04/11/2012 4:00PM

Woodbine Harness: Horses To Watch for Apr. 5 - Apr. 9


Thursday, April 5

ABBEY ROAD HANOVER (NW2FM) Brushed powerfully to command, drew off and hid. She was so much the best she has to be given the nod to do it again.

ARTIST LIST (CLMHCP12/15000) Closed fastest of all from the back of the pack on a speed favoring night and earns a look next race or two.

YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT (BLOSSOM) Went down the road with plenty left in 2nd leg action and will be hard to beat.

AIR GUITAR HANOVER and JAMIE SUE (BLOSSOM) Dueled to double death in their matchup last week. The co-favorites pulverized each other for over three-quarters of a mile and either one is capable of a win. 

Friday, April 6

LIVELY (NW3) Was shut down through the lane in last score and should be able to continued winning ways.

ROCK AN ROLLING (CLMHCP15/25000FM) Finished very wide and very fast to down last foes and should be able to notch another score in near future.

AS YALL LIKE IT (NW2) At 100-1 in last, he left, got looped to the top and parked, challenged the favorite every step of the way and put him away mid stretch, dug in gamely but the trip had taken its toll.

BORN THREE (NW2FM) Left to the top, yielded and was shuffle, sat in traffic in the lane, searched for room, found a late route, finished steadily but had lost any chance.   

Saturday, April 7

RACING ROCKY (YOUTHFINAL) Trailed while 5th over, hit another gear heading home, rallied gamely and got up for third. Tough winner and tougher trip spelled doom.

WINDSONG GEANT (GLORYSCOMET) Sat pocket and chased the battling leaders to the wire without giving much. May not be up to them but will earn his keep.

WINNING DREAM (NW8000) Yielded, retook, had to be strangled while yielding a second time, sat pocket but flattened in the lane once allowed to go. Beaten favorite will be atoning soon.

IDEAL CHOICE (NW14000) Was an impressive, on his own, variant busting winner in last and can step up.

Monday, April 9

ROCK CAMROLLER (NW2) Yielded readily for the pocket, sat in, had serious traffic problems in the lane and never had a chance to step it up while appearing able to launch a bid.

DAZZLING VICTOR (NW1) Left well, took the lead, yielded for the pocket, had trot and was willing but cleared too late to take his best shot.

ACHILLES BLUE CHIP (NW) Was on the rail heading home, closed a gap but had no room in the late stages and deserved a better fate that a ninth place finish.

MR BIG HEAD (NW3) Had game pace in the lane between horses but just missed. Should be able to contend with a better trip.