Jun 01, 2012
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)
RED HOT JAZZ: Seven year old mare was returning from an October layoff last out, chased the sharp pace early on, dropped back a bit but then came again to finish third behind the two favorites, should be all set in her second start back.
HONEY WONDERGIRL: Three year old filly is definitely better as a sprinter, battled on the lead early on when turning back in distance and then just missed late to the 1-5 favorite, respect.
KATS HOPE: Was outrun early on behind a solid half mile in 45 flat, saved ground throughout, but did close well into the lane to finish second behind the wire to wire winner and is in good form right now, tab.
IRISH BULL: Three year old gelding came out running in his career debut, set the pace through a decent half in 46:1 but couldn’t hold on late settling for a clear second at 8-1; follow right back with $40k maiden claimers.
BEAR ALWAYS: Six year old gelding came out running last out after shipping in from Tampa Bay, set the sharp pace into the lane but couldn’t hold off the two favorites checking in third, sharp now, follow.
BEST BET: SAFETY CHECK: Put in a big effort last out in a layoff since November, stalked the sharp pace from third, made a good move to take over the lead into the lane but got run down late to finish second in a solid final time; well bred five year old could be set for a big year.
LONGSHOT: BITEONTHENIGHTLINE: Four year old filly by Rockport Harbor came out of the gate running last out, took some pressure early on and tired in the lane to finish fourth in just her second start back off a year layoff, respect this runner right back at a square price.
DAYLIGHT CAT: Was making her third start last out, she stalked the leaders from fifth early on and finished up well in the lane for third in a sharp five furlong race, looks all set now and the price should be right.
SMASHING PROMISE: Three year old gelding dropped into a $16k maiden claimer and stretched out in distance while taking the blinkers off for the first time, set a clear lead throughout and never looked back scoring by more than four lengths, follow right back with restricted winners.
ROCKET WARNING: Showed good early speed right from the start in his career debut, was still there into the lane but got run down by the favorite late to just miss by a half length, will not be a maiden for long and turf may be the answer.
HERE COMES LOVE: Was making her second start back off a very long layoff last out, stretched out in distance and finished well for second to the wire to wire front running winner, will be very tough right back on any surface.
MALIBU SKYLINE: Four year old gelding came out of the gate running, set a solid pace into the lane but couldn’t finish it off tiring some late for third at 9-1; fits nicely with NW2L $20k claimers.
BEST BET: BENITA BLUE: Was sent off at 7-1 for her career debut last out, raced in seventh early on, moved three to four wide on the turn but couldn’t continue that run and checked in sixth, should have gained plenty from that effort and must be followed right back.
LONGSHOT: ROYAL GREATNESS: Three year old gelding tried the turf again last out when running out of conditions in a NW3L $40k claimer, came out running for the lead, battled through a sharp half mile in 44:4 but tired some late to finish fourth at 12-1; respect right back off that effort.
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