01/08/2015 5:35PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for January 1 to January 4

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BALMORAL

1/4: 3w, no bias

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

SUN DREAM -

Saved ground behind a modest pace, finished quickly in the stretch

CONTROL TOWER -

Was stuck behind weak cover and a slow pace, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished well for the show

CHIPPER -

Was first over a long way, challenged for the lead through a :28 2/5 third quarter in the slop and weakened; price factor in exotics

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MAYWOOD

1/2: 1w, no bias

1/1: 3w, no bias

SHEZ A SWIFT -

Was first over a long way against the much-the-best favorite, held well for the place

 

CAL EXPO

1/4: 2w, + closers

1/3: 1w, + closers
1/2: 3w, no bias

CENALTA POWER -

Followed dull cover and finished sharply for the place closing into a quick last half

GENTLE DRAGON -

Left from post 9 and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded and was shuffled back to 7th, had late pace in the stretch

 

NORTHFIELD

1/2: 11w, ++ speed

1/1: 5w, + speed

LUCKY L -

Was 7th following cover, followed cover three wide around the final turn and finished well against the bias

 

DOVER DOWNS

1/4: 6w, + speed, off track

1/1: 5w, no bias

BOLD AND BRAVE -

Followed cover from post 7 and finished solidly for the show

SHOPPING WITH ART*** -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear in :26 2/5, set a quick pace under pressure and didn't tire that badly

 

FREEHOLD

1/3: 6w, + speed

1/2: 2w, no bias

MISTY'S DELIGHT -

Was parked the mile without cover from post 6, pushed the bias-aided winner hard from the half, was shaken off but held well considering the trip

ALL MY LIFE*** -

Left from post 7 and was three wide on the first turn, worked his way to the lead approaching the half, set the pace under intense pressure from the 4/5 favorite and gave way grudgingly on the wire in a game effort

 

MEADOWLANDS

1/3: 2w, no bias, + closers, tiring track, sloppy track

1/2: 4w, no bias

BAKERSFIELD -

Dropped to the C-1 level but drew post 12 in the second tier, was parked out in the nine-furlong race, prompted a wicked pace and excusably tired

MARINER SEELSTER -

Left well from post 10 and yielded, closed a gap to keep a horse parked out approaching the half while sitting close up to a blistering pace in a nine-furlong race, held okay late

LAST DRAGON -

Left strongly in :25 4/5 over the sloppy track, forced a tuck nearing the half while refusing to yield, set a scorching pace and excusably tired

 

MONTICELLO

1/2: 5w, + speed

SOURCE OF POWER -

Was first over a long way into a stepped-up final half and held well for the show