Mar 03, 2006
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
TAMPA BAY DOWNS
BEAR BACK: Showed improved speed when dropped into $7.5k maiden claimers last out and he held on for the score as the slight favorite; tab with restricted winners next out.
DANCE MATTIC: Has a solid record on the turf, three wins from six starts but her most recent fourth may have been too far for her as she ran an even fourth. A turnback in distance does the trick.
FABULOUS ROSE: May have needed her first try off the layoff when she finished third and she came back with another solid speed/chase effort to finish third again, should break through third start of form cycle next out.
FLYING CORSYD: Was racing towards the back of the pack for most of the race but did close strongly for a second place finish last out. Now has one win and two seconds in her last three starts, stay close.
GREATEST CREATION: Took another drop down the maiden claiming ladder and it did him well as he closed for second to the favorite. Barn is having a tough meet but with a similar effort he should graduate next out at that level.
MOUNT NEBO: Hasn’t shown much in seven previous starts but his most recent start against $7.5k maiden claimers was an improved effort as he closed for third, can score at a price next out with similar.
4STARSPECIAL: MISS AUDREY: Extremely well bred four year old by Grand Slam was making her second start on the turf last out (her first start she lost her rider) and she didn’t disappoint getting up for the win late. The further they go the better.
LONGSHOT: CAN’T BUY CLASS: Broke poorly and then was bounced around and it cost her as she is a need the lead type, middle move on the turn was encouraging and the price will be right for her next engagement, be there.
ADMIRAL’S ARCH: Has now been second in both starts since returned from November-layoff; no excuses for Asmussen trainee next time.
CATONIGHT: Brings plenty of early speed, but has yet to show his best stuff over this course in two appearances; keep an eye on Asmussen runner to improve here or if sent out of town.
FAVORITE SWEEP: Brings early speed and versatility and the ability to bring back checks; a must-use in gimmicks.
GOOD MEETING: Veteran with back class returned to his better stuff most recently when rallying for third in blanket finish; sharp right now for trainer Gammy Vazquez.
HOOCHIE GLIDE: Stalked the pace, blew things open, then drew off for clear score in latest; 3YO filly brings some upside to the table.
I’D BELIEVE: Took control of pace early and held her margin around the track to post latest victory over 11 maiden opponents; tab right back if reasonably placed.
LIGHTSNATCHER: Has flopped in each of his two starts since return from July 2005 layoff, but is in dangerous Cole Norman barn; primed for better in third start of form cycle.
QUAKE ZONE: Chased wide and never offered a real rally when eighth in latest, but was burdened by post 11 in sprint return from brief break; improves in a hurry.
UNBRIDLED AMERICA: Battled on the pace throughout and finished second, beaten only a neck, in game effort most recently; very dangerous on claiming scene right now.
UNION CREEK: Raced in some traffic and never really got rolling in sprint return from layoff; hurt by time away from races, expect better things when able to come back in short order.
4STARSPECIAL: CASANOVA SLAMMER: Raced close to the pace early and faded in the stretch to finish fifth most recently; proven winner can step up next time off claim by trainer Mike Pino.
LONGSHOT: BIG SANCHO: Rallied for third at long odds when he broke 10th from tricky rail post in latest sprint and then came running wide; intriguing at square ticket.
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