stormed wide making up good ground and flattened out but beat half the field home in a good try

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

6/26: 4w, no bias

ROYAL CEE CEE N -

Classy mare was uncovered a long way into a stepped-up final half and held okay

 

POCONO DOWNS

 

6/26: 5w, + speed

6/25: 7w, + speed

ROCK ME PLEASE*** -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to clear past a :26 opener, set a quick pace and gave way grudgingly late to the 1-2 favorite

LIBRA VITA -

Trotter had a tough parked-out trip from post 9 and held well

YUCATAN*** -

Was uncovered a long way from post 7 and finished well against the bias

 

MEADOWS

 

6/26: 2w, no bias

6/25: 6w, + speed

6/24: 5w, no bias, but slight edge to speed

MOST HAPPY DRAGON*** -

Left well from post 7 to the lead in :26 3/5, yielded, brushed back to the lead and set a pressured fast pace, didn't tire that badly in a game effort

 

NORTHFIELD

 

6/25: 7w, + speed

6/24: 8w, + speed

ROCKIN FINISH -

Left from post 8 and gunned three deep to the lead in :27 2/5, set a quick clip and dominated on the front end drawing off to an easy win

 

SARATOGA

 

6/26: 6w, + speed

 

MONTICELLO

 

6/26: 6w, + speed

6/25: 5w, not a strict bias but leavers did well again, slightly speed favoring

6/24: 5w, not a strict bias but leavers did well, rain after 9th race, races 10-13 off track

6/19: 2w, no bias

FORTUNES SMILE -

Left well from post 7 and was parked to the quarter for the lead, rated the pace under second-half pressure and drew clear sharply

EXTREME TERROR -

Had to grind first over a long way from post 6 and finished strongly to get up

THUNDER SEELSTER*** -

Even money favorite left strongly but was parked out through vicious fractions of :26 2/5 and :55, never saw the pylons and held surprisingly well until the stretch

SEE YOU SMILE*** -

6-5 second choice left sharply from post 1, seemed set for  pocket trip behind favorite Thunder Seelster but down the back the driver decided to urge his horse and park the favorite out, set a brutal pace under hounding pressure; game effort

BLADE SEELSTER*** -

Had post 7 and a long grind without cover, finished bravely for the place while pacing his last three quarters in 1:25 1/5

HICKORY LOUIE -

Blasted to the top from post 8 and was a sharp wire to wire winner

 

YONKERS

 

6/25: 3w, no bias

6/24: 5w, + speed, slight speed bias

SLY RULER -

Was first over from post 6, paced a :27 4/5 third quarter and held okay

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