Mar 19, 2010
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
AJUSTABULL: Raced evenly throughout over a sloppy/sealed track but was running again at the end of the race to just miss the show spot; tab over a fast track with NW2L $7.5k claimers.
ANOTHER ZIP CODE: Was sent to the lead last out from post five, led for a half but then was overtaken by the favorite holding on well for second, respect in current form with NW2L $15k claimers.
BETTY’S HALO: Five year old mare is in solid form over her last few sweeping the field again, taking over into the lane and then battled throughout the stretch and getting away late, hails from top barn and can only get better.
LAKEVILLE RUSH: Closed with a rush closing from seventh to get up by a half a length going five furlongs last out, eight year old gelding fits with $5k claimers and can repeat.
SELF DEALIN’ MAN: Never got going last out over a muddy track that seemed to favor speed horses and hails from the Anthony Dutrow barn, should be tough over a fast track, tab.
BEST BET: LALIQUE: Three year old filly shipped in from Gulfstream for her last start, stalked the leaders to the middle of the far turn, made a big move to take over into the lane and scored by almost seven lengths as the favorite, well bred sort is ready for winners off that effort.
LONGSHOT: NYUK NYUK NYUK: Hard hitting nine year old raced wide while in behind the leaders in his most recent start over a sloppy/sealed track and ran on well for third, just a head off the place spot, stay on board.
COWBOYSANDINDIANS: Broke well from the inside post two, was sent to the lead and then battled head to head throughout only tiring late to finish fourth to the perfect trip winner; very tough if he clears off early on.
CRYSTAL’S GOODTOGO: Five year old mare saved some ground and then raced evenly for much of the race thereafter checking in fifth at 65-1 in her first start since November 2008, should gain greatly from that effort and the value is there, take it.
DASHBOARD DRUMMER: Hard hitting nine year old gelding was not that far off the early pace, made a move to the lead but couldn’t hold off the favorite late and settled for second, handles many distances so tab on the turnback.
SCILLY: Was making her first start since June at Hollywood park, raced in third early on and finished well late to just missed the win by a half length, stay on board off that effort.
SHYROCK: Hasn’t been seen since June at Churchill Downs and raced like he needed the race gaining slowly to finish fourth over the turf, improves next out and can be very tough right back.
BEST BET: SUCH A SHAME: Four year old gelding easily outran his 40-1 odds last out, battled on the lead through a very solid half mile in 43:3, was clear into the lane and held on well for second in a small stakes, takes it all the way next out.
LONGSHOT: WICKET WAGER: Was sent off at 58-1 last out, raced near the back of the pack early on, made a five wide move on the turn and continued on well to the wire and just missed by a half length at 58-1, follow right back at a nice mutuel.
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