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Jan 27, 2012

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)

ENNIE’S LAMENT: Closed well for third in her debut run, showed improved speed in her second career start but tired in that race to finish sixth by 15 lengths, was unhurried early on last out over a muddy/sealed strip and finished up well for third at 19-1; three year old filly may need a slight drop into maiden claimers, tab.

WHENTHETIMEISRIGHT: Six year old mare was outrun some early on over a muddy/sealed surface, split rivals on the turn, swung wide into the stretch and closed well late to just miss by less than a half-length, respect this runner right back at the similar level.

SHE WEARS IT WELL: Five year old mare blasted out of the gate last out when stretched back out to two turns, held a clear lead through a solid half mile but tired badly in the lane to finish fifth, needs a better rating job, tab.

PADRE ED: Had his streak of a first or second place finish stopped at five last out when tried over a muddy/sealed track, raced evenly throughout and checked in fourth late as the second choice in the race, follow back over a fast track.

NEAT LIGHTNING: Four year old filly showed good speed from the inside last out but tired badly in the lane to finish 8th at 12-1, has run against better in the past and was claimed by a shrewd barn, respect this runner right back at a solid price.

BEST BET: BURNT TOAST: Returned from a late November layoff last out, broke from the rail, rushed up to clear for the lead early on, battled to the top of the lane through solid fractions and tired some late to finish fourth, a better post and that race under his belt makes him tough right back.

LONGSHOT: CHARMINGMEGAN: Five year old mare was sent off as the longest shot in the race last out at 83-1, was outrun early on racing in sixth behind a 44:4 half mile, raced wide into the lane and finished third, may return to some better form this past fall and offers value at the windows.

 

 

 

LAUREL

RED VOW: Sprinted clear at the start last out, took back to let two other rivals go, took over into the lane but couldn’t hold on late checking in third, about a length off the winner, sharp runner can continue that form off the claim, stay close.

CHARMED BY DANGER: Moved up to the $25k maiden claimer level, stumbled while leaving the starting gate, advanced four wide on the final turn to reach contention but tired from those efforts to finish a close-up fifth, give her another shot at a solid price versus similar.

OVER THE MOON: Broke from the rail last out and saved ground while racing up close early on, got through along the rail to challenge on the turn but couldn’t go with the leaders and checked in third behind the two favorites, has shown a different dimension the last few starts and will be very tough right back.

BARRY MEATBALL: Had five starts heading into his last start with only a third place finish to show for it and maybe well beaten efforts, moved into a new barn last out and added blinkers for the first time, showed much improved speed, battled head to head for the lead and just missed late to the favorite, follow right back versus $10.5k maiden claimers.

DISCO DORA: Four year old filly was off since June heading into her last start, she came out running for the lead battling head to head to the top of the lane and tired late to finish fifth at 35-1, should improve off that effort and offers value right back with NW3L $5k claimers, stay close.

BEST BET: HIGHVELDT STORM: Five year old gelding took the blinkers off after four poor efforts, two of which he was off to a bad start, got away near the back of the pack last out, started to move up on the turn, eased out into the lane and finished up well for a close-up fourth at 33-1; respect this runner right back at a solid mutuel.

LONGSHOT: EDIBLE PETAL: Broke her maiden three back at 6-1 despite some early trouble, tried winners to no avail two back but improved on that effort in her second try versus winners closing well for third at 99-1, is on the improve and fits well with NW2L $5k claimers, price play.



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