05/06/2015 3:43PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 30 to May 3

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BALMORAL

5/3: 1w, no bias, even though only one horse went wire to wire, leavers did well

5/2: 6w, + speed

FOX VALLEY ANDY -

Power-brushed to the lead at the half pacing a :27 2/5 second quarter, paced a :27 3/5 third quarter and excusably tired

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LUCPARK -

Third over behind poor cover, finished strongly for the place, last quarter in :26 4/5

WHY ASK WHY -

Was first over a long way, gained 9 lengths through the middle-half and held well

 

MAYWOOD

5/1: 4w, no bias

4/30: 6w, + speed

BELL VALLEY TIGER -

Had post 8, left and tucked 6th, followed cover third over, charged three wide at the three quarters and drew off quickly full of pace

FIRSTCLASSALLTHWAY -

Had post 7, was third over behind weak cover, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished strongly for the place, last quarter in :27 4/5

GALACTIC STAR -

Charged first over approaching the half, battled with the pacesetter and was used hard until finally clearing on the final turn, excusably tired but only lost by 2 lengths

 

CAL EXPO

5/3: 3w, no bias

5/2: 4w, no bias

 

HARRINGTON

4/30: 6w, + speed

AMBER FELLA -

Had post 6 and was 4th over, circled three wide with authority on the final turn, took the lead and held his advantage gamely

 

NORTHFIELD

4/30: 6w, no bias

PINKPOLOSOCKS -

Left from post 5 and was three deep to the lead in :27 1/5, set the pace and held well for the show

 

HOOSIER

5/2: 3w, no bias

5/1: 5w, no bias

4/30: 3w, no bias

ROCKIN BIKINI -

Left from post 9 and was used hard parked to the lead in :26 2/5, set a quick pace under second-half pressure and just missed

IF I LOSE -

Moved at the quarter and picked up weak cover while 9th, still had a lot to do turning for home and finished fast to just miss, last quarter in :26 flat

ROCK THE LOOK -

Far back behind very poor cover at the half, finished well from a tough spot in her 3yo debut, last quarter in :25 4/5

 

THE MEADOWS

5/2: 2w, no bias

 

PHILADELPHIA

5/3: 8w, ++ speed

5/2: 7w, + speed

4/30: 6w, + speed

MCARDLES LIGHTNING -

Grinded first over and paced a :54 3/5 last half in a sharp win

 

POCONO

5/3: 8w, + speed

5/2: 3w, no bias

 

FREEHOLD

5/2: 8w, + speed

5/1: 7w, + speed

4/30: 5w, + speed

 

MEADOWLANDS

5/2: 6w, + speed, not severely speed biased this week, but certainly more speed favoring than during the winter meet

5/1: 6w, + speed, mild tailwinds

KZ BEACH GIRL -

Was 10th at the three quarters, angled out in the stretch, found room past mid-stretch and finished quickly, last quarter in :26 3/5

IDEALBEACH HANOVER*** -

Left slowly from post 7 and was parked without cover the entire mile, grinded into contention but never reached the leader, came on gamely for the place

WESTERN PIONEER -

Left from post 6 and was parked to the lead in :27 2/5, cleared too late to menace

VISA VIPER -

Left well and yielded pacing a :26 4/5 first quarter, cleared along the pylons and drew clear easily while completely under his own power in a handy win

ACELO HANOVER -

Left strongly from post 8 but broke on the first turn, was gathered together by Zeron and settled back in last, followed cover third over, swung three wide at the three quarters and wider turning for home, couldn't gain but finished in :27 3/5, not bad considering the trip

SPEED AGAIN -

Was one of several leavers and followed cover, lost cover and brushed up to take the lead passing the half mile pole, set the pace under pressure from there and held well

 

MONTICELLO

4/30: 5w, + speed

 

TIOGA

5/3: 4w, no bias

PRAIRIE JAGUAR -

Shipped in from Pompano and dropped out of the Open, left from post 9, brushed to the lead past a :26 3/5 first quarter, rated the half then drew off with a :55 1/5 last half

 

YONKERS

5/2: 10w, ++ speed

5/1: 7w, ++ speed, 10 of 11 winners were on the lead or in the pocket, the other winners left, tucked, and went first over

4/30: 5w, + speed

ALHAMBRA -

Had post 7, followed cover third over and finished strongly to get up

FITZ'S Z TAM -

Left and was used hard in a three-way pace battle to get the lead in :26 4/5, yielded to the sharp favorite, chased from the pocket and held okay

TINK AND TIGER -

Had post 6, was sort of second over but way off cover, finished well pacing his last half in :55 2/5 to get the place while racing against a strong inside speed bias