05/21/2015 10:26AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for May 14 to May 17

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BALMORAL

5/17: 2w, + closers

5/16: 3w, + closers

GIFTED BY NATURE -

Left, yielded, was shuffled back to 6th, finished well late

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RYLEIGH'S LILLY -

Was far back early while losing ground behind a breaker, followed cover making up a lot of ground through the middle half and drew off impressively, last quarter in :26 3/5

FOX VALLEY AUBRY*** -

Left from post 10 and was used hard to clear in :27 2/5, set the pace under second-half pressure and held well for the show

RAVISHING IMAGE -

Left from post 9 and tucked 4th, power-brushed to the lead at the half and dug in gamely to keep the 6/5 favorite at bay through the stretch

JADED TRUTH -

Left and yielded, was shuffled to 4th after lead changes, went first over and held well

RICKY BOBBIE*** -

Had post 9, moved at the quarter on a long uncovered bid, wore down the 6/5 favorite late final turn, took the lead and was out-kicked but finished in :27 4/5 for the show

 

MAYWOOD

5/15: 6w, + speed

5/14: 5w, + speed

FOX VALLEY NORMAN -

Left and was used hard to clear in :27 2/5, set a quick pace under pressure and didn't tire that badly

 

HARRINGTON

5/14: 8w, + speed

WINDY PACIFIC -

Followed tiring cover, brushed three wide off her cover on the final turn and finished well to just miss to the bias-aided even money favorite

 

NORTHFIELD

5/14: 10w, + speed

 

HOOSIER

5/16: 1w, + closers, off track

5/15: 5w, no bias

5/14: 3w, no bias

FOX VALLEY LIBERO -

Left and was parked to the quarter in :27 2/5, set a quick pace against the bias and held the place

ALWAYS AT MY PLACE -

Far back early behind a slow pace, followed weak cover, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished sharply for the show

 

THE MEADOWS

5/16: 8w, ++ speed

5/15: 6w, + speed

 

PHILADELPHIA

5/17: 5w, no bias

5/15: 3w, no bias

5/14: 9w, + speed

MYSTICAL DALI -

Went first over strongly and paced a :55 1/5 last half to drew clear easily

QUIK MAGIC -

Left well, yielded, was shuffled out in tight quarters; price factor in exotics

 

POCONO

5/17: 8w, + speed

5/16: 2w, no bias

PAYDAZE ON THE WAY -

6th at the quarter, went first over against a sharp bias-aided 6/5 winner and held gamely for the place

MCARDLES LIGHTNING -

Followed cover and paced a :54 2/5 last half to draw clear sharply

HUMILITY -

Left and was parked the mile without cover dueling through torrid fractions with the 3/10 favorite, tough trip

 

FREEHOLD

5/16: 2w, no bias

5/15: 6w, + speed

5/14: 3w, no bias

 

MEADOWLANDS

5/16: 5w, no bias, fast track first eight races, off track for races 9-13

5/15: 3w, no bias

ARTSPEAK -

Brushed to the lead with a :26 3/5 second quarter move, tacked on a :26 4/5 final quarter drawing off to an easy win in his 3yo debut

ELLIS PARK -

Followed weak cover in a race without much movement or pace, had too much to do, swung three wide just past the three quarters and finished well belatedly

YOU BET YOUR GLASS -

Followed cover 4th over, charged four wide at the three quarters and finished gamely

MODERN LEGEND -

Moved out down the back, picked up cover but gunned three wide at the half, powered to the lead at the 5/8's, was tiring late but gave way grudgingly with a :26 3/5 last quarter

SOUTHWIND POSEIDON -

Left from post 8, broke on the first turn, lost about 10 lengths, recovered and followed excess weak cover, finished willingly between horses in the stretch while not really asked

 

MONTICELLO

5/14: 5w, + speed

 

TIOGA

5/17: 3w, no bias

5/16: 5w, no bias

5/15: 3w, no bias

MAJOR WAR -

Was third over from post 8, finished quickly, paced his last half in :54 1/5

 

YONKERS

5/16: 4w, no bias

5/15: 4w, no bias

5/14: 5w, no bias

BLACK MAGIC EYES -

Was 5th at the half, made a bold first over bid, powered to the lead on the final turn and drew clear strongly

P H SUPERCAM -

Saved ground from post 7, moved out late final turn, found room between horses and finished quickly for the show

SAPPHIRE CITY -

Left sharply from post 6, was three deep on the first turn, set the pace under second-half pressure and didn't tire that badly