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Jan 26, 2004

Horses To Watch

By: ATC


 

OAKLAWN

BRIGHT SEA: Turned in a pair of catchy half-mile breezes in Jan. since arriving locally; talented runner comes out

firing in first start since last-November.

CRAFTY SHAW: Veteran graded stakes winner has been tuning up locally in a.m., and is 4 for 11 over this strip; merits

much respect.

DEFRERE’S VIXEN: Packs late punch when in the mood, and non-winners of two lifetime spot should set the table for his

best shot.

DOCENT: Has been a productive runner for some time now at 15 for 28 lifetime, and figures to benefit from well-deserved break having

last started in Nov.; big drill here Jan. 18.

FLIGHT WINGS: Has gone well from the gate on a pair of occasions in Jan. in preparation for her debut; daughter of Boston Harbor

bred for speed up and down.

FRISKY ANNE: Yet to race, and she is a 4-year-old, but local gate move on Jan. 19 suggests she could be worth a deuce at a price

in her first start.

GAME DAY: Fresh face worked well over sloppy ground on Jan. 17, and showed flashes of ability in ’03 campaign; son of El Prado an

interesting prospect.

INFORM: Cost $305K as a 2-year-old in training last year, and could be on verge of breakout; return placing at Philly followed by local

workout has him set now.

NO TOLERANCE: Showed improvement steadily as a juvenile last year, even making effective switch to turf when placing in Nov.

finale; maiden win overdue now.

PRETTY GIRL SLEW: Romped over maidens at RP in ’03 finale and brings plenty of upside training well here now as a fresh and lightly

raced 3YO filly.

RULING STAR: Has not raced since last-July, but appeared to need a break following poor ’03 finale; sharp for return based upon

Jan. 21 blowout over this course.

SEE HOW SHE RUNS: Has fired a pair of bullet works in Jan. and figures to return running in her first start since last-July; versatile

mare always in the mix.

 

4STARSPECIAL: GREEN RICHES: Have had our eye on this NYRA transplant for quite some time now; latest placing in which he

battled on pace at FG was perfect return from break, and he’s now been spotted on local tab.

LONGSHOT: ROYAL PET: Fresh face with plenty of early speed owns solid overall profile and went well in a.m. in first listed workout

since Nov. ’03 finale; dangerous.

 

 

TURFWAY

ARIZONA BAY CAT: Broke from the far outside post, battled for the lead while racing between horses and hung in very well while tiring

to fourth late. Fits nicely with NW2L claimers.

BLACK TIE TRICK: Sat second early on, took over as they approached the stretch and held on to score by more than a length. Should

move up to the next level to score again.

CAN I MAKE IT: Speedster just missed last out by two necks and she led most of the way. Will be tough on the lead next out with similar.

DASHING DARLA: Was outrun early on and was last throughout before closing late with a strong run to finish second at 22-1. Fits with

conditioned claimers and would benefit from a strong early pace.

LINDA’S LAD: Made a solid run while racing inside to move into second and was easily clear of the third place finisher. Gets there with

starter allowance company right back.

LOST IN TRANSIT: Was beaten by more than eight lengths last out while finishing third at 22-1 and the wide trip may have cost him a

closer finish, tab.

MOLLY M: Set the pace through some decent fractions while being sent off at 43-1 odds before tiring to finish sixth. A drop into claimers

may do the trick, follow.

MY UNBRIDLED: Was well beaten by the winner who scored by more than 10 lengths but was easily clear of the third place finisher in a

race that went in a solid time. Should graduate next out with a similar effort.

ROYAL BANKER: Stalked the pace early on and then took over to score by an impressive eight lengths. Well bred 3YO can go on with it.

SCHALLER HALLER: Forced the pace while racing three wide, took the lead into the stretch but could not hold off the closers settling

for third.

SUMMER HIT: Was steadied early on while being roughed up but was still able to make up some ground to finish third at 64-1. A better

trip can only help the result next out.

 

4STARSPECIAL: MR. SANDSTORM: Was up close to the pace while racing wide and held well until the top of the stretch before

tiring to fifth. Try this one right back on a dry surface.

LONGSHOT: BOSTON STORM: Was unprepared for the start but did make a strong move to get into contention and flattened out late

from those efforts finishing a solid fifth, going off at 51-1. Like her chances at a price with a better start.



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