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Sep 26, 2014

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PARX RACING

ALICE’S GIRLS: Raced wide to nowhere in her racing debut in what should prove a useful fourth-place finish in eight-horse field; daughter of Any Given Saturday should benefit.

CRESWELL BAY: Raced wide, put in a middle move, and settled for dead heat for third money behind 5 ¾-length winner in her latest; worth a try at square price with similar.

EL GUERO GUANTERO: Chased throughout and couldn’t get to winner in the lane when a good second, beaten 1 ½ lengths, in his career racing debut; must follow for strong R. Preciado barn (29% wins this year).

GREEK DEFAULT: Took well-meant class drop for winning S. Lake barn most recently, and did finish well too late to pick up third; all set for breakout now.

I’MTRULYINTHEMOOD: Angled out and rallied to pick up second behind easy winner in his latest; proven 8YO has finished on the board in 34 of 65 career attempts, so a must-use.

ITS MY TOWN: Chased the pace and weakened to fourth in her latest, but now has a pair of starts in her since back from brief lay-up; can move forward.

JOINT ATTEMPT: Had two-race win streak snapped when up in class to starter allowance level and asked to race on wet ground for the first time in her career; can do better than fourth-place effort.

JUST DO IT PLEASE: Managed third off a slow break and wide trip in her latest; solid veteran remained popular at the claim box this time going back to trainer P. Farro, who previously won with the mare off a claim.

LIME DROP KID: Moved back to dirt for his latest, and gave only a fair account to pick up third of seven; does merit respect in NW4L spots, and can be considered on dirt or turf.

MARKET BLASTER: Broke 11th of 12 and moved up to chase when after repeat score on move back to sprint trip most recently, and did stay on to finish an acceptable fourth; next time.

MAVERICKS GUN: Pressed the pace and weakened to fourth of six as the favorite when in from DMR for his first start since August 2; worth following off $16k-claim for winning P. Aristone barn.

PLAYA MEDINA: Jumped up with wide run for second in her latest, following a pair of fourth-place finishes to begin her career; primed for maiden score now.

4*SPECIAL: WHERE’S ROSIE B: Showed early interest – good sign of sharpness – before she faded to fourth of 11 when back from brief respite following failed turf try; moves forward.

LONGSHOT: THEN AND NOW: Tried a route of ground for the first time in her third lifetime start, and showed early interest and ultimately weakened to finish a fair fourth; upside off experience.

 

 

KEENELAND

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.

IN TALL COTTON: Pressed the pace, took over, and came up second best in her latest while keeping currently sharp form; next time off $7,5k-claim by trainer M. Lovell.

LINCOLN LAW: Failed as the favorite when third on class drop for his latest, but was returning on relatively short notice off a third-place effort in return from break; could bounce back off $16k-claim by trainer C. Murphy.

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 this year).

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.

MIDNIGHT SWEETIE: Put in a bold wide bid and was then outfinished late in most recent third-place finish; daughter of Midnight Lute was making her first start since early-May, and can clearly move forward.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WAYWARD KITTEN: Showed expected improvement off his placing in racing debut at AP when able to post game maiden score after getting through traffic in latest; juvenile son of Kitten’s Joy with upside.

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 right cast.



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