May 31, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)
GREEN TEAM: Was coming off a two race win streak, chased the odds-on choice from the inside last out but couldn’t go with that runner late checking in a clear second, gets back to the winners’ circle right back.
GARAGE KEPT: Was making her first start off the claim last out, moved up to face starter allowance company, chased the leader early on but tired late in the drive to finish third over a muddy/sealed track, should be tough right back at a square price.
MT. SILVERSTONE: Hails from a solid barn but not a barn that does that well with their first time starters, showed good early speed leading to the top of the lane but tired in the stretch to finish fifth at 13-1; should improve off that effort and will be tough right back.
HE’S SO DREAMY: Saved ground early on while racing in fifth, made a middle move to get into third at the top of the lane but couldn’t go on with it late checking in fourth, fits with NW3L $7.5k claimers and should be followed right back.
VALENTINOS GOLD: Was claimed three back, scored right off the claim two back, moved up to face allowance company, was outrun some early on but came with a solid outside move to finish second behind the runaway odds-on winner, tab.
BEST BET: I’LL CHASEYOUBILLY: Three year old gelding came out running last out showing some sharp early speed, led into the lane but just couldn’t hold on late missing by a neck at 9-2; will be very tough right back with NW2L $7.5k claimers.
LONGSHOT: SCARLET AND GOLD: Seven year old gelding was making just his second start off the year last out, stretched out in distance, was outrun early on behind sharp splits but did close well in the lane to finish a good second to the favorite.
PETROCELLI: Stretched out in distance and last out and tried the turf for the first time, set the pace from the start and into the lane but tired when it counted to finish fifth at 19-1; should improve off that effort and must be given another look over the lawn.
CHOW FUN: Moved up and stretched out in class last out, was in a good spot at the top of the lane but didn’t have anywhere to go, when clear had too much ground to make up and checked in fourth at 10-1, follow right back.
FIRST BEACH: Sent off at 22-1 in his debut against a loaded field of maiden special weight foes, got off to a slow start, settled near the back of the pack and finished well for sixth, should improve for the James Jerkens barn.
CHILTON: Four year old gelding was coming off an October layoff, moved wide on the far turn to get into contention but couldn’t get to the leaders tiring in the drive to finish fourth at 13-1; should improve right back.
MAKE THE MOMENT: Got a good trip last out when going on to score by more than four lengths, however that was the first start off the claim for a solid barn and must be respected right back in a similar spot, tab.
PASHKA: Broke from the rail in her debut which came over the turf, got in a good spot early on behind moderate splits, moved out into the lane but couldn’t go on with it checking in fifth late, needed that race and will prove tough right back.
COUNTKNICKERBOCKER: Looked like a winner at the top of the lane last out but the eight month layoff got to him late as he tired to finish fourth at 3-1; tough right back.
PARC MONCEAU: Shipped in from California last out off her maiden win, got a good trip behind a sharp early pace, took over into the lane but couldn’t hold on late as she tired to finish second improving runner is one to watch for the Hushion barn.
SCRIBBLING SARAH: Ran very well in her debut two back checking in third was sent off as the slight favorite last out but didn’t seem to handle the off turf as well and checked in fourth, look for her right back over a firm course.
FLARE PATH: Was well back early on in his debut over a muddy/sealed surface in an off the turf event, started to move on the final turn and passed a few horses for fifth, well bred runner should be all set now with a move to the turf.
BEST BET: SATIN SHEEKS: Four year old filly returned from an 11-month layoff last out, was outrun early on racing in 11th, came with a good run on the turn to get into contention and finished well for fifth, will be very tough right back.
LONGSHOT: LOCHTE: High priced yearling didn’t do much in his debut, showed improvement last out despite checking in seventh at 46-1; is ready for a move to the turf and could offer value right back.
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