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Apr 07, 2006

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


TURF PARADISE

CUT OF MUSIC: Went well for close third in March 31 route; veteran gelding brings strong overall resume and must be included in gimmicks.

CYBER HACKER: Chased throughout and stayed on in willing fashion when a narrowly beaten third most recently; a must follow off claim by trainer Wolochuk (26% in ’06).

FIRE CAN DANCE: Overpowered maidens in lane to win his latest going away; relatively new face in town is fresh and can now climb class ladder.

LIBERTY JUNIOR: Lacked a rally when tried on turf for the first time in his latest, and can benefit from conditioning gained and improve regardless of where tried next.

PEANUTS OUT WEST: Battled on pace and faded most recently, perhaps feeling the effects of very strong second-place finish in prior start; bounces back.

REJECTED VIDEO: Fell flat in latest, but can rally to land a share at a price with a nice pace/racing luck set-up; worth a shot at square ticket.

SUNNY N HOLLY: Chased throughout latest and stayed on for distant second behind dominant winner; her turn next time.

TWINPOST: Stumbled leaving the gate then quickly recovered to battle on pace before she tired in her first start since February; all set now.

 

4STARSPECIAL: BAY HILL: Was forced out at the start but overcame poor luck and rallied well to finish third in her latest; lightly race 4YO filly with big upside this spring.

LONGSHOT: GARLAX: Broke awkwardly then went in fairly even fashion trying to make up ground in hot-paced dash; can surprise at big ticket.

 

KEENELAND

BARNARD MAN: Showed more early interest than early most recently, but in slow-paced gathering, and stayed on for second; back-classy gelding gets rate/rally win now.

CARIBBEAN JACK: Showed improved speed battling between early rivals in latest before giving way; lightly raced 4YO colt with upside.

DR. MOREHEAD: Chased in second throughout his latest, and held stretch position when beaten just a length; atones for favored loss.

LAST TRAIN OUT: Rallied for third in what should prove a very useful career debut; sharp Romans barn took time with 4YO filly, and that alone is noteworthy.

MISS SUN SEEKER: Should only improve upon latest effort in which she gained course experience battling on pace and then tiring in first start since last-December; all set.

OMAHA BEACH: Rallied to score by a neck over 11 opponents most recently, and should maintain sharp form in first attempt with winners.

STONE AGE: Broke through gate pre-race, then popped and stopped in running as beaten favorite; gritty 8YO makes amends in a hurry.

TAPPIN FOR GOLD: Returned from break in stakes company, but did not live up to barn confidence in flat seventh-place try; more than deserving of another shot.

TOIN AND BOIN: Battled head and head for early command before he weakened to finish fifth most recently; must respect early lick at current class level.

 

4STARSPECIAL: BUCKJANO: Battled on pace throughout and held to finish second, beaten only a neck, in crowded group most recently; proves wise $5K-claim for trainer Clevenger.

LONGSHOT: MR. KIMBO: Did not pose a threat most recently, but was making his first start since early-February; prime candidate to improve once stretched out in distance.



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