Jun 17, 2011
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BLUE EYED ANNA T: Moved to turf for the first time in her latest, and did respond with a somewhat improved effort for fourth money; needs some pace/race luck to set up late punch.
BUNDESTAG (GB): Made up a lot of ground with a wide rush and came up second best when shy just a neck in his first start since last-July; European import is a maiden winner next time with sufficient time to rebound.
CALL ME SONNY: Made up a lot of ground to drive clear in the stretch for nice score most recently over steeplechase maidens; right back for another.
DASHING MAX: Chased the pace along the inside and weakened when it counted en route to fifth-place finish most recently when tried in sloppy off-the-turf route; finds better spot.
GENTLE WILL: Returned from a September-layoff by way of RD for his fifth career start over as many surfaces and did put forth a mild rally for a distant fourth; upside for winning E. Reed barn.
HEARTFALLY: Failed as the tepid favorite in a field of 10 when third last time, but did show some late interest with rally; overdue sort can catch right group on NW2L scene.
KANSAS TORNADO: Rallied from wide and well back to pick up third on move to turf for the first time most recently; sharper for experience, he can likely stay in striking range a touch better next time.
MILLIONREASONSWHY: Overcame a sluggish start, rallied, and drew off for a clear four-length debut win as the choice over sloppy ground; stay with daughter of Grand Slam.
MUSICAL SPLENDOR: Chased the pace, battled, and weakened in the lane when third in her latest on move to turf by way of TAM; experience counts.
4*SPECIAL: DAYTIME: Set the pace and weakened in the stretch when third in his first career turf try off a brief break most recently; reaps the benefit and handles turf maidens next time.
LONGSHOT: CAVALLI: Chased wide and gave way in the stretch when fourth of 12 by way of AP for his latest; can still offer some value in similar NW3L spot.
BOCA: Battled on the pace and wakened to finish fourth when tried at route for the first time in her career most recently; Asmussen runner does seem to be making some progress and figures to graduate in near future.
DANCING TIGER: Put in a big middle move after a poor start to reach contention and then gave way in the lane to finish fifth; benefits from initial excursion with winners.
ELIZABETH PARK: Made it three straight easy wins and six of her last seven when in from PRM for latest tally; can’t argue with this winner, so keep her on your tickets.
FIVE STAR MOMMA: Shook off early pace challenge, went clear, and remained comfortably in front to wire in winning debut run; juvenile daughter of Five Star Day is one to follow.
GREAT RISK: Put in a good wide run to reach the leaders, then gave way in the stretch and finished fifth in his first start since late-April most recently; seemed to handle move to main track, so stay on board.
JUST A BILL: Rated, moved to contend, and could only muster a fairly even third-place finish when in with winners for the first time in his latest; moves up.
MAESTRO MISS: Rated, moved to contention, and continued evenly in the lane when fourth on suitable drop in class most recently; proven sort has more to give.
SARATOGA VICAR: Gained from wide spot and well back to finish fourth at long odds most recently; can be used in similar spot to add some juice to gimmicks.
WHATTHECATDRUGIN: Raced with the pace only to weaken when it counted and finished fourth in his first try over the course when in from MNR most recently; benefits for strong J. Woodard barn.
4*SPECIAL: ARCHENLAND: Broke slowly, moved wide, and gained through the stretch to finish a narrowly beaten fifth in his racing debut; promising juvenile from B. Flint outfit.
LONGSHOT: HENRY’S TIME: Chased and gave way after stumbling beginning and finished a distant fifth in his latest; could offer value next time off $30K-claim by trainer B. Cox.
<< Back To Newsletter