Jun 06, 2008
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
LONE STAR PARK
ISLAND CLUB: Battled between foes and weakened to finish a distant third as failed favorite in her latest; worth another shot off $20K-claim by trainer Bronstad.
MAYCITYSLEW: Dueled inside on the pace and put away challenge to draw clear for victory off claim/freshening most recently; right back for winning Autrey barn.
ME GUSTA YONAGUSKA: Broke slow, put in a wide run, and managed fourth in what should prove useful debut run; expect more early interest from speed-bred newcomer next time.
NURSE DOT: Battled on the pace until inside the eighth pole and paid the price late when she faded to fifth; note, she tried to stretch out for first time and figures to benefit from experience.
PRYING KING: Showed more early interest than usual in latest when he chased the pace outside and came up empty in lane when fifth; has more to give.
RUNFORNAN: Showed improved early interest in his latest when fourth, and is simply a much sharper and better animal since back as fresh face and moved to turf; maiden win next time.
SCARAMOUCHE: Withstood stretch duel on the lead and battled gamely for neck score as winning choice in his latest; nine-time winner stays sharp.
4*SPECIAL: MY PRECIOUS INDIAN: Never really got on track when fourth in below par bid most recently but was cutting back in distance and moving turf to dirt; sharper next time.
LONGSHOT: CROOK’S LAD: Was away slow, lagged early, and put in a wide run to get in the game and finish fourth most recently; needs right set-up, but offers value on tote.
ALL IN C.J.: Broke slowly and got run off his feet early on turn back in distance for his latest, yet did rally for fourth through lane; all set now.
MAD SCATTER: Held four-length stretch lead and fell apart late when third in his latest; still must respect his early pop with lower-end sellers.
REPENT NOT: Returned from December-layoff for her latest and chased without much success en route to fourth-place finish; note, filly took tote play and should improve.
ROMOLO’S WINE: Pressed the pace wide and gave way when stretched out to mile for his latest, but should be all set now for upcoming third start of current form cycle; value.
THREE AND TWO: Outran his 93-1 tote price in return from break most recently with a nice fourth-place bid in which he showed early interest; something to build on.
TIGER LIKE: Rallied wide from turn and finished with good energy to finish a narrowly beaten second in her latest; fires best yet in upcoming third start of current form cycle.
4*SPECIAL: BILLY’S WEE: Battled on the pace along the inside and gave way to fourth in her latest return from October-absence; proven mare can do more.
LONGSHOT: SKIP TO THE NORTH: Raced wide on the first turn, while in contention, and remained in hunt only to finish second to dominant winner in his latest; his turn next time.
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