11/15/2012 10:21AM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for Nov. 8-11, 2012

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BALMORAL

11/11: 1w, ++ closers, sloppy track

11/10: 6w, + speed, rare speed bias for this closer’s track

FORECLOSURE N*** – Left fast forcing speedball Golden Receiver to tuck, went down the pike setting a vicious pace to the three quarters in 1:19 while drawing off to an impressive win

CAMARROW*** – Made a bold move and paced a :52 3/5 middle-half to take the lead, just missed

LOST ONE – Left and was parked the mile without cover forcing a fast pace over a sloppy track that favored closers, held okay considering

LEANMEAN NORMAJEAN*** - Left from post 6 and was three wide, parked the mile without cover forcing a fast pace, held well

 

MAYWOOD

11/9: 7w, + speed

11/8: 6w, + speed

GAMBLE ON THE GIRL – Left and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded and was shuffled with pace

JOEY LEE MACDAVID – Was parked the mile without cover from post 7 and held well

FRESHMAN PHENONOM – Had post 7, left, tucked 4th, broke, dropped back to 8th, finished well

LENNOX BLUE CHIP*** – Had post 8 and had weak cover while seemingly in an impossible spot, rallied wide around the final turn and finished powerfully to draw clear impressively

 

MONTICELLO

11/8: 6w, + speed

MC DRAGON – Had a long parked-out uncovered trip from post 6 and was 2nd best

 

DOVER

11/11: 7w, + speed

11/8: 5w, no bias

CR ARTISTIC – Left from post 8 and was used hard to get the lead in :27, yielded and held okay

GOOD BET – Had dull cover from post 6 and finished well for the place

 

NORTHFIELD

11/10: 6w, + speed

11/9: 8w, + speed

BOOKIE FAROUT – Left and was parked the mile without cover forcing a fast pace against a tough 3-5 shot and held the place

SURE THING – Three wide leaving from post 7, remained parked the mile without cover, won gamely

MAJIK MASTER – Left sluggishly from post 6 and was parked the mile without cover, held well

 

PHILADELPHIA

11/11: 3w, no bias

11/9: 6w, no bias

11/8: 8w, + speed

KEEP GOING*** – Was parked the mile without cover from post 6, pressed a fast pace and held well

DIAL OR NODIAL – Was third over, stormed wide pacing a :26 third quarter to challenge for the lead, weakened but held okay

SHOOTOUTTHELIGHTS – Left and was parked the mile forcing the pace, held okay considering

GRAMS LEGACY – Left from post 6 and was parked to the lead at the half, set a fast pace and won clear

 

POCONO

11/10: 9w, ++ speed

 

MEADOWS

11/9: 4w, no bias

BOMBASTIC – Grinded uncovered from a tough spot and held okay; price factor in exotics

 

FREEHOLD

10/10: 5w, + speed, not a strong bias but leavers and the inside lane won most of the races

10/9: 2w, no bias

CLASSIC AMBITION – Left, tucked, went first over and held okay

 

                                                             SARATOGA          

11/9: 4w, + speed

 

YONKERS

11/10: 4w, no bias

11/9: 2w, no bias

11/8: 7w, + speed

HOT LIST*** – Had dull cover in first start off the Burke claim, burst wide and drew off full of pace

DIAMOND HOWARD – Made two moves to the lead at the quarter, set a blistering pace and held the show

ULTIMATE DESIRE – Third over from post 7, finished strongly for the place

KRISPY APPLE – 2-5 shot appeared in trouble stuck behind weak cover, was 6 lengths behind turning for home and finished like a rocket to get up with a :27 1/5 final quarter

KEEPERS DESTINY – Had post 7, left and was parked to a :27 1/5 opener by the post 6 leaver, set the pace and gave way grudgingly on the wire to the classy odds-on drop down winner

REPORT FOR DUTY N – Left from post 6 and was three deep to the lead in :26 1/5, set a blazing half then met pressure through the final quarter and gave way late in a game placing

*** = extra-sharp preferred plays

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