05/19/2016 12:50PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for May 12 to May 15

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HAWTHORNE

5/15: 1w, ++ closers

5/13: 0w, ++ closers, off track

5/12: 2w, + closers

LIL MISS KNUCKLES -

Had post 10, moved at the quarter, was 5th over, rallied three wide at the three quarters and finished quickly for the show from a tough spot

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CRUIZE COMMANDER*** -

Was 7th at the three quarters, made a huge three wide move on the final turn to power to the lead and drew off overloaded with pace with a last quarter of :26 3/5

MAJOR LEGACY -

Shipped in from The Meadows with trainer and driver changes, left from post 6, tucked 3rd, was shuffled to 5th, finished sharply for the win at 63-1, much improved

 

HOOSIER

5/14: 2w, + closers

5/13: 4w, no bias

5/12: 2w, + closers, sloppy track

SUMTHINTALLNSTRONG -

Was 8th at the three quarters, followed cover and finished quickly for the show

LATENITE RENDEVOUS -

Left hard in :26, set a fast pace going to the half in :53 4/5, only lost by 2 lengths

 

NORTHFIELD

5/14: 6w, + speed

 

HARRINGTON

5/12: 7w, + speed

 

THE MEADOWS

5/14: 5w, no bias, sloppy track

 

PHILADELPHIA

5/15: 4w, no bias, strong headwinds

5/13: 4w, no bias

5/12: 7w, + speed

KATIE SAID -

Had post 8, picked up weak cover, rallied three wide on the final turn and finished quickly to get the win from a tough spot

PIECE OF THE ROCK -

9-year-old went first over and drew off in another sharp performance

GOLDEN PARACHUTE -

Left well and was parked to the lead in :27, set the pace under strong second-half pressure on a windy afternoon, held gamely for the place behind sharp winner

 

POCONO

5/15: 5w, no bias

5/14: 4w, no bias

MCKENRY -

Left well, yielded, was third at the half, pulled first over, regained the lead past the three quarters and drew off

BUSHWACKER -

Left sharply to the lead in :26 2/5, yielded and was shuffled in close quarters

 

FREEHOLD

5/14: 3w, no bias

5/13: 6w, + speed

5/12: 4w, no bias

HEAVEN ROCKS -

Blasted out of the gate from post 8 to the lead in :27 2/5, set the pace and held well for the show

VICTORY AHEAD -

Left and got into a speed duel with the sharp 3/5 winner, was parked to a quick half before taking a tuck, held gamely for the place

 

MEADOWLANDS

5/14: 6w, + speed, some rain prior to the first race but track fast, 15-20 mph NE crosswinds

5/13: 4w, no bias, off track, a thunderstorm before the races forced a late start as the track was scraped

SHOW TIME TELL -

Had post 7 in her 3-year-old debut and finished willingly in a good tightener

B YOYO -

Looked to leave but the was taken back and tucked 5th, followed weak cover, moved three wide at the three quarters, angled five wide for the drive and finished willingly

MISSILE J -

Swung out on the final turn and picked up weak cover, swung three wide at the three quarters and finished fast to get up with a :25 3/5 last quarter

MARTINI HANOVER -

Left from post 8 and was wide on turn one and parked the mile, picked up cover past the quarter, lost cover at the 5/8's, grinded first over from there, never reached the leader but held his ground okay to lose by only 2 lengths while under mild urging

UNION MAN HANOVER -

Shipped in from Freehold, was live on the board in first start for new trainer Brandon Simpson, left quickly to the early lead in :26 3/5, set a quick clip and drew clear

MEL MARA -

Was 5th, pulled at the 5/8's and rushed up boldly to challenge Always B Miki, stuck his head in front in mid-stretch but proved second best despite pacing a :53 last half, good try

 

MONTICELLO

5/12: 6w, + speed

 

TIOGA

5/15: 4w, no bias

5/14: 4w, no bias

OWOSSO FLASH -

Had post 7, followed cover three wide on the final turn and finished with solid pace for the show from a tough spot

 

YONKERS

5/14: 6w, + speed

5/13: 2w, no bias, sloppy track

5/12: 4w, no bias

COACH CAL -

Picked up poor cover, moved three deep on the final turn and finished sharply for the show from a tough spot

ARTISTIC MAJOR -

Had post 7, followed cover third over and finished sharply for the show

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