07/14/2016 9:21AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for July 7 to July 10

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HAWTHORNE

7/10: 2w, + closers

7/9: 2w, + closers

7/8: 1w, + closers

7/7: 5w, no bias

FEETONTHEDASHBOARD -

Was 9th at the quarter, followed poor cover and finished well for the show

SMOKE RINGS -

Was shuffled to 10th, followed weak cover, finished fast pacing his last quarter in :26 1/5

 

HOOSIER

7/9: 2w, no bias

7/8: 2w, + closers

7/7: 3w, + closers

MONTENEGRO -

Left and was parked to the lead in :27, set a fast pace under constant pressure and held well for the show

 

NORTHFIELD

7/9: 9w, + speed

OR -

Had post 7, was 9th at the half, followed weak cover, followed cover three wide around the final turn and finished strongly for the place

 

MEADOWS

7/9: 6w, + speed

 

PHILADELPHIA

7/10: 7w, + speed, two horses did rally off cover, not a severe bias, leavers and first over horses always have an advantage at this track but it wasn't severely biased this week

7/8: 5w, no bias

7/7: 6w, no bias

CANE RIDGE -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to clear in :27 1/5, set the pace under second-half pressure and held well for the place

ASTREOS FLASH -

Kept up well to a quick first quarter, went first over and was right there at the wire

FINAL GESTURE -

Left and was parked to the quarter for the lead, yielded, pulled first over, challenged hard through the third quarter and held gamely for the show

ARGUE HANOVER -

Left from post 8, cleared past a :27 first quarter, shook off a rival at the half and drew off to win by 8 lengths in 1:49 4/5

 

POCONO

7/10: 4w, no bias

7/9: 4w, no bias

MISTER VIRGIN -

Quarter-moved into a hot pace and was used hard to clear before the half, weakened in the stretch in a tough field for the class; may be a price factor in exotics

 

MEADOWLANDS

7/9: 3w, no bias, races 1-8 fast, races 9-13 sloppy, mild easterly tailwinds

7/8: 4w, no bias, mild easterly tailwinds

FREAKY FEET PETE -

Left fast, was three wide around the first turn and used hard to clear the lead in :25 3/5, set a fast pace over the sloppy track, couldn't stave off the pocket charge from Wiggle It Jiggleit but gave way grudgingly in a game placing, pacing his last quarter in :26 3/5

MARION MARAUDER -

Trotter saved ground from post 9, angled off the pylons turning for home, split horses in mid-stretch and finished with a rush for the win trotting his last quarter in :26 2/5

MEDUSA -

Left and was parked to the lead in :27, was rated perfectly by Gingras, appeared full of pace throughout, drew clear to another sharp win

ART HISTORY -

Left to the early lead and yielded, got boxed in and cleared late with strong pace

CONTROL THE MOMENT -

Floated out from post 9 and tucked 6th on the first turn, was handled with icy patience by Sears, followed cover at the three quarters, edged wide past head-stretch, kicked into high gear and finished fast for the win under mild encouragement

 

MONTICELLO

7/8: 7w, + speed

7/7: 1w, no bias, fast track races 1-4, sloppy track races 5-10

WIZARD OF ART -

Got a key driver change back to Billy Parker, Jr., left from post 8, was hung the mile without cover, wisely didn't rush into the quick :29 3/5 third quarter, gained on the final turn to get within striking distance and paced a strong :29 1/5 final quarter to draw clear

 

TIOGA

7/10: 10w, + speed

7/8: 3w, no bias

 

YONKERS

7/9: 5w, no bias

7/8: 3w, no bias

7/7: 5w, + speed