Aug 21, 2009
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
A.M. DUE: Moved back to turf for latest and showed some needed interest with rally for third; follow back in similar lower-level claiming spot next time.
CAPED COMMANDER: Made her first race here a winning one when she led from start to finish in turf dash; right back with winners in reasonable spot.
CONSIDER THEMAX: Raced in range, attempted to rally, and could only mount even finish when third in her latest on stretch back out to mile; has more to give.
EUROSTEEL: Showed more early and overall interest when third on stretch out to mile for just his third lifetime start most recently; can exit maiden ranks in similar spot next time.
GOOD LORD: Rated, rallied to stretch lead, and stayed well for close third in spite of being carried out in favored racing debut; something to build on.
LARRY B: Has been in much better form of late, but did fade to fifth off middle move in his latest; proven veteran can be used in gimmicks at square price.
MAXINKUCKEE MISS: Dueled in tough situation when tried in one-mile turf spot off brief break and paid price in tiring to fifth; can do more next time.
PARIOLI’S TRICK: Chased the pace from outside and stayed on in fair fashion then weakened late to finish fourth in his latest on stretch to one mile and move to turf; benefits regardless of return spot.
SHILAH: Made progress to gain for second in a gathering of just five in his latest; by way of CD, he packs punch from back of pack in right claiming spots.
4*SPECIAL: MISTER MONSIEUR: Gained from way back to pick up fourth in his racing debut, in which he broke from outside post in field of 10 going 5 ½ panels on turf; juvenile with some promise.
LONGSHOT: ART WORLD: Moved back to turf for her latest, added blinkers, and went in improved order to gain for fourth off slow break and wide trip; another shot.
ALL DUE RESPECT: Finished with good energy for place award after chasing pace from second throughout her racing debut; her turn for diploma run next time.
ICE BERLIN: Showed more early interest than usual – a good sign of sharpness – in his latest, had some traffic woes in stretch, and went well for third; next time.
LONG LOST PAL: Gained in game fashion to finish second, beaten a half-length, in his latest start; nine-time winner has been sharp since back from break, so he stays on our tickets.
NICE RING: Stalked the pace and could only manage an even stretch punch when third, beaten four lengths, in his latest; gelding can improve upon first try with winners in which he was also asked to stretch in distance.
QUIET MONK: Tipped outside and rallied to edge clear for a one-length score in his racing debut; juvenile has something to build on and can keep winning form in reasonable spots.
TIZ NEXT: Chased the pace in second throughout her latest, a game try in starter allowance company off $5K-claim by trainer Simone; barn has plenty of options with proven mare.
4*SPECIAL: WILD NIGHT: Raced inside and came up empty when a fair fourth in her latest; lightly raced filly was making her first start with winners, and should only improve from here.
LONGSHOT: MACHO STAR: Chased the pace wide and came up empty when fifth in his recent return from two-month hiatus; more early zip and staying power next time.
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