Sep 19, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
TITLE WINNER: Broke slowly and raced wide when seventh of
nine in her racing debut for winning W. Catalano barn; daughter of Tiz
Wonderful moves forward for experience.
SISTER KATHY: Rated, put in a bid to contend, and weakened
when it counted to finish third in her latest by way of IND; solid sort owns
record of 4-4-4 from 22 starts.
MEXICAN MISS: Rallied to reach contention in the lane and
then finished up evenly for second in her latest; maiden looms interesting
$30K-claim from her 10th lifetime start for trainer J. Sharp.
STROLL TO VICTORY: Chased throughout in second when favored
off an April-layoff and in with winners for the first time; son of Stroll from
K. McPeek barn can get it done next time.
OCEAN BERTIE: Put in wide bid for second in game try most
recently, and was claimed for $62,500 by trainer J. Deegan; must follow.
MALIBU HIGH: Rated wide and was in contention, but weakened
to fourth in the stretch when back on the main track for his latest;
interesting off $25K-claim by trainer G. Trisler (20% wins from limited runners
CURLINO: Went to the post a 1.10-1 favorite for his racing
debut, gained wide, and had to settle for third of seven behind easy winner;
$375K auction buy is a son of Curlin with upside for solid M. Casse barn.
SLAVA: Got back on form with third-place finish on move back
to dirt and cut back to sprint trip for her latest; stay on board now.
SAINT OF SAINTS: Moved back to dirt and responded with
dominant score on the front end when in from IND and moved to trainer D.
Stewart for his latest; plenty to build on.
4*SPECIAL: JOGGET: Battled outside, shook free on pace, and
then weakened to fourth through the lane when after repeat score by way of ELP
for her latest; on board in six of 10 career starts.
LONGSHOT: OL ARMY: Has been in deep of late, but will
benefit from his latest sixth-place return from July-break; might surprise the
MUTTAK BAY: Rated, rallied to the lead in the stretch, and
maintained clear edge for score by way of PRX for her latest; solid veteran
gets confidence now and can build on it.
RUN PATTY RUN: Moved back to turf off the claim by trainer
O. Figgins III for her latest, and responded with pace-setting placing; stay
RELENTLESS RUSH: Dueled and weakened to fifth in his latest
subpar effort, but is capable of more; in the exacta in nine of 20 lifetime
starts, and in spite of zero-for-seven mark this year.
LAST EMPIRE: Showed more early interest than usual – good
sign of sharpness – en route to a fair fifth-place try in his latest; veteran
can add value to gimmicks.
BELLA’S REBEL: Turned in fairly even effort for fourth when
making her first career attempt on turf most recently; WO invader can do more
4*SPECIAL: AIRGEAD: Rallied for third when well bet for just
his second start since last-October most recently; primed for next time.
LONGSHOT: HOOSIC TUNNEL: Blasted clear on pace and gave way
to fifth with blinkers and front bandages added for stretch out to route first
time off the claim by trainer M. Rojas; next time.
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