Aug 15, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
ZIGGY MOONDUST: Moved to the dirt
last out for his second career start, came out running for the lead and set the
pace over a muddy/sealed track but tired in the lane to finish third at 7-2;
look for this one right back over a fast strip.
SENSO: Ran well in her
debut at Santa Anita back in June, was claimed out of that race and shipped
here for her last two starts, an even try versus maiden special weight state
breds and then another up the track finish over a muddy track when in with
claimers, give her one more try over a fast strip.
ZEE BROS: Was coming off a
March layoff when last seen racing in Dubai, came out running for the lead, set
a sharp pace into the lane but couldn’t hold off the favorite checking in
second; should be all set now for his next start.
WILD FINISH: Four year old
gelding was away in fourth early on behind sharp splits, made a good move to
get into second at the top of the lane but faded late to finish fourth, was
claimed by sharp barn, follow right back.
BATTLE AXE: Took plenty of
money for her debut going off as the slight favorite at 2-1; got away in third
after breaking from the rail, chased the two leaders to the top of the lane but
couldn’t get by checking in third at 2-1; respect.
WEALTH TO ME: Shipped in here
from Delaware when he was last seen winning in a sharp effort, had some trouble
while in behind horses and then had to alter course into the lane just missing
late by a nose with an apprentice aboard, was claimed and should be very tough
MAGNIFICENT MOON: Was away in fifth
early on last out when going 1 and 1/8th miles but couldn’t go with
the leaders checking in fifth, was claimed by the sharp Michelle Nevin barn and
should improve next out especially with a turnback in distance.
STARSHIP PLEASANT: Has been unlucky a
few times checking in second in 3 out of her last 5 tries, made the lead going
5 and ½ furlongs last out and tired late to finish a close-up fourth, one more
try for the Servis barn.
SOUTHERN GEM: Todd Pletcher
trainee was sent off at 8-1 for her debut breaking from post 10, was erratic
from the gate and then raced wide thereafter made a move to get into contention
but checked in fifth late, all set now.
ONUS: Was sent off at
15-1 last out for her debut, was outrun early on behind sharp splits, made an
inside run to get into contention but couldn’t sustain that bid and checked in
fourth late, should move way up off that debut run next out.
BEST BET: TIZALLHEART: Is better over the turf
but stayed in her last race, a race that was moved to the muddy main track, was
up close early on but didn’t have any horse when it counted tiring to finish
last of six, tab back on the turf at a square price.
LONGSHOT: PIERCE’S PRIZE: Came out running for
the lead last out in his debut, set a pressured pace from the start and into
the lane and held on well to finish third at 31-1; will still offer some value
DUBAI TIME: Got a trainer
change last out, made an early move to the lead through a decent half mile but
just couldn’t hold on late checking in a close-up third, will be very tough
with similar right back.
FORT BOONESBOROUGH: Came out running
for the lead last out over the turf, battled head to head from the start and
into the lane before tiring to finish sixth at 10-1; must respect this runner
with a return to the dirt.
KING RACER: Moved back to the
turf last out, got away in fourth, made a sharp move to take over the lead
through a very sharp half mile but couldn’t hold on late checking in third at
STIFFED: Jersey bred was
riding a two race winning streak heading into her last race against Jersey bred
allowance foes, was outrun early on behind some very sharp splits but could
only manage fourth in a sharp time of 1:09:4; tab on the stretchout.
WARRIOR’S INSTINCT: By the hot two year
old sire Warrior’s Reward, started his career going a two turn mile, was outrun
early on behind moderate splits and passed a few to finish fourth, should
improve off that effort.
BEST BET: PRYCE’S POSSE: Was coming off a claim
last out when in against $16k claimers, came out running for the lead and set a
pressured pace through fractions of 22:1, 45, 57:1 and finished up well just
missing by a half-length in 1:09:3; will prove very tough right back.
LONGSHOT: QUIET MIRACLE: Turned back in distance
last out, got away in fourth behind sharp splits and closed some ground to
finish third at 12-1 behind the two speed horses, fits at this NW2L $16k
claiming level, stay close.
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