10/04/2012 10:51AM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for Sept. 27-30, 2012

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BALMORAL

9/30: 5w, no bias

9/29: 2w, + closers

KENDYL – Had post 10 and made up a lot of ground closing fast for the show

YERMANOS – Had post 10, followed cover wide and finished gamely

CONKERS CONQUEST*** – Had post 9 and was 17 lengths behind at the quarter, made up ground strongly and finished in :26 4/5 to miss by a nose

 

MAYWOOD

9/28: 3w, no bias

9/27: 6w, + speed

UPFRONT MISS MAJOR – Blasted down the pike from the rail forcing tucks with a :26 3/5 opener, jogged

DELIGHTFUL DOT – Brushed wide off cover from post 6 and got within 2 lengths of the leader, held well

FIRE AWAY – Left from post 8 and was used hard to the lead in :27 2/5, yielded, chased a quick pace and weakened in the final quarter; price factor in exotics now

MADOFF – Left and was parked the mile without cover forcing a fast pace, tough trip

GEORGE’S ZTAM – Left and was parked to the lead in a quick opener, set a fast pace under constant pressure while parking out a rival and didn’t tire that badly

 

MONTICELLO

9/27: 5w, no bias

KEYSTONE SWINGER – Had post 7 and poor cover, rallied wide and finished gamely from a tough spot

BACKWOODS BOY*** - Had post 7, made up 8 lengths with a big uncovered backstretch brush to reach the leader and finished in :29.1 to finish a game third

 

HARRINGTON

9/27: 3w, no bias

SEBOOMOOK BOO YAH – Had post 8, made up ground at every call and finished in :28 to just miss

LAST SHOT LEETON – Had post 8, was 11 lengths behind at the half, gobbled up ground down the back, took control on the final turn and drew off to win by 4 lengths

 

NORTHFIELD

9/29: 7w, + speed

9/28: 6w, no bias

SEA DANSER*** – Was 8th, eleven lengths behind at the quarter and got moving early, picked up weak cover, surged wide down the back and continued gamely to finish a sharp second

LOCK UP THE LAST – Had post 6 and weakening cover, made up 9 lengths through the middle half while brushing wide at the three quarters, held well

 

POCONO

9/29: 6w, + speed

9/28: 7w, + speed

HELLO HOT SHOT – Had post 7, left, tucked, went first over and held well

BLACK HAT*** – Left quickly, set a blistering pace under pressure, shook off the first over horse, met another rival and finally succumbed grudgingly in deep stretch in a game try

B N BAD – 7th at the half, paced a :26 2/5 third quarter uncovered and excusably flattened out in an effort that was sharper than it will appear on paper

FOUR STARZ TWINS – Left from post 8 directly outside of the post 7 leaver, was used hard to clear the lead, set a lively pace and was second best to the pocket horse in a game placing

 

MEADOWS

9/28: 5w, no bias

STATE TREASURER – Went down the road to the three quarters in 1:19 4/5, held okay

 

FREEHOLD

9/29: 4w, no bias

9/28: 3w, no bias

9/27: 2w, no bias

KINGS POINT GRAD – Left and was used hard in a speed duel to the half, took the lead, yielded down the back and weakened but held okay considering

MR PERSEVERANCE – First over a long way from post 6, pressed the even money favorite, weakened in the lane in an improved effort; price factor in exotics

 

                                                                SARATOGA         

9/30: 3w, no bias, wet track

9/29: 5w, no bias

9/28: 8w, + speed, wet track

RUN TO VEGAS – Had post 8 and finished well against a speed bias

 

YONKERS

9/29: 3w, no bias

9/28: 5w, no bias

9/27: 4w, no bias

MIKELEH – Had post 6, was pushed 3 wide at the half while following cover, paced a quick middle-half and held okay down the lane; threat from better post

ROCK N SOUL – Had post 8, followed weak cover, brushed around cover and finished strongly in :27 4/5

DOCDOR LIBBY – Charged up approaching the half, paced a :27 3/5 third quarter, put away the 1-2 favorite turning for home and weakened but held the show

TOBAGO CAYS – Was used hard to get the lead from post 6 clearing into the second turn while three wide briefly, set a fast pace and only lost by a length

DOMETHATAGAIN – Left fast from post 7, set the pace under pressure and held gamely for the place

GREAT VINTAGE*** – Was parked the mile from post 8, was first over pushing a :27 third quarter, held gamely

GREYSTONE CASH*** – 6th at the half, paced a :27 1/5 third quarter uncovered to reach the leader, wore that one down but was out-kicked on the money by the pocket rocket in a sharp placing

*** = extra-sharp preferred plays

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