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Aug 31, 2012

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


BELMONT

MISTER WOOLMAN: Showed improvement last out chasing the pace and then tiring in the lane to finish fourth an improvement on his first start, should continue to improve the further they go and turf could be an option.       

WINNING CAUSE: Was purchased for $200,000 as a two year old in training, didn’t show much as the favorite in his debut over the turf and then showed improved speed last out before tiring to finish fifth, should have gained plenty of experience from those two races and can only get better for the Todd Pletcher barn, dirt is also an option.

COARSEGOLD: Ran well in her debut for a barn that normally doesn’t have them ready to go first time out, was outrun early on behind moderate splits over the turf but did close well to finish second, gets there with normal improvement.

WISHINGONADREAM: Showed huge speed last out opening up an 18 length lead down the backstretch before tiring in the lane to finish fourth at 31-1; will offer similar odds next out and should be given another shot at that price.

MONONOKE: Was outrun in his debut when sent off at 12-1 and then never did much running thereafter checking in seventh and last, showed some good works in the a.m. and the move to the turf could be the answer at long odds.

AGILION: Two year old filly New York bred was an easy winner in her debut and then returned two weeks later in the $100k Aristie Stakes for New York breds and flew home to just miss by a head to the second choice, this filly has a future and look for her in the stakes races at Belmont.

CANDY RAIDER: Sent off at 20-1 for his debut run, this two year old by Candy Ride didn’t disgrace himself closing up the inside to finish fourth in a race that went in 1:11:1, should appreciate the stretchout in distance with A. P. Indy on the bottom, follow.

KALANI: Was outrun early on behind a decent half mile while sprinting over the turf, started to move into the lane and finished well to just miss second while checking in fourth, should improve with more ground being by Afleet Alex.

PACI DI NOTTE: Was off since March heading into his last start, dropped in class and turned back in distance, showed some speed early on but couldn’t finish it off tiring to sixth, should improve off that effort and will be a solid price on the board.

WHICH MARKET: Has a decent late kick, closed some ground late last out to finish fifth in a race dominated by the frontrunner through moderate splits, needs more pace up front and should be very tough, tab.

BEST BET: WESTSIDE CORRAL: Didn’t run bad two back going 1 and 3/8ths miles, was turned back in distance last out but was in way over his head and ran on for a credible fourth, just needs the right class and distance, stay close.

LONGSHOT: SHARPANDWITTY: Three year old filly New York bred was sent off at 47-1 in her debut, flashed good speed pressing the pace through a sharp half mile but tired in the lane to finish 10th, has some breeding to her and must be respected right back at a big price.

 

 

 

MONMOUTH

YOULAND: Stretched back out in distance last out, raced in fifth early on behind some very slow fractions up front, made a move to get into contention at the top of the lane but checked in fourth late at 7-1; hasn’t won in a few years and would be a major factor with more of a pace up front.

SKORT: Showed improvement in her second try over the turf last out closing well through the lane to finish third at 20-1 in a decent time for that level, Jersey bred should only get better off that effort and must be followed right back at a square price.

FAKE DREAMS: Took a ton of money for his second career start last out against Jersey breds going 5 ½  furlongs on the dirt but didn’t do much running checking in sixth mirroring his first start, hails from the Graham Motion barn and is bred for the turf, watch for that spot.

KNIGHT TRIPP: Three year old filly chased from fourth while racing wide last out and didn’t get out of that spot checking in an even fourth at 15-1; like to see this Jersey bred take a shot over the turf, follow.

CODE PURPLE: Has been in good form of late pressed the pace from the outside last out but couldn’t finish it off tiring to finish fifth at 2-1, can get back to the winners circle with a clear lead right back.

SHESFROMBOSTON: Broke from the rail in her debut when being sent off at 67-1; raced in 8th early on, started to move three wide on the turn and finished up well for a clear second, should appreciate more ground and should still offer a decent price.

BEST BET: RAGING DAOUST: Three year old gelding is in career form right now with four wins in a row, each one coming with a rise in class, his most recent win came against NW2X allowance company in a solid time of 1:10 flat, can win again versus better, tab.

LONGSHOT: NO FRET: Likes this track with three of his four wins coming over this course, took a brief respite before his last start, came out running battling head to head for the lead and was still there into the lane holding in well for second at 40-1, respect this runner right back as he seems to be rounding back to form.



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