11/26/2014 5:29PM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for November 20 to 23

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BALMORAL

11/23: 4w, no bias, sloppy track

11/22: 1w, + closers

PREEMPTIVE BID -

Had post 7, followed cover third over, paced a :54 3/5 middle-half, held well

BAGS FOR ALL -

Trotter was 10th at the quarter, made up good ground on the final turn and finished sharply to just miss

 

MAYWOOD

11/21: 3w, no bias

11/20: 4w, no bias, cold, windy

ASTREAS NOTICE -

Was first over a long way from post 6, held well for the show

HYD-DAT SHOOTER -

Had post 7, picked up weak cover, stormed three wide around the final turn and drew off full of pace

DOLLY DUNE -

7th at the three quarters, followed cover, finished fast in the stretch, just missed

 

CAL EXPO

11/23: 8w, + speed, rare speed bias here after off track the night before
11/22: 4w, no bias, off track, fog

 

DOVER

11/23: 6w, no bias

11/20: 8w, + speed

HILLCREST SUITES -

Left well and yielded, regained before the half, shook off the first over horse and drew off to a commanding win

 

NORTHFIELD

11/21: 5w, no bias

11/20: 4w, no bias

 

POCONO

11/22: 6w, + speed

WINDSONG GORGEOUS*** -

Left sharply to a :26 1/5 first quarter, yielded, regained the lead before the half, drew off

ARSENAL -

Followed weak cover and finished well for the place, paced last half in :55 flat

 

PHILADELPHIA

11/23: 8w, + speed

11/21: 7w, + speed

11/20: 7w, + speed

ROCK STAR -

Followed cover 4th over from post 7 and finished quickly for the show

MILLIONDOLLARTOUCH -

Had post 9, was first over a long way, paced a :27 2/5 third quarter, held gamely

 

THE MEADOWS

11/21: 3w, no bias

 

FREEHOLD

11/22: 5w, + speed
11/21: 8w, ++ speed, inside posts dominated, 9 of 11 races were won by post 1 or 2

11/20: 3w, no bias, windy

 

MEADOWLANDS

11/22: 3w, no bias

11/21: 7w, + speed, three horses did rally to win off cover trips, but track was much less tiring than last week and leavers seemed to have an advantage

CAVIART LUCA -

Left, tucked, went first over and held well to finish a game third

E L TITAN*** -

Left from post 10, ranged up gradually on a long first over bid, reached Father Patrick at the three quarters and finished gamely to finish second in a big effort

COMMANDER CROWE -

Great horses tend to rise to the occasion in big races: remarkable 11-year-old chestnut trotter, "Le Grand Blond," left from post 9, followed cover, lost cover past the quarter, trotted to the lead at the half in :54 4/5, maintained a quick pace under pressure and held a clear advantage to the wire under mild encouragement in a big effort

DEDI'S DRAGON -

Was used leaving from post 10, yielded, was third along the pylons, swung wide turning for home and finished steadily in a solid effort

ROAR*** -

10th at the half, followed weak cover, hustled three wide approaching the three quarters, wide around the final turn and finished strongly for the show, last quarter in :26 4/5

 

MONTICELLO

11/20: 5w, + speed

 

YONKERS

11/23: 3w, no bias

11/22: 6w, + speed
11/21: 1w, + closers

11/20: 5w, no bias

JUST THAT -

Saved ground from post 8, swung wide for the drive and finished fast to just miss

KNOW IT ALL -

Followed weak cover from post 7, tipped wide for the drive and finished solidly

CLASSIC ROCK NROLL -

Left sluggishly and was parked the mile without cover, prompted the pace until tiring approaching the three quarter pole, still beat four horses home

UF ROCKIN DRAGON -

Had post 8, followed cover wide around a tiring horse approaching the three quarters, was second over on the final turn, angled three wide again late on the turn and held well

IDEAL CHAMP -

Left and was parked the mile without cover prompting a quick pace, held well until the three quarters then excusably tired

MCERLEAN*** -

Moved out on turn two and followed weak cover, brushed three wide around the final turn and finished gamely from a tough spot

AMERICAN RAGE -

Left from post 7, was pulled back at the quarter trying to tuck, lost his position, remained parked, picked up cover to be second over, weakened,  but it was a very tough trip

SON OF FERGIE A -

Followed cover from post 7, swung three wide late final turn and finished fast

OUR DRAGON KING -

Left well from the rail and yielded to a strong leaver in a :26 4/5 first quarter, pulled the pocket to take the lead on the second turn, set a pressured pace and held okay