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Jan 15, 2004

Horses To Watch

By: American Turf Club


BELT: Showed improved interest when third in latest, and remains overdue versus NW2L types; late pop

makes him worth using in gimmicks.

CELTIC APPROVAL: Gained and was up in time to win off the bench in latest; takes another.

CITY RAIN: Went very well for second when setting pace, battling, and staying on gamely late in first start since

last-November; shown plenty of talent thus far.

COLD PLAY: Should only benefit from even-going sixth in career debut; pedigree points to perhaps try route and/or turf

scene at some point in the future.

CRYSTAL ARCHER: Took plenty of tote play for chase/fade debut, and should move forward given conditioning gained from

route experience; steps up.

GILDED EMPEROR: Lags early but rolls late, and exits strong third in which he was the beaten favorite; hard-hitting veteran

atones next time.

JUST GOSSIP: Has been hanging up consistent and competitive figures in recent turf tries; appealing middle-moving style


LITTLE MISS DEB: Made it two straight wins when a clear-cut winner in latest return from absence; in career form, and still with


METEOR IMPACT: Battled throughout and held second when odds-on for first start in a year; lightly raced speedster is primed

for big winter season.

PARTY GIRL JO: Failed as favorite when fourth in return from break, but remained popular at claim box; certainly worth the stab

for $10K-tag ticket.

VIRGINIA PRIDE: Veteran fell flat in latest, but prior form enables us to forgive the try; expect more involvement early and throughout

return bid; can go dirt or turf.



4STARSPECIAL: BONAY: Has been showing good early speed since moving back to turf scene, but has competed in tough

spots in each of her last two; still love well-bred filly’s potential.

LONGSHOT: GOLDEN SPUR: Returned in very strong fashion when second two starts back, and may have felt effects when

somewhat flat in latest; time to bounce right back to better form.







ALL OF ME: Looked good scoring wire to wire over conditioned allowance foes and her speed will come in handy against

better, tab.

BRASSY KARAKORUM: Was away a step slow and then rushed up to the lead before tiring late to finish third at 60-1, follow

right back with maidens.

CAROLLER: Finished fifth in his career debut and was not even beaten a length as five horses hit the wire. Despite the fact

that was his first race and he was wide he will be tough to down next out.

CAT WOMAN: Was well beaten for the win but just missed the show spot by a neck. Improving sort should offer value with New York

bred maidens.

CRAFTY SONG: Took back off the speed duel and took over to score by more than four and a half lengths and is one to watch

with better, tab.

DREAMS OF RANCO: Showed improved early foot and almost got the job done just missing by ¾’s of a length. Likes the inner track

and should break her maiden next out.

HOURLY STORM: Did not make an impact for win but did finish fairly close while checking in fifth. Try this one back with a stretchout

in distance.

IT’S SPOOKY: Led into the stretch before getting run down for the win while checking in third. May need some class relief to show

her best.

LIFEBYTHEDROP: Speedy filly finished up the track after setting the pace as the favorite on a day when speed was not doing very

well. Try her again with similar at a better price.

LOOK AT HER: Showed good speed in her first career start and that early foot will come in handy with $25k maiden claimers.

MISTDA: Was laying back early on, slowly moved up while saving ground and then swung wide with a powerful run to score by more

than five lengths. New Yorker has a future ahead of her.

MR. BUBBY: We will give this one another shot after finishing a well beaten fifth last out and may need a further drop down the claiming


NEVADA STRIP: Just got up to finish second last out when dropped in for a $10k claiming price and will be tough with similar right back.

PUPPY LOVE: Was an even fifth last out with conditioned claimers and will benefit from a switch to fillies and mares.

SOVEREIGNOFTHESEAS: Was quickly clear into the first turn and never looked back, scoring by more than a length over New York

breds. Has a shot with open company if properly placed.

WILD HORSES: Went wire to wire when dropped in for $15k last out and should followed closely with similar or better, tab.


4STARSPECIAL: SEATTLE ASH: Ran a much improved race second time out for new barn and should be tough to down next out

if she can clear for the lead.

LONGSHOT: CROUCHING TIGER: Nobody even came close to the top two finishers who went around the track 1-2. However, he did make

up some ground to finish fourth and can complete a very nice exotic next out, be there.

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