08/09/2015 1:49PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from August 3 - August 5

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NORTHFIELD

 

8/5: 7w, no bias

8/4: 4w, no bias

8/3: 5w, no bias

S J BETTER DAYS -

Trotter grinded first over a long way, pushed a :28 1/5 third quarter and won gamely

NEAT -

Left from post 7 and tucked 5th, followed cover, went three wide on the final turn and held okay

DIAMONDS REVENGE -

Left, yielded, lost all chance when shuffled out of contention at 6/5

STARVEN DARVEN -

Had post 4 but was 8th at the quarter, made a big three wide move at the half to sweep by sluggish horses, took the lead pacing a :27 4/5 third quarter and gave way grudgingly late

JIMMY RIP -

Had post 7, followed weak cover, went three wide on the final turn and finished quickly

MEDOLAND SAPPHIRE -

Had a tough parked-out trip from post 6, prompted the pace and held okay considering

 

HOOSIER

 

8/5: 4w, no bias

8/4: 2w, + closers

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

8/5: 8w, + speed

 

NEW KIND -

Was parked the mile without cover from post 7, prompted the pace first over, held well

 

THE MEADOWS

 

8/5: 7w, + speed

8/4: 4w, no bias

8/3: 5w, no bias

IDEAL AMERICAN -

Left from post 8 and tucked 5th, power-brushed to the lead pacing a :27 4/5 second quarter, ran out of stream late but did well to save the show

FRANKIE BOY -

Left well from post 7, was parked to the lead in :27 2/5, rated the half, paced a :27 1/5 third quarter and pulled clear late

 

POCONO

 

7/29: 9w, ++ speed

7/28: 8w, ++ speed

GRATIAN HANOVER -

Left from post 8 and was parked to a quick half before finding a tuck, held well

DO YOUR JOB -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to a :25 4/5 opener, yielded and was shuffled in tight quarters; price factor in exotics now

 

MONTICELLO

 

8/5: 7w, + speed

8/4: 7w, + speed

8/3: 7w, + speed

ALL PERFECT -

5 year old mare had post 7, saved ground off a slow pace, followed cover third over, charged three wide at the three quarters, gained around the turn and finished strongly for the win while pacing her last half in :55 4/5

THISWAYORTHEHIGHWY -

Had post 8, picked up poor cover, had to brush wide down the backstretch to get around tiring cover, chased the bias-aided odds-on winner and finished gamely for the place

JET PASSING -

Had post 8, followed cover and finished willingly from a tough spot

SO UNEXPECTED -

Left and was used hard to get the lead in :27 1/5, set a fast pace and excusably tired

 

YONKERS

 

8/4: 5w, + speed

8/3: 6w, no bias

BIG JER -

Got embroiled in a speed duel pushing a torrid pace and can be excused for tiring

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