08/28/2014 9:41AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from August 22 - August 24

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BALMORAL

 

8/24: 2w, no bias

8/23: 1w, + closers, off track

MAJESTIC ROYALE -

Power-brushed to the lead in the second quarter, did well to hold the show

PRAIRIE THUNDER -

Had post 7 and moved early on a long first over bid, paced a strong middle-half and held well for the show

SUNSET DREAMER -

Left well from post 9 and was parked to the lead in :28, yielded to a 28-1 shot and was shuffled back in tight quarters

MORTAL COMBAT -

Followed cover past the quarter, lost cover and continued first over, paced a :54 2/5 middle-half, held okay

 

MAYWOOD

 

8/22: 4w, no bias

8/21: 3w, no bias

FOX VALLEY HOTSTUF -

Left from post 6 and was parked the mile without cover pressing the pace, held well

GREG AND FLEX -

Was 7th behind weak cover at the half, charged three wide approaching the three quarters, cleared horses and chased uncovered, finished gamely for the place

HOLDINGALLTHECARDS -

Left from post 7 and was three deep to the lead in :26 2/5

 

HARRINGTON

 

8/21: 5w, ++ speed (only 7 races in all on this card)

 

HOOSIER

 

8/23: 4w, no bias

8/22: 2w, no bias

8/21: 1w, + closers

LIVELY LADY LISA*** -

Was 8th at the half and stuck behind a weak flow of cover, finished strongly for the place to be 2nd best behind the 4/5 winner

MCFLIRTY -

Power-brushed to the lead at the half and drew off to a handy win

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT -

Was far back early, followed cover and finished quickly

RANSOMED -

Left and was three wide to the quarter, raced parked the mile without cover pressing the leader and held well considering the trip

RED SCOOTER -

Left and was parked to the lead in :26, yielded, finished well to just miss

PASO'S STAR*** -

Left from post 10 and tucked 5th, was shuffled back to 8th, followed weak cover and finished sharply for the show

BLUEHOURPOWER -

Followed weak cover from post 7, finished in :25 3/5

ATOMIC REI -

Trailed early while stuck behind gappers, followed cover 5th over and finished quickly

 

NORTHFIELD

 

8/22: 8w, + speed

8/21: 5w, no bias

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

8/24: 6w, + speed

8/22: 8w, ++ speed

8/21: 2w, leavers and first over horses did well but not a true bias, two horses rallied to win off cover trips

HALL OF TERROR -

Followed cover third over and finished quickly in the stretch to get the win

MAJOR UPTREND -

Had post 8, moved at the quarter and was uncovered a long way, paced a :54 3/5 middle-half to enter contention and excusably flattened out in the stretch in a good effort

SHELLISCAPE -

Left from post 5 and was parked to a quick first quarter, yielded, was shuffled to 4th, pulled at the three quarters and finished sharply to win going away

CINAMONY -

Had post 8, left, tucked 5th, grinded first over from a tough spot, held okay

BIG TIME ROCKS -

Had post 7, followed poor cover third over, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished sharply to get up

 

POCONO

 

8/24: 6w, + speed

8/23: 2w, no bias

8/22: 5w, + speed

FRESH DREAM*** -

Powered first over with a :26 2/5 third quarter brush to take the lead and drew off

BAD FEELING -

Had post 8, left fast to the early lead, set a quick pace under heavy pressure and held on

ALL TERROR*** -

Left from post 5 and tucked 3rd, brushed up to challenge at the half, was held at bay but kept pressing hard for the lead through a quick pace and just missed in a big effort

 

THE MEADOWS

 

8/22: 7w, + speed

TWILIGHT BONFIRE -

Was 7th at the half, followed a weak flow of cover and finished sharply for the place, last quarter in :26 1/5

 

THE RED MILE

 

8/24: 3w, no bias

8/21: 1w, no bias

 

MONTICELLO

 

8/21: 7w, + speed

 

TIOGA DOWNS

 

8/24: 7w, + speed

8/23: 4w, no bias

8/22: 3w, no bias

PAN LUIS OBISPO -

Had post 7 and weak cover, stormed three wide to enter contention and held the show from a tough spot

 

YONKERS

 

8/23: 7w, + speed

8/22: 7w, + speed

8/21: 4w, no bias, closers did much better than usual

BO TOX HANOVER -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to get the lead in :27, set a lively pace under second-half pressure and just missed to the 4/5 favorite in another game effort

ANDIE SOPHIA -

Followed cover from post 7 and finished well for the show while just missing

ARTS BLAZE -

Had post 6, picked up weak cover and finished solidly for the show

MAY DAY -

Left from post 7 and had an impossible trip parked the mile and a sixteenth without cover

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