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Apr 11, 2014

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PHILADELPHIA (PARX RACING)

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 $5k claimers.

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 his future.

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.

 

 

 

AQUEDUCT

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, tab.

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, tab.

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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