Jun 14, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
EGYPTIAN WARRIOR: Got away in fourth
last out in a five horse field, made a big move on the turn to get into
contention but tired in the lane in a good time, give this one another shot
with that race under his belt.
RESERVED QUALITY: Was claimed two
back for $35k, was given a few months off, stretched out in distance and wasn’t
offered for a claim, was outrun early on and checked in an even fourth late,
needed that race and a turnback in distance helps.
BIRD HOUSE: Was outrun last out
when in against NW2X statebred allowance company, started to move a bit into
the lane but could only manage a fourth place finish at 13-1; a try on the turf
could be in order, stay close.
AVENGING SPIRIT: Moved back to the
turf last out after a big win two back over a sloppy track, threw his head at
the start after stumbling at the start, raced in seventh early on and finished
up well in the lane for fourth, a move back to the dirt could be in order.
MARRIEDTOTHEMUSIC: Took a big step up
last out when wiring an off the turf field, set very sharp fractions and drew
away into the lane and went on to score by three lengths in a final time of
1:08:2, ready for better and turf is an option.
DEAREST DIXIE: Took some money for
his debut, chased the pace early on through sharp fractions but couldn’t go
with the leaders when it counted checking in sixth at 4-1; statebred could move
up off that start and turf is definitely an option.
DEATH STAR: Needed the race
last out when returning from an 11 month layoff and making his first start in
New York, was away in last behind sharp fractions, raced three wide around the
turn and finished seventh at 17-1; needed that race and connections have
MONONOKE: Has tried to get on
the turf in her last two efforts but both races were rained off, both efforts
ended third place finishes after showing good early speed, she is improving
with each start and could be tough with a move to the turf.
BERNARDO: Has really turned
the corner with a couple of big efforts in his last three tries, was outrun
while racing in sixth but was finishing well for a close-up third behind the
two speed horses, should break through next out.
TONY D: Was claimed out of
his debut for $45k when fourth as the favorite, moved up into a tough maiden
special weight race and was run off his feet early on in a race dominated by
the speed and checked in a decent fifth at 21-1; must respect right back with a
drop back down in class.
BEST BET: TYCOON CAT: Has been in sharp form over
the last three months, was claimed by the Jacobson barn two back, moved up in
class and turned back in distance, was away badly and never really got into it
over a muddy/sealed track, gets it done next out over a fast surface.
LONGSHOT: JEALOUS: Broke her maiden three back by
more than eight lengths, albeit against $16k statebred maiden claimers, was
hard ridden from the rail, battled for the lead through a 45:1 half mile and
tired to finish 9th at 78-1, needs a drop in class to show her best.
SPA SUNRISE: Came off an October
layoff last out, showed sharp early speed from the start, was still there into
the lane and just got nailed late by a half-length to the favorite, stay close.
TAZER: Three year old
gelding came out running, pressed the pace for ¾’s of a mile, took over into
the lane and just missed by a head at 35-1, will be very tough right back with
a similar effort.
ENGLISH MINISTER: Broke from the rail
last out, saved ground on the inside
behind moderate splits, started to gain into the lane while inside and just
missed by about a length, likes the turf and can improve with more ground.
R CLEVER CAT: Was making his
third start off a year layoff, came out running from the rail, set a sharp pace
to the top of the lane and tired to finish a close-up fifth at 12-1; could be
all set now, follow.
LADY TERESA: Three year old
filly was sent off at 15-1, came out running for the lead, battled head to head
to the lead through a half in 45:4 but tired to finish fifth; stay close with
statebred maiden $10k claimers, tab.
BEST BET: LOVE THAT KELLY: Jersey bred was coming
off an October layoff last out and was making just her second career start,
stumbled at the start, saved ground and then finished up well for fourth at
6-1; should be very tough right back in a similar spot.
LONGSHOT: JERSEY BLUE GIANT: Five year old
gelding was in over his head last out when trying stakes company sprinting over
the turf and finished a decent sixth at 37-1, a drop in class and a stretch out
in distance can help the cause.
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