09/09/2013 11:10AM

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for September 2 - September 4

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BALMORAL

 

9/4: 1w, + closers

RJ'S IRISH LASSIE -

Left from post 9 and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded to a strong brush at the half, chased the quick pace and held okay over a closer's track

 

HARRINGTON

 

9/4: 8w, ++ speed

9/3: 7w, + speed

9/2: 7w, + speed

BLUE VALLEY -

Trotter had dull cover, rallied wide around the final turn and finished strongly to just miss

 

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NORTHFIELD

9/4: 6w, + speed

9/3: 6w, + speed

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

9/4: 5w, + speed

9/2: 5w, no bias

LONG LIVE ROCK -

Was shuffled, rallied wide around the final turn and finished strongly in :26 4/5

 

POCONO DOWNS

9/4: 6w, + speed

9/3: 5w, no bias

SENSATIONALIST -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear past a :26 1/5 first quarter, yielded to a retake by the sharp winner and didn't tire that badly

WINBAK PRINCE*** -

Had the rail and blasted to the lead, yielded, regained at the half and drew clear

MACHMAN -

Had post 9, blasted to the lead in :26, set a pressured pace and gave way grudgingly late

 

THE MEADOWS

 

9/4: 4w, no bias

9/3: 6w, + speed

PAIR A DICE -

Went first over against a sharp 3-5 shot into a quick last half and held okay

 

FREEHOLD

 

9/2: 6w, + speed

 

SARATOGA

 

9/4: 6w, + speed

 

MONTICELLO

 

8/28: 6w, no bias

9/4: 6w, + speed

9/3: 9w, ++ speed

MACHIN MUSIC*** -

Was first over a long way from post 6 and held well

 

TIOGA

 

9/2: 4w, no bias

 

YONKERS

 

9/3: 5w, no bias

9/2: 3w, no bias

THISTHATNTHEOTHER -

Moved out 4th over down the back, angled wide for the drive and finished quickly

MACH THIS WAY -

Left from post 6 and was used hard to clear the lead in :27 3/5, yielded, found room along the pylons and held okay down the stretch

PACIFIC DESPERADO -

Dropped in class, drew a better post and picked up a catch driver, moved off turn one and improved position, tucked 5th, moved out down the back and flushed second over cover, finished strongly to win under confident handling by Goodell

GLASS PRINCE -

7th at the half, rushed up around turn three, brushed three wide to clear a tiring horse and engaged the stubborn leader, battled tooth and nail to the wire and prevailed gamely

THE MAN OF MINE -

Got away with a fairly easy :28 first quarter but was under heavy pressure the final three quarters and gave way grudgingly late

UF ROCKIN DRAGON -

Had post 7 and was third over behind a very poor flow, brushed four wide nearing the three quarters and was three wide around the final turn, finished steadily

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