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Nov 09, 2012

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


TURF PARADISE

COOPER’S STORM: Was off since April heading into his last start, broke well, raced wide to the turn and finished up well to just miss to the even money favorite, likes the main track here and should be very tough to beat right back.

STORMIN PROUD PAPA: Got away in fourth last out, moved up to take over a clear lead into the lane but couldn’t last getting nailed on the wire to just miss by a neck at 6-1; stay close.

DELUXE BUS: Has lost as the odds-on favorite in 3 out of his last 5 tries but his last effort, when sent off at 9-2; he made a good move to get into contention at the top of the lane but had to settle for fourth late, should be all set next out in his third start back off an April layoff as he moves into a new barn.

CASH QUEEN ANNA: Turned back in distance and returned here to Turf Paradise where she was 1 for 3, was away slowly last out, came very wide into the turn and finished up well for second, all set now.

FINALLY KRUISIN: Six year old gelding was making just his second start over the turf last out, chased the early pace but tired in the lane to finish 8th at 16-1; should be all set with a move back to the dirt, stay close.

BEST BET: BROKEANDBUSTED: Showed much improved speed last out coming out of the gate running, setting a pressured pace to the top of the lane but couldn’t finish it off tiring late to finish third at 5-1 behind the 6-5 winning favorite, can wire a similar group off that race.

LONGSHOT: HI HENNESSY: Made his first try over this track last out, battled early on for the lead but couldn’t go on with it when it counted staying on well for fourth at 22-1; fits with NW3L $3.5k claimers and the price will be right.

 

 

 

 

AQUEDUCT

OLD MAN MEESE: Has two wins in five career starts with one win coming over the turf and the other on the dirt, was used very hard from post 8 last out battling through a half mile in 45 flat as he tired to finish seventh in a race dominated by off the pace runners, can be tough if he can clear off early on.

EYES OF MIDAS: Was sent off at 14-1 in her career debut, she broke from the rail, moved outside to challenge the leader but couldn’t go with that runner late checking in third, should improve a ton off that effort, stay close.

I’LL TAKE NOTES: Was sent off at 11-1 for her debut, she chased the sharp pace early on, moved up on the inside of the front runner, took over into the lane and held on for a two length win in a very solid time of 1:10:3, follow right back with winners.

LINDELL A. C.: Was claimed by a low percentage barn way back in June, was given some time off, returned on 11/4/12, and finished up well in the lane for third at 18-1; has good tactical speed and can handle many distances, should offer value, stay close.

WHITE ROSE: Ran a big race last out to finish second when trying the turf for the first time, racing wide before closing well for second to the luke warm favorite, can handle the turf or dirt and won’t be a maiden much longer, tab.

GRAND CONTENDER: Chased the sharp early pace last out after bumping with his rivals at the start, stayed inside and finished an even fourth, may have needed that race back and should be all set next out.

MAGNIFCENTMILLION: Took money for his debut going off at 3-1, got away in fourth early on, was hard ridden to the turn while racing in fifth, didn’t make up much ground in the lane en route to an even fifth place finish, should move forward off that effort and hails from the sharp Rodriguez barn.

WESTSIDE CORRAL: Chased the slow pace over a yielding course in the Red Smith most recently when sent off as the longest shot in the race at 34-1; was in position around the far turn but just couldn’t go with the much classier first two finishers, look for a drop back down to a proper level right back.

BACKDOWN: Four year old gelding has shown some talent in his career but is now 1 for 11 and in against restricted $15k claimers, broke slow last out, rushed up to take a clear lead and tired in the drive, give this one another shot at a similar level, a better break helps.

ROCKIN MANDY: Took plenty of money for her debut going off at 7-2 for the Gary Contessa barn, chased to the turn from sixth early on but just didn’t have much run when it counted checking in sixth about 12 lengths off the winner, should move forward off that effort and look for blinkers to be added, tab.

BEST BET: TIMELESS INDY: Hails from the Hall of Fame barn of trainer Bill Mott, was sent off at 9-1 for his debut, showed good early speed chasing the pace through a half mile in 46:2, was still there moving around the turn but tired in the lane to finish seventh, should have gained plenty from that experience and could be very tough to beat right back.

LONGSHOT: DOWNGOESFRAZIER: Three year old colt has now run five races in his career, four on the dirt and one on the turf, he hasn’t finished in the money in those five starts but they haven’t been that bad, a drop into a statebred maiden claimer might do the trick.



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