07/23/2015 8:46AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for July 16 to July 19

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BALMORAL

7/19: 5w, no bias

7/18: 3w, no bias

DANE D DUNE -

Was far back behind a slow pace, rallied three wide and finished sharply for the win

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REX PASSUS -

Had post 10 and poor cover, finished well for the show from a tough spot

WINGS -

Had post 10, followed cover and finished quickly for the show

 

MAYWOOD

7/17: 1w, no bias

7/16: 6w, + speed, off track

PAST THE SHOOTER -

Was first over from 6th on a long grind, held gamely to miss by a neck

 

NORTHFIELD

7/17: 6w, no bias

 

HOOSIER

7/18: 5w, no bias

7/17: 4w, no bias

7/16: 4w, no bias

BUCKETHEAD FRED -

Left from post 10 and tucked 5th, power-brushed to the lead at the half, took on pressure and held well for the show

ELLA ROSE -

Was 9th at the three quarters, followed dull cover, finished strongly for the place

 

THE MEADOWS

7/17: 4w, no bias

 

PHILADELPHIA

7/19: 7w, + speed

7/17: 1w, no bias

7/16: 6w, no bias

CHOCOLATE CRACKERS*** -

Left and was three wide to the quarter, went around a weak leaver, raced parked the mile without cover forcing the pace, tired but only lost by a length in a game effort

 

POCONO

7/19: 5w, no bias

7/18: 10w, ++ speed, warm and humid conditions, tough to close

7/17: 7w, + speed

BUSHWACKER -

Had post 9, moved at the quarter and was parked on a long uncovered grind, held well considering

KING ROYALTY -

Had post 7, moved at the quarter and was uncovered a long way, held well considering

SAWBUCK HANOVER*** -

Left and was used hard to a :26 4/5 opener, was shaken off, ducked in past the half, finished a creditable 4th

 

MEADOWLANDS

7/18: 6w, + speed, mild tailwinds, not a severe bias but 10 of the races 14 races were won by either a leaver or a horse that went first over, it didn't look easy to win from off the pace, hot and humid conditions

7/17: 7w, + speed, not impossible to close but leavers and horses close to the pace had an advantage

ART HISTORY -

4th over from post 9, swung wide at the three quarters and finished well from an impossible spot in a fast race

SCALPED -

Left well from post 9 and was parked to the lead in :26 4/5, yielded and was shuffled in tight quarters and cleared late with pace

CENTURION ATM*** -

Trotter saved ground and was 5th at the quarter five lengths behind the leader when he broke, lost at least 7 lengths before finding his stride, rushed up to catch the field and was 11 lengths back at the half, followed cover on the final turn, swung wide for the drive and finished sharply for the place in a big effort

BAND OF ANGELS -

Left well and yielded, angled out in tight quarters in the stretch, cleared late and finished quickly

STATE TREASURER -

Saved ground from post 8, angled off the pylons turning for home and had pace while blocked behind a wall of horses, cleared late and finished with his usual strong rally

WAKIZASHI HANOVER*** -

Left alertly from post 9 but elected to tuck 4th late on the first turn, went first over against a tough frontrunner into a :53 2/5 last half, held gamely for the show

GREAT SOUL -

Was 9th at the half, followed poor cover from 4th over, swung wide at the three quarters and finished well for the show from a tough spot

MARION MARAUDER -

2yo trotter had post 10, moved out 4th over on the final turn, stacked wide for the drive and finished quickly, last quarter in :26 2/5

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SIR JAKE'S Z TAM -

Had post 7, moved at the quarter, followed cover wide around tiring horses and finished well for the show

 

MONTICELLO

7/17: 7w, + speed

MIXED MEDIA -

Had post 6, followed weak cover and finished sharply for the show from a tough spot

 

TIOGA

7/19: 6w, + speed

7/18: 7w, + speed

7/17: 1w, no bias

 

YONKERS

7/18: 6w, + speed

7/17: 7w, no bias

7/16: 7w, + speed

ARTISTIC MAJOR -

Had post 9, followed weak cover and finished strongly for the show

THE LUNCH PAIL*** -

Had post 7 in a race with a modest pace, moved out down the back and was 4th over, charged three wide around the final turn and finished solidly for the show

MELADY'S MONET -

Trotter left from post 8, followed the 7 horse, lost that one's cover past the quarter, was parked two turns for the lead, set the pace from there and drew off easily

FITS WELL -

Had post 7, moved out 4th over on the final turn, swung wide for the drive and finished quickly for the show