Apr 05, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
KATIE’S TEN: Four year old filly
close well over the turf last out to finish third at 5-1 despite trying to
close into some very slow fractions, handles all surfaces and just needs a pace
up front to get it done.
TONIGHT AT ELEVEN: Six year old
gelding came out running last out over the turf, set a solid pace through solid
early splits to the top of the lane but couldn’t finish it off tiring late to
finish fourth at 11-1; is a threat to take them wire to wire next out, tab.
MONEYATLAST: Three year old
filly has definitely improved when moving to the turf back in January, she now
has two wins from five tries after her last game effort when she got up to
score by a nose, improving three year old should be followed back before the
meeting is up.
OUR MAGIC COUPLE: Shipped to Santa
Anita two back, pressed the pace and tired to finish fifth, came back her to
Turf Paradise, saved ground from the rail chasing a very sharp pace but
couldn’t do better than a fourth place finish; four year old gelding handles
the turf as well, give him a shot.
CONTROLABLEIMPLUSE: Five year old mare
came out running last out, chased the sharp leader right from the start through
a half mile in 44:2, began to tire in the lane to finish fifth at 16-1, but is
very tough when she can clear for the early lead.
BEST BET: A KINGS LIFE: Was coming off an August
layoff last out when shipping in from Del Mar, moved into the powerful Mike
Chambers barn, got away in third behind some very solid fractions, moved to the
lead in the lane and just got nailed on the wire by a neck, keys all your
exotics next out.
LONGSHOT: WILD WINGS: Was up close early on when
sent off at 22-1, raced in third behind a sharp pace while racing wide into the
lane, still kept coming through the lane cutting into the leaders advantage
late to finish second to the favorite, follow right back at a square price.
TAWAARED: Seven year old was
coming off a June layoff last out, stalked the leaders from sixth early on,
made a wide move on the turn and drew away to score by more than five lengths
over the turf, can move up and score versus similar.
BEST ACTOR: Has been up against
it lately trying to close into very slow early fractions, finished third last
out over the turf while racing behind moderate early splits, follow right back
in a similar spot especially with a bit more pace signed on.
HYMAN ROTH: Caught the right
kind of field in his turf debut last out but did go wire to wire impressively
drawing away to score by more than four lengths, give him a shot right back
with winners off that effort.
TYCOON CAT: Was always a
notorious slow breaker so he puts himself at a disadvantage right from the
start, got away near the back of the pack early, started to move into
contention at the top of the lane and finished third at 14-1; fits with NW2L
$12.5k claimers at a price, tab.
BARONESS AMIRA: Well bred runner didn’t
take much money for her debut going off at 13-1, got away in fourth behind a
decent half mile and finished up well for second to the winner, is bred to
stretchout and love the turf so connections have options.
FRISKY WARRIOR: Hard hitting New
York bred chased the odds-on favorite right from the start last out, was still
right there into the lane behind the runaway leader but tired to finish sixth,
needs some class relief, tab.
DAVID THE GREAT: Five year old
gelding has some backclass to call on, was returning from a July layoff last
out but stumbled badly at the start, moved up while three wide on the turn but
couldn’t do any better than seventh, needed that race and fits with $12.5k
claimers right back.
PRECIOUS METAL: Stretched out in
distance last out when trying a mile, got away in fourth of five but could
never make any impact when it counted checking in a well beaten fourth, is
better sprinting and on the grass, look for him in that spot.
G. A. EMPRESS: Hard hitting six
year old mare has been off form over the last five races and was finishing up
late despite checking in seventh last out, a move back to the turf in a race
with some pace can be the key to a huge mutuel.
SHERTZER: Shipped in from the
Fair Grounds while making his first start since December, was totally
eliminated at the start when he fell to his face at the start and still checked
in a respectable fifth about nine lengths off the winner was claimed by
suddenly hot barn and should be given a shot right back.
BEST BET: LEMANSKY: Wasn’t ridden hard out of the
gate and settled near midpack while moving to the outside, made a good run down
the backstretch while racing wide, was four wide on the far turn and gained an
advantage into the lane but just couldn’t finish it off tiring late to finish
third at 19-1; all set now.
LONGSHOT: HERE HE FITZ: Ran well in debut closing
well through the lane after getting off to a bad start, was hustled from the
rail post last out going a mile and could only manage an even fifth, now has
two races under his belt and a move to the turf could be in order, follow.
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