04/21/2016 8:58AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 14 to April 17

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CAL EXPO

4/17: 2w, + closers

4/16: 3w, + closers

WALKER MEISTER -

Followed cover and finished with strong pace to get up with a :26 2/5 last quarter

HIGH BET HANOVER -

Left and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded and was shuffled back to 6th behind a tiring horse, came back on gamely late

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HOOSIER

4/16: 2w, + closers

4/15: 4w, no bias

4/14: 4w, no bias

T C SCANDAL -

Was 7th behind weak cover, finished fast in the stretch to miss by two necks

SMITHERS -

Was 10th early, followed terrible cover, ducked back inside, found room in the stretch and finished fast, last quarter in :26 2/5

IF I LOSE -

Was 16 lengths behind at the first quarter pole, paced a :54 3/5 last half to win rather easily considering how much ground he had to make up

E R MICHAEL -

Left and was parked to the lead in :26 3/5, yielded, chased a quick pace, held okay

ROCKIN THE HOUSE -

Blasted to the lead in :26 1/5, set a fast pace under second-half pressure and finished in :27 4/5 to win gamely

 

NORTHFIELD

4/16: 10w, ++ speed

WINDEMERE MAGGIE -

Was 6th at the half, brushed around tiring cover down the backstretch making up good ground to reach the 1/9 favorite, was no match for that one but held well for the place

 

DOVER DOWNS

4/14: 3w, no bias

SEBOOMOOK DREAMER -

Was 7th at the half behind weak cover, finished strongly for the place

MOVIE SEQUEL -

Was 7th at the three quarters, finished solidly from a tough spot

 

THE MEADOWS

4/16: 7w, no bias

INCREDIBLE DRAGON -

Left hard and parked a horse to the lead in :26 3/5, yielded, chased a hot pace, pulled the pocket at the three quarters and had a lot left to draw clear with a :28 1/5 last quarter

SEVENTH SECRET -

Power-brushed from 6th to the lead at the half pacing a :27 1/5 second quarter, weakened late in a good effort losing by only two necks

SHADOWS DREAM -

Had post 7, followed cover three wide from 4th over and finished gamely for the show

ROYALTYHASARRIVED*** -

Left from post 9 along with the 5 and 8 horses and was used hard to clear at the half, yielded grudgingly and was shuffled back to 6th, moved out in traffic on the final turn, angled clear in the lane and rallied gamely for the show

 

PHILADELPHIA

4/17: 2w, no bias

4/15: 8w, + speed

4/14: 7w, + speed

COOL BEANS -

Trotter was parked the mile without cover battling for the lead, held well for the show

SONNY AT THE BEACH -

3yo was making his 2nd career start, was 6th at the three quarters, followed the 3/5 favorite making up good ground on the final turn, blew by that one and drew clear

SAID NO ONE EVER -

Left from post 7, tucked 4th, went first over pacing a :26 4/5 third quarter to take the lead away from the 3/5 favorite, weakened late but it was a solid effort

 

POCONO

4/17: 6w, no bias
4/16: 7w, + speed

HEAVENLY BET -

Had post 7, followed cover third over and finished sharply to miss by two heads

 

FREEHOLD

4/16: 7w, + speed

4/15: 5w, no bias

4/14: 3w, no bias

 

MEADOWLANDS

4/16: 3w, no bias

4/15: 6w, no bias

COMMENTARY -

Trotter was sharp in first start off the Harmon claim, raced parked out from post 9 on a long first over bid and drew clear

MEL MARA -

Had post 9, was 4th over behind a weak flow, followed cover three wide at the three quarters and finished fastest of all from a tough spot

CAPOZZO -

Left well from post 6 and parked a horse to a quick :26 opener, yielded and was badly shuffled back to 7th, pulled out on the final turn, cleared in the stretch with steady pace

 

YONKERS

4/16: 5w, no bias

4/15: 5w, no bias

4/14: 4w, no bias

CYCLONE KIWI N -

Had post 6, picked up poor cover and finished willingly from a tough spot

WHITE MOUNTAIN TOP -

Had post 8, left and tucked 5th, pulled at the half and rushed up to challenge, was all-out trying to clear, couldn't get to the pylons but kept on pacing gamely to the wire

AMERICAN FILLY -

Was 5th at the half, rushed up first over against the sharp 4/5 winner and was a game second fighting right to the wire

NASSAU COUNTY -

Followed weak cover third over and finished with solid pace to just miss