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Sep 24, 2010

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


CALDER

 

CUTIN THE TIMBER: The late July freshening did him well, returning with a solid fourth-place finish. Think Pilotti has him back on track now.

DARING DECISION: With only a debut 11th in the Gulfstream slop to his name in March, this chestnut resurfaced with a respectable fourth at 33-1. Should take another step forward with that one under his belt.

FOR MARIMAR: Woke up with a good third at 25-1 in early September, then switched to grass with another strong performance at 39-1. Omega Code filly is feeling pretty good right now.

MOREBILLS: Exceeded expectations at 51-1 in his unveiling to compete the exacta, then took a step backward as the second choice when stretched to seven furlongs and slightly hiked in class. Gets another chance at a better price.

MUD HONEY: Debut $16k maiden claimer winner was thrown to the wolves in her second start in a $100k stakes, then hooked a tough starter allowance group. Gets another chance in right spot.

NOFASHIONSENSE: Didn’t seem to care for the added real estate going a mile, and the early traffic troubles certainly didn’t help her cause either. Has hit the board at 34-1 and 32-1 in two out of her previous three; live at a price. 

 

4 STAR SPECIAL: ROAR OF THE SURGE: Took forever to graduate, but like how he’s handled himself in two attempts versus winners since. Ready to make some noise.

LONGSHOT: MOUNT SKYLIGHT: Consecutive third-place finishes at 16-1 and 12-1 are hard not to notice. We’ve seen the light, have you?

 

GOLDEN GATE 

 

GREY LASSIE: Think that this speedy daughter of Siberian Summer is capable of better if she can avoid an early speed duel for once. Forgets to stop.

LENDELL (BRZ): Inconsistent, but has run well in three of five attempts since the break. May get overlooked following fourth-place finish at 39-1.

LIFE IS A ROCK: Even third in his unveiling for sharp barn, and has returned to the worktab hungry for more. Expecting improvement.

MIAMI HOUSE: Three straight good efforts at decent prices on grass, including a runner-up finish at 10-1 versus tougher most recently. Takes it to the house.

OLD STANDARD: Training smartly since his third-place finish at 48-1 against $20k maiden claimers. Also finished second at 35-1 two starts back; it’s time to take him seriously folks.

SISTER GLADY OH LA: Nice career opener for this daughter of Strong Hope, rallying from last of nine to complete the trifecta. In good hands with Steve Sherman.

SKY BRITE MISS: SoCal invader reported home second-best in her local debut while making her first start since March. Goes one better.

SPEED ROUSER: Eight-year-old has run well in three attempts without hitting the board since returning from the shelf. Live at a price.

STATELY APPEAL: Has really made up for lost time. Off since December, this mare resurfaced in August placing third in a pair of attempts before breaking through with a victory in September. Hot barn adds to her appeal.

 

4 STAR SPECIAL: COASTAL SOUVENIR: Has really been in the zone since a second-place finish in June. Not worth trying to beat versus cheap claimers.

LONGSHOT: CLEVER COPY: Starting to come around with racing experience, reporting home fourth at 38-1 in her fourth career attempt. Give her a try.

 



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