07/07/2016 9:36AM

Pocono: Horses to watch from July 2 - July 5


Saturday, July 2

BARN DOLL (NW18000) was parked to the lead, set own pace and was second best to the pocketsitting favorite.

FAT MANS ALLEY (CLMHCP25/30000) Beaten favorite got away slowly, raced a distant 4th over ,followed wide and closed well but had much too far to come.

DURANT (CLMHCP15/17500) finished full of pace from far back to earn second at 29-1 in last outing.

ULTIMATE BEACHBOY (NW9000) left, tucked, sat buried throughout and finished evenly. Seems eligible to improve in next race or two.

PIERCE (NW9000) well bet second choice took two shots at the pacesetting favorite and was proven second best.

Sunday, July 3

TUSCANELLE (NW7) came uncovered on a speed favoring night, tucked the pocket in the final turn, tired a bit but was second best.

EPIC UNION (STALLION) charged home from second over to win going away and has to be respected in next.

XTATIC HANOVER (CLMHCP20/25000) was out a long way, challenged a long way, tired but dug in gamely to the last step.

TYLER THE TERROR (NW7) followed wide, finished full of pace from third over and ran out of track. Beaten favorite should atone in next.

Monday, July 4

SUMMER SIDE (PaSS) left quickly to the lead at 33-1, yielded, sat pocket and was a good, solid second to the odds-on favorite.

THATS OFFICIAL (NW2) finished full of pace from third over and earns a long look in next.

MARTIAL BLISS (NW3000) beaten favorite came uncovered, challenged, took a lead in early stretch but was outfinished by the well bet second choice. Beaten favorite should continue to be a factor.

EXPLOSIVE BROTHER (NW2) lost the odds-on winner's cover as that one brushed to the lead but continued to chase and narrowed the margin with game rally.

Tuesday, July 5

KING CAVIAR (2YO) tipped in the final turn, came on gamely but just missed pacesetting favorite.

CHECKNYOUOUT (NW3000) finished well at 33-1 and could be stronger in next.

SNOWSTORM HANOVER (PaALLSTARS) rallied well chasing the odds-on favorite to the wire.

HEART MAJOR (NW9000M) came wide into the lane and got up for 2nd in solid effort on speed favoring night.

PARNU HANOVER (NW6000) well bet second choice charged home from third over and just missed the tripped-out favorite who won from the pocket.

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