Jul 11, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
WHERE IS WILDER: Showed speed and weakened to third behind
blowout winner when after repeat score on class rise and stretch out in
distance most recently; next time.
MISS ROCKPORT: Chased winner throughout and finished a game
second, 3 ½ lengths clear of third finisher, in her racing debut; T.B. Houghton
barn going well this year (26% wins).
BELVEDERE ROAD: Gained and finished a trouble second under
the wire – placed first via DQ of rival – in his latest; proves worthy
$7,5k-claim for trainer K. Nations (24% wins with limited starters this year).
INDIAN DEFENCE: Rallied through trouble for third in
three-horse photo finish in his racing debut; plenty of upside for 3YO son of
Indian Ocean and trainer K. Demasi.
PISTORIA: Got back to better form with wide run for second
in her latest; solid sort has been in the exacta in nine of 19 lifetime starts.
4*SPECIAL: MAJESTIC KAZ: Raced further back than accustomed
in early stages of her latest, then finished wide with some late interest for
fourth; primed for third start back from lengthy break.
LONGSHOT: SEVEN STORMS: Has finished fifth and then sixth in
a pair of starts since claimed by A. Velazquez barn that has shown confidence
in placement; scores at square ticket.
CAR FIFTY FOUR: Showed some late interest following a slow
break and picked up third in a field of five when back from a November-layoff;
IVAN’S JOY: Chased the pace and settled for third behind
blowout winner when in from AP most recently; more speed and staying power in
upcoming third start back from December-layoff.
INDIAN FIESTA: Overcame an awkward start to win going away
and make it two straight when in with winners for the first time most recently;
CD invader stays sharp.
BRIGADE: Made a clear pace and romped as the favorite when
in from CD for his latest; son of Tiznow stays sharp for trainer T. Newton
(five-for-15 thus far this year).
DR. CALAHAN: Chased from wide spot and weakened to fourth
when it counted in his latest when making first start for J. Gammon barn; moves
MAJOR DARBY: Made up a lot of ground to finish a close
fourth of 12 when long odds at ALW level most recently; needs pace/race luck to
set up his punch, but can maintain good form now.
ALDEAN: Took the turn wide, got to contention, and could
only manage an even stretch finish when fifth of nine in a useful racing debut;
son of Dunkirk might be meant for races at longer trips.
REASON TO BE PROUD: Has been second in each of his last two
– most recently behind a dominant winner – and figures well here in current
company; stay on board.
SAHMS SONG: Chased the pace along the inside and weakened to
fifth behind a hot tempo in her latest; major player if able to make her way to
the front end from the bell.
4*SPECIAL: RIGHT SASSY: Showed some life with return to
turf, but weakened to fourth after showing some early speed in her first start
since March; capable of more.
LONGSHOT: HOW BOUT THAT: Chased the pace and weakened to
seventh when tried on turf for the first time most recently; rebounds.
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