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Jul 23, 2004

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


ARLINGTON

BAYANI: Moved to contention from way behind in latest, only to understandably flatten out a touch when it counted; needs pace and

well-timed move for best stuff.

ECHOTA: Has finished first or second in half of his 12 career starts, and has been able to hold his form in acceptable fashion since

stepping up in class of late.

NO NUMBERS: Got back to turf in latest, and while he showed no interest we believe sharp Reavis barn had his next start in mind

all along; capable of surprise, stay close.

PURPLE AND GOLD: Failed as favorite in latest, but now has two races of conditioning under his saddle since arriving locally as fresh

face via Florida; shows flashes of potential.

SHOT GUN TERRY: Rallied through lane but fell a head short when second in his latest; claimed for $15K by trainer Amoss, he

should prove a worthwhile acquisition.

SMARTY ME: Will only benefit from his fourth-place finish when facing winners for the first time after shipping in off big odds-on win

at Prairie Meadows; prospect.

WARRIOR’S DANCE: Has won four of his last five with the only loss a second-place finish in which he was beaten a neck; enough

proof for us.

WILDCAT SHOES: Brings high early zip and figures sharper than ever going forward following chase/tired effort in five-furlong turf

sprint; classy, he gives barn options.

 

4STARSPECIAL: POINT OF AMERICA: Has the type of early speed that makes him an automatic on our tickets; now with two

races over course since return from break he figures primed for best.

LONGSHOT: LOST MY BEHRENS: Broke awkwardly but managed his way into early contention before giving way in useful

debut; juvenile is in good hands and should only move up off education.

 

 

LAUREL

BAY EAGLE: Stole away to a lengthy early lead in latest and held late to post a nose win; right back.

CEVICHE: Rallied between rivals to gain third in latest, and figures to be a check-getter in similar spots going forward; best part is he

almost always offers value on tote.

CHARITY MAN: Stands at one-for-16 lifetime, but figures a factor early and throughout and currently reduced class level; stay on board.

DANDY SQUALL: Never really got on track but did manage an acceptable fourth in his first start since late-April; gelding wants more

ground anyway, so tab it a prep.

GLENCAIRN: Chased along the inside, but after breaking from post position 10, and weakened late in latest effort which was better

than it looks on paper; next time.

GOT MOXIE: Failed as the favorite when second in latest after battling on the early pace; can atone in first attempt following claim

by trainer Begley Jr.

JUBILEO: Missed by only a half-length when second, making his first start since October 2002 most recently; once-promising gelding

a candidate to return here, at Delaware, or Saratoga.

KISS ME KATIE: Had two-race win streak snapped when fourth in latest, but gets back on track quickly for winning

Feliciano Jr. barn.

LOVE SAM: Brings early speed that will always land him on our tickets; has battled in each of his last two and hung in gamely for

narrow losses – his turn on top next time.

SHARP MISS: Brings plenty of back-class to the equation, and expect trainer Allen to get to the bottom of it off $20K-claim; hard-charging

third in latest was something to build upon.

 

 

4STARSPECIAL: COME CLOSE: Gained valuable education racing from well behind and rallying for fourth in career debut; added

appeal is he goes for patient and successful Sheppard barn.

LONGSHOT: WILD GOOSE: Did not get on track in turf sprint most recently, but believe we’ll see closer to his best when he gets some

more ground to work with and/or a pace to rally into.



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