06/02/2014 9:15AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for May 26 to 28

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BALMORAL

5/28: 3w, no bias

PRAIRIE THUNDER -

Was shuffled back, cleared in the lane and finished fast in :25 4/5

COTTONLAND GEM -

Left from post 7 and was parked to the quarter for the lead, set the fastest pace of the night and didn't tire that badly

 

HARRINGTON

5/28: 6w, + speed

5/27: 6w, no bias

5/26: 10w, ++ speed

TUG RIVER PRINCE -

Had no shot from post 7, followed a parked-out horse from the quarter, brushed three wide when that one tired at the three quarters , held okay

BAGS OF STARS -

Left from post 7 and tucked 5th, followed poor cover, rallied wide and finished well

WHAT A HOOLIGAN -

Went first over from a tough spot, paced a :28 2/5 third quarter, held okay

 

NORTHFIELD

5/28: 7w, + speed

5/27: 3w, no bias

FOREVER GOOD*** -

Left well from post 8 and was used hard to clear in :26 3/5, set a fast pace and was 2nd best behind the 3-5 winner

CHAMP IAN*** -

Left from post 7 and was parked to a quick half, set the pace from there and was a game second behind the 6-5 pocket winner

 

HOOSIER

5/28: 2w, + closers

5/27: 6w, no bias

MOVIN' N SHAKIN' -

10th early behind a slow pace, followed cover 4th over and finished in :26 4/5

DEFTONES -

Blasted to the lead in :26 3/5, set the fastest pace on the card and was a game second

CRISPY CHIPS -

Brushed three wide around a tiring horse at the half and quickly drew off to win by 8

HUMBLE HERO -

Was 9th behind poor cover, finished strongly in :26 3/5

NORTHERN NICOLE -

Made two moves to the lead setting the pace against the bias and held the show

 

PHILADELPHIA

5/28: 6w, + speed, sloppy track

5/26: 8w, + speed

HILLCREST BIGDADDY -

Had dull cover, rallied wide around the final turn and finished gamely against the bias

CONORS CONCORD -

Shipped in from the Meadowlands where he came out of a fast, key race, C-2 pace, left from post 8, tucked, brushed and paced a :26 2/5 third quarter, drew clear

MARIE THE ARTIST -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27 1/5 over an off track, set a lively pace and was 2nd best to the pocket winner

BAXIMUM -

7th early and 11 lengths behind, gained ground at each call and finished steadily against the usual early speed bias

 

THE MEADOWS

5/28: 3w, no bias

5/27: 3w, no bias

MIDNIGHT GAMBOL -

Made a strong brush to the lead past the half, paced a :55 2/5 middle-half, held the show

ALLSTAR RATING -

Left from post 9 and was used hard to clear, set a quick pace and didn't miss by much

HICKORY BIG RED -

Broke before the start from post 9, made up 8 lengths through the middle-half, rallied wide around weak cover and finished willingly

 

POCONO

5/28: 5w, + speed

5/27: 6w, + speed

QUINCY*** -

Left from post 9 and tucked, pacing a :27 first quarter, brushed to the lead at the half, paced a :54 1/5 middle-half and drew off impressively

 

MONTICELLO

5/28: 6w, + speed

5/27: 4w, no bias

 

TIOGA

5/26: 4w, no bias

GALLIC WARRIOR*** -

Left from post 9 with several other leavers, was three wide on the first turn, lost cover and was parked uncovered off the leader, found a tuck at the 5/8's, was shuffled to 4th, cleared along the inside in midstretch and rallied gamely for the place

MONTERO BLUE CHIP -

Left from post 9 and was three wide on the first turn, followed cover, lost cover at the quarter and took the lead approaching turn two, set the pace and gave way grudgingly

 

YONKERS

5/27: 6w, no bias

5/26: 9w, ++ speed, all 12 races were won by either the leader or pocket horse

TOURIFIC -

Trotter had post 8, followed weak cover and finished fast for the show over a track that was very speed favoring as all 12 races were won by a horse that left the gate

ACHILLES BLUE CHIP -

Third over from post 6, finished strongly against the bias to finish a game second

DULL ROAR -

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

MIKELEH -

6th at the half while third over, finished boldly to draw off

CAVIART CARA -

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

POINTSMAN -

Had post 7, followed cover 4th over and finished strongly for the place