Mar 12, 2010
Horses To Watch
By: American Turf Club
BAILZEE: Had a rough trip in her debut effort from the rail but still had enough to overcome breaking her maiden for a barn that very rarely wins first time out and then followed that up with a nice score over a 1-5 favorite in her second start, well bred New Yorker has a future ahead of her.
BLOW UP: Needed the race while making his first since June and basically trailed around the racetrack, should benefit from that race and a drop in class could do the trick right back.
GOLD CUP KID: Stalked the pace of the favorite last out when in against maiden $16k claimers in his first try going long, took over into the lane and finished up well for an 8 and ½ length score, tab with restricted winners.
MORE THAN A REASON: Didn’t have much of a chance last out in the Stymie Stakes racing wide behind moderate fractions and finished up ok for an even fifth, sharp runner will still be a decent price even with a drop in class.
MY GOLDEN KNIGHT: Was hustled out of the gate for his first career start, chased the pace into the turn but then tired badly to finish last out, should have gained needed conditioning and experience from that effort and hails from a barn that does better with second time starters, tab at a price.
PRIX DE KARAKORUM: Broke from an outside slot last out and never showed any of his early speed and then was wide thereafter before closing in to finish third at 8-1; fits with NW2L $15k statebred claimers, tab.
ROLLOFTHETUNDRA: Probably needed the race last out when making his first start since July and definitely improved of that debut effort, was 70-1 last out and the value is still there off a seventh place finish, take it.
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN: Trailed the field of seven around the racetrack but wasn’t that badly beaten and just needs some class relief to show his best, stay close.
SHRIMP DANCER: Didn’t run that badly when checking in fifth in the $250,000 Grade III Gotham Stakes but is probably better on the turf, wait it out a few weeks and bet this New Yorker over the lawn.
BEST BET: HIGH LION: Showed good speed again in her second start since shipping in her and held on very well for a close-up third; was claimed out of that race by the Jacobson barn and look for this filly to start putting a few together.
LONGSHOT: AURIC GIRL: Showed an improved run in her second career start finishing fourth just a nose off the show horse and may continue to improve with a stretch out in distance, follow at a nice price.
BOLD WOLF: Was bumped at the start, was ridden along to keep up, dropped down inside and finished up very well for a clear second to the wire to wire winner, tab with NW2L $7.5k claimers.
CARLISLES JET: Came out of the gate running last out when breaking from the inside, took pressure from the outset but tired into the drive holding on for a fourth place finish; can be tough with a better pace scenario.
MILLYS MEISTER: Had reeled off two wins in her last two starts before finishing second most recently to another very sharp runner, should get back to her winning ways; sharp.
SCOTTS STORM: Showed only three works over a four month span coming into her debut run, didn’t take much money going off at 15-1 but ran well chasing the pace right from the start and then tiring some to finish fifth at 15-1; should improve off that effort and can offer some value.
SERVE IT COLD: Well bred three year old filly improved to win her second career start when stretched out in distance in an off the turf event and then was a good second to the 1-5 favorite in her first try with winners, handles any surface and may even be better on the turf, follow.
BEST BET: CURSORY: Was right up on the leader after the break, quickly assumed the lead past the half mile and then drew away into the lane for a very easy score; three year old filly has shown ability in both starts and may really improve when moved to the turf.
LONGSHOT: ALABAMA VOW: Shipped in from Oaklawn Park for his last start, his first over this course, raced near the back of the pack while behind solid splits and then closed some ground late to finish fourth at 24-1; could improve off that race and offers value at the windows.
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