12/23/2014 1:23PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 18 to 21

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BALMORAL

12/21: 3w, no bias

12/20: 1w, + closers

MAJOR MONET -

Left well from post 8, yielded, brushed back to the lead at the half while setting a quick pace, held well for the place

FOX VALLEY SHIVER -

Power-brushed to the lead at the half, ripped off a :27 4/5 third quarter, gave way grudgingly late in a game placing

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WINSPIRATIONAL -

Left and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded and was shuffled out

 

MAYWOOD

12/19: 8w, + speed

12/18: 6w, + speed

GYPSY LEATHER*** -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to the lead in :26 4/5, yielded and was shuffled back to 5th, finished willingly for the show in a fast race

DESPERADO ALIBI -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27 2/5, set a lively pace under pressure and drew clear with something left

 

CAL EXPO

12/21: 4w, no bias
12/20: 0w, + closers, off track

ALLIGATOR FALLS -

Left and was parked to the lead in :27 1/5, set a quick pace over the off track and against the bias, weakened but could bounce back with a better trip

 

DOVER

12/18: 6w, + speed

SB MIKES HOT BEACH -

Left fast, set a quick clip under second-half pressure and was a game second

SHELLYSBLOCKBUSTER -

Was first over a long way, paced a :27 2/5 third quarter and held well for the show

 

NORTHFIELD

12/19: 8w, + speed

12/18: 1w, + closers

 

THE MEADOWS

12/19: 3w, no bias

 

MEADOWLANDS

12/20: 2w, + closers, 33 degrees at post time but track seemed to get slower after the 6th race as the temperature dropped, tiring track

12/19: 3w, no bias

BLIXTRA -

Showed improved early speed from post 8, yielded, sat the pocket, angled to the outside past headstretch and finished full of trot to win going away

MY TEMUDIN N -

Left and was parked, battled through lively fractions, took the lead passing the three quarter pole, was out-kicked along the inside but held the place gamely in a big effort

J K PATRIOT*** -

Left from post 8, brushed to the lead at the 3/8's, set a fast pace under strong second-half pressure and held gamely to be clearly second best behind the covered up 4/5 favorite

WARRAWEE NEEDY*** -

Fast 5-year-old shot to the lead in :26 1/5, yielded, popped the pocket and brushed back to the lead at the half, uncorked a quick third quarter to open up on the field in 1:20 4/5, gave way grudgingly late in a big effort

OK COMMANDER -

Grinded first over into Warrawee Needy's wicked pace and held well

DINNER GUEST -

Had post 11 in the second tier, was outside following cover, lost cover at the half, brushed to the lead, took on strong pressure and tired in the final sixteenth in the mile and an eighth race; a solid effort considering the trip

WINDS OF CHANGE -

Left from post 8, followed horses in a race with five lead changes, lost cover, brushed to the lead past the half, paced a :27 3/5 third quarter and held okay considering

GEORGE JETTISON -

Followed cover second over, moved three wide at the three quarters as his cover weakened, finished sharply in :26 4/5 to get the show

MAJOR UPTREND -

Was 4th over from post 8, swung three wide at the three quarters, angled wider turning for home and finished strongly for the place

 

MONTICELLO

12/18: 6w, + speed