Oct 21, 2011
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)
CELTIC HEARTBEAT: Took a drop back down into a maiden claimer last out, broke well from the outside post 7, moved up to challenge the leaders through a very sharp half mile but tired to finish third in the lane, hails from the Juan Carlos Guerrero barn and must be respected right back with a similar group.
HARLEQUIN SKY: Finally got back to the main track after many races over the turf and synthetic surfaces, was never that far back early on, moved to challenge the odds-on leader in deep stretch but couldn’t go by checking in a clear second, follow right back NW4L $7.5k claimers.
SALLY’S CONTENDER: Was sent off at 12-1 for her debut run last out, broke sluggishly, made a good move to get into contention on the turn but tired in the lane to finish a well beaten fifth, fits with $12.5k claimers and look for a big improvement second time out.
THE DUKE RULES: Came out of the gate running, moved up to challenge the two leaders while racing three wide, took over the lead into the lane but couldn’t hold off the late charge of the two favorites checking in third but easily outlasting the other pace rivals, stay close with basement claimers.
QUOTABLE: Was a solid second last out at 33-1 to the odds-on winning favorite, two year old was making just his fifth career start and is still learning the game, respect this runner right back with NW1X allowance foes, tab.
BEST BET: I’M WANTED: Speedy three year old filly stepped up her game last out battling for the lead right from the start, continued that battle to the top of the lane but then drew away late to score by more than five lengths in a solid time, is ready to start a move up the claiming ladder.
LONGSHOT: NOTADREAM: Was beaten a well beaten third last out when checking in over 10 lengths behind the winner, this 63-1 shot showed big improvement on his first two tries against winners and was racing out of conditions last out, follow at a solid price right back.
MAKE ME ZACH: Six year old gelding has some back class to call on with earnings over $200,000, got away in sixth early on over a sloppy/sealed track, made a middle move to get into contention but couldn’t finish it off checking in a close-up fourth late, follow right back over a fast surface right back.
COLORADO GUY WINS: Two year old colt got the job done in his career debut getting up to score by 1 and ½ lengths in a moderate time, however, it did come over a sloppy track and should improve the further they go, tab.
HOLY INVADER: Well bred two year old made his debut going two turns last out, stalked the leaders from third, didn’t have a big kick but did grind down the leader to finish second to the odds-on choice, should improve a ton off that effort, follow for the Anthony Dutrow barn.
PERSONAL GOOD: Put in a nice effort last out when turning back in distance to 5 and ½ furlongs, was outrun a bit early on behind a solid half mile but then put in a good late run to finish second at 19-1, fits at this level and distance and must be respected right back.
LIGHT YOUR WORLD: Well bred runner showed some promise last year as a two year old, returned from a layoff last out of almost a year, was outrun early on and checked in fourth in a sharp time, should improve off that effort and the stretchout in distance should help, tab.
BEST BET: MISTER DISH: Moved in the powerful John Rigattieri barn for his last race, was right up on the sharp early pace but tired late in the drive when it counted to finish fifth easily outlasting the favorite whom he ran head to head with, turnback can suit.
LONGSHOT: FIVE STAR BREW: Didn’t take any money for her debut run going off at 30-1, got away near the back of the pack in 8th, moved up to get into third while racing along the inside but flattened out a bit and checked in fourth, the price should be right next out and moves forward off that effort.
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