01/02/2013 3:31PM

Woodbine Harness: Horses To Watch for December 27 - December 31

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Thursday, December 27

P L FAIRLADY (NW1/2-3YO) Broke before the start, took to the rear, launched a strong last three-eighths move but had lost any chance.
DREAMFAIR ECLIPSE (NW1/2-3YO) Beaten favorite finished fastest from the back of the small pack to get up for 2nd but the winner had the pocket trip and rolled by the pacesetter.
MACH THIS WAY (NW2FM) Put in a game uncovered effort at 30-1 losing only to the even money favorite.
SHIPPS XPECTANCY (CLMHCP10/12000) Took the pocket, got shuffled, pulled and rushed to the lead, opened up a good lead but tired in the lane over a tiring track.

Friday, December 28

TWIN B ELITE (NW8000FM) Escaped serious deep stretch traffic and closed powerfully to nail it on the wire and can take another with a decent trip.
WINDSUN T BIRD (CLM10000FM) Was locked in the pocket mid lane, jerked to clear and lost her best chance. Beaten favorite might be along in time in next.
MACH ME NOT (CLMHCP20/25000FM) Left, got parked, challenged the favorite a long way before tiring and cannot be ignored in next race or two.
PALM PATROL (3YOF) Cleared late but finished with a rush to be second best to odds on favorite in last effort.

Saturday, December 29

STONEBRIDGE WISH (NW8000) Rushed up uncovered, challenged the stubborn pacesetter a long way but still had aim in the late stages before succumbing to fatigue.
WAZZUP WAZZUP (NW8000) Put in a game front stepping effort as the favorite tried to take the lead. Refused to yield and suffered for his stubborness.
JEPSON HANOVER (NW8000) Came uncovered, challenged the favored pacesetter a long way and dug in gamely to earn second at 12-1.
SING FOR ME GEORGE (NW3) Left, took the top, tried to retake but was met with a stubborn refusal, challenged all the way to the deep stretch before giving way to the closers.

Monday, December 31

PASS THE DEUCE (CLMHCP20/30000/3YO) Raced uncovered to the two favorites and held the rest gamely.
SHARK FANTASY (NW1) Hit best stride too late. Beaten favorite could atone in next.
ARPEGGIO HANOVER (NW2) Slipped out, rallied strongly and gamely only to be nailed on the wire by a horse for out of the clouds.
GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE (NW13000) Got stuck in the pocket until the last steps costing him his best shot.