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Jun 08, 2012

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


BELMONT

SHEWRECKSTHEPLACE: Three year old filly added blinkers for her last start, her second try over the turf and her first start back since a January layoff, trailed the field of nine behind moderate splits and closed well through the lane to finish third at 111-1; offers value right back with $25k maiden claimers over the lawn, tab.

DIVINE MUSIC: Was quickly clear to the lead last out against $50k optional claimers, held that lead through some solid fractions and was strong to the wire to score by more than three lengths, has the backclass to call on, follow.

NISHAVA: Four year old filly, bred top and bottom for the turf was making her career debut over the turf last out, was outrun some early on from the rail and closed some ground through the lane to finish fifth at 25-1; should improve off that effort offers some value right back.

CLASSIC R AND B: Chased the pace last out over the turf, took over that lead into the lane but had to settle for third to the closers, was claimed back by the Gary Gullo barn and should used in a similar spot.

PLUTONIUM: Lost all chance at the start last out when he stumbled badly and couldn’t make the lead where he likes to be, raced in sixth early but never made any move checking in seventh and last, has the backclass to call on and just needs a better start.

READYTODEFER: Three year old gelding is on the improve with two wins in his last two starts, winning two back in wire to wire fashion and then going wire to wire in impressive fashion last out scoring by five lengths in a final time of 1:09:2; respect even with the bump up in class.

ALLTIFFEDOFF: Five year old gelding came out of the gate running last out, set the pace to the top of the lane but tired in the drive to finish sixth at 74-1, she will definitely offer value right back and must be used in all exotics off her last two efforts.

CARPI CLEMENTS: Four year old filly New York bred took plenty of money for her debut against statebred maiden claimers, moved to challenge the leaders on the turn but just couldn’t go on with it and tired to finish fifth, should move way up off that effort and will be tough to beat right back.

SMOKIN’ ALICE: Has been very sharp since moving to the Rudy Rodriguez barn, was outrun some early on last out, swung wide into the lane and rolled on by the leaders late to score by more than three lengths, three year old will be tough with a similar group.

DREAMALOT: Well bred runner finally put in a good effort last out closing well to finish second at 16-1 despite the slow early pace over the turf last out and must be respected right back with $25k maiden claimers over the turf.

BEST BET: LEA THE PUNISHER: Five year old mare shipped in from California for her last effort, was rank early on behind a loose on the lead frontrunner, took over into the lane but got tired late to finish a close-up third off a March layoff, very tough right back.

LONGSHOT: OVERLOUD: Three year old filly was making her career debut last out against $25k maiden claimers over the turf for the Allen Jerkens barn, took some early money before drifting up to 21-1, was off a beat slow, moved up on the far turn but tired when it counted to finish 11th, the price is right and is a use right back.

 

 

 

 

 

MONMOUTH

CRYSTALLO: Moved into a new barn last out, sent off at 59-1 she was in fourth early on, moved into third at the top of the lane and held on for third behind the two favorites, is a must use with $10k maiden claimers right back.

I KNOW WHY: Needed his last race, his first since May 2011, was outrun throughout in a tough four horse optional claimer and checked in about 12 lengths behind the winner, should improve off that effort and the value is there, take it.

MYSTIC MAMA: Showed some promise last year as a two year old with a second and third in two stakes as a maiden, dropped in class last out and added blinkers for her last start, got a good pace to run into and won by more than a length, has some backclass and should be followed right back with winners.

STREET HAVEN: Has been a new horse since moving into the Juan Serey barn with three wins from four starts, most recently closing from 8th to get up and score over allowance foes, should be followed right back in current form.

LOVE WHO: Is now 0 for 4 over the turf, all in sprint races but did put in a nice run through the lane last out to finish third as the longest shot in the race (16-1); the price will be right and is a must use in all exotics.

BEST BET: OVER THE BRIDGE: Four year old filly has had a few layoff lines in her short eight race career, made the lead early on through a 46:3 half mile and tired in the drive to finish fifth, will be very tough with statebred $10k claimers right back, all set now.



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