Apr 14, 2006
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BIG B’S PROSPECT: Figures to improve upon chase/fade 3/12 start when returned from lengthy break; love his early zip.
DYNABIN: Hasn’t raced since last-November, but has trained in very forward fashion over this strip since late-March – a great sign for late runner; bloodlines for turf.
HEAVENLY HALEY: Seems to breezing in forward fashion here for anticipated juvenile debut; 2-year-olds are tricky, so demand value.
LITTLE RUMBLE: Rallied for distant second in crowded sprint group when last raced in December; exits maiden ranks quickly as promising 3YO filly in right spots.
NATIVE TOURN: Brings a touch of early speed and can lead the right group of MCL stock as a fresh face having not raced since January; winning Locke barn.
P.L. GOLD: Hasn’t raced since he went sour into fall of last year, but 4YO colt brings pedigree that indicates he’ll improve with experience; returns running.
RECREATE: Son of Coronado’s Quest can begin career on the right foot here; pedigree indicates he could ultimately prove best on turf and/or on route scene.
SLEW MARKER: Chased wide and gave way in her first start since last-November, but can improve upon the effort in a hurry as a fresh face; big 4/9 drill tips hand.
4STARSPECIAL: LORD OF THE TRACK: Brings high early speed and is on the right track through two starts thus far this year; workouts indicate sharpness, also.
LONGSHOT: POSEY JOE: Flopped in March return from break but has drilled well over this course since; capable of springing very nice surprise.
ALICE PORTLOCK: Prompted the pace in a five-way hunt for the front, and finished the best of any of the early speed horses for third in a race where stalker/closers finished 1-2. Can graduate in a similar spot.
ALL AGLOW: Got hooked in a duel for the lead in fast down-the-hill fractions, but managed to outlast the favorite for third. Give her another shot.
COZY BOB: Had an eventful trip in first outing since last year’s Del Mar meet. Expect better in second off the layoff.
DIGNIFIED DONOVAN: Was close up to a pace that collapsed, but still held on and nearly lasted for an in-the-money finish after getting fanned out turning for home. Try again.
INABOUTAWEEK: Broke slowly in fairly well-bet debut and had to chase a loose wire-to-wire runaway winning favorite. Still finished second and won’t be a maiden for long.
JANZIG MOON: Traffic troubles cost her on 4/5, but she should be ready to win with a clean trip in next.
JOHN HENNESSY: Needed a race when returning from a 3 1/2-month layoff on 4/6. Should move forward in second off the layoff.
MANYOUK: A slow start didn’t help this one’s chances when off the board as the odds-on favorite. Can make amends off the claim by Mullins.
MYSTERY TIDE: Set a fast and pressured pace in a race that set up for the stalker/closers. Better luck next time.
SILVER AGAIN: Broke slowly in 26-1 debut, but ran a decent race and just missed third in a race otherwise ruled by front-runners. Get on board.
SPY ALY: Got hooked and cooked in a 3 1/2-length-gap battle for the lead in :21.1 and :43.1 down the hill. Too early to give up
SWEET RETURN: Returned from a six-month layoff in a very tough Grade 2 spot. Keep tabs on her next start.
TAMERLANE SPICE: Lost ground five wide into the first turn and later tried to close wide into the stretch. Don’t ignore from a better post.
TOP ONE: Broke slowly from the rail which really cost him in 5 1/2-furlong return from a layoff. Still outran 18-1 odds for third and should be very tough next time.
VICTORIAN GIRL: Was bumped around in a slow start in career debut, and then had to chase a pair of front-running favorites for third at 5 1/2 furlongs. May not be a maiden for long.
4STARSPECIAL: DELL PLACE: Bobbled at the start to begin too far behind a slow pace, and later got boxed in traffic when trying to close. Finished fourth, but was beaten only two lengths and just needs a clean break to get revenge in next.
LONGSHOT: ALLEY FIGHTER: Broke slowly after drawing the rail, and then was not pushed hard in well-bet career debut. Too early to give up despite the last-place finish.
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