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Feb 19, 2004

Horses To Watch

By: ATC


GULFSTREAM

ALL HAIL STORMY: Showed the way last out through a half mile in 43:2 and tired in the stretch to finish

fourth. Hails from top barn so give him another chance.

BUCKLE DOWN BEN: One time prospect ran on well despite battling for the lead throughout, was easily second

best by almost ten lengths, follow right back.

CAPIAS: Chased the pace while racing off the rail, held a slim advantage before giving it up in the drive to finish third

behind two very solid prospects.

CHELYAN: Broke well from a difficult post and never looked back scoring wire to wire over NW2L claimers. Was claimed

from that race by the Asmussen barn, follow.

DONDE ESTARAS: Chased the pace throughout before tiring to fourth in the lane. Was claimed from that race by the Scott Lake

barn and improvement is on the way.

GET SET: Got the job done on the stretchout in second career start for trainer Todd Pletcher and now the barn has many

options, tab.

GOLD ADVENTURE: Set the pace into the stretch before tiring to finish a solid fourth. Barn has been going bad but give this

one another shot.

GRAYBULL: Made a solid move to get into the place spot last out and should be respected with $16k maiden claimers. The

price will be right.

MR. LIGHT: Moved through his preliminary allowance condition on the switch to the turf and should be followed right back

over that surface.

READY PROSPECT: Broke a step slow from the rail, rushed up to engage the leaders through some swift fractions and held on

well to finish third. A clean break keys a wire to wire score with maiden claimers.

SUNNY GAL: Took pressure every step of the way last out and tired late to finish a close-up third. Will be tough next out with a

better pace scenario.

TRUMANSON: Well bred gelding was up on the pace from the start and never looked back scoring an impressive six length win

in career debut. Follow right back with winners.

TUSCANY LIGHT: Rated off the pace, made a move into contention at the top of the stretch and then was forced to steady

finishing fifth, another try with similar.

 

4STARSPECIAL: SIR SHACKLETON: Was a solid second behind the odds-on choice and will graduate next out with a

similar effort.

LONGSHOT: ON THE BUS: Was up on the pace throughout and took the lead into midstretch before tiring to finish a solid

fourth. New York bred is one to reckon with on the turf.

 

FAIR GROUNDS

EL GALANTE: Fell flat after chasing the pace in latest; better than that, he deserves a chance to rebound; from

Dixieland Band dam, turf an intriguing option, also.

FORT PRADO: Remains a maiden following four starts, two as a failed favorite, but has shown more than enough talent to

be stamped a prospect; has pedigree, speed package.

GRADEPOINT: Made it three straight wins, taking the Risen Star with style; impeccably bred 3YO one of our favorites on Triple

Crown trail thus far, so follow wherever he goes.

JUDGE AMY: Gained well over wet ground to finish a close fifth in latest, but has shown she can slug it out early, also; Meaux

barn won at 24-percent last year.

MCNELLIS: Blew the doors off $7,5K-tag foes when dropped in for latest, and was claimed by trainer Robertson; follow back

up the class ladder.

NO HUDDLE: Often settles for minor awards, but his early speed will keep him on our exotic tickets in lower-end claiming

routes; tough spot wide with pace in last.

NOBLE MONARCH: Couldn’t make the lead and gave way after chasing when a failed favorite most recently; can rebound in first

start off claim by trainer Vazquez.

SCOTTISH HERITAGE: Has now raced over slop and/or turf in each of her last three starts, and could benefit when on fast track

versus restricted sprinters.

SEVENTH INNING: Rapid gelding runs as fast as he can as far as he can every time he goes to the post; can’t ask for more than

that from Stewart trainee.

STORM UNBRIDLED: Made it two straight wins in front-running style most recently, and was once again not claimed; trainer

Calhoun can stick it to all again next time.

 

4STARSPECIAL: DYNA DEL: Stumbled at the break and never had a chance in off-the-turf return from break most

recently; has pedigree and style to be major player on turf this year.

LONGSHOT: MARSH: Have always liked this underachiever, who was claimed for $25K by trainer Vazquez from his last

start; versatility a major plus.



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