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Feb 15, 2013

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)

WARDELLE: Seven year old mare was coming off the claim by a sharp barn and was returning from over a two month layoff, came out running from the inside last out, battled head to head for the lead and was still right there into the lane but just got nailed late to finish a close-up third; knows how to win and will be tough right back.

TOM CAT ALLIE: Even though he has won going around two turns I am convinced he is a better horse going one turn and was used hard last out in the pace before tiring, follow closely on the turnback.

SUE THEM ALL: Four year old gelding was making just his first try over the main track last out after nine tries over synthetic and one over the turf, raced in midpack over a muddy sealed track but could only manage an even fourth late, may have needed that race and should improve off that effort, tab on a fast track.

BILLET’S BABY: Came out running from the inside last out, battled for about a half mile but tired in the lane to finish seventh and last at 13-1; doesn’t seem to enjoy a wet surface so give her a big shot right back at long odds over a fast track.

MO WORK FOR TIM: Has been a different horse since moving into the Patricia Farro barn, she has two wins and then a solid second when moved up into allowance company, should prove very tough in current form, follow.

BEST BET: WHAT’SMINEISMINE: Four year old filly was riding a three race win streak heading into her last race, was unhurried early on behind a sharp half mile, came with a wide run into the lane and finished well to just miss, sharp runner should be a key right back versus similar.

LONGSHOT: SAILOR’S REVENGE: Three year old colt was sent off at 40-1 last out, got away in third early on behind a decent pace, made a three wide move around the turn to gain a short lead but tired in the lane when it counted to finish fourth, is on the improve and could offer value right back.

 

 

 

TURF PARADISE

GLEE: Moved into the Mike Chambers barn last out and took the blinkers off, chased the early pace from fourth early on over the turf, moved into a contending position into the lane but just couldn’t get by the favorite late settling for a clear second, four year old filly has some backclass to call on and should be tough on any surface.

CLAYPOOL: Three year old gelding came out running in his debut, battled head to head for the lead through a solid half mile in 45 flat, was still there into the lane but tired late to finish third, should improve off that debut race and could be tough to catch next out.

FLY’N LION: Trailed the field of seven last out over the turf which was labeled good, started to move as they entered the last turn and finished up well to get up to score by a neck in a solid final 1/8th, is in sharp form right now and will prove tough to beat right back.

SUETOSUETOSUE: Was hung out right from the start racing near the back of the pack, was very wide into the lane and closed well in the stretch to get up for fourth just about a ¼ length off the place spot, fits right back with similar.

SEASIDE FRIENDS: Got away in eighth early on while breaking from post 1, saved ground to the top of the lane and closed some ground for a decent fourth at 36-1; has run a few good races in the past and can offer value with $5k maiden claimers next out.

BEST BET: THREETIMESAWONDER: Seven year old mare came out of the gate running last out battling head to head for the lead through a very sharp half mile in 44:3, couldn’t go with the favorite into the lane and tired some late to finish third, loves to win and will be tough if she can clear off early on.

LONGSHOT: QUICK ANSWER: Stumbled at the start last out, was away in last behind a sharp early pace, started to move up on the inside part of the track and finished well for third behind the two favorites at 13-1; a clean break puts her in the game, follow.



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