Jul 14, 2006
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
ARMAMENT: Well bred three year old ran on well for second last out against $40k claimers and was claimed by the potent Dutrow Jr. barn. Turf or dirt is an option.
BARON VON TAP: Made a strong move down the backside to get up into second and then tired to finish seventh, may need a drop into claimers to show his best.
CASTLEMAN: Showed much improved speed last out, took pressure and was still there in deep stretch, should get a price right back for barn that is coming around slowly.
COLOGNE: Never looked comfortably last out when finishing last of eight against a solid allowance field on the turf, give her another shot at a better price.
DREAMIN OF VICTORY: Ran on well to finish fourth despite breaking from a tough post, raced wide into the lane and closed well for fourth, probably wants more ground on the turf.
GROSVENOR SQUARE: Was fractious in the gate, finally settled down, chased the leader into the turn and challenged for the lead before tiring to finish fourth, should be tough next out with $35k claimers.
HIMMARSHEE: Ran well in the lane to finish fourth while racing four wide into the stretch, can pop at a big price on the turf, stay close.
MACH THREE: Had to alter course late in his career debut when closing to finish third while sprinting on the turf, the stretchout in distance gets the job done.
MRS. ANNA B: Broke a step slow last out but then rushed up quickly to take the lead through solid splits and held very well to finish second to a perfect trip winner, graduates next out.
OUR CAT: Battled on the lead last out from the start, put away that challenger but couldn’t hold off the favorite who went on to score by more than six lengths; tab right back with a similar group.
SANTA’S SPECIAL: Didn’t run that badly when trying winners for the first time last out checking in fifth at 34-1, can add value to your exotics against similar or a drop in class can get the job done.
SUAVE JAZZ: Three year old gelding usually hangs on the money but he has been able to lay a bit sloser lately which has helped his cause, follow.
WACKY FOR LOVE: Had some trouble after the start most recently and then tried to come with a very wide run en route to a sixth place finish, calls on backclass to score.
4STARSPECIAL: APRIL STORM: Took good money for her career debut, broke well and then came with a strong run to challenge for the lead at the top of the stretch but tired in the drive for sixth; right back.
LONGSHOT: AVERINSKY: Well bred filly didn’t get the best of trips last out when she was taken back off the early pace and was blocked at the top of the stretch and finished fourth, sitting on a win at a big price.
FLORIDA QUAKER: Broke well and was right up on the pace from the start and hung on well for the place spot at 22-1; should improve in her second career start, tab with maiden claimers.
IWOMAN: Stalked the leaders last out, took over heading into the far turn and drew away late for an easy score; has a future on the turf.
MAMBO MASTER: Closed good ground in the lane to finish second last out at 16-1, should graduate on the turf right back.
NETCONG: Was never one to win many races but is always right there, made a good move on the turn to take the lead but tired in the drive for third, tab with $10k claimers at a price.
THE VILLAGE VICAR: Was taken out of his game last out when forced to show speed from the inside and was still there in deep stretch, will benefit from a better ride next out.
WILD MAPLE: Veteran seven year old closed with a rush to get up for the win last out and can string a few wins in a row with $20k claimers.
4STARSPECIAL: DEPARTING NOW: Has some backclass to call on and most recent score over $12.5k claimers was impressive, take a shot right back with better.
LONGSHOT: CONFRONT: Never looked comfortable from the break last out and couldn’t make the lead which also hurt his cause, stay close at a price.
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