Oct 10, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
STARAGO: Four year old
gelding ran well in his debut checking in fifth over the turf, was sent off at
5-1 last out but found trouble throughout before checking in seventh, his price
will go up next out, give him another shot.
NINEINTHENINE: Eight year old
gelding ran on well for second to the clear favorite when in against starter
allowance foes last out going off at 31-1; is a must use in exotics right back
GABBY’S BROWN: Made her career
debut last out for the Rudy Rodriguez barn, chased the pace from second,
dropped back a bit but then came again to finish second to the runaway winner,
fits right back against $65k maiden claimers.
UTOPIAN WIFE: Four year old filly
moved into the Rudy Rodriguez barn for her start two back, got the job done
against maiden claimers at Delaware, moved back to the turf last out but to no
avail, give her a shot right back with a move to the dirt against restricted
MR HARLAN: Two year old colt
took money for his debut last out going off at 6-1; broke from the rail post
and raced in seventh, saved the ground into the lane but couldn’t do better
than sixth, follow with that race under his belt.
STATUS OF FORCES: Five year old
gelding looked great in the paddock and post parade most recently when sent off
at 103-1, pressed the pace from third, was right there into the lane and then
held on for the show spot late, follow at a big price right back.
PERFECT STORMY: Three year old colt
was coming off his maiden win for the suddenly live Eugene Reiff barn, pressed
the leaders but tired to finish fifth and last, handles the turf as well and
just needs proper placement, price play.
TIZALLHEART: Moved up to face
NW1X allowance foes and stretched out in distance, showed speed leading through
pedestrian fractions of 25:3, 52, 1:18:4 and came up a neck short as the
longest shot in the race at 37-1; sharp now.
LIBERTY FUZE: Three year old
filly shipped in from Gulfstream for her last start, came out running for the
lead chasing the pace for more than a half mile and tired in the lane to finish
sixth at 67-1; got that race under her belt and now a drop in class will do.
HENRY’S GAL: Is now 0 for 4 over
the turf and 4 for 6 over the main track, showed good speed last out and last
until the lane before tiring to finish 8th at 9-1; look for a move
back to the dirt next out.
SMOKEY BROWN: Showed some promise
at the beginning of the year with three straight seconds in a row but has
faltered in his next three albeit with a questionable ride last out as the 2-1
favorite, give this one another look at a better price next out.
BEST BET: QUIT SMOKIN: Came out running from post
11 last out against $40k maiden claimers over the turf, pressed the pace, took
over after a ¼ mile but tired in the lane to finish ninth, follow this runner
next out with a move back to the dirt against maiden claimers.
LONGSHOT: DELIGHTFUL ERIN: Bought for $110k back
in April, dropped in for a $65k tag against maiden claimers, showed good speed
again but tired to finish seventh at 12-1; is a much better turf horse, stay
close at a solid price.
STONE OF SCONE: Was coming off a
seven week layoff last out, got away in third chasing the leaders, dropped back
a bit and then came again for third, fits with conditioned $5k claimers and
should be all set now.
OUR SMOKIN HERO: Four year old
gelding was shipping in from Thistledown and making his first start over this
track, pressed the pace from the start and was still right there into the lane,
holding on well for third at 35-1; tab.
NINE SIXTY: Broke from post
nine last out, chased the loose on the lead frontrunner through a half mile in
44:3 but couldn’t go with the closers late checking in fourth at 10-1, all set
SVINDAHL: Three year old colt was making his first
start off just two published
workouts, was outrun
some early on behind a sharp half mile in 44:3, raced in between horses into
the lane and closed to finish fourth at 29-1; should move up off that effort.
CALLIOPE: Six year old mare was outrun early on when
sprinting over the turf last out, came six wide into the lane and finished well
for fifth at 9-1; respect this runner next out with a similar group.
BEST BET: BOB’S
MY UNCLE: Two year old colt was sent off at 12-1 in his debut, raced in third
early on behind a moderate half mile but rallied strongly in the lane to score
going away in a good time of 1:11:3.
LONGSHOT: XENA’S ARROW: Four year old filly was
coming off a big win against maiden claimers two back at Penn National, pressed
the leader from the start, took over into the lane and just came up a
half-length short checking in third at 61-1; must respect with NW2L $20k
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