10/15/2015 11:48AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for October 8 to October 11

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BALMORAL

10/10: 4w, no bias

10/9: 2w, + closers

SOUTHWIND SCORPION -

Rushed up first over to challenge the sharp 3/5 favorite, finished gamely for the place

MAJOR MONET -

Left from post 9 and was parked the mile without cover pressing the pace, took the lead in the stretch and was out-kicked by the favorite in a game placing

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NORTHFIELD

10/9: 9w, + speed

10/8: 6w, no bias

ROADDOG JESS JAMES -

Had post 7, followed cover 4th over, rallied three wide on the final turn and finished sharply for the place from a tough spot

QUAIL -

Had post 8, moved at the quarter on a long first over bid, challenged the bias-aided 1/9 favorite and held gamely for the show

 

HOOSIER

10/10: 1w, + closers

10/9: 3w, + closers

10/8: 2w, + closers

HOLY CHIP -

Left from post 9 and was parked to the half for the lead, set the pace and against the bias and held okay for the show

E R RUDY -

Was 9th at the quarter and on the move, followed poor cover, rallied three wide at the three quarters and finished strongly for the place from a tough spot

FIVEKNUCKLESHUFFLE -

Left and was parked to the lead in :25 4/5, set a fast pace under pressure, weakened late but held gamely for the show

SVAYA KNOWS -

Was 9th at the half, followed cover and finished well from a tough spot

PILLAGE AND BURN -

Left and was used hard through a quick opening half, yielded and excusably tired

ROCKIN GOOD -

Left well in :26, yielded, pulled first over pushing a fast pace, tough trip

 

HARRINGTON

10/8: 5w, no bias

 

POCONO

10/10: 4w, no bias

10/9: 6w, no bias

MCKINNEY -

Left from post 8 and tucked third, went first over pushing a quick pace, held okay

BRANDONS ESCAPE -

Left and was parked the mile without cover challenging the 1/2 favorite, held well to be clearly second best

 

THE MEADOWS

10/9: 3w, + closers, track seemed to be tiring

 

PHILADELPHIA

10/11: 7w, + speed

10/9: 3w, no bias

10/8: 8w, + speed

CAJOLE HANOVER -

Trotter had a tough parked-out uncovered trip from post 8, pressed the 2/5 winner and held okay

ARSENAL*** -

Left from post 7 and tucked 4th, went first over pressing a quick third quarter while pushing the bias-aided 4/5 winner and was a game second

CHARISMA HANOVER -

Moved at the quarter and followed weak cover, brushed wide to clear that one past the half and went up after the leader, challenged for the lead and held gamely for the show

RENEGADE BOB -

Is staying on stride now, rushed up first over to challenge the bias-aided 1/9 favorite, pushed a :27 4/5 third quarter and was shaken off but is improving

 

RED MILE

10/10: 4w, no bias

10/9: 4w, no bias

10/8: 4w, no bias

SHADES OF BAY -

Went first over against a 3/5 shot that was setting a slow pace, held well

 

FREEHOLD

10/10: 9w, ++ speed

10/9: 7w, + speed

10/8: 5w, + speed

PEOPLE FRIENDLY -

Left from post 7, raced parked the mile without cover, battled with the leader and just missed in a game placing

ESPRIT DE KAYJAY A -

Left from post 6 and tucked 4th, went first over into a stepped-up final half, held well

FRATERNITY -

Had post 8, left and tucked 6th, followed weak cover, rallied three wide around the final turn and finished sharply to just miss

 

MONTICELLO

10/8: 6w, + speed

ONE TOUGH HOMBRE -

Quarter-move and was parked out first over against the tough 1/2 favorite, held okay

 

YONKERS

10/10: 2w, no bias, afternoon card

10/9: 3w, no bias

10/8: 4w, no bias

DECISIVE DESTINY -

Was 5th at the half, grinded first over paced a :28 third quarter, held gamely for the show

MACH TO THE MAX -

Left from post 5 and was used hard to clear in :27 3/5, set a quick pace under pressure and held gamely for the show

ALL FIRED UP -

Left sharply from the rail in :27 1/5, set a fast pace under pressure, held okay

CRAZY ABOUT PAT -

Classy trotter was 10th early, followed cover, made up good ground to reach contention in the mile and a quarter race and went evenly late; still in good form

EXPRESSIVE ACTION -

Trotter had post 10, got moving past the quarter, rushed up to challenge down the backstretch, wrestled command on the final turn and held gamely for the place

ASLAN -

Had post 7, followed cover 4th over at the three quarters, angled out the outside in the stretch and finished quickly

ALHAMBRA -

Was 7th at the half, followed weak cover third over, swung wide turning for home and finished quickly down the far outside