08/07/2014 11:46AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for July 31 to August 3

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BALMORAL

8/3: 0w, + closers

8/2: 2w, no bias

L A CAMCHARGER -

Left from post 8 and tucked 6th, power-brushed to the lead with a :26 3/5 second quarter blitz, held well for the place behind the pocket 4-5 winner

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MAYWOOD

8/1: 5w, + speed

7/31: 5w, + speed

SHANGHAI GADGETTE -

Was third over from post 7, followed cover wide around the final turn and finished strongly to get up for the place

 

NORTHFIELD

8/1: 4w, no bias

7/31: 7w, + speed

NOAH C -

Quarter-moved against a sharp 4-5 shot and got parked out on a long first over bid, held well for the show

LIGHT UP THE SKY -

Quarter-moved against the 2-5 favorite and got used hard pressing a fast pace, tough trip

 

HOOSIER

8/2: 4w, no bias

8/1: 3w, no bias

7/31: 2w, no bias

MCFLIRTY -

8yo mare power-brushed to the lead at the half and drew off to romp in 1:49 3/5

ONLY JUST A DREAM -

Quarter moved following the winner's cover, lost cover and was parked on a long first over bid, held well

REAL WINNER -

Had post 8, moved before the quarter, lost cover and went first over, held gamely

SAMMY'S COOL WIN -

Blasted to the lead in :25 4/5 from post 9, set a hot clip and didn't tire that badly

 

PHILADELPHIA

8/3: 4w, no bias

8/1: 7w, + speed

7/31: 5w, no bias

 

POCONO

8/3: 3w, no bias

8/2: 4w, no bias

8/1: 4w, no bias

7/25: 3w, no bias

G FORCE HANOVER -

Trotter left quickly to the early lead, yielded to the 7 horse, brushed back to the lead at the half, weakened in the lane but held well for the show

KYLE MAJOR -

Paced a :26 4/5 first quarter keeping up well early then had to go first over pushing the fast pace, held gamely for the show

YOUR MY BOY BLUE -

Was parked the mile without cover prompting a quick pace, held well

SPEED AGAIN*** -

Left and was used hard three-deep to the lead past a :26 first quarter, set a quick pace and was a game second behind a horse that sat a perfect pylon trip

DRIVE ALL NIGHT*** -

Left fast, set a hot clip and drew off impressively

MATTADOR D -

Saved ground and went evenly in a fast pace, was claimed by Rene Allard

 

THE MEADOWS

8/1: 5w, no bias

COLE HARD CASH -

Tried to move at the quarter but took a tuck, followed cover and finished willingly

 

MEADOWLANDS

8/2: 6w, no bias

8/1: 5w, no bias

JOHNNY Z -

Set a blistering pace and only lost by 3 lengths

HESTON BLUE CHIP -

Left strongly and yielded to a :25 4/5 opener, slipped out second over at the 5/8's, angled wide in the stretch and rallied gamely  to get up in 1:48 1/5

GETTINGREADYTOROLL -

Followed Act Now on a quarter move, lost cover and was used hard to clear to a :52 4/5 half, dug in gamely to hang on while pacing smoothly this time

SWEET LOU -

Left and followed cover, lost cover at the quarter, brushed up to the lead approaching the :53 1/5 half, drew clear to go in 1:47 2/5, his 5th straight sub 1:48 mile

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MISSION BRIEF*** -

Dominant 2yo trotting filly left and got away with a soft :28 opener and it was over, drew off at will in 1:52 2/5 equaling the world record while under wraps

MASTER OF LAW -

Was 5th over, stacked wide for the drive and finished fast, last quarter :26 1/5

TRIXTON -

Big guy left and was 5-wide heading into the turn and wide most of the turn, followed cover while parked the mile, brushed three wide at the three quarters to clear tiring cover, took dead aim on his classy stablemate, Nuncio, and finished resolutely to get up under steady urging in a big effort and a smart drive by Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter

NUNCIO -

Left strongly three wide part of the turn, took the lead late on the first turn, set a quick half under pressure while refusing to yield, was able to rate the third quarter under expert handling by Campbell, shook off Royal Ice at the three quarters, dug in to meet the challenge of his powerful stablemate, Trixton, and finished a game second to that one

ROYAL ICE -

Sharply improved colt left but got cooked forcing a quick pace in a speed duel with Nuncio, excusably tired at the three quarters; should be tough to catch against weaker

SHELLISCAPE -

Got moving down the back and picked up excess weak cover, barreled wide at the three quarters and four-wide turning for home, finished strongly to get the show

SOMWHEROVRARAINBOW -

Left from post 7 and tucked 5th, was hopelessly blocked along the inside through the stretch and cleared late with pace

WORD POWER -

Left sharply in :26 2/5, yielded and was shuffled due to lead changes, angled out in tight quarters in the stretch, cleared late and finished gamely

 

MONTICELLO

7/31: 4w, no bias

WHERE IT'S AT*** -
Had post 8, was 4th over at the half, finished fast in the stretch

 

TIOGA DOWNS

8/3: 0w, no bias

8/2: 3w, no bias

8/1: 1w, + closers

SHARK INCOME*** -

Left and set a fast pace under constant pressure and excusably tired; could be some value in a trip that will look like a pocket trip on paper

 

YONKERS

8/2: 5w, not a strong bias as three horses did rally to win from off the pace, but leavers won 8 of the 12 races

8/1: 9w, + speed

7/31: 3w, no bias

AMERICAN RAGE -

Had post 6, finished quickly from third over

P H SUPERCAM -

Had post 7, was 8th at the top of the stretch and finished well from a tough spot to get the show, last half in :54 3/5