Oct 22, 2004
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
CHOP HOUSE: Chased and weakened in latest, but when back in town after facing
lesser at Yav of late; adjusts and gets back on track in a hurry.
DYSFUNCTIONAL LADY: Held sharp form when second in latest – albeit as
beaten favorite – after blitzing clear on hot early pace; proves wise claim for trainer Wolochuk.
GREGG’S MISTAKE: Returned form lengthy layoff and lived up to odds-on billing for
clear maiden score; lightly raced 4YO filly a very interesting claim by trainer Eikleberry.
HALO JET: Has now finished fourth in a pair of starts to begin his career; note,
gate problems have not helped 2YO, who can fix bad habits and report home a winner.
MATOS LAND: Stayed in contention throughout and went well for second behind
clear winner when making his first start since last-December; improves in a hurry.
REAL CREEK: Raced up close, moved to lead, and weakened in stretch but
did finish a solid fourth; gritty gelding brings speed and strong overall mark.
ZYNASTRY: Stepped up to restricted stakes company for latest off $8K-claim, and
fared well to finish fourth after battling on pace; staying on board.
4STARSPECIAL: MOSTLY GLORY: Went well in return from break when second two
starts back, then fell a bit flat when a distant third in latest; bounces back in a hurry.
LONGSHOT: FRIENDOFTHEFAMILY: Set the pace and faded a bit to finish third
when stretched to route for latest; sharp filly gives barn options.
BENCHMARK BARGAIN: First or second in each of her last five starts. Have
to be crazy not to use her in the gimmicks.
BIG WAGNER: Just got tagged by a head in his turf debut after setting the early
fractions. Emerald invader is for real.
BLUE EYED BLOND: It looks like the light switch finally clicked on for this colt
in his third start. Finished seventh in his first two, but put it all together last out
with a 4 ½-length tally Oct. 14. Go for it.
BOOZEN BLUES: Lost the rider at the start in his second career outing. Bad luck
can’t last forever for this one.
GRAYLEE ROSE: Turned in two decent efforts in October after a rough
patch of starts this summer. Tab at the basement level.
ITSAGALTHING: High-powered speedster opens up large early leads and sees
how long she can last. Come and catch her.
LA BRIEANNA: Looking good in her last three [a win, a second and a third]
since going turf to dirt. Follow right out of the box.
MAZELMAN: Son of Mazel Trick has sharp early speed and handled his first test
versus winners [allowance company] remarkably well running second. He’s the
REBELETTE: Returned from a 12-month layoff without missing a beat, going
wire-to-wire by five lengths Oct. 15. Handles better next time.
SLOAT BLVD: Backed as the 2-1 chalk last time, he was dueled into defeat
through :22 and :44 4/5 fractions. Never off the board in eight career starts; must respect.
TRISH’S CAJUN: Made only her third start of the season last out, but it was a
good one [finished third]. Spices things up a bit.
WILD DAYDREAMER: Was bumped at the start, then dueled through some
pretty quick fractions before fading to fifth. May be better off coming from off the pace.
4STARSPECIAL: B.Z. JONES: Wins at a high clip and was able to handle a bump
up in class off the Brian Koriner claim. Armed and dangerous.
LONGSHOT: MOUTIN BLUE’S: Showed the first signs of life in her seventh
career start finishing third at 27-1. Five-year-old can only get better.
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