Jul 04, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
ENJOY THE SHOW: Came out running
from the start, pressed the leader from the inside through a half in 45:1
before tiring in the lane to finish sixth at 6-1; should benefit from that
effort and look for a forward move next out, stay close.
HEAVEN’S RUNWAY: Four year old was
coming off a March layoff last out when trying the turf for the first time, was
away in sixth behind a half in 44:1, continued to run on through the lane and
checked in fourth at 25-1; needed that race and should only get better, tab.
ICE WAGON: Four year old
gelding got away in fourth early on, made a sharp move go get into second but
couldn’t go on with it checking in third, follow this one with NW2L $25k
INDIAN STARLIGHT: Hard hitting five
year old mare returned from an April layoff last out, chased the leaders from
third early on but couldn’t finish it off checking in fourth while easily
outlasting the other speed rivals.
KEEN’S CUPLA: Broke from the
tough rail post for a first time starter, was away near the back of the pack,
was wide on the turn and even wider into the lane closing well to finish second
to the runaway winning favorite at 16-1; tough right back.
MAJESTIC RAFFY: Was coming off a
claim when heading into his last race, was outrun early on behind sharp splits
but put in a solid run through the lane to get up for second as the slight
second choice, was claimed again and has some backclass to call on.
MIDNIGHT CITRA: Was sent off at
40-1 in her debut for the hall of fame barn of Bill Mott, was outrun early on
but did close well to finish third about six lengths off the winner, should
move forward and turf is an option.
NO BRAKES: Hard hitting nine
year old gelding was outrun early on behind a sharp half mile, made a big move
to get into contention on the turn but tired to finish fourth, was claimed by
the Jacobson barn and should fit at two turns at Saratoga.
TAYLOR JAGGER: Broke from the rail
last out, was outrun early on against $12.5k claimers, came extremely wide
around the turn and was finishing well checking in fourth, needs a rider switch
WACO: Took plenty of
money for his return from a January layoff when he was making his first start
as a gelding, was in perfect position but came up empty checking in fourth
late, should be all set now.
ZO ZO: Anthony Dutrow
trainee took plenty of money for her debut going off at 7-5; moved up into
contention on the turn while in behind horses, had to steadied a bit and then
did no running, gained plenty of experience and should benefit, tab.
BEST BET: INDIAN RAIN DANCE: Put in a huge effort
in his first start when checking in second in a very sharp time against $50k
maiden claimers, moved up to face maiden special weight rivals, was forced to
chase a sharp pace from third and tired in the lane to finish sixth, offers
some value right back with a drop in class.
LONGSHOT: BARGAINING TABLE: Had been in good form
at the start of the grass season but her last two efforts were just even tries,
didn’t get off to the best of starts last out, raced near the back of the pack
before closing some ground to finish fourth, tab at a square price right back.
CRYSTAL GRIT: Three year old
filly came out running last out, chased a sharp pace from the start but just couldn’t
match stride with the leader eventually tiring to finish fourth at 5-1; well
bred runner may appreciate more ground and turf is an option.
JOANN’S GIRLY: Four year old filly
was making her first start off the Claudio Gonzalez claim, broke from the far
outside post 11, chased the pace from the start racing in third but tired in
the lane, can prove tough if she can clear early on.
KING RACER: Three year old
gelding chased the sharp pace from third last out, got into second at the top
of the lane but couldn’t finish it off checking in third at 3-1; follow right
back with similar.
SHE’S HOT WIRED: Got away in second
early on pressing the pace, moved to the lead past the ¾ mark but was outrun
badly through the lane to finish third at 7-1; barn has been having a rough
meeting so far and a turn back in distance is in order.
THINKING OF MOM: Three year old
filly by Artie Schiller was making her career debut last out going one mile
over the turf, was pulling early on, made a big move to get into third but
tired in the lane checking in 8th at 15-1, stay close.
BEST BET: SEE TROUBLE: Three year old filly broke
her maiden two back against $40k maiden claimers, moved up to face allowance
winners last out, chased from third early on, was still in contention into the lane
but had to settle for third late at 16-1; fits with similar right back.
LONGSHOT: TELL TALE FRIEND: Was coming off a 15
month layoff last out, chased the pace early on against sprinters over the turf
but tired in the lane to finish 7th, needed the race and should
improve next out going a bit further.
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