01/03/2017 12:07PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Dec. 27 - Dec. 29

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CAL EXPO

 

12/26: 4w, no bias

 

NORTHFIELD

 

12/29: 3w, + speed, sloppy track, races canceled after the 7th due to snow

12/28: 6w, + speed

12/27: 8w, + speed

MIKES MAJESTIC –

Trotter was first over a long way, prompted the pace and held well for the show

 

DOVER DOWNS

 

12/29: 7w, + speed

12/28: 5w, no bias

12/27: 7w, + speed

IN THE SHADOWS –

Was 5th early, hustled up to challenge at the half, kept the pressure on, wore down the leader in the stretch but was out-kicked late in a game placing

ARTS JEM –

Left from post 7 and was used hard to the lead past a :26 3/5 first quarter, yielded to the sharp 4/5 favorite and held okay for the show

DRIBBLE DRIVE –

Had post 8, followed weak cover and finished sharply for the place

BUSHWACKER –

Left from post 7 and tucked 4th, went first over against classy 1/2 favorite Wakizashi Hanover, prompted the pace, held okay

WHITE ROLLS –

Left from post 7 and was parked the mile without cover, paced a :27 3/5 third quarter pressing the pace, was shaken off but held okay

 

THE MEADOWS

 

12/28: 4w, no bias

12/27: 5w, no bias

NATIVE ART –

Left and was parked the mile without cover, prompted the pace against the sharp 1/2 winner and held well

NOTHINBUTANALLSTAR –

Left well from post 7 and was three wide to the lead past a :27 4/5 first quarter, shook off a bid at the half, yielded to the 3/5 winner at the three quarters and held well for the show

 

POMPANO

 

12/26: 5w, no bias

FREE LOVE –

Left from post 6 and was parked to the lead in :27 2/5, yielded, was shuffled to 4th, slipped out second over approaching the three quarters and went evenly

 

MEADOWLANDS

 

12/29: 2w, + closers, off track

HOT PATOOTIE –

Left well to the early lead, yielded, was third, moved again and brushed back to the lead at the half, set the pace and held well for the place

P L HOUDINI –

Trotter moved out past the quarter and was uncovered a long way, prompted the pace, was shaken off but held okay for the show

JOHNNY Z –

Left well to the lead from post 7, yielded, was shuffled to 4th, angled out in tight quarters in the lane, found room in midstretch and had steady pace

IDEAL WILLIE –

Had post 10, saved ground, swung out behind a wall of horses in the stretch and cleared late with pace; factor in vertical exotics

DR C’S Z TAM –

Followed a poor flow and was 4th over at the three quarters, rallied four wide and finished well for the show from a tough spot

 

MONTICELLO

 

12/29: 6w, + speed, snow, off track, track was very slow

12/28: 4w, no bias

12/27: 4w, no bias

STRATOCASTER –

Left from post 5 and got strung out in a speed duel, forced a quick pace, weakened off third turn, lost by 6 lengths, which wasn’t that bad considering the trip

MAY DAY*** –

Left and was used hard to the lead in :28 2/5, yielded to the 3/10 favorite and chased that one home clearly second best in a sharp effort

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