02/14/2012 10:05AM

Sharp Horses and Track Trends: Meadowlands, Feb. 6-12



2/11: 5w, no bias, tailwinds

2/10: 2w, + closers

2/9: 3w, + closers



JAMIE SUE – Was uncovered into a quick last half and held well

AIR GUITAR HANOVER – Was outside a long way, had weak cover, finished fast from a tough spot

ARTS IDEAL HANOVER*** – Had the rail and parked a horse to a :26.4 first quarter, was shuffled back, finished fast once clear in a promising debut;  should win from any post next time out

WINDSUN GALAXIE*** – Had post 10 in first start for expert trotting trainer Tyler Raymer, made a strong move trotting a :27.4 second quarter to take the lead, was 2nd best in a game effort off the bench

DELIGHTFUL DIVA – Had post 10, left outside the post 9 leaver and was used hard to get the lead, yielded to the winner’s brush but dug in gamely to save the show bettors

MELVYN*** – Was 4th over behind a dull flow of cover, finished strongly with no real shot in 2nd start off the bench; could be set for a grinding win now if he can draw a better post

HERE’S MATTY – Was out most of the mile and pushed wide down the back then remained wide throughout the final quarter and finished willingly in a game effort

FEARLESS DIABLO*** – Left strongly in :26.4, yielded and regained sharply past the half, took on immediate pressure in the fast-paced race and held admirably for the show

CMYBEST – 4th over behind a dull flow of cover from post 9, finished solidly for the show

ALEXPANDERTHEGREAT – Was outside most of the mile, 5th over at the half, finished with sharp pace

HICKORY HORACE – Finished sharply from post 7, home in :26.1

WAIVER HANOVER – Had a tough parked-out trip from post 8 and held well

MR TERRY FRA – Lost cover past the half and was uncovered into the wind and a fast third quarter, held okay to the wire

*** = extra-sharp preferred plays