Apr 11, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
FREERIDE: Got away in third
last out behind a sharp pace when sent off as the odds-on favorite, didn’t have
any run when it counted and tired to finish fifth, four year old by Master
Command should be given another shot, and a move back to the turf could be the
right way to go.
JOYA REAL: Was a winner back
on January 20th, was given some time off, returned versus NW2X, got
away in 3rd early on, made a good move to take over into the lane
and edged away to score easily, in sharp form.
KAY ONE: Raced in third over
a muddy track last out, moved into second at the top of the lane but just
couldn’t get to the leader and came up a nose short, fits nicely with $5k
claimers, follow right back.
TICFAW: Got away in sixth
last out, made a wide move to get into contention and closed well to finish
second at 7-1; will prove very tough with a pace up front again time restricted
WRITERS BLOCK: Was making his
first start since November when he checked in an even sixth, was bet down to a
lukewarm favorite last out at 5-2, chased the sharp early pace but tired late
to finish a well beaten fourth, should improve off that effort and turf is in
BEST BET: ISABELLA SWIFT: Has now run second
twice and won once in her last three starts, faced off against open NW1X
allowance foes last out and closed well to finish second, in sharp form, follow
right back versus similar.
LONGSHOT: THE GREAT GONZO: Was sent off as the
longest shot in the race last out going off at 48-1; got away in third early
on, dropped back a bit but then came again to finish third just a neck off the
place spot, follow at a square price.
ARCHER HILL: Was fractious in
the gate before the start, didn’t get off to the best of starts and chased the
pace from the inside but couldn’t go with the leaders and tired to finish 8th
and last, may have needed that race, his first since August and is better on
the turf, follow.
BALLYBRIT: Has been showing
plenty of speed of late and most recently against $25k claimers battled head to
head for the lead but tired in the lane to finish fourth, give this one a shot
trying to stretchout in distance.
CAMIE’S DANCER: Four year old filly
came out of the gate running from the inside last out, set that pace for a half
mile but tired in the lane to finish sixth at 70-1; needs a drop into a maiden
claimer to get the job done, tab.
CHASING MOONLIGHT: Made his first
start off the claim last out, moved up in class to a $16k claimer, was in
behind the leaders through a very slow half mile in 49 and checked in an even
third, give him another shot on the turnback.
GIANT FINISH: Showed some ability
last year as a three year old and actually raced in the Kentucky Derby and
Belmont Stakes, albeit well beaten in both of them, has not come back very good
this year with three poor efforts, give this one another shot over the turf,
JACK’S R WILD: Has been sharp over
his last three races but doesn’t have a win to show for it, most recent fourth
was another solid effort despite trying to lug in throughout the stretch;
follow with NW1X statebred allowance foes right back.
KATO: Three year old was
shipping in from Florida for his last start, his first in over two months, was
outrun early on racing in sixth, was urged around the far turn and finished
well to check in third just a head off the place spot at 15-1; on the improve,
MLLE. MINUIT: Three year old
filly has turned it around in the last few races, a solid second two back
despite a premature move, came back last out over the main track, got away in
sixth and put in a big run through the lane to get up for the win, sharp now.
MY TERMS: May have needed
that race last out, his debut run, got away in 10th early on behind
a decent half in 46 flat and checked in 9th at 62-1; needs a drop
into a maiden claimer to get the job done.
PERFECT TRIPPI: Was a solid wire to
wire winner three back, moved up to face off against starter allowance foes two
back, chased the pace and was well beaten, chased a sharp pace last out against
a similar group and tired to finish sixth at 18-1; needs a drop back into a
claimer to show his best.
BEST BET: GOTHAM NEWS: Well bred four year old
was shipping in from France and making his first start in over a year, got away
in fifth early on through a half mile in 45:3, made a good move to get into
contention but just came up a few lengths short checking in third at 10-1;
should be all set now.
LONGSHOT: ALL LUV ME: Didn’t get off to a good
start last out again, showed some run to get into contention around the turn
and checked in fifth late, one more shot especially with a clean break.
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