Oct 29, 2004
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
CINDY’S HOBBY: Almost pulled off the upset last out just missing
by a neck but finishing well clear of the third place finisher. Is a good
fit at the $15k claiming level.
LAST SONG: Three year old showed her class last out (10/24)
getting up to score by a head after trailing the field throughout. Is on
to bigger and better things if she shows up at Churchill Downs.
ORPINGTON: Was coming off a huge effort prior to his most recent start
and may have been up a bit too close; give him another shot.
PAPA M AND M: Veteran 6YO blew away the competition scoring by almost
eight lengths last out and should be right there with better.
POCO BUENO: Broke midpack from post 10, made a move on the turn only
to run into traffic and never really got going after that. 2YO is well bred
and should be given another shot, turf or dirt.
SHE’S THAT CAT: May have been used up chasing a very quick half mile
and tired in the drive because of it. A better pace scenario or a drop into
maiden claimers is the key to victory.
SPIT SHINE: Showed some life last out finishing fourth with $7.5k claimers
and should be used in all exotics next out.
STRATTON: Was well beaten last out by the odds-on choice when finishing
third but was sent off at 55-1 that day and must be used in all exotics right
back; improving two year old.
WOULD YOU BE MINE: Could not make an impact last out when
making a solid move into the place spot and had to settle for second behind
the loose on the lead favorite; gets there with $35k claimers.
4STARSPECIAL: MONTECASTILLO: Tried allowance company last out
and looked like a winner at the top of the lane before settling for the place spot,
LONGSHOT: TWO MILE HILL: Was getting a perfect rail trip last out and
came up empty when it counted in the stretch; may find those one turn miles
to her liking at Churchill Downs.
BATTLEDRESS: Sped to the early lead but tired on a muddy track on 10/21.
Can make amends on a fast track.
CALIFORNIA THUNDER: Got squeezed back to last in a nine horse
field but recovered and finished fourth after being sent off at 22-1 odds in
debut on 10/21. Don’t overlook in subsequent starts.
CHASENTHEBLUESAWAY: Chased a fast pace in an off-the-turf race in return
from a nine-month layoff. Can improve in second off the layoff.
COMMANDANT: Got caught setting a pressured pace and could not last seven
furlongs on 10/23. Don’t overlook back in a similar spot.
CYBER CITY SLEW: Got caught in a speed duel in a race that set up for
the closers on 10/21. Must respect back on the lead in next.
DEWEY’S TRICK: Got hooked and cooked in a four-length-gap speed duel
and tired as a result. Worth another shot next time.
EL PRADO IN ACTION: Had his head turned at the break and lost all
chance at the start on 10/23. Likely overlay next time out.
HUNTLEY’S CREEK: Got KO’d in a three-way, four-length-gap battle for
the lead after a poor break on 10/21. Just needs a clean start.
I THOUGHT U KNEW: Showed some interest both early and late but
could do no better than fourth after dropping back to last on the turn on 10/22.
LOS SOLANO: Tried to unleash a rally in upper stretch but could not recover
from traffic troubles at that point in the race in a tough trip on 10/23. Better luck
SPARKLING AVA: Closed ground for fourth and just missed second by
two necks in a race otherwise ruled by front-runners.
SPELLBINDER: Needed a race off a seven-month layoff when sprinting six
furlongs on 10/22. Prepped and ready now.
SPORTY MCGEE: Showed good speed in career debut and settled for third
after getting hooked in a duel. Got claimed by Sadler out of first start.
TIZAKITTY: Got caught in a four-length-gap duel for the lead and held on for
a close third. Looms a threat to shake loose up front.
4STARSPECIAL: SALVINO: Got squeezed back at the start to begin last in
an 11-horse field and lose his best chance on 10/23. Can win off the claim by O’Neill.
LONGSHOT: FORGIVING: Got squeezed to the back of a seven horse field at
the start and still outran 10-1 odds for a close fourth at 5 1/2 furlongs. Can
move forward in second career start.
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