May 10, 2012
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)
ROYAL AFFAIR: Three year old colt by Sun King shipped up from Gulfstream, stalked the leaders from midpack, made a big move into the lane and drew away late to score by four lengths against $25k maiden claimers, was claimed out of that race and should be tough with winners right back.
JESSIE’S BOY: Four year old gelding broke from post 10 last out, cleared off to the lead through a solid half mile in 45:3 but tired in the lane to finish sixth, his speed makes him dangerous right back with NW2L $7.5k claimers.
D’ WILD AFFAIR: Broke from the rail last out and chased a very sharp half mile in 43:4 but couldn’t go with the leaders tiring to finish sixth in the lane at 3-1; respect this seven year old gelding right back with a better post.
JOYCE’S ANGEL: Five year old mare showed some promise early in her career but never fulfilled that promise and was dropped in for $20k claimer four back, was a big winner in that race and then her most recent start she closed strongly from seventh and last to score going away despite the slow early fractions, follow right back in current form.
BROAD OUTLINE: Sent off as the 2-1 second choice taking a drop from $16k claimers into a $7.5k claimer, loomed at the top of the lane but flattened out in the lane to finish fifth, was claimed by sharp barn and calls on the backclass right back, tab.
BEST BET: SMOKIN P K: Broke from a very tough post 12 last out, cleared off to a four length lead through a half mile in 44:4, was still there as they approached the top of the lane but tired when it counted to finish fifth at 17-1; tab right back off that effort with NW2L claimers.
LONGSHOT: HOT NECKER: Ran well to finish third in his debut at Tampa going five furlongs, stretched out to seven furlongs last out, showed much improved speed but tired in the lane late to finish a solid fifth at 45-1, a switch to the turf could be in order as well, stay close.
FORESTERS PRIDE: Three year old gelding was coming off a September layoff last out and adding blinkers for the first time, got away in seventh early on, made a move to get into third at the top of the lane but tired some late to finish fourth, should be all set right back against $25k maiden claimers.
WISE TRICK: Four year old filly was off since July heading into her last start, got away near the back of the pack last out, started to move to get into second at the top of the lane but came up a head short to the wire to wire winning favorite last out, will be very tough with $10k claimers right back.
PECK ON THE CHEEK: Had three starts last year at Fort Erie and didn’t do much running getting beat a combined 40 lenghts, moved up to face $25k maiden claimers for Ontario sired runners, broke well from post 2, chased the sharp pace throughout and stayed on well to finish third at 104-1 to the favorite, offers value right back with similar.
IWILLGOTOTHEMOON: Five year old gelding returned from a December layoff last out, came out running, set the pace right from the start and edged away late to score by over a length against $50k claimers; handles the turf as well and should be followed right back off that sharp effort.
BANG FOR THE BUCK: Was making her second start back off a December layoff last out, chased the pace while racing very wide from post 13, was still there into the lane but couldn’t go with the leaders checking in sixth at 40-1, respect.
BEST BET: LEMON SPLASH: Four year old filly by Lemon Drop Kid was making her first start since November last out, got away near the back of the pack, moved to gain contention when third into the lane but couldn’t get by the top two checking in a close-up third at 7-1; should be all set right back.
LONGSHOT: MAXIMUM RIDE: Was right up on the pace last out when making her second start off a November layoff, was still there heading into the lane but tired badly in the lane to finish 10th and last, should improve off that and a drop into a claimer should do the trick.
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