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May 27, 2011

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


DELAWARE

BARONESA: Three year old filly didn’t show anything in two starts at Parx racing finishing up the track in both starts, shipped here chased a sharp early pace from second, couldn’t get to the runaway winner but held well at 64-1 just getting nailed for the place spot by a head, get on board now.

BEANSNTATERS: Four year old colt had two races in 2010 here at Delaware and didn’t do much running at all returned to the worktab this year with some encouraging works and ran on for an even fifth in an improved effort, give this one another shot at a price.

CHIPPEWA COURT: Hard hitting mare came out running last out, set a solid pace into the lane and was run down late checking in third just about a length off the winner at 12-1; 7yo mare is now 37 for 59 in the money and she is a threat with her sharp early speed, tab.

GOOD GENERAL: Speedy five year old gelding handles many distances and is as game as they come, stalked the leaders last out from third, took over into the lane but got nailed at the wire late and settled for second, hard hitting runner knows how to win so follow closely.

INDIAN WIFE: Opened up a long lead last out while setting some very solid fractions, came into the lane with a clear advantage but couldn’t hold off the winner who drew away late in a solid time; four year old filly will be very tough at this level.

BEST BET: GOING FOR GOLD: Tried the turf for the first time two back at Atlantic City Race Course, was outrun early on behind reasonable fractions closing strongly for the win at 20-1; tried much better last out and finished up well for fourth at 30-1 behind the even money favorite; respect this one right back over the lawn.

LONGSHOT: BE MY CANDY: Three year old filly was trying the turf for the first time last out, came out of the gate running pressing the sharp pace into the lane before tiring late to finish fifth in a very solid effort, look for an improvement in her second try over the lawn and can offer some value right back.

 

 

 

SUFFOLK DOWNS

CAT GRACE: Was outrun early on in her first try over the track and couldn’t do any better than an even fourth over a track that was favoring speed all day, should improve off that effort and with a bit more ground, tab.

FIREPOLE: Chased the pace right from the start last out, couldn’t get to the leader as they entered the lane and settled for a clear second despite being bothered by the winner, was put up by D’Q and is another with some backclass and can string some together here.

IN HER SHOES: Seven year old mare has run very well over this track in the past, was returning last out from a November layoff, showed good early speed while battling for the lead but tired in the lane to finish a well beaten fifth at 29-1; improves off that effort at long odds.

SHOCK ME: Took a drop into maiden claimers for her second career start, was right up on the lead, took over into the lane and never looked back; shipped up here, took control soon after the half and drew away late for an easy win; gets on a roll.

WHO’S WILLIE FITZ: Four year old gelding shipped up from New York for his last effort, chased the pace in a five furlong race and got up on the wire late as the favorite, has some backclass to call on and can string a few together here even with a bump in class.

BEST BET: WINTHROP HOUSE: Five year old gelding returned from Tampa against $40k claimers over the dirt, chased three wide but could only manage a well beaten fifth, should be all set now for a move to the turf.

LONGSHOT: OORAH: Seven year old gelding was outrun from the start last out behind a 45:1 half mile was still trailing the field of seven as they entered the lane but closed some ground late to finish fourth at 37-1; may have needed that race and offers value right back, stay close.

 



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