Oct 26, 2012
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
HORSESANDDIVORCES: Shipped in from Del Mar for her last start, came out of the gate running setting some solid fractions up front only to tire at the top of the lane checking in sixth, may have needed that race and should be a lot tighter next out, tab.
BUDDY’S AFLEET: Was purchased for $210,000 as a yearling, didn’t take any money for his debut was very much outrun early on and was still far back into the lane did close some ground to make his margin of defeat respectable, is probably going to appreciate more ground so give him another look.
ICE PILOT: Had been running on the turf for his last six starts before getting back on the dirt last out in an off the turf event, was outrun some early on, came with a big wide move to get into contention but then flattened out late checking in third, tab right back on either surface at a price.
HIDALGO LEGACY: Firster didn’t take any money last out going off at 56-1, was bumped just after the start, made a good move to get into second and tired some in the lane to finish seventh, fits with statebred maiden claimers and must be respected right back at a price.
ARMED U S A: Was hard ridden last out to try to get the lead in an off the turf race, couldn’t make the lead and tired badly to finish a well beaten 10th and last at 11-1, give this one a shot at a decent price when in over the turf.
SO FASHION: Was off since July when she broke her maiden against statebred $20k maiden claimers, returned from that effort with a solid closing third at 40-1 behind the favorite, needed that race and is a must use in all exotics right back.
HOPE STILL SPRINGS: Leapt at the start last out giving up much early ground, tracked from the inside, started to move on the turn while very wide but couldn’t sustain that run checking in 8th at 8-1, should improve off that effort and can get there with a clean break.
GRACEFUL MEGHAN: Took good money for her debut going off at 4-1 in a field of 14 horses, showed good speed out of the gate but tired after a half mile checking in 8th, should improve off that debut run, tab.
DREAMING OF CARA: Was trailing the field of 12 last out over a yielding turf course before closing some ground in the lane to finish sixth at 97-1; needs some proper placing, stay close.
BEST BET: KATZ MY SONG: Was outrun some last out over a sloppy/sealed course after a non-effort in his return, now has two starts off the layoff under his belt so give him another chance over a fast strip and a square price.
LONGSHOT: HANNIBAL LECTER: Was outrun early on when back in over the dirt against optional claimers last out, started to move on the turn to get into the race and finished up well fifth at 29-1; should improve off that effort and the price will be right.
MANDORLA: Was off since July heading into his last start, dropping into a $15k claimer, chased the sharp early pace and checked in third late behind the two favorites, fits at this level and can offer some value right back.
PYRITE STORM: Was making just her second start off an April layoff last out, showed the way early on over the turf but just got tired late to finish a close-up third, stay close right back.
SUN DANCE MOON: Has some backclass to call on, was claimed three back for $14k, tried $5k claimers last out, didn’t run a step but showed an improved run pressing the pace to the top of the lane and just missed second late by a head to the 6-5 favorite, all set now.
DISCREET EVENING: Tried the turf for the second time last out, chased the sharp early pace but couldn’t go on with it tiring in the lane to finish 8th at 16-1, is better on synthetic and does have a decent run over the dirt, a move back to the dirt is in order.
JIM THE DANCER: Three year old filly came out running last out, pressed the pace through the first half mile, gave up the lead to the favorite and stayed on well for third at 29-1, respect this one right back at a square mutuel.
BEST BET: CEE’S FAST: Four year old filly was coming off a big win two back going six furlongs last out, made a big move to take over the lead stretching out to a mile but came up short to the even money favorite, in sharp form right now, solid.
LONGSHOT: RIGHT ON TIME: Got the job done three races back scoring at 34-1 against NW2L $5 claimers, put in a dud in his next race but did come through with a solid second last out at 50-1 to the wire to wire winner, is in good form now and fits at this level.
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