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Oct 01, 2010

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


KEENELAND

EDEN STAR: Overcame extreme outside post (12) with rally from way back to finish second, beaten just a neck, as a slight favorite for her racing debut; juvenile daughter of Eddington should develop nicely.

GETALONG: Made up a lot of ground from well back and wide to finish a close third in his latest; zero-for-14 this year, so use primarily underneath in gimmicks.

IN RHYTHM: Rallied from wide and just off the pace to finish a narrowly beaten second in his racing debut; son of Bowman’s Band moves up.

KUFF: Moved forward in form by way of ELP with latest fourth-place finish here; can build upon effort for winning Barkley barn (34% this year).

LYDDON: Chased early and gave way to finish fourth, but in a fair racing debut to build upon; gelded son of Value Plus out of Valid Appeal mare shows more early/overall zip next time.

MEDAGLIA STRIKES: Overcame a rough start with big rally from very far back to be along in time for victory most recently; can repeat in similar spot in current form.

SHE’S A LADY CAT: Lived up to favored billing with front-running score in her racing debut, and at the expense of 11 rivals; right back for another score in reasonable spot.

SOUTHERN SWINGER: Made some progress in her latest, but could only manage fourth as a slight favorite; note, had shipped in from PID, and race over course helps for next time.

YANKEE SCHOLAR: Added blinkers for his first synthetic track try most recently, and responded with a game and narrow maiden score; right back in reasonable spot.

4*SPECIAL: VICTORY NOTION: Put in a big rally from very far back to pick up third in his first start since early-July most recently; was also in from CD and turning back to sprint, so figures sharper next time.

LONGSHOT: KARACUDA: Gained to pick up third in good try most recently, and should benefit from course return; needs pace/race luck to set up rally, but could also show more interest from outset next time.

 

 

WOODBINE

BLACK BIKINI: Chased the pace and gave out to finish fifth when taking appropriate class drop for her latest; could find the right group to control if able to make the pace.

BLUEGRASS PRINCESS: Came up a bit flat when fourth in her latest, but was making her first start since prior win off a layoff; bounces back for top Attfield barn.

FRIEND OF MINE: Should benefit from fifth-place finish in his racing debut when he did make some progress in 12-horse field; from winning Gonzalez barn.

MEGA RUSH: Showed more early speed than usual in his latest, battled on the pace, and stuck around to finish a close fourth; can stay sharp with similar crew.

NAVAL STRIKE: Has shown some early interest, only to fade, in a pair of starts since back from October 2009 layoff; lightly raced 5YO with some upside in right spots.

SILENT MOON: Brook slow but did make up some ground for fourth when favored for her racing debut; follow juvenile daughter of Malibu Moon for trainer Casse.

STARS TO SHINE: Won her maiden (“again,” as she won and was DQ’d in debut) in third lifetime start most recently, and showed new dimension in rallying from well back for easy score; climbs ladder.

4*SPECIAL: SAY NO MORE: Made his way to the pace and maintained clear edge over 11 rivals for a nice debut win; right back with gelded juvenile son of Langfuhr for Keogh barn.

LONGSHOT: BEAR’S HARD TEN: Now has a pair of races under his saddle since back from June-layoff; once-promising 3YO gets moving in right direction for winning Baker barn.



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