Sep 06, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
SKYLINER: Ran well in defeatlast out just missing by a neck when dropping in class (maiden $40k claimers)and moving to the dirt for the first time, was claimed out of that race andshould be followed right back on either surface.
PROPER FREUD: Made his secondstart last out and added lasix for the first time, chased the pace while wideafter breaking from an outside post, tired in the lane to finish 8that 7-1 and would love to see this on the lawn, tab.
MS. RHETTA: Six year old maretried the main track for the first time last out after racing exclusively overthe synthetic racetrack with one turf race thrown in, chased from third earlyon behind solid splits but couldn’t go with the leaders late checking in aclose-up fourth at 8-1, stay close.
VENTE LATTE: Didn’t take anymoney for her debut going off at 21-1; broke slowly racing in sixth early on,started to move on the turn and finished up in fourth late; fits with $25kmaiden claimers and should improve off that effort.
BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL: Moved up to faceoff against starter allowance foes last out, battled head to head from therail, was still right there into the lane only to tire just a bit late checkingin fourth at 12-1; handles all surfaces.
BEST BET: ALSTON GUNTER: Six year old gelding wascaught up in between horses throughout battling with a few other rivals in ashort field, couldn’t go with the leaders late tiring to finish third but willprove tough right back with similar.
LONGSHOT: NANA’S WINNER: Broke his maiden twoback by more than five lengths but that was against $16k maiden claimers, wassent to the lead last out when trying winners, was still there heading into thelane but tired late to finish sixth at 36-1, tab.
BLUE SIXTY FOUR: Came out of thegate in fifth last out, chased the pace while being hard ridden, couldn’t keepup over a very sloppy track and checked in 8th and last, is betteron a fast track and will offer value right back.
INDIAN SPLENDOR: Three year oldfilly is very fast early on but has had problems with trying to get out intothe turn, ran well two back when finishing second over the turf and thenfinished in a dead heat over a muddy/sealed track, sharp runner should befollowed right back.
YANKEE DIME: Came out running inhis debut chasing the sharp favorite right from the start, began to tire aftera half mile and checked in sixth about seven lengths off the winner when sentoff at 11-1; should improve off that effort and a move to the turf could be inorder.
PACEMAKESTHERACE: Was off a fewlengths slow and raced well back in the field, came with a wide run around theturn and finished up in the lane to check in fifth at 29-1; improves off thateffort and is bred to handle the turf top and bottom.
STOCK YARD HEN: Raced over a goodturf course for her debut, came from a barn that doesn’t win first time out anddidn’t run badly checking in sixth at 26-1, needed that race and look for astep forward next out.
FRAME: Was off slow in hisdebut over the main track checking in an even sixth, moved to the turf lastout, was off a beat slow again, raced in sixth early on but tired to finishninth, never really seemed to handle the wet turf and should be given anothershot on either surface.
MLLE MARGAUX: Was given an oddride two back when she was taken very wide into the lane over the turf and thenflew home to finish a close-up third, stayed in an off the turf race last outand wasn’t in for a tag, stayed inside and ground out a victory in the lane toscore by a neck at 20-1; still sharp, follow.
PATTY AND NOOCHE: Two year old coltstayed in an off the turf race last out to make his debut, came out running forthe lead, battled head to for the lead into the lane but couldn’t go with thefavorite when it counted and tired to finish third just missing the place spotby a nose, follow on either surface right back.
JACKSON N LORIMER: Came out of thegate running in his debut, battled head to head with the 6-5 favorite to thetop of the lane but tired when it counted to finish sixth at 7-1 in a race wonby a horse that close from last, must respect with that race under his belt.
ODEA: New York bredgelding was making his first start in almost three months last out, came outrunning from the inside, set the pressured pace around the far turn but beganto tire into the lane checking in 7th at 10-1, may have needed therace and some class relief will do the trick.
BEST BET: REGGIE D: Had been in good form headinginto his last race, was outrun behind sharp fractions over a sloppy/sealedtrack (has not run over wet tracks) and couldn’t make up any ground in a racedominated by the speeds, should be given a look back here over a fast track.
LONGSHOT: LUIGI P: Changed hands three back,showed much improved speed two back battle head to head for the lead beforetiring to finish third, took back again last out but couldn’t make up anyground late checking in fifth, like his chances back at Belmont.
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