08/21/2014 10:07AM

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

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BALMORAL

8/17: 4w, no bias

8/16: 4w, no bias

TOTAL SIN -

After showing sharply-improved early speed in last, this 3yo colt dropped out of sire stakes action, left from post 8 and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded, slipped out second over down the back and finished solidly to draw clear

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OUR MISS SPECIAL -

Had post 10, broke before the start, recovered 17 lengths behind, followed cover and finished strongly for the show

GENTLE JANET -

Far back early from post 10, followed cover and finished sharply for the show

BET ON HIM -

Moved at the quarter and was first over a long way against a sharp front runner, held okay to lose by only 3 lengths

 

NORTHFIELD

8/15: 6w, + speed

8/14: 4w, no bias

VICTORY IS COMING -

Trotter had post 7, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished strongly in the stretch to draw clear late

KATHERINE B -

Had post 7, was hurt by poor cover, rallied three wide on the final turn and finished gamely for the show

LIMELIGHT BEACH -

Left strongly and yielded to a wicked :25 1/5 first quarter, brushed back to the lead on the second turn, went to the half in :53 2/5, took on pressure from the winner and just missed

 

PHILADELPHIA

8/17: 6w, + speed

8/15: 6w, + speed

8/14: 6w, + speed

A QUICK BUCK -

Had post 8, was third over behind poor cover, rallied three wide and finished gamely

DANCING RUSTY -

Third over behind weak cover, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished well

CRAVEN THE BEACH -

Left from post 8 and was used hard three deep to the lead past the quarter, set a quick pace and just missed to the pocket winner

 

POCONO

8/17: 5w, + speed

8/16: 4w, + speed

8/15: 7w, + speed

COLOSSAL CRUISER -

Had a tough trip parked the mile without cover from post 8, held okay

ITS THAT TIME*** -

9-year-old claimer was more impressive than classy horses like Bolt The Duer and Word Power that also won on this card, left in :26, set a blazing pace and won in 1:49 2/5

MIXED MEDIA -

Had post 7, followed cover third over and finished well against the bias to just miss

AMERICAN VENTURE*** -

Had post 9, was 6th at the half, made a sharp first over move pacing a :26 3/5 third quarter, battled gamely to the wire to finish a game third

 

THE MEADOWS

8/15: 1w, no bias

COMICBOOK HERO -

Left from post 8 and followed cover, brushed three wide to clear his cover approaching the half, took the lead past the half and gave way late in a game placing

 

THE RED MILE

8/17: 4w, no bias

8/14: 3w, no bias

 

MONTICELLO

8/14: 6w, + speed

 

TIOGA DOWNS

8/17: 5w, no bias

8/16: 4w, no bias

DOO WOP HANOVER -

Was 5th at the half and had to go first over against tough 2/5 shot J K Endofanera, paced a :26 1/5 third quarter, weakened but held okay considering the trip

 

YONKERS

8/16: 8w, ++ speed

8/15: 6w, + speed

8/14: 4w, no bias

UPFRONTWHOSURLADY -

Had post 7 and was 4th over, finished strongly for the place

BO TOX HANOVER*** -

Left from post 6 and tried to squeeze into tucks off the first two turns but was shut off both times, remained parked pressing the quick pace and held well considering

HOBE SOUND -

Was uncovered a long way from post 7 until finally picking up some cover on the final turn, finished willingly from a tough spot

MONKEY ON MY WHEEL -

Had post 7, followed cover and finished solidly for the show, missing by two necks

BOX CAR JOHNNIE -

Left and was used hard to a :26 2/5 first quarter, tucked 2nd, angled clear in the lane and finished willingly