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Jul 18, 2013

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


SARATOGA

COALTOWN LEGEND: Hard hitting eightyear old gelding, usually drops back early on and then comes with a solid laterun, was outrun some early on last out but did pass a few late to check infourth at 7-1, just needs some pace up front.

SWEET AND LOVELY: Four year old fillywas outrun some early on last out behind solid early fractions and closedstrongly to just miss the win by a neck, can stretchout and has run well overthe Saratoga turf course.

ONE MORE CHIEF: Hails from a low profilebarn but was coming into his debut off a solid workout, showed good early speedbattling head to head for the lead through solid splits, was still there intothe lane and just missed late checking in a solid third, tough right back.

GIMME CREDIT: Hard hitting tenyear old gelding, stalked the leaders from fourth last out, moved outside intothe lane and closed to finish second to a runaway winner who scored by morethan eight lengths; fits with optional claimers right back.

LITTLE GABBY GIRL: Three year oldfilly broke her maiden against statebred maiden claimers two back, triedwinners last out over a muddy track, was outrun some early on before putting ina solid late run to score by more than three lengths, can continue win streakat Saratoga, tab.

ASSURED VICTORY: Five year oldgelding showed good early speed last out after breaking from post 10, set asolid pace over a muddy track into the lane and held safe for the win, handlesboth turf and dirt and must be given a look right back.

BARREL OF JOY: Got a relativelyeasy lead last out, looked like she might take them all the way but tired inthe drive to finish fourth at 5-2; is better sprinting and may get that chanceup at Saratoga.

GOOD FENG SHUI: Was sent right tothe lead last out when dropping in class to $15k claimers, set a solid pacethroughout and then dug in through the lane to score by more than two lengths,respect this runner right back off that effort.

KINGOFGOLDSTREET: Two year old coltwas sent off at 19-1 in his debut, was outrun early on racing in fifth andchecked in fifth after racing evenly, needed that race and is bred for theturf, look for that surface switch next out, tab.

OVERWHELMING: Well bred threeyear old colt broke his maiden two back when dropped into a maiden claimer,moved up to face off against NW1X allowance foes, raced wide for most of thebackstretch and into the lane but couldn’t finish it off checking in a solidfourth at 24-1; adds to your exotics right back.

BEST BET: SKY BLUE PINK: Was outrun some early onlast out racing in 10th, started to move into the lane but ran intotrouble and had to alter course checking in fifth late at 7-1; give this sixyear old gelding another look at a solid price right back.

LONGSHOT: LUIGI P: Hard to endorse a horse thatis 2 for 43 but this eight year old gelding ran very well two back and tried tostretchout in distance, moved into contention on the turn but flattened out tosixth at 34-1; the price will be right up at the Spa.

 

 

 

MONMOUTH PARK

MORE VEGGIES: Five year old geldingtook a drop in class last out into a $10k statebred maiden claimer, savedground early on, moved off the rail into the lane and came running in betweenhorses to get up for the win, was claimed by sharp Moya barn and look for bigimprovement.

ZULBABY: Was away in thirdearly on last out, chased the pace early on from third and finished up well tofinish second to the wire to wire winner at 14-1; respect this runner rightback with NW2L $40k claimers.

PASTA LOVER: Loves this trackwith all three of his turf wins coming over this course, was returning from anOctober layoff, chased the pace early on but couldn’t go with the leaders inthe lane tiring to finish sixth at 6-1, should be all set right back.

KLUKI: Stayed in an offthe turf race last out which was just a field of four horses, chased a bitearly on but didn’t do any running thereafter and checked in fourth and lastbeaten more than 40 lengths, is solid over the turf and can offer some valueoff that poor dirt try, tab.

JERSEY KISS: Was a big winnertwo back, chased the pace outside on the turn, came wide into the lane but justdidn’t have the kick in the lane checking in third late at 2-1; was claimed outof that race and should be very tough with similar right back.

BEST BET: TACTICAL SAENZ: Was coming off a layofffrom the end of March, was outrun some early on to the top of the lane andpassed a few horses in the drive to check in fourth at 7-1; was claimed by theRamon Moya barn and should be all set in the second start off the layoff.

LONGSHOT: DAN THE IRISHMAN: Moved up off theclaim last out to try tougher, came out running from the start, battled head tohead for the lead but couldn’t finish it off checking in second behind the twofavorites in a good effort, follow right back in current form.



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