01/13/2017 12:19PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Jan. 6 - Jan. 9

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CAL EXPO

 

1/7: 6w, no bias, sloppy track

1/6: 4w, no bias

HOLLA AT UR BOY –

Was first over a long way, made up 7 lengths in the second quarter, pressed the pace from the half, took the lead in the stretch and held well for the place behind the pocket winner

OUTLAWSECRETWEAPON –

Was third over behind weak cover off a modest pace, rallied three wide and finished gamely for the show

MUSICIAN –

Was 7th at the quarter, pulled and made a long, strong brush to the lead at the half, opened up on the field and drew off

 

NORTHFIELD

 

1/9: 7w, + speed

1/7: 4w, no bias, cold night

 

POMPANO

 

1/9: 4w, no bias

1/8: 6w, + speed

1/7: 3w, no bias

DOVER

 

1/9: 5w, + speed

WESTERN YOUNG GUN –

Was third over from post 7, finished gamely to miss by a neck

EMERITUS MAXIMUS –

Had post 7, followed cover, made up eight lengths through the middle half while losing cover past the half, grinded and reached the leader turning for home, got up for the win in a game effort

 

THE MEADOWS

 

1/9: 8w, + speed

1/7: 2w, no bias, cold day

KINGOFTHEJUNGLE*** -

Left and was parked the mile without cover forcing a quick pace, was shaken off in the stretch but only lost by a length in a game effort

FINDING TERROR –

Had post 9, followed poor cover and finished with solid pace for the show

 

FREEHOLD

 

1/6 5w, + speed, sloppy track, slow track, times at least two seconds slow

LOOKINFORAGOODTIME –

Left from post 7, got hung the mile forcing a fast pace over a slow racetrack, tough trip but actually held okay until the three quarters

NORA’S TANDT –

Blasted out from post 1, set a hot pace under heavy pressure and just missed to the sharp 3/5 favorite

 

MEADOWLANDS

 

1/7: 6w, no bias, off track, snow, mild headwinds

1/6: 4w, no bias

SHADY MCCOY –

Trotter left well and yielded, was shuffled to 4th, angled off the pylons in tight quarters, cleared late and finished well for the place

INTOVIEW –

Followed cover 5th over from post 6, moved into a blindswitch turning for home, cleared in the final sixteenth and finished quickly for the show

GINGER TREE ALEXIS –

Left to the early lead, yielded, regained the lead with a quarter move, yielded at the half, pulled again nearing the three quarters, took the lead past the three quarters on the outside, weakened in the final sixteenth but held well for the show

MAC’S SECURE –

Followed cover 4th over, swung wide for the drive and finished quickly for the place

BROADWAY CAST –

Trotter left from post 10 and eased into a tuck 4th past the quarter, had steady late trot in tight quarters

CASINO CUTIE –

Trotter left from post 8, was three wide on the first turn, tucked 4th off the turn, went up first over and held okay considering the trip; price factor in exotics

ST MATTYS DAY –

Left well from post 6, yielded, was third, was under a snug hold then pulled approaching the half and brushed back to the lead, opened up on the field with a snappy third quarter, ran out of steam but did well to hold the show

MAJOR BUBBLES N –

Left to the early lead and yielded, was third then quarter moved and got parked on a long uncovered bid, forced a :26 4/5 second quarter, continued applying pressure, was shaken off in the stretch but held well for the show in a game effort

RING WARRIOR –

Left from post 7 and was parked to the quarter in :28, had to pick up the tempo from there, set the pace under hounding pressure from Major Bubbles and drew clear

ONTARIO SUCCESS –

Left from post 8, was parked the mile without cover, pressed the pace but never cleared, was shaken off in the stretch and faded while not really pushed, tough trip

ROCKIN ROBERT –

Blasted out of the gate from post 9 for driver Bill Mann, set a lively pace, shook off a third quarter bid and drew clear sharply completely under his own power

 

MONTICELLO

 

1/9: 5w, + speed

1/6: 7w, + speed

TRACTOR GLEN***

Left from post 7, pulled back and tried to tuck late on turn one but the hole closed, brushed again and finally took the lead late on the second turn, set the pace under pressure from there and was a game second

WEDDLE BY WEDDLE -

Was parked the mile without cover from post 6, pressed the sharp 2/5 winner and was a game second behind that one

INTHEPERFECTSTORM –

Was first over a long way from post 6, paced a :28 4/5 second quarter, prompted the pace, was shaken off but beat four horses home in a tough trip and improved effort

 

YONKERS

 

1/9: 5w, no bias

1/8: 2w, no bias

WORLD CUP –

Trotter left and was used hard to the lead in :28 2/5, set a quick pace under hounding pressure, gave way late and held well for the show

SIM BROWN –

Trotter left from post 7, was three wide most of the first quarter, forced a fast pace until the half then gradually weakened after the tough trip; still seems sharp

SKY MCFLY*** –

Shipped in from Pennsylvania, had post 8, followed gapping cover 4th over from the half, made a strong three wide move on the final turn and finished powerfully to get up and win by a neck from a tough spot

BULLY PULPIT –

Picked up Jason Bartlett for the first time, had post 6, moved out off turn two and hustled up to challenge, was roused to reach the leader at the three quarters, fell back again on the final turn but surged late to get up for a game win under strong handling by Bartlett

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