02/12/2015 12:06PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for February 5 to February 8

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BALMORAL

2/8: 3w, no bias, off track, tailwinds

2/7: 4w, no bias, sloppy track

WESTERN DEAL*** -

Left from post 10 and tucked 4th, brushed first over approaching the half, pressed the sharp front running winner, was shaken off but held his ground well for the show

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MAYWOOD

2/6: 3w, no bias

2/5: 7w, ++ speed, very cold

ODDS ON DOMINICA -

Left from post 7 and was parked the mile, forced the pace to the half, weakened and was passed but held his ground okay considering the trip

 

CAL EXPO

2/8: 4w, no bias, sloppy track

2/7: 0w, + closers

IM FASTERTHANU -

Left from post 9 and was parked to the quarter, yielded and was shuffled back while showing improvement off his last few starts

 

NORTHFIELD

2/5: 7w, + speed, very cold, 5 degrees at post time, snow, wind, slow times

 

DOVER DOWNS

2/8: 4w, no bias

2/5: 7w, + speed

DELAWARE HANOVER -

Left fast from post 7, set a hot clip going :53 4/5 to the half and was a game second behind the pocket winner

BOSSA NOVA BABY -

Left from post 5 and tucked, pacing a :26 4/5 first quarter, brushed to the top with a quarter move and held on for a sharp win

 

THE MEADOWS

2/6: 1w, + closers

 

FREEHOLD

2/7: 8w, ++ speed

2/6: 4w, no bias

2/5: 4w, no bias, strong winds

BULLSEYE -

Had post 6, followed cover third over and finished strongly for the place

JARNAC -

Left from post 6 and tucked 4th, went first over pushing a :28 4/5 third quarter against the 4/5 favorite and held well for the show

FEELINGMIGHTYGOOD -

Had post 7, slipped out 4th over at the three quarters and finished sharply for the place

MCNICKLES MCDIMES -

Dropped into a claimer and came through with a big effort from post 7, followed cover three wide at the three quarters brushing from 8th to 2nd by head-stretch, continued on gamely through the stretch to nail the win

 

MEADOWLANDS

2/7: 2w, no bias

2/6: 0w, + closers

2/5: 1w, + closers, cold, strong headwinds

MARQUESAS -

Trotter was 10th at the three quarters, swung wide late on the final turn and finished fast

BAD I AM -

Left and yielded, angled out in a blindswitch in the stretch and was blocked behind a wall of horses, cleared too late to get a check while appearing to have trot

TWIN B ELITE -

8th at the half while following weak cover, angled wide for the stretch drive and finished quickly for the place, last quarter in :26 2/5

MYSTICAL DALI*** -

Floated out and was parked around the first turn then ducked in, angled off the pylons in the stretch and was blocked, cleared late between horses and finished quickly

WINDSONG GORGEOUS -

Game 8-year-old usually does his best when on the lead or in the two hole, went first over here, brushed to the lead at the three quarters and finished in :27 3/5 to score sharply

ROAD UNTRAVELED -

Left well and parked a horse to the lead, yielded, brushed back to the lead at the half, continued on setting a brisk pace and held well for the place behind the sharp favorite

SIR MELO'S Z TAM -

Was out from the start and 9th while following excess cover, swung wide late on the final turn and finished gamely for the show

WIGGLE IT JIGGLEIT*** -

Was 6th at the quarter, flushed out cover approaching the half, lost cover past the half, ranged first over on a slow grind, collared the leader turning for home and drew clear under his own power to win impressively in 1:49 4/5 in only his third career start

BETTORVER -

Slipped out with cover on the final turn and finished quickly in the late stages

MIGHTY YOUNG JOE -

Solid veteran left from post 9 and tucked 4th, went first over, wore down the leader in the stretch, was out-kicked by the favorite while a game second

PANCHESTER UNITED -

Was 4th over from post 10 and stuck behind weak cover, moved three deep at the three quarters and finished sharply from a tough spot

SPENDER HANOVER -

10th at the half while following weak cover, swung wide for the drive and finished fast

 

MONTICELLO

2/6: 4w, no bias

2/5: 7w, + speed

 

YONKERS

2/7: 4w, no bias

2/6: 8w, + speed

2/5: 6w, + speed

FOOL TO CRY -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27 4/5, set the pace and gave way grudgingly late while finishing in :28 2/5

BABE'S I SCOOT -

Battled first over from the half with a big odds-on favorite and held well

IN COMMANDO -

Had poor cover, finished well in the stretch, last quarter in :27 2/5