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Mar 30, 2012

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)

JERSEY JAZZ: Had not been seen since being pulled up and walked off at Monmouth back in September, was claimed out of that event and returned running last out finishing a clear second to the even money favorite, follow.

NATIVE WAVE: First time starter from the Anthony Dutrow barn was sent off at 6-1 for his debut but ran into a very tough favorite who went on to score by nine lengths in a solid time and he checked in an even fourth, may want turf and should be all set now, tab.

DAN’S GINGER: Speedy five year old gelding is best on the lead but was outrun last out and was forced to chase tiring in the drive late to finish fifth, look for a more aggressive ride next out and the shorter the distance the better.

RELENTLESS REPENT: Didn’t take much money for his debut going off at 9-1; moved into contention around the turn but just couldn’t get by the two leaders checking in third, improves off that effort and may want more ground.

MARTINI: Blasted to the lead again last out, set some decent splits but tired badly in the lane, two options remain, a drop into a maiden claimer or a move to the turf, follow in either spot.

BEST BET: SLAMMIN’ SLEW: Ran very well to break his maiden against maiden claimers last year, tried stakes company after that but didn’t do much running, returned from an October layoff last out and closed some ground late to finish fourth, should improve off that effort.

LONGSHOT: DEVILOFANARGUMENT: Turned back in distance last out from 1 1/16th miles to a 5 ½ furlong race, was able to battle head to head for the lead with the favorite but couldn’t go on with it tiring to fifth at 50-1; follow back on the stretchout.

 

 

PIMLICO

MR. COMMISSONER: Moved into a new barn for his last start, battled head to head for the lead early on but couldn’t go with leaders in the drive and tired to finish fourth at 26-1, could offer value right back with similar.

CORNEILLE: Four year old filly was making just her second start since December and her third since July, she came out running, pressed the early pace, took over into the lane but couldn’t hold off the favorite checking in second late, respect this runner right back with NW2L $4.5k claimers.

STAR OF MAGIC: Three year old by Medallist ran well in his debut over a sloppy/sealed track checking in third at 16-1, should improve off that effort and turf could be an option as well.

RADNOR ROAD: Five year old gelding by Mr. Greeley was returning for a new barn and making just his first start since May, saved ground early on, angled out into the lane and finished up well for third, tab.

AE PIT: Five year old gelding has some backclass to call on and has a good closing kick as evidenced by his fast closing second last out, tab this runner with NW3L $5k claimers.

BEST BET: HE CAN RUN: He certainly can run and he ran well last out, battling for the lead early, taking on the odds-on favorite into the lane and drawing away late to score by a length, ready for better.

LONGSHOT: DISCO ELVIS: Was moved to the turf for his second career start and improved a bit but still checked in sixth at 49-1; that was a move forward and a drop into maiden claimers can do the trick at long odds, tab.



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