05/27/2013 10:17AM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for May 20 - May 22

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BALMORAL

5/22: 1w, no bias

RYLEIGH'S LILLY -

Showed early speed and sat the pocket, was shuffled with pace

 

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HARRINGTON

 

5/22: 2w, no bias, leavers doing okay as usual here this week but track not as speed biased as usual overall

5/21: 3w, no bias

5/20: 3w, no bias

RACING ROCKY -

had post 7, left, tucked, power-brushed to the lead at the half and drew off

DR FLAMINGO -

4th over from post 7, finished solidly for the show

ITZ CHERRY RIPE N -

Had post 8, got moving early and paced a quick middle-half following cover, finished with good velocity for the place, home in :28 1/5

WARK WOMAN -

Left from post 7 and was parked the mile without cover while forcing a hot pace, tough trip; watch for the move back inside

FOX VALLEY AJAX -

Left and was parked the mile without cover against the 4-5 winner, beat four horses home despite tiring and may have turned a corner now

 

 MEADOWS

 

5/22: 5w, no real bias but slightly speed favoring and more than usual here

5/21: 4w, no bias

5/20: 4w, + speed

PRO PROSPECT -

Left from post 6 and was parked the mile without cover, battled for the lead to the half then faded through a :27 4/5 third quarter but still beat five horses

ANGELIC STAR -

Was first over and paced a :55 middle-half, held the show

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

5/22: 7w, + speed

PEARLHANDLEPISTOL -

Had post 7 and dull cover, rallied 4 wide and finished well from a tough spot

ARODASI -

Had post 8 and closed willingly with a :54 last half

DRAGON KING-

Left from post 8 and was parked the mile without cover against the tough drop down winner, didn't tire that badly

MISS ANNIE J -

Was parked the mile without cover from post 8 and held well for the show

SHEBESTINGIN*** -

Had post 7, left and tucked 4th, uncorked a :26 3/5 third quarter brush to clear the lead and drew off impressively

 

POCONO DOWNS

5/22: 7w, + speed

5/21: 6w, + speed

LOVE YOU BYE*** -

Left weakly from post 8 and looked for a tuck but advanced on when a hole closed up, took the lead off the first turn, yielded at the half and held well in a quick mile while clearly 2nd best, nine lengths over the show horse

HUMILITY*** -

Left well, pulled the pocket and challenged uncovered through a torrid pace, could not clear the leader and took back to tuck off turn two, pulled again entering the final turn, brushed to the lead, gave way grudgingly to the 4-5 favorite late in a huge effort

SOMEDANCER HANOVER*** -

Trotter left from post 9 and tucked in the pocket, was shuffled back to 8th, slipped out in a blindswitch down the back, had strong trot in the lane but was forced to let up while running up in horses in tight quarters

MILLENIUM WHEEL*** -

Left in :27 2/5, yielded, tried to brush back to the lead but ended up first over into a :27 4/5 third quarter, tired after the tough trip and was claimed by live barn

WELL DONE HANOVER -

Had post 8, was one of several leavers and used hard to clear, set a quick pace under pressure and held the show

NORDIC VENTURE -

Former Open caliber trotter is quick from the gate and shot to the lead in first try off the claim, broke on a clear lead; may be worth using at a price with a drop in class

                                                       NORTHFIELD

5/22: 9w, + speed

5/21: 7w, + speed

5/20: 6w, + speed

 

SARATOGA

 

5/22: 7w, + speed

CAMDEE*** -

Had post 8, rushed up off the second turn and gunned three wide to clear a tiring horse, paced a :28 third quarter to take control from the 4-5 favorite and drew off

 

MONTICELLO

 

5/22: 6w, + speed

5/21: 4w, no bias

5/20: 6w, no bias

FOREIGN SOIL*** -

Left strongly from post 7, rated the pace under second-half pressure and drew clear

ADMIRALS CHANCE -

Followed weak cover from post 8, rallied wide around the final turn and finished well

PRINCE OF PLEASURE*** -

Shipped into the Gill barn, was used hard quarter-moving to take the lead at the half, shook off pressure down the back and drew off to an authoritative win

 

YONKERS

 

5/21: 6w, + speed, back to speed bias after a non-biased week last week

5/20: 7w, + speed

FRANNY THE GREAT -

Had post 6 and ended up fifth when a horse broke early, rushed up first over at the half to prompt the pace against the tough 1-2 winner, held okay in an improved effort

SFUMATO -

7th at the half, followed cover wide around the final turn and finished solidly for show

ADDWATER*** -

Had post 7, left, tucked, went first over into a :27 4/5 third quarter and held well for show