Oct 24, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
FIERY CAT: New face in town following debut fourth on turf
at IND rallied for second on dirt stretch out most recently; can handle maiden
crew next time.
BUCK MAGIC: Had some early trouble, fought on the pace, and
weakened to third in the lane on class rise most recently, but has kept good
form of late; son of Broken Vow worth keeping on tickets.
TAKE IT LIKE A MAN: Set the pace and rolled to a 6 ¾-length
romp as the favorite when dropped in class and switched to dirt for his latest;
proves worthy $32K-claim for owner/trainer C. Peery.
BE WELL: Contended pace wide and weakened to finish an
acceptable fourth when on yielding ground in his first career turf attempt;
worth following, turf or dirt.
RUN ZIPPY RUN: Took some tote play for her racing debut and
gave an even effort for fourth; daughter of City Zip deserving of another shot
for trainer K. Gorder (19% wins this year).
EDDY GOURMET: Fought it out on the pace, shook free to lead
by two lengths in the stretch, and weakened late when third of 11 as the
favorite in her latest; post position 11 of 11 probably was a tough ask.
ZAMQUICK: Gained third when hung in outside post position in
a field of 12 in her latest turf sprint; solid sort from winning E. Kenneally
barn has been on the board in seven of nine starts.
HOME TOWN GAL: Took noteworthy class drop when in from RP
for her latest, finished second to favored winner, and bears watching off
$20K-claim for trainer E. McCann, Sr.
TALE OF HONOR: Chased wide and weakened to finish fourth of
six in his first try with winners most recently; should benefit and might
appreciate return to CD, scene of his maiden score.
4*SPECIAL: ALMOST ENGLISH: Battled on the pace and weakened
to fifth of 11 on move to starter allowance level in first start following
$25K-claim for trainer J. Sharp (seven-for-14 to begin career); next time.
LONGSHOT: BAJAN: Never got on track when eighth of 11 most
recently, but barn showed confidence with Grade 2 Raven Run placement off
April-layoff; could surprise now.
TRINIDAD LADY: Gained from last of four early to pick up
second in her latest when clearly hurt by lack of pace and sloppy ground;
another chance for beaten odds-on favorite.
HOOSIC TUNNEL: Managed even effort for third in his latest
over sloppy strip, and was bumped at the start; likely to show more from the
start next time at this reduced class level.
GENEVIEVE’S BREEZE: Scored in front-running style when
making her first start since January, and did so off claim/class rise; takes
another for trainer A. Albright.
NILE SAPPHIRE: Raced wide to nowhere (post position 10 of
10) in her racing debut after showing brief early interest en route to
seventh-place finish; can improve for strong Todd Beattie barn (21% wins this
RUNS FOR LUCK: Rallied for third in blanket finish when
making his racing debut at age 3 for strong B. Houghton barn; benefits from
late introduction to racing experience.
4*SPECIAL: QUALITY SILVER: Showed speed and weakened to
finish third in worthwhile racing debut that could move her forward; solid for
winning B. Houghton barn.
LONGSHOT: TOTAL THIEF: Tried allowance company and managed
third after winning her racing debut easily and being haltered for $18K-tag by
trainer B. Servis; barn has options now.
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