05/12/2016 8:59AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for May 5 to May 8

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CAL EXPO

5/8: 3w, no bias

5/7: 2w, no bias

 

HOOSIER

5/7: 1w, + closers

5/6: 6w, no bias

5/5: 4w, no bias

PIPECREEK STAR -

Was 4th over following cover and finished quickly in the stretch, last quarter in :26 2/5

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NAT A VIRGIN -

Was 9th and far back at the quarter, picked up weak cover, came her last three quarters in 1:22 4/5 to miss by only two lengths

 

NORTHFIELD

5/7: 8w, + speed

 

HARRINGTON

5/5: 6w, + speed

 

THE MEADOWS

5/7: 6w, no bias

GUANTANAMO BAY -

Left strongly from post 8 to the lead in :26, set a quick pace while parking a horse out, shook loose turning for home and held sway

 

PHILADELPHIA

5/8: 6w, + speed

5/7: 5w, no bias

5/6: 2w, no bias

MACH TO THE MAX -

Left from post 7 and was parked the mile without cover, held his ground well through a :27 2/5 third quarter and finished a game third

BLADE SEELSTER -

Left quickly to the lead from post 7, yielded and was shuffled far back to 6th, had late pace once clear; price factor in exotics

SKYWAY GLADIATOR -

Left from post 7 and was parked forcing the pace against the sharp 3/5 winner and held okay until excusably tiring in the stretch after the tough trip; may be coming around

TWIN B FAMOUS -

Had post 7, followed cover approaching the half, lost cover on the final turn then had to move three wide late on the turn when a horse pulled in front of him, finished strongly for the against-the-bias win

BULLSEYE -

Broke at the start, recovered in 8th, followed cover making up good ground through the middle-half and held well for the show

CAVIART LUCA -

Was 5th at the quarter, rushed up at the half, forced a :27 3/5 third quarter against the 6/5 favorite, couldn't clear but held gamely for the show

 

POCONO

5/8: 5w, no bias

5/7: 3w, no bias

TYE SEELSTER -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to a :26 2/5 first quarter, yielded and sat the pocket, held well for the show

HICKORY LITTLE RED -

Quarter-moved and took the lead past a :26 opener, set a quick pace under second-half pressure and gave way grudgingly late

BEAT THE DRUM*** -

Had post 8, moved at the quarter on a long, tough, first over grind, paced a :27 third quarter and held well considering the trip

 

FREEHOLD

5/7: 5w, no bias

5/6: 5w, no bias

5/5: 3w, no bias

 

MEADOWLANDS

5/8: 3w, no bias, strong headwinds

5/7: 3w, no bias

RESOLVE -

Trotter left sharply to the early lead, yielded at the half, pulled at the three quarters, was moving well to the lead into the strong wind turning for home when he veered in and came inside the pylons, drew clear full of trot but was dq'd for a pylon infraction

FEISTY LOVE -

Trotter followed weakening cover, started to move wide late on the final turn but ducked back in and got blocked badly behind horses, cleared late with trot

BEDROOMCONFESSIONS -

Was 8th and fourth over at the half, followed cover wide at the three quarters and finished sharply for the show losing by a narrow margin in a tight finish

RIGHT STUFF -

7th while following cover, swung wide for the drive and finished quickly

GRATIAS DEO -

Left from post 6, tucked third, went first over, wore down the leader in the stretch but was out-kicked on the wire in a game placing

MEDOLAND JATE -

Had post 8, followed weak cover, swung wide late on the final turn and drew clear full of pace with a :26 4/5 last quarter

 

MONTICELLO

5/5: 5w, + speed

ALLAMERICAN DICE -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to the lead in :28 1/5, set the pace and only lost by 2 lengths

 

TIOGA

5/8: 4w, + speed, mild bias, leavers had a clear advantage, not impossible to close though

5/7: 5w, + speed, mild bias, leavers had an advantage

 

YONKERS

5/7: 2w, no bias

5/6: 7w, + speed

5/5: 4w, no bias

PHIL YOUR BOOTS*** -

Was 7th at the half and following weak cover, finished sharply for the show from a tough spot while pacing his last quarter in :27 2/5

EVENIN OF PLEASURE -

Had post 8, moved at the quarter and was uncovered while off the leaders on a tough grind, only lost by 3 lengths in a fine effort