Feb 08, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
ADRIANI: Has held some good company, and may come in a bit under the radar following fourth-place finish at 12-1. From the dangerous Plesa barn.
DREAMCASTLE: Showed little in her unveiling in a $50k maiden claimer, then took a major step forward to finish third at 87-1 in a special weight. Will be a real nightmare for her opponents if taken lightly.
KENTUCKY REIGN: Returned from a June layoff in his first attempt for the Nihei barn with a solid third at 11-1. Son of Distorted Humor is pretty tough on his best day.
MIAMI CAT: Finally back in action after failing to land a blow in last September’s Kent S. at Delaware. Fits well with high-level optional claimers down here.
TOWN HALL: Indygo Shiner colt showed speed and stopped while making his dirt debut off a layoff. Very capable of improving for Hall of Fame connections.
WINNER’S SECRET: Switched hands following a 12-1 upset at the $10k level, and came right back with a third-place finish at 10-1. In good form.
BEST BET: FORTY TALES: Rolled through his first two starts at Aqueduct and Parx, then closed like a freight train to get up for second in the Hutch. Not much of a secret for the mighty Pletcher barn.
LONGSHOT: INAGOTABLE: Doesn’t like to win, but continued to show his affinity for Gulfstream (7-0-2-3) with a third-place finish at 83-1 following a vacation. Lights up the tote for low-profile barn.
BOBBYLOUIE: Continues to elevate her game with racing experience, most recently placing third while making her first start since December. Take note.
CEE’S THE BET: Sharp maiden claiming winner resurfaced with a solid third at 9-1 in a starter allowance. Must respect.
FLYOVERFAST: Missed the entire 2012 season, but you sure couldn’t tell based on his two attempts this term. Looking good over either surface.
LIL BARBIE DOODLE: Has taken her game to the next level since stretching to a mile, collecting back-to-back in-the-money finishes. Ready to graduate.
MR. SATISFACTION: Yet to get it done in 17 career attempts, but it’s getting harder to ignore his recent form, putting together a trio of third-place finishes at prices. A must for the exotics.
SAM JAM: Two good efforts at $20k maiden claiming since returning from the bench, including a recent second at 37-1. Slams one home.
THISLEGENDOFMINE: Back-to-back third-place finishes at 24-1 and 40-1 should be more than enough reason for you to head to the window.
WELCOME HOME RYAN: Rarely runs a bad race and handles both surfaces here. Top barn makes him even more appealing.
BEST BET: JUDY IN DISGUISE: Ran away and hid from them in her U.S. unveiling, rolling to a seven-length decision over the all-weather. Dangerous sprinter.
LONGSHOT: DARNCAT: Lightly campaigned 7-year-old doesn’t like to win, but has shown interest at 35-1, 45-1 and 56-1 in her last three attempts. Toss two bucks on it.
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