02/14/2012 9:55AM

Sharp Horses and Track Trends: Feb. 6-12

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 BALMORAL

2/12: 2w, no bias

2/11: 1w, ++ closers

2/8: 3w, no bias

 

SHARP @ BALMORAL

JOHNNY BE COOL N – Veteran was far back early from post 8, followed weak cover and finished fast

THELASTONEAVALIBLE – Power-brushed to the lead making up 7 lengths, yielded to the winner’s brush and held okay; price factor in exotics if she can save some of that speed for the last quarter

BROOKLYN’S DESIRE*** – Power-brushed making up 7 lengths to the lead at the half, drew off sharply

FOX VALLEY ABSOLUT – Set a fast pace under pressure and held the show gamely

 

MAYWOOD

2/10: 5w, no bias

2/9: 9w, ++ speed

 

SHARP @ MAYWOOD

CHARLIE RUSSELL – Was parked the mile without cover from post 8 and held well

DANDY’S CONQUEST – Was parked the mile without cover from post 7 and held gamely to miss by a nose

MISCHIEF MAN*** – Was far back early and stuck behind weak cover, stormed wide and drew off powerfully

ONHISHONOR HANOVER – Was uncovered into a quick last half, held okay

HANNIBAL HUDSON – Left three wide from post 8, never cleared and pushed a quick pace, tough trip

 

MONTICELLO

2/9: 8w, + speed

2/8: 4w, no bias

2/7: 5w, no bias

2/6: 5w, no bias

 

 SHARP @ MONTICELLO

MULTIPLE CHOICE – Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :28.4, yielded to a quarter move and chased the pace from the pocket, held okay

FAREWELL SKY – Went first over and never gave up, finished gamely to get the win with a :29.3 final quarter

GOTTA BE PERFECT – Had post 8, left and was three deep to the lead on the second turn, set the pace and held okay for the place

ARE YOU NUTS*** – Third over from post 7, powered wide around the final turn and drew clear sharply

 

NORTHFIELD PARK

2/10: 8w, + speed

2/8: 6w, no bias

2/7: 6w, no bias

2/6: 3w, no bias

 

 SHARP @ NORTHFIELD

CROWN HEIGHTS Set a fast pace under pressure and held nicely for the show

I THINK IM DREAMIN – Left well from post 7 and pushed :27.2 and :56.1 fractions, very fast for the level, tough trip and should be dangerous from a better spot

ENTICING ATTACK*** – Had post 7 in a 9 horse field and was far back and on the move early, made a big move down the backstretch to clear a tiring horse and remained wide, finished sharply

 

DOVER

2/12: 7w, + speed

2/9: 7w, + speed

2/8: 5w, no bias, wet track

2/7: 6w, no bias

2/6: 7w, + speed

 

SHARP @ DOVER

MADGES LIL FORTUNE – Grinded first over a long way against the 3-5 winner and just missed in a game effort

HOKIE SPIRIT – Was first over a long way and paced a sharp middle-half to reach the 4-5 winner, dug in gamely to be second best

RUSTY’S NO FOOL*** – Was parked the mile without cover challenging the 3-5 favorite, held gamely

GRANDE SEELSTER*** – Was first over and paced a :55.1 middle-half pressing the leader in a tough trip, held okay

 

POMPANO

2/11: 4w, no bias

2/8: 5w, no bias

2/7: 5w, no bias

2/6: 1w, + closers

 

SHARP @ POMPANO

VROOM HANOVER – Was 4th over into a fast last half, rallied wide and finished sharply from a tough spot

TALK TO TONY – Left for the early lead and yielded, pulled first over down the back and took the lead, was nailed late by held well for the place

  

MEADOWS

2/10: 2w, + closers

2/8: 7w, + speed, wet track, track was more speed favoring than normal

2/7: 3w, no bias

2/6: 3w, no bias

 

