05/08/2014 9:57AM

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

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BALMORAL

5/4: 2w, no bias

5/3: 1w, no bias

FORTUNE DOR -

Pulled at the quarter and made up 10 lengths in a power-brush to the lead at the half, pulled clear to a sharp win

WHISTLE PIG -

Had post 10, followed cover and finished strongly for the place

ST DAVID HANOVER -

Was third over behind weak cover, rallied wide on the final turn and finished strongly

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WESTERN DEAL*** -

Left, was looped leaving and parked the mile without cover forcing a lively pace, held well considering

 

MAYWOOD

5/2: 4w, no bias

5/1: 5w, no bias

PRINCE PONDER -

Left from post 7 and was used hard parked the mile without cover, tough trip

ZUMBA -

Had post 7, followed weak cover third over, rallied wide on the final turn and finished solidly for the show

 

CAL EXPO

5/3: 2w, no bias

5/2: 3w, no bias

ETERNAL OVERDRIVE -

Was 8 lengths behind early, rushed up to the lead before the half, won handily

 

HARRINGTON

5/4: 4w, no bias, windy conditions

 

NORTHFIELD

5/1: 8w, + speed

NOMINAL HANOVER -

Left and was parked the mile without cover chasing the 2-5 winner, held the show

 

HOOSIER

5/3: 3w, no bias

5/2: 2w, no bias

5/1: 1w, + closers

 

PHILADELPHIA

5/4: 6w, + speed, windy conditions

5/1: 6w, + speed

SCHALOM G -

Second over behind weak cover, brushed three wide on the turn and drew off

BRIONI -

Broke at the start, recovered far back, followed cover and finished strongly; looks ready to break maiden

MR DENNIS -

Took an early tuck, then went first over into a fast last half against a tough 3-5 shot, held well for the show

 

POCONO

5/4: 5w, + speed

5/3: 8w, + speed

DANCIN YANKEE -

Kept up well to the blazing early pace, moved out approaching the half and brushed past Golden Receiver; paced a :26 2/5 third quarter and drew off

DAVID ON ICE -

Yonkers shipper looked to leave but broke, recovered quickly and took back, was 6th, pulled first over off the second turn and charged up boldly first over, paced a :27 1/5 third quarter, pressed the leader,  finally took over in deep stretch in a strong win and a much-improved performance

FOOL OF IDEAS*** -

Left from post 9, was parked the mile without cover, surged past the 7-5 favorite in the stretch and won surprisingly handily

 

THE MEADOWS

5/2: 4w, no bias

 

FREEHOLD

5/3: 6w, + speed

5/2: 4w, + speed

5/1: 3w, no bias

SAULSBROOK PEACH -

Had post 7, moved out at the quarter on a long first over grind, pushed the 3/5 favorite hard through the final half and won the duel gamely on the wire in a big effort

 

MEADOWLANDS

5/3: 4w, no bias, showers seemed to make the track surface very fast later in the card

5/2: 2w, + closers

TRIXTON -

Trotter saved ground from post 8, gapped at the rear, pulled 4th over on the final turn, fanned wide in the stretch and finished strongly for the place in his 3yo debut

OUR ELS DREAM N -

Followed excess weak cover while 4th over, angled wide for the drive and finished fast

LEAVEUMLADY*** -

Moved out off the first turn and was 5th over behind a dull flow, rallied three wide at the three quarters and finished well while taken up late as horses closed in on her

ARCH MADNESS -

10-year-old trotter was making his first start of the year here, grinded first over against the tough Sevruga, held nicely in a good tightener

DAYLON MAGICIAN -

Trotter left and was parked to the lead in :26 2/5, yielded and was boxed in down the lane

ALWAYS ON A ROLL*** -

Had post 9, broke before the start losing about 8 lengths, recovered, caught the field by the quarter, saved ground, was in tight quarters in the stretch but finished sharply mostly on her own power while racing behind horses until finding a clear path in deep stretch

CARD SHOCK*** -

Broke leaving, recovered and settled in behind gappers, launched a long first over bid down the back while making up a ton of ground, put away the leader in mid-stretch but was out-kicked late while holding well in a game effort

MAXI BON*** -

Well bred colt left from post 8 and followed horses up, lost cover and took the lead at the half, drew clear strongly in a sharp 3yo debut

MATTADOR D -

Left and was parked the mile without cover, pressed the pace and held well

PEMBROKE DEWEY -

Left sharply from post 10 and was three wide on the first turn and parked to the lead in :26 2/5, yielded, sat the pocket and held well to the wire

RELENTLESS DREAMER -

Was 5th over, rallied wide and very wide for the drive and finished fast

 

MONTICELLO

5/1: 4w, + speed

 

TIOGA DOWNS

5/4: 9w, ++ speed

5/3: 2w, no bias

 

YONKERS

5/3: 4w, + speed

5/2: 5w, + speed

5/1: 7w, + speed

LITTLE MERMAID N -

Had post 7, flushed out cover, gained ground gradually at each call and finished well

RED CARPET DUDE -

Grinded into contention first over from a tough spot and held gamely for the place

MY IDEAL -

Followed cover 4th over and finished fast in the stretch, just missed

THE LADIES MAN*** -

Left in this 1 1/16 race and was three wide on the first turn and parked two turns while used hard to get the lead in a :54 2/5 half, excusably tired, only lost by 3 lengths

PANONGAHELA-

Left in this 1 1/16 race and was parked forcing a fast pace, tough trip

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