Nov 30, 2012
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
RODEO CAT: Was off since May, showed good early speed setting some solid fractions into the lane but had to settle for a clear second at 27-1; was D’Q from second and placed third but should be all set right back with $3k claimers.
STRATEGIST: Eight year old gelding loves this track, was away in sixth early on, made a big four wide move to get into second but just couldn’t get by the leader late settling for a close-up second, gets there next out.
MO’S TERESA: Two year old filly ran against colts last out, made an early move to chase the sharp leader through quick fractions but couldn’t go with the leaders late checking in 5th, in good form right now so follow back with fillies.
BEFORE THE PROM: Six year old gelding was off since April heading into his last start, was away awkwardly, trailed through decent splits and closed well to finish a close-up fourth at 21-1; should be all set right back with $3k claimers at a square price.
MAGUIRES BRIDGE: Four year old filly made just her second start over this track last out, had some trouble and was wide into the clubhouse turn, started to move around the final turn to get into second but had to settle for third late as the slight favorite, her turn next out.
BEST BET: ROSIE’S BIG SKY: Six year old gelding came out running last out, set a quick, pressured pace to the top of the lane but tired late to finish third behind the two favorites, should be all set now, follow.
LONGSHOT: STARRY STRIVE: Has been off form for a while now, was unhurried early on while stretching out to a mile but did close some ground to finish fourth at 71-1; can surprise with any further improvement.
EXCLUSIVE BULL: Two year old filly broke running in her debut from the rail, set the pace to the top of the lane but couldn’t go with the leaders and tired to finish fourth against $50k maiden claimers, was claimed out of that race by the Richard Dutrow Jr. barn and could be very tough to beat right back.
EXPRESSION: Three year old filly ran on well through the lane to finish third at 53-1 against $30k restricted claimers; loves this inner track and could be ready to roll when that strip opens.
N. F.’S DESTINY: Speedy runner blasted out of the gate last out, set some very solid fractions to the top of the lane but couldn’t go with the lukewarm favorite late settling for a clear second, wires them next out.
SUPER SLAM: Two year old colt, who was working at Parx for the Guadalupe Preciado barn took a ton of money going off at 5-2, chased the pace from the start but tired to finish fourth in the lane, give this one another shot off that debut run, follow.
AS WELL: Has three career starts all coming over the turf and all resulting in fifth place finishes, this two year old filly by Sun King, has worked ok over the main track and maybe a switch to that surface could be in order.
SIETE MACHOS: Shipped here from California and looked like this New York bred gelding had some promise, finally showed some of that form when finishing a close-up third in an off the turf race after chasing the pace throughout at 23-1, sitting on a win.
JOVE: Was making just his second start off over a year layoff last out, chased the early pace over a muddy track but tired in the lane to finish seventh at 14-1, should be all set now for the sharp Chris Englehart barn.
ALTAR: Contested the early pace while racing four wide early on from post 8 in her debut over a muddy track, couldn’t go with the leaders and tired in the lane to finish 8th and last, should improve off that effort for top barn and should be followed back over a dry strip.
NIGHT MANEUVER: Was hard ridden two back battling head to head for the lead but tired to finish fifth, took back last out behind the early speed, made a wide move on the turn and was forced wider into the lane checking in a good third late, should be all set next out.
FORTYSHADESOFGREEN: Chased the pace in his debut run two back before tiring to finish 9th and last, broke sharply last out but couldn’t keep up with the leaders through some very solid early fractions and tired to finish 8th and last at 59-1; is in need of a drop into a maiden claimer and can pop at a price.
BEST BET: TRUE JOANIE TRUE: Two year old filly came out running last out chasing the early leader/favorite from the start, was still there into the lane but tired late to finish fifth at 5-1; should improve off that effort and a stretchout in distance could be in order.
LONGSHOT: WARRIOR UP: Was off since October and hadn’t raced over the dirt since way back in May, broke from post 9 last out, started to move on the far turn with a wide run but couldn’t get to the leaders to finish fourth at 54-1, offers value right back in a similar spot.
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