SHARP @ MEADOWS

MR SNICKER – Left and parked a horse to the lead, yielded and was shuffled back losing position; price factor in exotics

A K’S LIVIN LARGE – Left from post 6 and was used hard to clear in :27.1, set a fast pace under heavy pressure and was a game second

MCSTRAIGHT – Left and parked a horse to the lead, yielded, went first over pushing the fast pace in a tough trip, excusably tired

MOST HAPPY DRAGON Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27.1, set the pace until yielding to the winner at the three quarters and held okay

KEENE SUPREME*** Left from post 8 and was parked to the lead in :27.3, rated the half then uncorked a :27.3 third quarter and drew clear sharply

DANCE WITH DAN – Hustled out from post 9 and was parked to the lead in :26.4, set a hot pace under hounding pressure and excusably tired while beating four horses home

OBJECT OF ART – 6-5 favorite quarter moved but was cooked battling for the lead through hot fractions

CHASE’S LEGACY – Had post 6, left, tucked, went first over into a stepped-up final half and held well

DREAM POSSESSION*** – Had post 6, was looped leaving and parked past a :26.4 opener to the lead at the half, paced a :27.2 third quarter and held gamely for the show

DON’T BLINK – Broke leaving, got back on stride and was parked to the half, only lost by 2 lengths

FOX VALLEY ORACLE*** – Left sharply and parked a horse to a :27.1 first quarter, yielded and regained, was 2nd best behind the strong $2.60 winner in a sharp effort

REAL AMOR – Left from post 7 and was parked to the lead in :27.1, yielded and held the show gamely

 

YONKERS

2/11: 2w, no bias, similar to last week, deep closers did much better on Saturday night than any other night of the week

2/10: 4w, no bias

2/9: 4w, no bias

2/7: 7w, + speed

2/6: 9w, + speed

 

SHARP @ YONKERS

EVENING JOB – Left and tucked on the first turn, was first over into a stepped up last half against the 3-5 favorite, held gamely to the wire

THE ENCOUNTER – Power-brushed on the second turn to the lead at the half, paced a :55.1 middle-half and was 2nd best behind the pocket rocket winner

ALLMYROWDYFRIENDS – Quarter-moved, got hung out and parked most of the mile by the 6-5 winner, held okay

BIG SKY STORM – High-stepping trotter had post 8, followed cover wide around the final turn, was flying in the stretch but broke late

COLUMBIA COUNTY Trotter was parked the mile without cover, was right there at the three quarters then understandably tired; price factor in exotics with better spot

ANGELWITHANATTITUDE – Left in :27.1 and set a fast pace under hounding pressure, held okay

KISSMATT – Left from post 7 and was used hard in a wicked speed duel, held okay until excusably tiring on the final bend and may be ready for best now

CARNIVALOCITY – Had post 7 and was 4th over, made a strong wide brush around the final turn and held his ground willingly through the stretch

AWESOME ABE – Had post 8, angled out for the drive after saving ground and finished fast for the place

MYSTICAL DIVA – Had weak cover, surged wide midway through the final bend and drew off under confident Catman handling as much the best with a snappy :27.4 final panel

STORMUNN*** – Left from post 7 and was parked to the lead in :27.4, set a pressured pace and gave way grudgingly late

CANNAE CAMMIE – Followed cover from post 7 and finished strongly for the place

WESTERN DAKOTA – 4th over, was 8th at the three quarters and still had a lot to do turning for home, finished boldly to get up

FUTURE CHARACTER – Followed weak cover 4th over and finished well in a quick last half

MONEY TWITCH A – Was parked the mile from post 8, brushed around weakening cover and finished well

JIMMIE HANOVER – Left and went three wide around the second turn, took command midway through the third turn, excusably tired

VERTICAL HORIZON – Left sharply from the rail and yielded, was shuffled, angled out between horses in the lane and had pace in tight quarters

PEMBROKE NICK – Left, tucked, went first over into a stepped-up final half and held well

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