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Sep 19, 2003

Horses To Watch


BELMONT

A GREAT TEAM: Got right back on track after a poor performance at Saratoga with a solid three

length win. Stakes races are on the schedule soon.

BIG GUN: Was trying to get in the whole way last out and was fighting the jockey throughout. Look

for a better performance right back if he can settle early.

BLOND DANCER: Chased the pace throughout and was a solid third in a small stakes race. A slight

drop in class is the key to victory.

CARSON’S GIRL: Ran very poor last out to finish tenth at 31-1. Try this one at a very big price next

out on the turf versus three year olds.

CHUTE THE BREEZE: Ran on well to be fourth despite breaking from a tough post, breaking poorly and

being forced wide most of the way. Try this one right back on either surface.

FEEL THE DANCE: Improving three year old lost her best chance at the start when she was left in the gate

and had to come from way back. Strong closing third and move to new barn points this one out next time versus straight three year olds.

INDY CHARMER: Was outrun early on but put in a strong late run while down on the inside in her first try on the turf.

Right back with further improvement.

IRISH GLORY: Looked real good getting the job done last out over $35k claimers on the dirt. A slight bump in class

should post no problem.

MAGNIFICENT VAL: Could not make an impact last out when dropped into a claimer and finished an even fourth. Was

claimed out of that race by Reynolds barn and must be respected right back.

NEWFOUNDLAND: It has taken a while but this high priced yearling is starting to come around. Most recent victory showed

he has improved early speed, acceleration and grittiness. Stay on board.

PATH OF THUNDER: Ran another disappointing third last out and a change in equipment to blinkers may be on the way.

Don’t give up on her just yet.

ROSE ESTHER: Had trouble settling down last out and it may have cost her a better position. Look for a return to claimers

and a better result next out.

SHINING HAWK: Colt has a sold turf pedigree and closed well for fourth despite running into trouble down the backside. Should

continue to improve and will be tough right back.

SMASH HIT: Her last performance could not have been that bad as she finished a disappointing 10th last out. Well bred filly should

bounce back next out.

SUPER FUSE: Had no chance last out chasing the fleet SHAKE YOU DOWN but did run well only missing the place spot by

a head, tab.

TAKE A TAXI: Looked real good scoring off a few month layoff against maiden claimers. Speed bred filly should be given a

shot right back versus winners.

WHITEWATERSPRITZER: 6YO class master ran very well to score over the turf in a solid time versus $35k claimers. Is a

good candidate to repeat with similar.

WON DOZEN ROSES: Looked real sharp getting the job done last out scoring from last to first by more than four lengths.

Was claimed out of that race by Frank LaBoccetta Jr.; can only get better.

 

4STARSPECIAL: PICK’EM: Hails from the Todd Pletcher barn and this 3YO colt has continued to improve with each

and every start. Stakes company awaits.

LONGSHOT: DIAL A HERO: Tried to take it all the way on the lead last out and tired in the drive to finish sixth. Is better suited

to the dirt and should have gained needed conditioning with that turf try.

 

 

DELAWARE

CALLING ANGELS: Chased and was done early in latest, but has more than enough early lick to make way

past $25K MCL’s in near future; race over course helps.

DANCER’S WISH: Went in fairly even order for third in needed effort when making his first start since mid-July; hard-hitting

gelding likely a very wise claim by trainer Mike Pino.

FOR MY PLEASURE: Sped clear on quick early pace before weakening in the stretch most recently; claimed by trainer Allen

for $5K, she has back-class to be effective.

FROM THE WORD GO: Was scratched from would-be career debut when race was moved from turf to sloppy main track; patience

pays with daughter of Seattle Slew in good hands.

GONNABEAPARTOFIT: Tried rallying from last over sloppy ground in latest, and while she did manage fourth, she can be

counted on for better at $12,5K-tag level.

INTERPELADOR: Moved, but failed to sustain his bid over sloppy track when racing first-Lasix in his local debut; showed enough

to be considered for graduation at current level.

LADY STRUCK GOLD: Daughter of Touch Gold overcame some traffic trouble to be along in time and post maiden win at

odds-on in latest, showing expected improvement at route; right back.

SUNUP: Lived up to odds-on billing in off-the-turf score, in which she chased leader throughout and was good enough to

edge away late; turf and dirt options now.

 

4STARSPECIAL: PITCHACURVE: Was hung wide and faded when trying both route and winners for the first time following

nice debut score; juvenile improves quickly.

LONGSHOT: JUDITH’S ROAD: Never got on track over sloppy ground in latest, but should rebound; claimed by trainer

Mike Pino, she brings solid overall profile.



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