Nov 02, 2012
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BOWMANS GIRL: Five year old mare chased the pace right from the start last out, was still there into the lane and held on well for third at 25-1, is rounding back to form and must be used at a price.
TREE MON: Showed improved speed two back before tiring, was outrun early on last out, made a four wide move on the turn to get into contention and finished up well for a clear third, tab with maiden claimers.
KISSING BANDIT: Speedy four year old gelding blasted out of the gate last out, set the pace into the lane but couldn’t finish if off tiring to third late, very dangerous when able to clear off early on, follow off the claim.
SOUTH BEACH HOTTIE: Three year old filly was off since June when she was coming off a win over the turf, she returned going six furlongs on the dirt against starter allowance foes but didn’t do much running while always outrun, needs a drop into a restricted claimer to show her best.
GOLDEN HEART CITY: Made her first try versus winners last out after breaking her maiden two back, got involved in a duel for the lead last out and tired understandably in the lane to finish sixth while 10 lengths clear of the other pace rival, hails from sharp barn and must be given another shot right back.
BEST BET: LOVE YOUR SMILE: Chased the early pace last out racing in second, move to take over that lead into the lane and drew away late to score by more than two lengths at 11-1; that was her third win in her last four tries and is taken to repeat in current form.
LONGSHOT: KEECHI BULLET: Six year old gelding got away near the back of pack, made a middle move to get into second as they approached the top of the lane tiring late to finish sixth at 10-1; look for this one turning back in distance into a sprint, follow.
IMFIXINTOWIN: Barn has been having a tough 2012 to say the least with 0 wins from 26 tries before this runners’ last race, he blasted out of the gate, continued to open up from that point on and went on to win by seven lengths in a sharp time, ready for winners next out.
RANAWAY FAY: Was turning back in distance for her last start, she broke from the outside post, battled head to head for the lead while racing wide, was still there in the lane but couldn’t go with the top two checking in third late at 14-1; fits nicely time restricted $3k claimers.
DEO JUVANTE: Was off since July, was making his first start over this track for a good barn, vied early on with a few other rivals through a solid half mile and was game to the wire to finish third, would appreciate more ground and must be followed right back off that effort.
I’LL TRY: Ten year old gelding was turning back in distance to 6 ½ furlongs last out, chased the sharp pace while three wide but had to settle for third late behind the wire to wire winning favorite at 26-1, doesn’t have a win over the last two years but could be ready to pop at a big price.
ENGINEER: Hard hitting nine year old gelding came out of the gate running last out, set a solid, pressured pace into the lane but couldn’t hold off the backclassy winner while holding four lengths clear of the show horse, tab with $3k claimers.
BEST BET: PENTECOST: Took a drop in class last out into $6.25k claimers, was outrun early on behind a sharp pace, trailed the field of seven until they entered the lane with a five wide move and closed well to finish second behind the favorite, is actually eligible for NW2L claimers and will be tough right back.
LONGSHOT: CERTAINLY YES: Six year old mare shipped in from Penn National and was making her first start since June and her first try over the turf, she was outrun for most of the race and checked in 8th and last at 48-1; she did have the services of a top jock which was interesting so give her a try right back on the dirt at long odds especially if Stevens sticks.
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