11/06/2014 10:47AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Oct. 30 - Nov. 2

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BALMORAL

11/2: 2w, + closers, headwinds

11/1: 2w, + closers

 

MAYWOOD

10/31: 3w, no bias, off track

10/30: 2w, no bias

SPEED MINISTER -

Left from post 8 and was parked the mile, picked up cover second over, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished gamely to miss by a nose

AJ GET'S THE MONEY -

Left from post 6 and was used hard to the lead in :26 4/5 over an off track on a cool night, set a fast pace and excusably tired late to lose in a three-way blanket finish

 

CAL EXPO

 

11/2: 3w, no bias
11/1: 0w, + closers

 

DOVER

11/2: 3w, no bias

SO TAKE THAT*** -

Came off a two month layoff, was 7th at the half, followed cover, made a bold old-school three-wide charge at the three quarters, swooped to the lead on the final turn and drew off

ALL ABOUT RUSTY -

Was first over a long way into a stepped-up final half and held well for the show

 

HOOSIER

 

11/1: 0w, ++ closers, tailwinds

10/31: 2w, ++ closers, off track, unseasonably cold, snow flurries, strong tailwinds caused fast first and last quarters and slow middle-halves

10/30: 6w, no bias

ASTARISONTHEWAY -

Was shuffled back behind a tiring horse, finished fast in the stretch, last quarter in :26 4/5

COLOR'S A VIRGIN -

Left from post 8 and tucked third, went first over into a stiff wind, brushed to the lead past the three quarters and drew off

CLEAR VISION -

Followed Sweet Lou then lost cover and was first over a long way into the wind, fought gamely to the wire to miss by two necks

SOMEWHERE IN L A -

Game grinder had post 7, moved at the quarter on a long first over journey into the wind, pressed classy favorite Always B Miki and held well for the show

ALWAYS B MIKI -

Power-brushed to the lead into the wind, took on pressure but shook clear handily

LINCOLNJAMES -

Paced a strong middle-half uncovered into the wind while brushing to the lead past the half, excusably tired over a dead closers track; price factor in exotics

FASHION DELIGHT -

Moved at the quarter and had a tough first over trip into the wind, held okay

 

NORTHFIELD

10/30: 6w, + speed

VERBALIZE -

Went down the road and set a wicked pace until yielding at the three quarters, held okay

 

POCONO

11/1: 6w, no bias

YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT -

Left from post 8 outside of three other leavers, was used hard to clear to a :53 4/5 half, took on pressure and fought it off to hang on for a game win

 

PHILADELPHIA

11/2: 9w, ++ speed

10/31: 8w, + speed

10/30: 4w, no bias

SWIFT WARRIOR -

Trotter had poor cover, brushed three wide around the final turn, wore down the 4/5 favorite then finished gamely to hold off the pocket horse

REAL IMPULSIVE -

Was 4th over, finished strongly for the place

ROCKNROLL JEWEL -

Quarter-moved and was parked to the lead in :27, set a quick but well-rated pace and held sway in a sharp win

GUNS AN ROSES -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27, set a quick pace under pressure and gave way grudgingly late

 

THE MEADOWS

11/1: 5w, + speed

10/31: 6w, + speed

PONDEROSITO -

Left from post 9 and was used hard to clear the lead by the half but drew off

 

FREEHOLD

11/1: 6w, + speed

10/31: 3w, no bias

10/30: 3w, + speed

BRONX HANOVER -

Left quickly and parked a horse to the lead, yielded, retook the lead at the half and jogged

 

MONTICELLO


10/30: 4w, + speed

 

YONKERS

 

11/1: 3w, no bias, sloppy track

10/31: 6w, + speed

10/30: 3w, no bias

LONG FIGHT HANOVER -

Left and tucked, went first over into a quick third quarter, held okay

STORMUNN -

Followed cover from post 7 and finished solidly for the show

LITTLE MISS HENRY -

Had post 7, followed a poor flow of cover, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished sharply from a tough spot

CAROLSIDEAL -

Shipped in from Pocono and got a big driver change to Jason Bartlett, left strongly from post 8, sat a perfect trip and had plenty left to draw clear in an improved performance

SIR LEHIGH Z TAM -

Had post 7, angled out in the lane and finished strongly

VENUS DELIGHT*** -

Had post 8, followed cover 4th over, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished boldly for the show

COFFEE ADDICT -

5th at the half six lengths off the leader, pulled first over, brushed sharply down the back, tried to clear the lead, was rebuffed but didn't give up, surged to the lead in the stretch and held off the closers for a game win

ZOOMING -

Trotter followed weak cover from post 7, swung wide late final turn and finished fast to miss by a head

GARNET RIVER A -

Had post 7, followed terrible cover, gunned three wide down the back to reach the leader and held well to the wire

FAMEOUS WESTERN -

Pulled first over into turn three, rushed up boldly pacing a :26 1/5 third quarter, ducked in behind the sharp 4/5 leader on the final turn and held well for the show

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