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Mar 12, 2004

HORSES TO WATCH

By: American Turf Club


FAIR GROUNDS

BLACKMAILER: Dueled and weakened to finish third, but was narrowly beaten for the place in a race taken

by runaway winner; first try with winners can only help.

FREEI: Middle-moved well and then weakened in first career turf attempt most recently; lightly raced 4YO filly had

seemed to be improving and gives barn options now.

FUSE IT: Brings plenty of class to the equation as a nine-time winner of more than $420K; best game is middle-moving

on sprint scene.

MARSH: Has been on our list for quite some time, and showed some needed and overdue life when sixth at long

odds in first try off claim by trainer Vazquez; stay tuned.

PAINT BALLADO: Typically rallies for a share, but he hasn’t been helped by slow paces in recent tries; finds way out

of maiden scene sooner rather than later.

RIVERSIDE REBEL: Showed improved early interest when dropped to $10K-tag versus restricted company for latest, and

figures well there going forward.

STANG THIRTYSIX: Went well throughout when third in first turf attempt most recently; should only move forward, now with

two races of experience versus winners.

STORM STREAM: Failed as public’s choice in latest, but did manage second in crowded field; does improve each time

out, but stamp diploma past due at this point.

WALL STREET AFLEET: Added front wraps for latest, in which he was carried wide and ultimately failed when fourth as

favorite; has shown flashes, and can bounce back.

WEAR: Led much of the way and held stretch margin en route to win when dropped to MCL ranks most recently; well-bred

filly proves worth $50K for new barn.

 

4STARSPECIAL: WALK THIS WAY: Tried turf for the first time in his career most recently, and while he came up empty

in the lane he did chase and can benefit from experience; barn has options now.

LONGSHOT: BAY EAGLE: Fell flat in his first start off a break, but is much better than effort suggests; note, trainer Vazquez

claimed him for $62,5K despite fact he was claimed for less in previous try and returning from layoff.

 

 

OAKLAWN

BILLY ETBAUER: Showed good early speed on stretch out in distance last time, staying on for third; experience

proves major benefit.

BUYAH: Had a tough start and then chased from wide post before fading in very useful career debut; interesting

prospect for winning Norman barn.

IRISH LEGACY: Has held form fairly well while being asked to tackle allowance company of late; very dangerous

if back in for price, but worth playing versus same, too.

NIGHT CALLER: Chased wide and faded in latest, but impressed in prior start when gaining late for third; versatile sort

bounces back to better form.

NO BAD HABITS: Defines the term hard-hitting veteran as a 10YO with more than $460K earned; game in latest

placing, and primed for win next time.

PAD THE WALLET: Has found a home at current level, but given speed she has shown in her last pair while staying

on for minor prizes, she shouldn’t be a maiden long.

SAINT WAKI: Broke slowly, middle-moved, and faded in latest, so draw line through effort and judge off strong win in

prior start; breakout season on tap.

SUPER SKIP: Has only picked off tired foes late in each of his last two, but now has valuable experience versus

winners; ability to stay somewhat in touch early in last was nice to see.

TACO TUESDAY: Battled back in stretch for game win in latest; claimed by powerhouse Norman barn, so follow back-classy

sort up in class.

THE FRAC: Battled on pace and held third in debut versus 10 foes; son of Dayjur eligible to be a nice one for winning

Asmussen barn.

 

4STARSPECIAL: WILDWOOD ROYAL: Will only move forward after showing late interest for third in first start since

last-November; stretches out and shows zip going forward.

LONGSHOT: WOLF TRICK: Continues rounding to form since arriving locally as a fresh face; don’t count out possible

try at longer distances, where he can show more speed.



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