05/15/2013 9:46AM

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from May 9 - May 13


Thursday, May 9

BWT TAJ (NW1) Left well, tucked, pulled to the half, brushed to the top and won easily on night when the front end was fading in the stretch.

E L ROCKET (NW2) Followed the strong closing winner through the lane from a distant fifth over and earns a look in near future.

LIFETIME JEWEL (NW2FM) Was used grinding to the lead, held second gamely but the short priced winner was too much to ward off.

ROCK OF CASHEL (TIESILK) Was absolutely destroyed by the worst of trips. Held gamely but had spent too much time sucking the three-wide air during most of the last five-eighths of the race.

Friday, May 10

BIG MCDEAL (PRF/FM) Rallied well from third over but was second best.

STAGE IT RIGHT (NW8000FM) Was loaded with pace with nowhere to go, found late room and responded well. Should win next outing.

SHIPPS XPECTANCY (CLM10000) Left well, took the lead, yielded and was shuffled, came uncovered, challenged closed gamely but the short priced winner would not give it up.

DREAMFAIR ECLIPSE (NW3FM) Beaten favorite was much too far out of it to the lane as the leader rated a soft middle, rallied gamely as the speed hit the wall and should atone.

Saturday, May 11

ASTUTE (NW8000) Put in a giant parked the mile uncovered challenging effort in last outing at 29-1 and proved brave to the wire.

UPFRONT HOOSIERBOY (PRF) Tucked early, pulled early, chased with good pace, tucked the pocket to the third panel and kept coming to the wire but the winner had gotten away.

ODYSSEUS BLUECHIP (NW14000) Had the early pocket, lost it, improved back in the final turn, rallied all out chasing the short priced favorite to the wire and gamed out second though tiring in the late stages. Seems more than capable of a trip to the winners circle.

AUTUMN GOTTEM (NW3) Left and tucked, pulled to the half, ranged up uncovered at 15-1, challenged the pacesetting odds-on winnner and dug in gamely to be second best.

Monday, May 13

OK FANTASTIC (NW2) Left well with Rick Zeron in the bike, challenged, could not clear, pressed the pace to the lane and tired while Scott Zeron flew home to nail the tiring speed. `Fantastic' could be along in time with right trip.

MANCHESTER (NW1/3YO) Took the lead with Rick Zeron in the bike, yielded to Scott Zeron's retake and chased to the wire second best. Stay with this beaten favorite to atone.

LEONIDAS DE VIE (CLM10000) Rallied a bit too late with Rick Zeron in the bike to be fast closing second best.

BROCKS FORTUNE (NW2) Sat a perfect pocket under the expert guidance of Scott Zeron and roared home an easy winner as the family Zeron continues with the hot hands.

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