12/15/2014 11:05AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Dec. 8 - Dec. 10

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BALMORAL

 

12/10: 1w, + closers

RJ'S IRISH LASSIE -

Left and was parked to the lead in :27 4/5, the fastest first quarter of the night, set the pace against the bias and didn't tire that badly; may be live at a price now

 

DOVER

 

12/10: 5w, no bias

12/9: 7w, races 1-7, + speed, races 8-15, + closers, sloppy track seemed to get more tiring as the day went on

12/8: 7w, + speed

ALEXCHASE -

Was 7th at the half while third over, followed cover three wide around a tiring first over horse and finished sharply to just miss

SPRINGFORTH -

Followed weak cover 4th over, brushed three wide around the final turn and held well

JUST BETTOR -

Left from post 8 and was parked past a quick opener for the lead, set a lively pace under second-half pressure and was a game second behind the 3/5 favorite

ITS JESSE TIME -

Trotter left from post 8, followed the 7 horse's cover, lost cover past the quarter and remained parked the mile pressing the pace, wore down the leader in the stretch but was out-kicked by the pocket horse in a game placing

 

NORTHFIELD

 

12/10: 6w, + speed

12/9: 7w, + speed, sloppy track

12/8: 6w, + speed

IRA'S BIG GUY*** -

Game gelding, who used to be a one-dimensional closer, is not quite versatile, left fast, set a hot pace while extending his margin to a big lead and drew off impressively

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

 

12/10: 2w, no bias

 

THE MEADOWS

 

12/10: 5w, no bias, off track

12/9: 2w, no bias

12/8: 9w, + speed

 

MONTICELLO

 

12/10: 8w, ++ speed, off track, snow

12/9: 7w, no bias, track fast early then off track for last 5 races

12/8: 2w, no bias

DELCO TROSS -

Followed dull cover, finished well against the bias for the place

 

YONKERS

 

12/8: 3w, no bias

SCARLET CHASER -

Had post 6, was first over a long way into a stepped-up final half, held gamely

 

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