01/09/2017 5:34PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Jan. 3 - Jan. 5

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NORTHFIELD

 

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

1/4: 6w, + speed, cold night

1/3: 8w, + speed, sloppy track

TRUE TO MACH –

Left from post 7 and was parked the mile without cover, pressed the pace and held gamely for the show

MAMBO ITALIANO –

Left from post 8, was parked the mile without cover, prompted the pace, dug in gamely for the show

 

DOVER DOWNS

 

1/5: 6w, no bias

1/4: 8w, no bias, speed did well but the horses figured and it wasn’t as if it was impossible to close, four horses rallied to win from off the pace

1/3: 5w, no bias, sloppy track

IN THE SHADOWS –

Had post 8, followed poor cover, stormed three wide around the final turn and finished sharply for the place from a tough spot, 2nd best to the 1/2 winner

ENHANCE YOUR MIND –

Even money favorite broke before the start from post 10, recovered at the rear, followed cover three wide around the final turn, edged four wide turning for home and finished strongly to get up by a measured neck

ARTS GEM –

Was second over at the half, brushed around tiring cover and went up to challenge pacing a :27 1/5 third quarter, was shaken off in the stretch but held okay

ALISA PAGE –

Was 7th at the half, followed weak cover, finished well for the show from a tough spot

GO BYEM –

Left from post 7 and tucked 4th, went first over pacing a :27 2/5 third quarter against the sharp 4/5 winner and was a game second

CAVIART SKYLER –

Left strongly from post 8 to the lead in :26 4/5, set a quick pace with a :27 1/5 third quarter and gave way grudgingly late

 

THE MEADOWS

 

1/4: 6w, no bias

1/3: 6w, + speed, sloppy track

SHADY CAROLINE –

Left from post 8 and was used hard to the lead in :26 4/5, rated the half and drew clear with a lot left

 

POMPANO

 

1/4: 4w, no bias

1/3: 2w, no bias

 

FREEHOLD

 

1/5: 5w, no bias, off track

 

MONTICELLO

 

1/5: 7w, + speed

1/4: 3w, no bias, off track

1/3: 7w, + speed, sloppy track

FOR KEVIN’S SAKE –

Was first over a long way from post 7 and finished gamely to be second best

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