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Mar 18, 2011

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


AQUEDUCT

CAYO HUESO: Was making his first start as a gelding last out, broke well from the rail but then took back racing behind the speeds, tired in the lane to finish sixth at 13-1, was claimed out of that race and may be one to watch when the racing switches to the turf.

D J’S REVENGE: Took some early money last out when making his career debut, drifted up to 7-1 as they broke the gate, he showed some speed down inside but couldn’t go with the leaders checking in fourth, improves with that race under his belt and must be followed closely for the Linda Rice barn.

DOLCE PENTIMENTO: Ran on well for second last out after chasing the leaders right from the start behind moderate splits, this four year old filly may improve when the racing switches to the main track, follow.

DOWNTOWN HOTTIE: Ran her record now to 1 for 20 when closing to finish third against NW1X statebred allowance company last out, didn’t get much of a pace to run at last out and can be very tough with a pace up front, follow.

GREAT CLIFF: Took plenty of money for her return to the races last out, broke in the air from the rail, hit the gate and then sped up to the leaders but tired in the lane to finish fifth; should be tough with NW2L $7.5k claimers with a better break.

KINCSEM NOI: Took some late money for his career debut; didn’t get out of the gate very well, moved up on the turn to get into fourth but then folded up and finished well back in fifth and last; give this one another shot for top barn.

SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN: Closed some ground to finish fourth last out in a race where the fractions were very moderate; has been running well of late against lower level claimers and can get there with a pace up front.

UNDOCUMENTED: Had been sharp in sprint races closing well three back to just miss by a nose; stretched out to a two turn route race but was badly outrun and checked in an even sixth and last; this is another that may benefit from a switch to the main track.

WESTSIDE SINGER: Well bred three year old filly came out running last out, chased the pace into the turn but couldn’t go with the leaders and checked in third; should improve for the Levine barn in her second start.

BEST BET: BIGGER IS BETTOR: Put in a solid effort last out coming with a wide run into the lane to finish second at 30-1 to the 1-2 favorite when making his first start since November and his first start over the dirt; follow right back.

LONGSHOT: ADMIRALITY: Six year old made his third start back off an August layoff last out and finished an even sixth at 46-1; may need a little bit longer so follow when the racing switches to the main track; price play.

 

PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)

DISCLOSURE: Got up at the wire last out to run his winning streak to three in a row since shipping in from Woodbine, fits nicely in these starter allowance races and the price should be square once again.

ICHIEF OPERATOR: Is best as a one run sprinter but seven furlongs might be a bit too far, finished third at that distance last out and would fit nicely with a slight turnback in distance; follow with $5k claimers.

JERSEY BROTHER: Returned running from a November layoff last out closing well in the lane to finish just a half length behind the favored winner at 11-1; fits nicely with NW2L $15k claimers.

THIS CHIC’S GOT IT: Four year old filly broke from the far outside post 10 last out, was pressing the pace right from the start and into the lane but tired some late to finish fourth at 24-1; the price will be right so give her another shot.

WOMEN AT WAR: Broker her maiden by more than 11 lengths back in May, returned with a solid worktab last out at the six furlong distance, pressed the pace, and was very game right down to the wire to just miss by a nose in a sharp time, should be very tough right back.

BEST BET: AIN’T NO SAINT: Backclassy seven year old shipped in from Gulfstream for his latest effort, showed improved early speed, took over into the lane and drew away for an easy score; follow this runner right back up the claiming ladder.

LONGSHOT: JUST DON: Backclassy seven year old gelding took another drop last out into a $16k maiden claimer, came out running and set a solid half mile in 44:1; was still there at the top of the lane but tired when it counted to finish seventh at 29-1; another slight drop can do the trick, follow.

 



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