Aug 22, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
CALL TIGER: Veteran remained popular at the claim box, this
time going to trainer P. Aristone (19% wins this year) for $5k following latest
third-place effort; notches overdue 13th lifetime score before long.
SHARPANDWITTY: Gained wide to pick up fifth in her latest,
and now has a pair of races in her since back from December absence; course
experience gained in latest should help for next time.
TIME FOR SPRING: Chased and faded late when fourth in his
latest; sharp P. Farro barn showed confidence in trying ALW level off the
claim, so that keeps our attention here.
ALBERTINA: Didn’t show much when sixth in her latest on
turnback to six-furlong trip, but prior form was solid; sharper for next time.
NANAJA: Should only move forward following fourth-place
finish after breaking a step slow in her latest return from lengthy absence;
goes for very solid G. Preciado barn.
4*SPECIAL: WAR BELLS: Chased wide and couldn’t rally when it
counted when third of five on slight class drop for her latest; proves worthy
$7,5k-claim for trainer L. Bouchard.
LONGSHOT: KAY ONE: Dueled and weakened to fifth when making
his second start following claim/brief respite; can surprise the right group if
able to shake free early.
GOLD MAGIC: Shot free on the pace and came up second-best
when beaten as the favorite in her latest; speedy sort can get third lifetime
score at currently reduced class level.
A J’S FORTUNE: Withstood pace pressure and gamely prevailed
for score over five rivals for his second straight win since back from brief
break; hat trick in sight.
MALACRIANZA: Broke slowly and raced well back early in his
racing debut, but then did pick up the pace in the lane to finish fifth in
useful run at turf route; juvenile son of War Chant would seem to have upside.
DEVIOUS D’ORO: Rallied to finish second, beaten only a neck,
as the choice in her latest; daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has finished in the
exacta in half of her 10 lifetime starts, and figures a solid play.
STREET CALL: Showed some life with third-place finish on
move back to the dirt for his latest, and should be able to crack NW2L
condition with local foes; always solid C. Nafzger barn.
RHINESTONE DIVA: Rated just off the pace, took over with
strong move, and drove clear for solid score in her latest; obvious candidate
NORTH BY NORTHLITE: Fought it out on the pace and weakened
when it counted in fourth-place finish at 3-2 favored price by way of AP for
her latest; another chance for solid K. Gorder barn.
BRIGADA: Hasn’t raced since first local try in mid-July when
she pressed pace and faded to fifth; solid works since have her ready for
GREY V TRAIN: Worked five furlongs from the gate on August
15 here in anticipation of racing debut; 3YO son of Marino Marini commanded
$30k as a yearling, so seems worth following.
4*SPECIAL: MY FASHION: Got back to turf for her fourth
lifetime start and responded with maiden romp over eight rivals; right back
with winners in upcoming third start of current form cycle.
LONGSHOT: LEAD THE LINE: Flattened out from outside chasing
spot, but did manage a fair fifth of eight when asked to try turf mile at first
asking; moves forward, and offers value for winning B. Cox barn.
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