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Dec 07, 2012

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


FAIR GROUNDS

BIGIN: Broke his maiden in a $20k maiden claimer at Evangeline Downs back in August, tried the turf for the first time when trying winners as well, got away in fifth but did make up some ground through the lane to finish third at 26-1; tab right back with NW2L claimers over the turf especially at a price.

MISS SWEET DREAMS: Moved into a new barn for her last start, got away in fifth behind some moderate splits, was still evenly into the lane before checking in fourth late in a decent final quarter mile while going off at 26-1; price play right back.

LIME ME: Was off since August heading into his last start, broke last from the rail, was still far back racing in 8th but did close ground through the lane to finish third just a length off the leader at 21-1, has one of his two wins over this track, tab.

WOOF: Three year old filly drew the rail last out, came out running and set some solid early fractions into the lane but couldn’t hold off the winner finishing a clear second, may have needed that race and should be very tough right back.

DORSETT: Took money for his career debut which came over the turf, was wide early on into the first turn, settled in the back half of the field, went three wide again into the far turn but couldn’t make up any ground in the lane checking in seventh, the barn knows how to win races and should improve off that experience.

BEST BET: SANTO GATO: Returned from a June layoff last out and tried turf sprinters, got away in fifth while being ridden along but couldn’t do any better than a fifth place finish, moves forward off that effort and a move back to the dirt could be in order.

LONGSHOT: SUE ME BABY: Tried the turf last out in her second career start, was up close to the pace for the better part of ¾’s of a mile but tired in the lane to finish sixth at 21-1, a try over conventional dirt might be in order.

 

 

 

TURF PARADISE

AMERICA’S KID: Seven year old gelding was making just his second start since July, he showed much improved speed clearing off through a half mile in 45:2, was still there in deep stretch only to get nailed on the wire by the odds-on winner, price play.

CASH PAYCHECK: Hails from a barn that does well with there horses, chased the leaders from third while racing between horses, but couldn’t go with the leaders late checking in third at 27-1, can pop at a big price right back.

GLOBAL DEBUTANTE: Four year old filly got away in ninth last out behind a decent half mile, started to move on the final turn but did put in a nice run to finish third at 76-1, give her a shot right back with $3k claimers.

JIM’S SUCCESS: Two year old filly took early money for her debut run, drifted up to 9-1 at post time, battled head to head for the lead through decent splits but tired in the lane to finish fourth behind the two favorites, should improve off that effort at a square price.

TAPADERO: Was a big winner two back scoring by three lengths in a sharp time, got away in fourth from post 7, chased the leaders while racing wide, was even wider into the lane and then finished well late to get second to the favorite, like his chances right back.

BEST BET: LOVINTHELIMELIGHT: Was making just second start off April layoff last out, blasted clear to the lead from the outside post 7, set some very solid fractions into the lane and drew away late to score by more than three lengths, can get on a roll now, follow.

LONGSHOT: BUDDY PRINCESS: Was off since April, broke from the rail last out, battled head to head for the lead through a half in 45:2, opened up a two length lead into the lane but just got run down late to finish a close-up third at 56-1, is a play right back.

 



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