10/20/2014 9:51AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Oct. 13 - Oct. 15

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BALMORAL

10/15: 0w, ++ closers, sloppy track

SAND IN MY BIKINI -

Improving filly made two moves to the lead at the half, yielded, came back on for a three move win

CATCH THE WAVE -

Had post 10 and was backed up by gappers, followed cover and made up 18 lengths while finishing a respectable 4th from a tough spot

DONTMESSWITHANGEL -

Was 10th at the three quarters, followed cover and finished quickly

GENTLE JANET -

Was first over a long way, made up a lot of ground through the middle-half, wore down the leader to take control and was out-kicked by the second over horse in a game placing

PARK LANE CRYSTAL -

Got moving at the quarter, made up good ground while following cover, lost cover passing the half, pressed the pace uncovered, took the lead in the stretch and weakened but only lost by 2 lengths in a good effort over a sloppy track that clearly favored horses that were closing off cover trip

 

HARRINGTON

10/15: 9w, + speed, sloppy track seemed more speed favoring for races 1 through 7

10/14: 6w, + speed

10/13: 4w, + speed, off track, not as speed favoring as usual

LAUGHING MATTERS -

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

EMBASSY SEELSTER -

Had post 8, was 4th over, followed cover three wide around the final turn and finished strongly to just miss to the 6/5 favorite

HITANDRUN -

Trotter was 7th at the three quarters, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished strongly for the place

HS MERLIN -

Had post 6, moved out third over behind bad cover, stormed three wide around the final turn making up ground boldly, battled head to head with the favorite down the lane and was a game winner

 

HOOSIER

10/15: 2w, + closers

10/14: 4w, no bias

DONTSTANDINMYWAY -

Far back early, moved at the quarter but took back, saved ground, followed cover at the three quarters and finished quickly from a tough spot

CAMS GOOD FORTUNE -

Was 9th at the half, followed poor cover, finished strongly for the place

ST LADS DUDE -

Left from post 6 and was parked to the lead in :27, yielded and was shuffled out; price factor now

THREE D ART -

Quarter-moved and got strung out forcing a fast pace, didn't tire that badly

 

NORTHFIELD

10/15: 7w, + speed, races 1-7 fast, races 8-15 sloppy

10/14: 11w, ++speed

WELCOME WAGON -

Left from post 8 and was parked the mile without cover, held well

WIT AND WISDOM*** -

Left from post 7 and was used hard parked the mile without cover dueling with the sharp 1/2 winner, didn't tire that badly considering the trip

 

PHILADELPHIA

10/15: 6w, + speed

DRAGON LAWS -

Went first over against a sharp 2/5 shot and held well for the show

MUSTANG MACH N*** -

Left from post 6 and tucked third, was shuffled back to fifth losing valuable position and 5 lengths, cleared in the lane and finished strongly for the place

ALL HOPE -

Had post 7, followed cover and paced a sharp last half to rally for the place

DIRTY DEVIL*** -

Had post 7, followed weak cover, brushed three wide at the three quarters and finished sharply to just miss

 

THE MEADOWS

10/15: 6w, + speed

10/14: 7w, + speed

10/13: 7w, + speed, not a strong bias, but leavers had an edge

DOUBELIEVEINMAGIC -

Showed good early speed from post 8, yielded, was shuffled, finished gamely for the place in a sharp effort

DANCING TERROR -

Was parked the mile without cover from post 7, pressed the pace, held well for the show

CALL TO POST*** -

Trotter was 9th early and 7th at the half, pulled without cover and began his move, gunned three wide on the second turn when a horse pulled out in front of him, continued up without cover making up 8 lengths in the third quarter, dueled with the leader through the final quarter, took the lead in the final sixteenth and held off the closer for a game win

TAMARIND -

Left but took back and tried to settle into a tuck, couldn't find a hole and continued up, was parked to the half for the lead, was pressured through the final quarter, held okay

 

POCONO

10/15: 5w, no bias, sloppy track

10/14: 5w, + speed

PREPARTY -

Had post 7, quarter-moved into a hot pace, cleared before the half, set the pace from there and didn't tire that badly

RISE ABOVE IT -

Was 9th and third over behind a dull flow, finished sharply

RING LEDA -

Left from post 9 and was used hard to clear past the quarter, set a quick pace under pressure in the slop and held well for the show

 

MONTICELLO

10/15: 6w, + speed

10/14: 8w, ++ speed

SAVE THE DATE*** -

Had post 7, followed poor cover, brushed three wide into and around the final turn and finished strongly for the show

 

YONKERS

10/14: 3w, no bias

10/13: 4w, + speed

SIX GUN -

Was parked the mile without cover from post 7, pushed a quick pace, held well

GRANTOR HANOVER -

Followed cover from post 7 and finished well from a tough spot

MACH TO THE MAX -

Improving 3yo went first over, overpowered the 3/5 favorite pacing a strong last half to draw clear

KEYSTONE HONOR -

Went first over into a quick last half and held well

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