10/16/2014 8:54AM

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for October 9 to October 12

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BALMORAL

10/12: 3w, no bias

10/11: 6w, no bias

TINK AND TIGER*** -

Was first over a long way, pressed the winning favorite and was a game second

SOMEWHERE IN L A -

Had post 10, moved at the quarter and picked up weak cover, finished sharply

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MAYWOOD

10/10: 5w, + speed

10/9: 5w, no bias

FANCY PANTS GRAM -

Moved at the quarter on a long first over grind, gained 7 lengths in the second quarter, continued on first over and held okay for the show

 

CAL EXPO

10/11: 8w, + speed

 

HARRINGTON

10/9: 9w, +++ speed

AIDEN'S ARTIST -

Went first over, wore down the leader on the final turn and held off the pocket horse for a game and sharp win

RIVER RUNS THRU IT*** -

Had post 8, moved at the quarter and followed weak cover, barreled three wide on the final turn and finished strongly against the severe bias to be 2nd best to the 2/5 winner

 

HOOSIER

10/11: 2w, no bias

10/10: 1w, + closers

10/9: 4w, no bias

VELOCITY VESPA -

Blasted to the lead in :26 2/5, set a quick pace and gave way grudgingly late

LATEST DESIRE -

Power-brushed to the lead at the half making up 7 lengths in the second quarter, shook off third quarter pressure and drew clear full of pace

JUSTA COWBOY -

Left from post 10 and was used hard to clear past the quarter, set the pace and held well for the show

ASTREO'S LOVE -

Left hard and parked a horse to a :26 3/5 first quarter, yielded, was shuffled back to 6th, finished gamely for the show

 

NORTHFIELD

10/10: 6w, + speed

10/9: 7w, + speed

SWEETHEART DANCE -

Left from post 8 and was used hard to clear past the quarter, set the pace and drew off

ACE OF ACES N -

Left from post 6 and was parked two turns in a speed duel, excusably tired

 

POCONO

10/11: 3w, no bias

10/10: 4w, no bias

JACKED UP -

Blasted to the lead from post 8, yielded to the sharp favorite down the back and held okay for the show

MAJOR MARCUS -

Left strongly from the rail, set a hot pace under heavy pressure though the opening half, gave way grudgingly late in a game effort

 

PHILADELPHIA

10/12: 2w, no bias

10/10: 5w, + speed

10/9: 11w, +++ speed

SUPERFICIAL*** -

Had post 8, dull cover, and a severe speed bias to overcome, followed cover and finished sharply for the show

A PLUS HANOVER*** -

Pulled at the half but ducked in due to horrible cover, angled clear in the stretch and finished quickly against the bias

ART IDEAL -

Followed cover from post 7 and finished solidly for the show

 

THE MEADOWS

10/10: 2w, + speed

SHOCK IT TO 'EM -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear in :26 3/5, set a quick pace and didn't tire that badly with a :29 final quarter

C MAJOR HANOVER*** -

Broke before the start, was far back at the half, gained ground boldly through the final half and finished strongly for the place in a big effort

 

FREEHOLD

10/11: 6w, + speed

10/10: 7w, + speed

10/9: 7w, + speed

COASTAL N -

Left and was used hard to the lead in :26 4/5, set a quick pace and held the show

 

MONTICELLO

10/9: 9w, ++ speed

 

YONKERS

10/11: 4w, + speed

10/10: 9w, ++ speed

CAMPANILE -

Left and tucked, followed cover third over and finished quickly against the bias

TWIN B FAMOUS -

5-2 favorite was sitting pretty behind a speed duel but then got shuffled out of contention, found room along the inside in the lane and finished well for the place

BROOKSTONE -

Left from post 8 but decided to take back while four wide into the turn, followed the flow of cover, followed cover three wide around the final turn and finished steadily

CODE WORD -

Followed dull cover, moved three wide on the final turn and finished well in the lane

PANCETTA -

Had post 6 and was 8th early, followed cover third over and finished strongly

MALAK USWAAD N -

Had post 7, followed weak cover third over and finished gamely from a tough spot