Sep 13, 2013
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
<< Back To Newsletter