Nov 23, 2011
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
SHANDREA: Three year old filly made her debut back in April with a big reputation, but only has one second place in eight starts to show for it, looks like she needs a drop into a maiden claimer to show her best, follow right back for shrewd barn.
SPA CITY FEVER: Hard hitting New York bred returned from a July layoff last out in a very solid New York stakes, got away sixth and last and could only manage fourth behind some solid runners in a swift time, all set now.
ELTISH STAR: Hard hitting six year old gelding has earned almost $300,000 in his career the hard way and was up against it last out versus a solid optional claiming field, follow on the turnback in distance with drop in class, tab.
WISHFUL TOMCAT: Veteran six year old chased the leader for the first half mile last out over the turf, took over the lead into the lane but faded to fourth late just missing by a length, backclassy runner handles the dirt as well, stay close.
NO SURPRISES: Had been working very well at Keeneland over the Polytrack, came here and laid an egg, however, may have needed the race and could offer a solid price right back, stay on board this runner next out.
SHREWD ONE: Always though highly of this runner but his return from an April layoff has only netted two third from four starts, however, he was closing strongly last out in a solid final time, four year old can stretch out in distance as well so follow closely.
DREAMALOT: Extremely well bred runner has been very disappointing in his first three starts not hitting the board in any of them, maybe a return to the dirt can do the trick, offers some value right back.
DANCE FLOOR MANIAC: Chased the pace over the good turf course last out but tired badly in the lane to finish 11th, needs to drop back down to the basement level and be turned back into a sprint, follow in that spot next out.
TRIP SIX: Shipped in from Suffolk for his last start, battled head to head for the lead through a solid half mile and tired to finish last against a very solid basement claiming field, offers value right back just needs to catch the right field, tab.
ROUGH WINTER: Was outrun throughout in her career debut checking in 8th and last when sent off at 61-1, can improve over the turf and with that first race under her belt, a big price looms.
ROYAL INMATE: Was sent off at 11-1 for his career debut and raced evenly throughout checking in fifth late, should improve off that debut run and may want more ground, follow at a price.
BEST BET: GLICKMAN: Three year old looked like he was going to have a future after breaking his maiden back in April scoring by more than three lengths in a solid time, has faced off against some solid fields since and his most recent race, his first off a July layoff was solid as he challenged the leader through a big half and just missed late checking in a close-up fourth, solid.
LONGSHOT: ZONE BREAKER: Came out running last out and was battling for the lead through a solid half mile but tired to finish seventh and last, this runner needs a turnback in distance and a drop in class, can surprise at a solid price, follow closely.
STORM CLOUD COMING: Showed a good race here last meeting when dropped into a maiden claimer, fits nicely with restricted claimers while sprinting, get on board.
EXTRA QUICK: Had three tries over this course and came up second all three times, obviously likes the strip and must be respected when she comes back, turf is also an option for these connections.
GOOD FAMILY: Had two tries over this track and two visits to the winners’ circle, looks like this gelding will be spending his winter again in Louisiana, follow.
REPUTA THE BEAUTAH: Has shown that she can handle the turf and the dirt, she still has some conditions left and she may be able to move back up the ladder and score, follow closely.
IT DOESN’T ADD UP: Broke his maiden over this course last meeting easily defeating $30k claimers by more than three lengths, we know he likes it here and should be given a shot back over this racetrack.
COOL BULLET: Four year old gelding has some backclass to call on earning well over $200k, has good tactical speed and can make you pay if you let him alone on the lead, follow for sharp barn.
CHIEFY LOOK: Speedy gelding is one to watch with restricted mid-level claimers, is a threat to wire them each time he steps into the gate, tab.
BEST BET: CHEF ERIC: Is a deep closer but you better watch out when this son of Eddington gets going, follow closely in a race where there is enough early zip, tab.
LONGSHOT: EXHILARATING: Well bred filly still only has one win and seems to have found the right spot in against restricted claimers, follow her right to the window here at the Fair Grounds.
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