01/07/2016 5:20PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 31 to January 3

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CAL EXPO

1/3: 3w, no bias

1/2: 1w, + closers

BESTNOTLIE HANOVER -

4th over behind a modest pace, finished sharply for the place, last quarter in :27

 

NORTHFIELD

1/2: 5w, no bias

1/1: 5w, no bias

 

DOVER DOWNS

1/3: 5w, no bias

QUIK MAGIC -

Had post 7 and was 8th at the half, followed weak cover and finished well for the show from a tough spot

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FREEHOLD

1/2: 4w, no bias

1/1: 6w, + speed

ARTACUS -

Was under the gun from the rail setting a hot pace while parking a horse to the half, excusably tired in the stretch while beating three horses home

MY CAROLINE -

Left from post 7 and picked up cover, brushed three wide at the three quarters, went after the leader around the final turn and finished gamely for the place

FLYING MOCHA -

Followed the 3/5 winner's cover off turn two, lost cover past the half, continued on pacing a :28 third quarter, held well for the show

 

MEADOWLANDS

1/2: 4w, no bias

GRATIAS DEO -

Was in the second tier, followed cover approaching the half, lost cover and continued up on a game first over try, applied pressure and finished gamely to be clearly second best

VILLAGE JACKSON -

Was 11th and 5th over, swung wide at the three quarters and very wide turning for home, finished gamely down the far outside

OUR DRAGON KING -

Left from post 6 and tucked third, went first over pushing a hot pace, took the lead in the stretch, weakened but held okay considering the energy expenditure

DUNE DUDE -

Was 10th at the three quarters while saving ground and finished quickly in the stretch

PEDRO'S DREAM -

Had post 7, got on the move at the quarter, went three wide at the half and was three wide a long way trying to clear weak cover, finished gamely for the show

ASOKA N -

Left sharply, parked a horse to a quick opener and yielded, moved again approaching the half and was used hard to retake the lead past the half, took on strong pressure, weakened in the final eighth but held well to lose by less than two lengths in a game effort

MR CENSI -

Followed tiring cover, swung three wide at the three quarters and finished solidly

DOCTOR BUTCH -

Had post 9 in first start off the layoff, followed cover, swung wide turning for home and finished gamely for the place

THAT'LL BE THE REI -

Saved ground, swung out behind a wall of horses in the stretch and could not find clearance; watch for the drop in class

 

MONTICELLO

12/31: 6w, + speed

BONDY N -

Left sharply from post 8, set a quick pace under heavy pressure and excusably weakened