04/16/2015 8:46AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 9 to April 12

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BALMORAL

4/12: 4w, no bias

4/11: 2w, no bias

 

MAYWOOD

4/10: 11w, ++ speed

4/9: 3w, no bias

 

CAL EXPO

4/12: 5w, no bias

4/11: 4w, no bias

HOBOKEN HANOVER -

4th over from post 8, finished strongly to sweep the field with a :26 4/5 last quarter

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DOVER DOWNS

4/9: 4w, no bias

MAJOR BUCKS -

Followed cover 4th over and finished quickly to be right there in a blanket photo finish

FIRE IN THE BELLY -

Followed cover and closed in :26 4/5 while pacing his last half in :54 flat

ITS THAT TIME*** -

Was parked the mile and first over challenging into a :27 4/5 third quarter, kept on coming to just miss to the favorite in a sharp placing

 

NORTHFIELD

4/9: 8w, no bias, speed did well as usual and but 4 horses did rally to win off cover trips, so it's tough to call it a speed bias

ALI RUSH*** -

Left and was parked out forcing a fast pace in a speed duel; tough trip, held okay

 

HOOSIER

4/10: 3w, no bias

4/9: 4w, no bias

DO U MIND -

Was 8th at the three quarters and stuck behind poor cover, moved three wide making up ground rapidly and drew clear full of pace with a :26 2/5 final quarter

 

THE MEADOWS

4/10: 4w, no bias

DO ME HONOR*** -

Had post 8, moved at the quarter and was parked on a long first over bid, finished gamely for the show

 

PHILADELPHIA

4/12: 7w, + speed, track is very speed favoring so far this meet, leavers have the biggest advantage, first over horses doing pretty well

4/10: 8w, + speed

4/9: 12w, +++ speed

PORTRAIT*** -

Left sharply and was parked to the lead in :26 3/5, rated the half perfectly for Brett Miller, shook off a stiff bid through a :27 3/5 third quarter then drew away from the 1/2 favorite impressively

AMERICAN VENTURE*** -

Shipped in from Yonkers where he was racing against tougher in the Levy series, went second over, stormed three wide at the three quarters and drew off sharply at 26-1 while pacing his last half in a sparkling :53 1/5

MAGIC TRICKS -

Shipped in from Pocono for second start in the Mike Watson barn, got a big driver change to Gingras and blasted down the pike to an easy win at 34-1

 

POCONO

4/12: 5w, + speed, 10 leavers won the 12 races, all 12 winners were on the inside, so far this meet leavers are doing extremely well and horses racing with cover on the outside have not fared well at all

4/11: 8w, + speed

JJ'S DOUGHNUT*** -

Left from post 6 and was parked the mile without cover prompting a quick pace, held well to lose by only 2 lengths in a game effort

JONES BEACH*** -

6th at the quarter, power-brushed to the lead at the half and drew off for the red-hot Rene Allard barn, which won 7 races on Saturday night

 

FREEHOLD

4/11: 6w, + speed

4/10: 1w, no bias

MAGNUM MIKE -

Brushed up to the leader at the half, battled with the 3/5 favorite but couldn't clear, weakened in the stretch but it was a good effort

 

MEADOWLANDS

4/11: 7w, + speed

4/10: 7w, + speed

YOU BET YOUR GLASS -

Left from post 8 and tucked 5th, went first over and held well for the show

 

MONTICELLO

4/9: 6w, + speed

TRAFFIC COP -

Had post 7, picked up cover, rallied three wide when his cover weakened on the final turn and finished well against the bias to gain the show

 

YONKERS

4/11: 6w, + speed

4/10: 6w, + speed

4/9: 4w, no bias

FIRETOWERS STAND -

Had post 7, followed weak cover and finished sharply for the place

LITTLE MISS HENRY -

Third over from post 7, finished sharply for the show, last quarter in :27 4/5

JOLLY JUBITER -

Had post 7, followed cover third over and finished sharply against the bias for the show

DELIGHTFUL DRAGON -

Pulled first over down the back, gradually ranged up then drew off quickly in the stretch

RD IOU -

Third over chasing a runaway leader, swung wide late final turn and finished quickly

MODEST PRINCE -

Trotter was 7th at the three quarters, followed cover third over and finished strongly to be a sharp second behind the classy odds-on winner

VIRGIN MARY -

Followed cover third over, swung four wide turning for home and rallied boldly to get up on the wire with a last quarter of :27 4/5