08/27/2015 2:01PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for August 20 to 23

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BALMORAL

8/23: 1w, + closers

8/22: 3w, no bias

NITTY GRITTY*** -

Left from post 9 and was parked to a quick half, took on pressure from there and held well for the show

ENDEAVORS KING*** -

Was 8th at the quarter behind a fairly modest pace, followed cover 4th over and finished strongly for the show while pacing his last quarter in :26 4/5

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MAYWOOD

8/21: 8w, + speed

8/20: 4w, no bias

CAM B ZIPPER -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27 3/5, rated the half then drew off strongly to win going away

NANCYS SKYSCAPE -

Had post 7, followed cover 4th over, rallied three wide on the final turn and finished well against the bias

TRIPLE LANE MELODY -

Was 7th at the half, picked up poor cover, stormed wide at the three quarters, gained ground rapidly and drew off full of pace

 

NORTHFIELD

8/21: 6w, no bias

 

POCONO

8/23: 5w, no bias

8/22: 4w, no bias

8/21: 2w, no bias

ART Z*** -

Left from post 8 and was used hard brushing to the lead past a :26 3/5 first quarter, set a fast pace and gave way grudgingly late
LYONS LEVI LEWIS -

Was looped leaving but drove on to the lead past a :25 4/5 first quarter, set a pressured pace and didn't tire that badly

DAYLON MIRACLE -

Followed cover third over and finished sharply for the show, wasn't that far off the winner in a blanket finish

ALWAYS AT MY PLACE -

Kept the hole closed early from post 2 then swung out of the pocket and brushed to the lead in front of the stands, maintained torrid fractions in another razor sharp win

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE*** -

Left from post 9 and tucked at the quarter, followed cover 2nd over and finished gamely in :26 4/5 to be 2nd best to Always At My Place in a fast race

SASSA HANOVER -

Left from post 6 and tucked 4th, went first over into a :54 1/5 last half and held okay

WIGGLE IT JIGGLEIT -

Went first over, paced a :26 1/5 third quarter to take control strongly past the three quarters and drew off impressively

WAKIZASHI HANOVER -

Left well from post 7 and was second at the quarter, thought about trying to take the lead from Artspeak but went back in, was shuffled back to 4th, cleared in the stretch and finished solidly to be second best in another sharp, albeit unlucky effort

DUDE'S THE MAN -

Followed Wiggle It JiggleIt, lost his cover and continued on gamely for the show; he's no Wiggle It but he's a solid colt in good form

ELWELL -

Was first over against a speedy 3yo who had gotten away with an easy lead, pressed a :26 2/5 third quarter and held gamely to be clearly second best

 

THE MEADOWS

8/21: 5w, no bias

 

PHILADELPHIA

8/23: 5w, + speed

8/21: 10w, ++ speed

8/20: 2w, no bias

PRETTY BOY HILL -

2yo left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :26 1/5, the fastest quarter of the day, yielded, held okay for the show

REAL DRAMA -

Quarter-moved and was hung out forcing the pace, paced a :26 4/5 second quarter, was shaken off but it was a difficult trip

SHADOWBRIAND -

Left from post 7 and had a tough parked-out trip, grinded first over prompting the pace and held okay for the show

 

THE RED MILE

8/23: 9w, + speed

8/22: 3w, no bias

8/20: 5w, no bias

 

MONTICELLO

8/20: 7w, + speed

 

TIOGA

8/23: 7w, + speed

8/22: 2w, no bias

8/21: 2w, no bias

K J'S CAROLINE -

Left from post 7 outside of three other leavers and went three wide to the lead past a :26 1/5 first quarter, set a pressured pace and held well for the show

E R ELLIE -

Trotter left alertly and yielded, was shuffled out of contention behind a tired horse, re-rallied once clear late

 

YONKERS

8/22: 4w, + speed

8/21: 8w, + speed

8/20: 5w, + speed

LONG FLIGHT HANOVER

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear in :27, set the pace until yielding to the sharp winner at the three quarters and held well for the place

ALL WEEK -

Had post 7 and finished well from a tough spot, last quarter in :27 4/5

ROCK ON MOE -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to the lead in :26 2/5, yielded, chased the favorite and weakened but only lost by 3 lengths

NOT AFRAID -

Trotter had post 8, followed weak cover, had to race wide when his cover tired and finished gamely for the show from a tough spot