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Sep 13, 2013

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)

ISLAND BLOSSOM: Was making just her second start off a January layoff, her first was a hard fought victory against NW2L $10k claimers, she moved up to face NW3L $16k claimers last out, she chased a sharp pace early on from third but couldn’t got with the leaders late checking in fourth, follow right back.

HOLLYWOOD REDHEAD: Moved into the Robert Reid Jr. barn for her last start, got away in fifth last out behind some solid early splits and finished well for a clear second behind the odds-on winner, stay close.

VASTEN: Tried the for the second time last out, was outrun early on behind some very sharp fractions and just checked in a well beaten fourth in a race that went in course record time, a move back to the dirt is in order.

RUN CHARLIE RUN: Four year old colt took a drop in class last out into a NW2L $7.5k claimers, came out running from the inside, took some pressure through sharp early fractions, was still there into the lane and drew away smartly for an easy score, follow with a bump to the next level.

AREPEATEE: Six year old gelding has shown speed and stopped in his last two turf tries most recently tiring to finish sixth, look for a turnback in distance and a move back to the dirt, follow.

BEST BET: TONINTHIRTEEN: Turned back in distance last out to 6 and ½ furlongs last out, was outrun some behind moderate splits early on, made a good move to get into contention past the ½ and finished well for a clear second just missing by a neck, like his chances in one turn races.

LONGSHOT: MEDFORD BLUE: Was coming off a three month layoff last out and turning back in distance, broke from the far outside post 12, pressed the sharp pace to the top of the lane but couldn’t go with the leaders checking in fifth at 42-1; tab with NW2L $10k claimers.

 

 

 

BELMONT

COSI CELESTE: Made a good move to get into contention on the turn but kind of flattened out in the drive to finish a well beaten third, that was just her third chance and she seems to be improving each start, look for a pair of blinkers next out.

ESCAPE TO THE MOON: Was very cold on the board going off at 7-1; was gunned to the lead, set solid fractions from the start while under pressure, opened up into the lane but was run down late by second choice, while easily clear of the show horse, is the key to your exotics next out.

MANNER OF SPEAKING: Didn’t get off to the best of starts in her debut which came at seven furlongs over the turf, started to move up on the turn and finished well for third at 18-1; could prove very tough right back for Bill Mott barn.

CHASING MOONLIGHT: Took off the pace last out partially because of a bobble after the start, stalked the leaders from third, took over into the lane and never looked back, taken to repeat next out.

ADDISON RUN: Took some money for her debut, shipping in for an out of town stable, found some trouble down on the inside and ran very well for fourth in her debut, could be very tough right back.

BORDER SONG: Was off since May heading into his last start, raced well back early on, found some trouble when making his move and finished up well for a solid third at 8-1; gets there next out for the Clement barn.

SURVIVAL: Well bred two year old by Giant’s Causeway was sent off at 15-1 for his career debut, came out in good order, raced in fifth for most of the race and checked in a well beaten sixth in a race that he needed and was probably a prep for a move to the turf, follow.

PENNYMINE: Was making just her second start back since March, chased and pressed the sharp pace from the start and held in very well for second at 31-1; should still offer value right back in a similar spot.

MISTER DOOLEY: Should have won his debut but found trouble and lugged in throughout, was sent off as the favorite last out and lugged in again despite taking the blinkers off, has the talent just needs to run straight, tab.

ENTHRONE: Was caught wide around the far turn when trying then turf for the first time and he lost valuable ground, was still in contention into the lane and checked in a close-up fourth, should improve off that effort, follow right back on the lawn.

BEST BET: BARAGAH: Was making just her second career start last out, her first since December, raced off the pace in the two path, got bottled up in behind, had to swing out very wide into the lane and finished well for third, well bred for the turf, breaks her maiden next out on either surface.

LONGSHOT: ACENDA: Showed improved speed last out chasing a sharp pace over the turf but tired when it counted to finish 8th at 13-1; give this one another look with a move to the main track.



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