Nov 17, 2006
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BROAD ACRES: Closed strongly last out to finish second in his first start at a reduced level since September and should be tough with a similar trip.
DEBBIESPRETTYBOY: It took a while to get going last out and he closed some ground late to finish fifth; two turns may be the answer for the statebred maiden.
DUCK DUCK GUSKA: Took good money for her career debut, showed some speed last out while battling on the lead and then tired on the turn to finish sixth; will be very tough with that race under her belt.
FOR A PRAYER: Broke slow from the gate most recently after stumbling, rushed up to be involved in the pace and was still there in deep stretch, a better break gets him there.
GENTLE GRACE: Ran on well for fourth despite getting beat more than 10 lengths last out and she continues to improve; follow at a big price.
GERALD’S D J: Showed improved speed from the rail last out and was making up ground in the drive to finish second when going out for the Contessa barn for the first time, graduates with a similar effort.
NANTASKET: Broke slowly and then raced wide over a very sloppy track en route to a well beaten 10th at 39-1 in her career debut. She should improve off that race and the price will be right, follow.
ODEN’S TALE: Was chasing the pace early on and was still there as the pace was heating up holding on well for third at 21-1; follow right back in a race where he doesn’t have to rush up early on.
ODETTA ONE: Finished an even sixth last out after a solid third place finish and with those two races under her belt she should be ready to stretchout in distance with maidens.
PHILLIP X.: Was up against it last out with statebred allowance foes when trying to come from off the pace and racing wide over a track that was favoring inside speed, don’t dismiss.
TAKING THE REDEYE: May be better off when going two turns and got used up in the pace last out from that tough rail post going a mile, stay close.
4STARSPECIAL: GO JERSEY GINNY: Broke from the rail post last out, took mud in her face and lost ground while being taken to the far outside; she made a solid move while wide and checked in fourth, offers value next out.
LONGSHOT: AARON’S CLASSIC: Had no chance over a speed favoring surface last out and he had to come from off the pace, the price will be right with a similar group, be there.
BETNOW: All three of his victories have come on the lawn, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t handle the main track. Stakes-placed over the Fair Grounds main strip as a juvenile; check it out.
CYCLONE CITY: Showed speed in her Louisiana debut Sept. 24, but tired badly to finish ninth as the 3-1 favorite. Fired a four-furlong bullet at Fair Grounds Nov. 15; try again.
INDIGO GIRL: Her last three efforts were pretty bad, including a seventh at Evangeline last out July 1, but still has a nice overall record. Working well for a return.
MIKEY’S MAGIC: Was in desperate need of a start when 10th at Delta Nov. 1. Can only move forward second start off the layoff.
REAL SILVER: Was given plenty of time off following an eighth-place finish in July. Won three straight in Dec ‘05-Jan ’06; gets back on track.
SILVER CROWN: Has only made four starts in 2006, but does have a Keeneland allowance win to her credit. Stakes-winning mare can improve off a well-beaten fourth at the Lexington oval Oct. 21.
TRIBUTE TO AMBER: Outran her 25-1 odds at Louisiana Oct. 6 to finish second, beaten three lengths. In with a great chance against state breds.
WILD CHILL: On the board in all five starts this season, including an Evangeline tally Aug. 24. Keeps the streak alive.
4STARSPECIAL: EIGHT BALL: Lightly raced son of Unbridled’s Song faded to sixth in his most recent effort at Churchill in May. Speedster can fire fresh off the layoff for Tom Amoss.
LONGSHOT: MONEY HUNTER: Was in way too deep as a maiden facing stakes company in the mud at Evangeline last out Aug. 5. Give a long look against state-bred maidens.
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