09/04/2014 11:46AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for August 28 to August 31

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BALMORAL

8.31: 1w, no bias

8/30: 0w, ++ closers, sloppy track, very tiring off track

WHISTLE PIG -

Had post 9, left and tucked 6th, made a big backstretch brush to the lead making up 7 lengths and drew clear

IN OVER MY HEAD -

Followed cover 4th over from a tough spot, finished boldly for the place

OUR DRAGON KING -

Left from post 8 and worked his way to the lead before the half, set the pace against the bias and gave way grudgingly late

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SANDCASTLE GIRL -

Had post 10 and was far back off a slow pace, followed cover down the back and finished strongly for the show

 

MAYWOOD

8/29: 7w, + speed

8/28: 6w, + speed

DABESTLEADEREVER -

Left from post 7 and tucked, power-brushed to the lead at the half and drew off

LADYBONES -

Had post 6, followed cover third over, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished sharply for the place

 

HARRINGTON

8/28: 5w, + speed

 

HOOSIER

8/30: 3w, no bias

8/29: 5w, no bias

8/28: 4w, no bias

THE BABY ROCKS -

Had post 8 and was still 8th at the top of the stretch, flew home to just miss

ITS A GO -

Left from post 8 and was three deep to the lead in :26 4/5, set a hot pace and held on

 

NORTHFIELD

8/29: 6w, + speed

8/28: 7w, + speed

 

PHILADELPHIA

8/31: 6w, + speed

8/29: 7w, + speed

8/28: 7w, + speed

MOVIE IDOL -

Was 8th at the top of the stretch and finished fast to lose by only 2 lengths

A SWEET RIDE -

Was 8th at the half, followed cover and finished sharply for the place

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POCONO

8/31: 4w, + speed

8/30: 4w, + speed

8/29: 8w, + speed

HIGHLY THOUGHT OF -

Was 8th at the half while third over, finished sharply for the show

RUNAWAY TRAY -

Left and was used hard to clear past a :25 4/5 opener, yielded and chased the sharp winner's fast pace, held well for the show

KRISPY APPLE -

Classy mare had post 8, left strongly to the lead in :26, rated a :28 4/5 second quarter nicely for driver Andrew McCarthy, then drew off with a :54 last half

LUIGI -

Left from post 6 and was used hard in a three-way battle for the early lead, cleared past a quick opener, was badly shuffled back, slipped out and went evenly

GREAT ARTIST*** -

Burst three wide at the three quarters to go from 7th to the lead and drew off impressively pacing his last half in :54 in a $12,500 claimer

 

THE MEADOWS

8/29: 1w, + closers

ALLSTAR SHARK -

Had post 9, followed poor cover and finished sharply for the show

 

THE RED MILE

8/31: 0w, + closers, off track

8/28: 2w, + closers

 

FREEHOLD

8/30: 4w, + speed

8/29: 4w, + speed

8/28: 4w, + speed

 

MONTICELLO

8/28: 3w, + speed, 8 of the 9 winners left the gate

 

TIOGA DOWNS

8/30: 4w, no bias

8/29: 3w, no bias

 

YONKERS

8/30: 6w, + speed

8/29: 3w, no bias

8/28: 4w, no bias

KEENAN -

Followed cover from post 8 and finished well for the show

IT'S A MIRACLE -

Had post 7, saved ground and finished quickly for the place

HESTON BLUE CHIP -

Left from post 8 and was parked the mile without cover, only lost by 3 lengths