Apr 19, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
SAILING FOR HOME: Speedy four year
old gelding came out running last out, set a solid early pace, was still there
into the lane but couldn’t go with the favorite late checking in second in a
solid final time, fits going 5, 51/2 furlongs, look for him at that distance
versus restricted winners.
SMALLTOWNMAN: Seven year old
gelding was outrun early on behind a sharp half mile in 47 flat, started to
close the gap around the turn and checked in fourth late behind the odds-on
winning favorite; must respect this runner next out for top barn.
HUFF ‘N HUGHES: Six year old
gelding had won two of his last three heading into his most recent effort, got
away in sixth behind some sharp early fractions, came with a wide run around
the turn and finished up well second at 24-1; fits at this level, tab right
back off the claim.
JAZZ TUNE: Well bred runner
had some gaps in the works leading into her debut last out, broke from post 11,
raced behind sharp early fractions while racing wide and finished up well
checking in fifth late at 7-1; respect this runner next out with that race
under her belt.
MAYVILLE: Four year old filly
was bumped on the backstretch, battled head to head for the lead through some
sharp early fractions but couldn’t go with the leaders late checking in a solid
fourth at 13-1; a drop back to a claimer gets it done.
BEST BET: MONTY HAUL: Dropped out of a starter
allowance race into a NW3L $16k claimer last out, was right up on the pace
early on through sharp fractions, was still right there into the lane and just
missed late by a nose to a backclassy runner, follow right back.
LONGSHOT: NO VEGGIES: Four year old filly was
shuffled back at the start last out, made a move to get into fourth at the top
of the lane but never threatened checking in fifth at 10-1, will offer value
right back, must respect.
D’ORO DANCER: Six year old
gelding stretched back out in distance last out when coming off a two month
layoff, was in contention near the top of the lane but tired in the drive to
finish seventh at 5-1; a turnback to a sprint when Belmont opens can do the
RISK MANAGEMENT: Got off to a
terrible start last out losing all chance when trying winners and the turf for
the first time and never did much running checking in 8th and last;
throw that race out and give him another shot.
JOLIENNE: Added blinkers back
for her last race, chased the pace early but tired in the lane after racing
wide for most of the race, was claimed out of that race by the Dominic
Galluscio barn and a move back to Belmont is all they need.
LITIGATE: Five year old
gelding took a brief two month break, was off slowly near the back of the pack,
angled out into the lane and rolled by for an easy win, can get on a roll now
so follow closely.
ALYKELA: Ran a solid second
two back, when making her second start back off an October layoff, made a sharp
move on the turn last out and rolled on by for an easy win at 18-1; must be
followed right back in current form.
ANJOU: Well bred three
year old filly from the Darley stable was just making her second career start
last out, was outrun early on but did pass a few rivals in the lane to finish
sixth at 53-1; a move to the turf could be in order.
HOBOKEN JOE: Three year old colt
took money for his debut against statebred $25k maiden claimers, got away in
last, moved up some to get into fourth but couldn’t keep up in the lane tiring
to finish seventh at 7-2 over a muddy/sealed track, follow off the claim by the
YIELD BOGEY: Was claimed for
$35k back in January, returned from that three month layoff with blinkers on,
came out running for the lead, was clear around the turn and right there into
the lane before tiring to finish seventh, needed that race and is better when
sprinting, stay close.
ALL THAT: Didn’t run badly in
his debut chasing the pace throughout checking in third behind the favorite at
9-1; may have needed that race and a move to the turf could be in order for
this son of Big Brown.
ARCHER HILL: Tried the dirt for
the first time last out, battled head to head for the lead through some sharp
early splits but couldn’t go with the leaders late tiring to finish fourth at
8-1; should improve off that effort and must be given a look right back on
either surface, tab.
BEST BET: SHMOOZ TALKER: Five year old gelding
has been a different hose since changing tactics to a one run sprinter, got
away in fifth last out, moved wide on the turn and rolled on by the leaders to
score going away by four lengths, like his chances right back in current form.
LONGSHOT: QUIET KISS: Took some early money for
her debut last out before drifting up to 14-1, got away in fifth behind decent
splits but didn’t have anything when it counted checking in a well beaten
seventh at 14-1; had been working on the turf in Florida and could be all set
now for a move to the lawn.
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