04/24/2014 8:59AM

Harness: Sharp Horses & Track Trends for April 17 to 20

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BALMORAL

4/19: 4w, no bias

ICE SCRAPER -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27 1/5, set a quick pace under pressure and held well for the place

KISS ON THE LIPS -

Had post 7 in a pace-less race, followed cover and finished strongly

 

MAYWOOD

4/18: 5w, no bias

4/17: 5w, no bias

I DON'T REMEMBER -

Had poor cover, rallied wide on the final turn and finished gamely to get up

TOLEDO BEND GATOR -

Was third over from post 7 and had no shot, rallied wide and held okay

 

CAL EXPO

4/19: 4w, no bias

4/18: 3w, no bias

 

NORTHFIELD

4/17: 7w, + speed

 

HOOSIER

4/19: 5w, no bias

4/18: 2w, + closers

4/17: 2w, + closers

ENDEAVORS DOT COM -

Left from post 8 and was parked to the quarter, yielded, regained the lead at the half and held sway gamely over a closer's track

MISS SAND CRUISER -

Followed weak cover, rallied wide on the final turn and finished sharply for the place

LUCKY JET*** -

Hustled out from post 7 and was parked to the lead in :27 1/5, set the pace and drew off sharply with a :26 3/5 final quarter

MARTZ TIME -

Had post 8 in a race with a modest pace and finished strongly for the show

STAR CHASER -

Was 8th at the three quarters, made up good ground on the turn and finished in :26 4/5

E R MELVIN -

Was shuffled back to 7th, followed cover third over and finished in :26 4/5 for the place

 

PHILADELPHIA

4/18: 6w, + speed

4/17: 3w, no bias

NEW KIND*** -

Left and was parked the mile without cover in a speed duel forcing a quick pace, held well considering

BOBBIES CRUISER -

Was one of several leavers and got parked the mile, mostly without cover, took the lead in the stretch, weakened, but lost by less than a length in a game effort

MADEWELL HANOVER -

Trotter broke at the start, recovered and made a bold move gaining 10 lengths through the middle half, excusably flattened out

MYSTICAL WALTER -

Was impeded by a breaker, broke, recovered, finished sharply for the show

OFFINTOTHESUNSET -

Followed cover third over from post 7 and finished with good energy

CAMBASSADOR*** -

Left from post 8 and was parked the mile without cover on a long first over grind, put away the leader but was out-kicked by the pocket horse in a big effort

TELL ROSIE -

Followed cover 4th over, was 7th at the top of the short stretch and finished fast to win

 

POCONO

4/19: 7w, + speed

A STITCH IN TIME*** -

Left from post 9 and tucked 4th on turn one, popped back out late on the turn and brushed to the lead in a :53 1/5 half, ripped off a :27 third quarter and held on in 1:48 3/5

SCHOOLKIDS*** -

Left from post 9 and was parked the mile without cover pressing a fast pace, held well to finish a game third in a big effort

FLEM N EM -

Left from post 9 and was used hard to clear past a :26 2/5 opener, set a quick pace under second-half pressure and lost by less than a length in a sharp try

EASTEND EDDIE*** -

Left from post 7 and tucked 5th, moved out behind poor cover, burst three wide down the back to engage Flem N Em while pacing a :26 4/5 third quarter, just missed

 

THE MEADOWS

4/18: 6w, + speed

WINDSONG JACK -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to take the lead at the half, gave way grudgingly

EXACTLY BLACK -

Was 8th early, followed cover and paced a :55 2/5 last half to just miss

 

FREEHOLD

4/12: 6w, + speed

4/18: 2w, no bias

4/17: 3w, no bias

ROCK CONCERT -

Had post 7, followed cover and finished with good pace

ARIANE HANOVER -

Was first over a long way from post 6 and held well

 

MEADOWLANDS

4/19: 2w, + closers, mild SE headwinds

4/18: 2w, no bias, mild tailwinds

PITA -

Followed excess cover 4th over, stacked wide for the drive and finished well in her first start of the year

GAELIC AND GARLIC -

Trotter left from post 10 and was parked the mile without cover while grinding up first over, held well to the wire

BROOKROAD KNIGHT -

Trotter was 10th early, followed cover 4th over, moved wide at the three quarters and finished with good trot for the show

WOMAN OF TERROR -

Moved up along the rail down the back, angled off the rail into a blindswitch turning for home, cleared past mid-stretch and finished quickly

THISTHATNTHEOTHER -

Had post 10 and never got into the race, cleared late with pace

JARNAC -

Left from post 10 and was three wide on the first turn and used very hard to get the lead past a :26 3/5 opener, yielded, cleared past mid-stretch and held well for the show

HOT LIST*** -

Followed cover 4th over, stacked wide for the drive and finished fast in the six path

AIR FORCE GRAD -

Maiden pacer was blocked behind a wall of horses in the stretch, cleared late with pace and may be coming around; potential value in exotics

SKY MCFLY -

Had the pocket trip but cleared too late to threaten

WAKE UP PETER -

Left and tucked 4th, rushed up first over, gave 2-5 favorite Captive Audience all kinds of heat through a fast pace and never gave up to miss by a head in a big effort; classy guy may have proved more in defeat than any of his wins

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE -

Set a fast pace under intense pressure in the Whata Baron final and dug in bravely under strong left-handed urging by David Miller

ALEXAS JACKPOT -

Left from post 9 with hot hands Callahan looking to follow Wake Up Peter's cover every step of the way, tipped wide for the drive and finished gamely in a fast race

VALENTINO -

Classy 7-year-old speedster showed another dimension here, racing third over while parked the mile, breezed to the lead with a nice burst of speed under confident handling

P H POWERPLAY -

Was hurt by poor cover, rallied three wide at the three quarters and finished willingly

VOICE OF TRUTH -

Had post 9 and excess cover 5th over, rallied three wide and then wider for in the stretch and finished well in :26 3/5

 

MONTICELLO

4/17: 3w, no bias

 

YONKERS

4/19: 7w, + speed

4/18: 4w, + speed

4/17: 5w, + speed

DUTCH RICHMAN*** -

Left from post 7 and had a tough parked-the-mile trip, grinded first over and held gamely

BAD FEELING*** -

Power-brushed from 5th to 1st at the half and drew off impressively

PAINTS HALL -

Was first over from a tough spot, held well for the show

YO CHEYENNE ROCKY -

Left from post 7 and was used hard to clear in :27 2/5, set a lively pace and gave way grudgingly to the 7-5 favorite on the wire

DALLENBACH HANOVER -

Left alertly to the top in :26 3/5, yielded, brushed back to the lead at the half and gave way grudgingly late going a mile and a sixteenth